2015 Subaru Impreza Update: Changes & Improvements
This November will bring the updated 2015 Subaru Impreza sedan and hatchback. Although the mid-cycle update is coming with some changes, those won’t be so radical. The 2015 Impreza will have just a mild facelift, which doesn’t actually change the appearance of the compact. As for the powertrain, they could offer at least one additional engine, but they decided to use just a 2.0-liter boxer. The automaker will compensate this with a standard rearview camera and a number of other features which will certainly improve the experience of driving a 2015 Impreza. Aside from some improvements regarding the standard features, there are numerous optional features, which can really make the 2015 model year worth considering. The manufacturer worked on improving the quality of time spent inside the cabin of the Impreza. They improved this car’s noise reduction and the infotainment system. The 2015 Subaru Impreza is also coming with slightly better EPA fuel economy. The current ratings are good enough, but they improved it even more, making the 2015 Impreza very attractive for drives which take care about the car’s fuel-efficiency.
Exterior Changes Of 2015 Impreza
The exterior of the 2015 Subaru Impreza will be mildly altered. The changes are cosmetic and superficial, but they make the refreshed Impreza look closer to the 2015 Subaru Legacy. They tweaked the grille and the headlights. Although the changes won’t be radical, they will be noticeable, especially because they also restyled the front bumper. The 2015 Impreza also has new side mirror covers. Aside from this changes, the exterior of the new Impreza is unchanged. The upcoming redesign has to bring a remarkable styling turnaround. Since this car is competing against the Mazda 3, Chevy Cruze, VW Golf, Honda Civic and Ford Focus, they ought to make it modern, elegant and hip, with clear and well-defined body design.
2015 Subaru Impreza Powertrain — 2.0-liter Four-cylinder Boxer
The 2015 Subaru Impreza is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder boxer engine, which delivers 148 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 146 lb-ft of torque at 4,200 rpm. The lack of engine options diversity and the power output of the current boxer engine is what may be a deal breaker for some, but this mill is actually a very good one. Thanks to this engine, the 2015 Impreza has a low center of gravity and symmetrical well-balanced weight, so it’s very hard to beat it in cornering and different sharp maneuvers.
Drive And Transmission
Inheriting the big and rich history of the brand, the 2015 Subaru Impreza is coming with standard all-wheel drive. As for the transmission, the Premium and Limited trims are now equipped with the continuously variable transmission, while a five-speed manual is the gearbox installed in the entry version and the Sport Premium model.
New Features Of 2015 Subaru Impreza
There are some other features which are standard for the 2015 model year. Reportedly, the updated Impreza will have a standard rearview camera and the latest infotainment system displayed on a 6.2-inch touchscreen. Higher trims have a bigger 7.0-inch touchscreen. The 2015 Impreza is coming with standard cruise control.
EyeSight Driver Assist
As for the additional features, there’s the famous EyeSight Driver Assist system, which consists of lane departure warning, steering-responsive fog lights, pre-collision braking and of course, adaptive cruise control.
Improved Fuel Economy
The EPA fuel economy ratings are improved thanks to the CVT. The 2015 Subaru Impreza now returns 28 mpg/city, 37 mpg/highway and 31 mpg/combined.
2015 Subaru Impreza Release & Price
Like we already mentioned, the 2015 Subaru Impreza will be released this November. The pricing isn’t known yet, but the price of the 2015 Impreza shouldn’t be significantly different from the price of the 2014 model. Currently, the starting price is $17,895 without destination fee.