Subaru says that its all-new 2017 Impreza compact sedan and hatchback lineup will cost from $19,215 when the models hit the market by the end of this year, a minor increase over the outgoing model.
That base price is for a four-door Impreza 2.0i with the standard 5-speed manual transmission, a combination that won't actually be in dealer showrooms until early 2017. Adding an automatic transmission—a continuously variable unit, in this case—ups that sticker price by $1,000 to $20,215, including a mandatory $820 destination charge.
The hatchback version of the Impreza is $500 more than its sedan siblings.
Subaru will initially offer the Impreza sedan and hatchback in four different flavors—base, Premium, Sport, and Limited. Only the base and Sport are available with stick shifts, while all other models are automatic-only.
Here's a quick pricing rundown:
- Base sedan, 5-speed manual $19,215
- Premium sedan, CVT $22,015
- Sport sedan, 5-speed manual $22,815
- Limited sedan, CVT $24,915
While the base model is well-outfitted with standard all-wheel drive, a 6.5-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, power windows and locks, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, and an alarm system, the Premium will likely be the high-volume model.
The Premium (starting at $22,015) adds alloy wheels, the automaker's Starlink safety connect system, automatic headlamps, and heated front seats. Premiums can also be outfitted with a moonroof and the company's EyeSight suite of safety tech—adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and automatic emergency braking.
2017 Subaru Impreza 5-Door, 2016 New York Auto Show
Building on the Premium is the Limited (from $24,915), which adds leather upholstery, a power driver's seat, a proximity key, LED headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, and an 8.0-inch infotainment system. The Limited offers a moonroof and EyeSight, as well as a Harman Kardon-branded audio system as options.
The new Sport trim level (starting at $22,815) slots in somewhere between Premium and Limited but offers its own performance-oriented suspension tuning, 18-inch alloy wheels, torque vectoring, the upgraded infotainment system seen in the Limited, and numerous interior and exterior styling differences.
At the very top of the lineup, the loaded-up Impreza Limited 5-door hatchback with the optional EyeSight, moonroof, blind spot monitors, rear cross-traffic alert, and Harman Kardon speakers will sticker from $29,260.
2017 Subaru Impreza, 2016 New York Auto Show
Fuel economy story
The Impreza won't be the thriftiest compact sedan and hatchback range on the market, but it's worth remembering that it's the only lineup with standard all-wheel drive.
Subaru improved the line's fuel economy for 2017, and the best figures go to the sedan with the CVT: 28 mpg city, 38 highway, 32 combined. Opt for the Sport with its unique tires and larger wheels and those figures drop to 27/36/30 mpg, however.
The 5-door is also slightly less slippery than the sedan, resulting in figures of 28/37/31 mpg. A Sport 5-door 27/35/30 mpg.
Those numbers are for the CVT; Subaru hasn't yet released figures for base 5-speed manual.