Now the headlights come on when the driver activates the windshield wipers.

Subaru introduced a new generation of the Impreza for the 2017 model year, but the company has still managed to bring a few new features for the 2018 vehicle. Plus, the base price after destination nudges up just $140 year-over-year. They arrive at dealers this fall and are still available in 2.0i, Premium, Sport, and Limited trims.

2017 Subaru Impreza Sport Headliner


The only major change for the 2018 Impreza should improve occupant safety a little. When drivers activate the windshield wipers, the headlights now come on automatically. The tech is standard on the Premium, Sport and Limited trims. Sport models with five-speed manuals get an STI short-throw shifter. The tweaks aren't major additional selling points on an already well-regarded model, but they are nice amenities.

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The 2018 Impreza continues with the same powertrain. A 2.0-liter boxer four-cylinder makes 152 horsepower (113 kilowatts) and 145 pound-feet (196 Newton-meters). Depending on the trim, it’s available with a CVT or five-speed manual.

2018 SUBARU IMPREZA VS. 2017 Impreza Pricing

Model/Trim

Transmission

2018 MSRP + destination and delivery

2017 MSRP + destination and delivery

       

IMPREZA SEDAN MODELS

 

 

 

2.0i

5MT

$19,355

                            $19,215

2.0i

CVT

$20,355

                            $20,215

2.0i Premium

CVT

$22,155

                            $22,015

2.0i Sport

5MT

$22,955

                            $22,815

2.0i Sport

CVT

$23,755

                            $23,615

2.0i Limited

CVT

$25,055

                            $24,915
       

IMPREZA 5-DOOR MODELS

 

 

 

2.0i

5MT

$19,855

                            $19,715

2.0i

CVT

$20,855

                            $20,715

2.0i Premium

CVT

$22,655

                            $22,515

2.0i Sport

5MT

$23,455

                            $23,315

2.0i Sport

CVT

$24,255

                            $24,115

2.0i Limited

CVT

$25,555

                            $25,415

 
The latest generation of the Impreza rides on the Subaru Global Platform architecture that has 70 percent better body rigidity and 50 percent less body roll than the previous model. Subie also now builds the model in the United States at the company's plant in Indiana.

Last year, the Impreza earned a Top Safety Pick Plus honor from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It was also the 2016–2017 Car of the Year Japan.

Source: Subaru

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