Subaru has given its 2017 Impreza a slight price hike with the introduction of an all-new platform and a refreshed design.

Looking to re-energize fans of the four and five-door Impreza, Subaru has introduced loads of new features for the 2017 model year — including an entirely new global platform. But with new features comes new pricing; signifying a slight hike over the outgoing model, the 2017 Impreza starts at $18,395 not including destination.

A mere $100 more expensive than the previous model, the new price tag shouldn’t dissuade interested buyers — especially considering all that’s new. Customers will be able to choose from four different trim levels when the new Impreza goes on sale later in the year: 2.0i, 2.0i Premium, 2.0i Sport, and 2.0i Limited.

The 2.0i, while at the bottom of the trim level, isn’t scarce on amenities. A 6.5-inch multimedia touchscreen displays Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a first for the Impreza, while features like 60/40 split fold-down rear seats, power side mirrors, and a multifunction display with fuel economy information come standard, along with a few other features.

Opt for the $21,195 2.0i Premium trim, and features like Subaru Starlink Safety and Security features are added, as well as 16-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, a windshield wiper de-icer, and heated exterior mirrors. Not to mention the addition of standard roof rails because Subaru.

The 2.0i Sport model is only an $800 bump over the Premium trim (starting at $21,995), and adds a leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a more ‘performance-tuned’ suspension, and 18-inch wheels with Active Torque Vectoring. 

At the top of the range, the $24,095 2.0i Limited model adds 17-inch wheels, distinctive “Konoji” LED daytime running lights… and not much else in terms of what’s already included in both the Premium and Sport trim. Buyers will have to pay a $500 premium for the five-door model throughout the range.

Of course, no matter your trim of choosing, each one will feature the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder Boxer engine with 152 horsepower (113 kilowatts) and a Lineartronic CVT transmission, each trim returning an average of over 30 mpg combined. The option for a manual won’t be offered until 2017.

The 2017 Subaru Impreza sedan and five-door will go on sale later in the year.

Source: Subaru

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