2018 Subaru Impreza comes with new safety features, $140 increase in price

Article by Christian A., on July 21, 2017

Subaru has already announced that the all new Impreza will be out by fall this year. The 2018 model year not only gets a number of new upgrades, but it will also be getting a price hike compared to the previous model year.

Before we talk about the price, let us first begin with the new features it will come with. The entry-level Impreza 2.0i has been given more technology with the new power windows and locks, and the new 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system that is compatible with Android Auto and Apply CarPlay.

The Premium, Sport and Limited trims now have a safety feature wherein the headlights will automatically turn on when the windshield wipers have been activated for better visibility. Apart from this, the Premium trim also comes with heated front seats, and it will be riding on 16-inch alloy wheels.

As for the Impreza Sport, it will have a more unique exterior styling that matches the black cloth interior with red stitching. But it will also given a set of 18-inch alloy wheels, active torque vectoring, a short throw shifter, and a sport-tuned suspension - directly aiming at sports car enthusiasts. Inside the Sport trim is a push-button ignition, a leather wrapped steering wheel, and aluminum pedals. The 8-inch infotainment system completes the upgrades of the 2018 model.

Last, but not the least is the Impreza Limited, now with a pair of LED headlights, and chrome exterior trim that rides on 17-inch alloy wheels. In the cabin are leather seats, and an automatic climate control system. Only for this trim, customers can upgrade to a premium harman/kardon audio system.

All 2018 Impreza models will have an all-wheel drive setup, which will be given a 152 horsepower (113 kilowatts) 2.0 liter four cylinder with a torque of 145 pound feet (196 Nm). Customers can either get a five-speed manual or a CVT.

As mentioned earlier, there will be a price hike from the 2017 to the 2018 models. Starting off with the sedans, the entry level 2018 Impreza 2.0i with CVT now costs $20,355 compared to the outgoing model at only $20,215. The 2018 Premium trim CVT starts at $22,155, while the Sport CVT also increases to $23,755. The range-topping Impreza Limited can now be bought for $25,055, compared to the outgoing model that only cost $24,915.

As you can see, all models got a $140 price increase (including destination and delivery) from the 2017 model year, which is not so bad as you get some new features with it too. Similarly, all the new Impreza 5-door models also get the same price hike.

Press Release

SUBARU OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES PRICING ON 2018 SUBARU IMPREZA MODELS

Subaru of America, Inc., which posted its 67th consecutive month of sales increases and best-ever June sales, today announced pricing on the 2018 Impreza sedan and 5-door models. The 2018 Impreza features the new Subaru Global Platform that delivers significantly higher levels of driving pleasure, agility, crash protection and ride comfort. New automatic headlight activation, when windshield wipers are turned on, is now standard on Premium, Sport and Limited trims. As with previous generations, every Impreza is equipped with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and a SUBARU BOXER® engine. Pricing begins just $100 over previous model year MSRP at $18,495.

The 2018 Subaru Impreza is offered in four trim levels: 2.0i base, Premium, Sport and Limited when it arrives at Subaru retailers in Fall 2017.

The 2.0i starts with an extensive roster of standard features including a 6.5-inch multimedia touchscreen; Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™; power windows with auto up/down on both driver and passenger sides; 60/40-split fold-down rear seat; power door locks and side mirrors; multi-function display with fuel economy information; tilt and telescoping steering column; security system with engine immobilizer; carpeted floor mats; and more.

The Premium trim, priced from $21,295, adds new automatic headlight activation with windshield wiper operation along with SUBARU STARLINK™ Safety and Security features, 16-inch alloy wheels, the All-Weather Package featuring heated front seats, windshield, and exterior mirrors. Premium 5-door Imprezas also feature standard roof rails. Stepping up to the Premium trim also brings wider option availability, including a power moonroof and driver assist technology systems.

The Impreza 2.0i Sport, available in sedan and 5-door, delivers a more fun-to-drive performance feel thanks to exclusive suspension tuning, 18-inch machine-finish alloy wheels, standard STI® short throw shifter (for 5-speed manual) and Active Torque Vectoring. Subaru aimed for a new ride/handling balance benchmark in the compact segment. Sport models are priced from $22,095.

Exclusive exterior styling and features setting the Impreza Sport apart include standard LED daytime running lights (DRL), black-finish front grille, body-color rocker panels, and turn signal side mirrors. The Impreza Sport 5-door features gloss black rear gate trim, while the Sport Sedan has a rear trunk spoiler. Inside the Sport, unique black cloth upholstery is trimmed with red stitching, a motif that repeats for the steering wheel, gear shift, instrument panel, and door trim. The instrument panel incorporates exclusive Sport gauges and a Multi-Function Display.

The Sport comes well equipped, with upgrades over the Impreza Premium that include the SUBARU STARLINK™ 8.0-inch Multimedia system, and a harman/kardon® premium audio system is available. Keyless Access with Push-Button Start, aluminum pedals, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift handle, and a CVT shift boot round out the Sport’s enhanced standard equipment.

Subaru continues to elevate the status of the Limited trim for the 2018 Impreza. The exterior looks more upscale with LED headlights and distinctive “Konoji” LED daytime running lights (DRL) and standard 17-inch machine finished alloy wheels. Judicious use of exterior chrome trim and turn signal side mirrors add a touch of elegance. Limited trim Imprezas begin at $24,195.

The Limited’s leather trimmed interior features double stitching on the door armrests and instrument panel, and a 6-way power driver’s seat. Standard amenities include an automatic climate control system, leather wrapped steering wheel and shifter, Keyless Access with Push-Button Start and 8-inch color display. The exclusive instrument panel features a high grade instrument cluster with color LCD display and harman/kardon® premium audio is available. Models equipped with EyeSight also include High Beam Assist. The available navigation system features maps provided by TomTom.

The FB 2.0-liter 4-cylinder Boxer engine with direct fuel injection boosts both performance (now 152-hp vs. 148 previous version) and drivability. In highline trims, the Lineartronic® CVT (continuously variable transmission) features a 7-speed manual mode function with steering wheel paddle shifters that allow the driver to control the transmission via seven pre-set ratios. The 2018 Impreza achieves up to 38 highway MPG and more than 450 miles on a full tank making it one of the most fuel-efficient all-wheel drive vehicles sold in the U.S..

The EyeSight system includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Pre-Collision Braking and Lane Departure and Sway Warning. Blind Spot Detection with Lane Keep Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Steering Responsive Headlights, and High Beam Assist are also available. All 2018 Impreza models include, as standard equipment, front seat side impact airbags, side curtain airbags and a driver’s knee airbag.

The 2018 Impreza includes additional driver-assist technologies. Reverse Automatic Braking that can apply the vehicle’s brakes if an obstacle is detected while reversing is standard on the Limited trim equipped with EyeSight. A rear vision camera with steering lines display is standard on all models. A 4-way Tire Pressure Monitoring System that detects pressure drops at individual wheels is standard on Premium, Sport and Limited.

SUBARU STARLINK™ Multimedia systems offer the latest in digital music playing, Bluetooth® wireless capability, iPod® control, smartphone integration and more. The display screen acts as the display for the standard rear vision camera, and the top-level system includes navigation.

SUBARU STARLINK™ Connected Services comes with the Safety Plus package that offers SOS Emergency Assistance, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Automatic Collision Notification, Maintenance Notifications, Monthly Vehicle Health Report, and Diagnostic Alerts. This package can be upgraded to the Safety Plus & Security Plus package that adds Stolen Vehicle Recovery Service, Vehicle Security Alarm Notification, Remote Lock/Unlock, Remote Horn and Lights and Remote Vehicle Locator.

2018 SUBARU IMPREZA
Model/Trim
Transmission
Applicable Option Code
MSRP
MSRP + destination and delivery
IMPREZA SEDAN MODELS

2.0i
5MT
01
$18,495
$19,355
2.0i
CVT
01
$19,495
$20,355
2.0i Premium
CVT
11,12,13,15
$21,295
$22,155
2.0i Sport
5MT
21,22
$22,095
$22,955
2.0i Sport
CVT
21,22,23
$22,895
$23,755
2.0i Limited
CVT
31,33,35
$24,195
$25,055
IMPREZA 5-DOOR MODELS

2.0i
5MT
01
$18,995
$19,855
2.0i
CVT
01
$19,995
$20,855
2.0i Premium
CVT
11,12,13,15
$21,795
$22,655
2.0i Sport
5MT
21,22
$22,595
$23,455
2.0i Sport
CVT
21,22,23
$23,395
$24,255
2.0i Limited
CVT
31,33,35
$24,695
$25,555

2018 SUBARU IMPREZA OPTION PACKAGES

CODE 01 Standard Model
N/A
CODE 11 Premium Model
N/A
CODE 12 Moonroof
$1,000
CODE 13 EyeSight® +Blind Spot Detection & Rear Cross Traffic Alert +Steering Responsive Fog Lights
$1,395
CODE 15 EyeSight® +Blind Spot Detection & Rear Cross Traffic Alert +Steering Responsive Fog Lights +Moonroof
$2,395
CODE 21 Sport Model
N/A
CODE 22 Moonroof + Blind Spot Detection & Rear Cross Traffic Alert + Harman Kardon® Amplifier and Speakers
$2,150
CODE 23 EyeSight® + Moonroof + Blind Spot Detection & Rear Cross Traffic Alert + Harman Kardon® Amplifier and Speaker
$2,945
CODE 31 Limited Model
N/A
CODE 33 EyeSight® + Moonroof + Blind Spot Detection & Rear Cross Traffic Alert
$2,495
CODE 35 EyeSight® + Moonroof + Blind Spot Detection & Rear Cross Traffic Alert + Navigation +Harman Kardon® Amplifier and Speakers
$3,845

Destination & Delivery is $860 and may vary in the following states: CT, HI, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI and VT. D&D is $1,010 for retailers in Alaska.

Source: Subaru

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