Whether in hatchbacks or sedans, front seating in the Impreza is excellent, with a ratcheting seat-height adjustment included in all models and a good, upright driving position (though the lack of telescopic steering-wheel adjustment is a feature-set blemish). Backseat space is also better than typical for adults, with six-footers able to sit front and back—with enough headroom in back, although legroom is a little tight. The trunk in sedans is surprisingly spacious, though there are drawbacks to both setups: In the sedan, the cargo floor has an odd slope to accommodate the rear suspension, while hatchbacks are a little disappointing for having a shorter shelf. Backseats fold nearly flat in either model, though, to expand cargo space.
Ride comfort is quite good in the Impreza, with a relatively soft, compliant suspension, and the interior is well-hushed from wind and road noise.
So far, so good, but the main issue many shoppers will find with the Impreza's interior is that its materials feel cut-rate. The plastics are hard and hollow; switchgear feels basic (more standard '90s econo-car fare than anything); and some might find the base upholstery disappointing.