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.