Subaru Impreza 300The 2013 Subaru Impreza is a standard all wheel drive with good gas mileage which has lots of strengths and also include a class leading safety score. It got the title of a brand champion vehicle because it offers all wheel drive at quite affordable price. It Introduces less polarized styling, more competitive pricing and considerably better fuel economy with a strong feature set. There are lots of modification made by the company with this model including refined interior with lots of different sophisticated features and gives a new look to this car which makes it users first choice.

Exterior Styling of the car and options

Last year’s design had an exterior that is almost the same size and style as the model it replaced. 2013 Subaru is available as a hatchback or sedan in 2.0I, 2.0I Limited and 2.0I premium trim levels, The Hatchback adds 2.0I sport limited and sport premium trims while The previous generation Impreza  contains the WRX and STI trim level as a high performance version.

The Impreza 2.0I is standardized with 15 inch steel wheels, key less entry, full power accessories, a height adjustable driver seat, 60/40 split folding rear seat, cloth upholstery, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth (phone and audio streaming), a trip computer and auxiliary audio input.

Interior Design with special features

It has a pretty conservative interior, a look that might turn the buyers to look for a more fair one. Others will find its time tested, clean and high quality. The panel gaps are tight and the door sills have soft touch trim. The segment and cargo space is generous with a comfortable front seat while the rear seat is one of the roomiest in the segment.

The audio quality is simply superb with a touch screen infotainment interface. The all weather package adds heated mirrors and heated front seats with a windshield wiper de-icer. It has a satellite HD radio, a real time traffic, a review camera and voice controls.
The 5-door Hatchback has flat folding rear seats that drop to create a roomy cargo hold. The driver and the passenger also enjoy a wide leg room and the interior of the car can be kept cool with a powerful air condition while the other standard equipments includes lock and mirrors, power operations of the windows and auto on off headlamps.

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Performance and powertrains

It has a 2.0 liter horizontally-opposed boxer four cylinder engine that generates 145 pound feet of torque at 4200 rmp and 148 horsepower at 6200 rmp. An all wheel drive system with a 50/50/rear/front power distribution is supported by a standard five speed manual transmission. More power can also be apportioned to the front wheels through a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) which is an optional feature in it. This system is also available with partial zero emissions vehicle certification (PZEV) to comply with the California emissions standards. The 2.0 liter engine can run on normal unleaded while STI and WRX require premium unleaded contain 91-octane or higher.

The engine gives it a sprint of 60 mpg just in 9.6 seconds with an estimated fuel economy with the manual is 25 mpg in city and 34 mpg on highway. It Has a high speed limit of 280 km/hr.

Pricing and availability of the Car

Its price range from $17,895 to $22,995 plus an additional $300 fee for partial zero emission packages for cars sold in California and some other states which are bound to follow the California emission standard  and is available in all markets of the world since may 2013.It is available in bas, premium, limited and sport limited models.

Rivals to this Car

The key rivals of the 2013 Subaru Impreza are Chevrolet Cruze, Hyundia Elantra, Mazda3 and Kia fort

Pros

  • Standard all wheel drive
  • Great fuel economy
  • Versatile five-door-wagon
  • Comfortable Interior
  • Insurance instute for highway safety (IIHS) Top safety pick
  • Complaint ride quality and a secure handling

Cons

  • Tiresome CVT and engine noise
  • Lackluster Acceleration
  • Substandard sound system and is also not terribly powerful.

Verdict

The 2013 Sabaru Impreza is a good choice for those who are seeking particularly for such a car which is too much fuel efficient with All weather traction benefit of all wheel drive while Those who are seeking a bargain performance car can find it in the WRX.

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