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2012 Subaru Impreza – Value and Fuel Economy [REVIEW]

These Associated Press authors clearly enjoyed their time reviewing the Subaru Impreza – and for good reason. Excellent gas mileage (27mpg city/36mpg highway), sharp styling, sporty handling, powerful boxer engine, and Subaru’s standard All Wheel Drive.

Subaru Impreza

Subaru Impreza

By Associated Press, Published: July 18

The 2012 Subaru Impreza five door is a pleasant looking, versatile and smart handling car whose standard all-wheel drive makes it unusual among small cars that typically are front-wheel drive only.

Better yet, the Impreza comes at a competitive retail price starting at $19,045. This base Impreza price is on par with the starting retail prices of some competing front-wheel drive cars.

Meanwhile, the Impreza’s top fuel economy rating of 27 miles per gallon in city driving and 36 mpg on the highway from the federal government confirms the all-wheel drive is not a drag on gasoline mileage. In fact, the 2012 Hyundai Elantra GT five-door hatchback, which doesn’t offer all-wheel drive, has the same fuel economy rating as the all-wheel drive Impreza.

Also worth noting: The 2012 Impreza is a recommended buy of Consumer Reports, where its predicted reliability is better than average…

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The 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek – REVIEW

Many people may have heard of the new 2013 XV Crosstrek, but do you know much about it? Exactly who is it for? What does it do well? Surprisingly, the answers are – it’s for nearly everyone, and it does a lot quite well. This is a well rounded vehicle; not too big, not too small. All-wheel drive, but not strictly an adventurists’ vehicle. It’s a car that is equally at home scaling the side of a mountain pass as it is pulling into the grocery store parking lot with the kids. The Subaru XV Crosstrek is also a great value at just over $21,000 base, gets very good gas mileage, with all the classically capable Subaru traits that make a Subaru, a Subaru.

By Bengt Halvorson, The Car Connection
July 16, 2012

The 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek may be best thought of as the automotive equivalent of a good cross-training shoe–not sharply honed for any one thing, but surprisingly fit and fortified for a wide range of conditions. As the epitome of a crossover, the Crosstrek looks brawnier yet not too carlike; it adds some rugged off-road ability but still handles like a hatchback or sport wagon on the road; and it offers some pretty impressive cargo space, versatility, and places to stow gear–for the trip out to the ski slopes, the campsite, or the beach.

Up close, or from afar, the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek is what it is, which is a hatchback, built up with more ground clearance, protective lower-body cladding, and all sorts of more outdoorsy and off-road-oriented cues–many of them functional, some of them, perhaps intentionally, resembling outdoor gear and wear. Yet at the same time, the Crosstrek’s differences yield a completely different stance and entirely different proportions it seems, with a certain level of the familiar Outback charm.

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