p Since 1993, the Impreza has been Subaru’s rival to popular compact cars like the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla.
While it’s never sold in anywhere near the numbers of those segment leaders, the Impreza’s offbeat character and all-wheel drive have made it a hit in certain regions like the Northeast, where we grabbed the keys to a 2017 Impreza 2.0i Sport model.
The 2017 model marks the first full redesign of the Impreza in five years, and it’s a very important model for Subaru.
It debuts the new Subaru Global Platform, which will eventually form the basis for most of the company’s models.
So can the new Impreza spread the Subaru gospel will still keeping the faithful happy?
It’s based on the new Subaru Global Platform, which brings a host of improvements including increased structural rigidity, and changes to the suspension setup.