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.
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…
To read the complete review on the Washington Post’s website, click here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/subarus-2012-small-car-is-value-priced-careful-with-fuel/2012/07/18/gJQAsbtYtW_story.html
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