2011 Subaru Impreza Review

2011 Subaru is available in four door hatchback and four door sedan body styles. Trim levels available with 2011 Impreza are 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, Subaru Impreza Outback Sport, WRX,WRX Premium, Subaru Impreza WRX Limited, Subaru Impreza WRX STI and Subaru WRX STI Limited. Subaru Impreza Outback Sports is available with hatchback model and Subaru WRX STI Limited trim is available with sedan style.

Subaru 2.5i is installed with some standard features which include full power accessories, 16 inch steel wheels, key less entry, full power accessories, powerful AC system, split foldable rear seat, cruise control, tilt steering column, and audio system with four speakers and CD players. Subaru Impreza 2.5i premium is added with 16 inch alloy wheel, audio system with six speakers, CD player, AUX-IN pin, USB Port and Bluetooth connectivity and leather wrapped steering wheel.

Some of optional features available with 2.5i are rear spoiler, fog lights, unique grille insert, audio system with satellite radio, subwoofers and some other accessories are bundled into packages which include armrest with security system, auto dimming rear view mirror and compass. Subaru Impreza 2.5i Premium variant is well packed with sunroof package which include heated front seats, fog lights, wind shield wipers and heated mirrors.

Subaru Impreza Outback Sport is armored with accessories similar to 2.5i premium but it also includes some additional accessories like 17 inch alloy wheel, fog lights, raised suspension for more ground clearance, bumper under guard, roof, rails, unique exterior trim, standard all weather package which include heated mirrors, wind shield wipers with de-icer and heated front seats and special interior upholstery.

Subaru is a high prformer version of Impreza is offered with five speed manual gear transmission, summer tires, turbocharged engines, tilt and telescopic steering column and aggressively tuned suspension. Subaru WRX Premium trim is added with 2.5i premium’s sunroof package and also includes some optional features like short throw shifter, dash mounted navigation system and turbo boost gauges and step up trim is added with xenon headlights and upgraded leather upholstery.

Subaru Impreza WRX STI trim is installed with similar features of WRX model but this model gains six speed manual gear transmission, high performance tires, 18 inch wheels, rear and front limited slip differentials, Brembo brakes, SI drive settings, bigger hood scoop, aggressively tuned suspension, xenon headlights, faux suede, sports seats and leather upholstery. WRX STI trim is added with navigation system, 18 inch BBS wheels and sunroof package.

Engine and Performance:

2011 Subaru is armored with standard all wheel drive channel. Subaru Impreza 2.5i and Outback Sport trims are armored with 2.5 L capacity four cylindered engine. This powertrain is mated with five speed manual transmission and optional four speed automatic gear transmission and Hill start assist. Subaru Impreza mounted with 2.5 L engine mated with manual transmission accelerated from zero to 60 MPH in 8.2 seconds.

Subaru WRX trim is mated with turbo charged engine of 2.5L capacity which is capable of generating 265 HP of power and 244 lb-ft of torque. This powertrain is mated with five speed manual gear transmission. Subaru Impreza mounted with this engine accelerated from zero to 60 MPH in just 5.6 seconds.

Mileage

* City: 18 MPG
* Highway: 25 MPG
* Combined: 21 MPG

Subaru Impreza WRX STI gets even more turbo boost engine which is capable of generating 305 HP of power and 290 lb-ft of torque and mated with six speed manual gear transmission and accelerates from zero to 60 MPH in just 4.5 seconds.

Mileage:

* City: 17 MPG
* Highway: 23 MPG
* Combined: 19 MPG

Specifications:

* Base Number of Cylinders: 4
* Base Engine Type: Horizontally Opposed
* Base Engine Size: 2.5 liters
* Horsepower: 170 HP
* Max Horsepower: 6000 RPM
* Torque: 170 feet-pounds
* Max Torque: 4400 RPM
* Drive Type: AWD
* Turning Circle: 34.8 feet

Mileage:

* City: 20 MPG
* Highway: 27 MPG
* Combined: 22 MPG

Design and Features:

All styles of Subaru provide good interior space with lots of leg and head room. Seats are very comfortable and supportive. Subaru 2.5i model lacks telescopic steering column. Interior design is very pleasant but mated with some cheep quality fabrics. Dash board is mounted with navigation system which increases the complexity of stereo system. This sedan can also be installed with Tom Tom navigation system which is more users friendly.

Dimensions:

* Length: 180.3 inch
* Width: 68.5 inch
* Height: 58.1 inch
* Wheel Base: 103.1 inch
* Curb Weight: 3075 pounds
* Front Head Room: 40.3 inch
* Front Shoulder Room: 54.8 inch
* Rear Head Room: 37.6 inch
* Rear Shoulder Room: 53.2 inch
* Front Leg Room: 43.5 inch
* Rear Leg Room: 33.5 inch
* Luggage Capacity: 11.3 cubic feet
* Maximum Seating: 5
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 16.9 Gallons

Safety:

2011 Impreza is armored with some standard safety accessories like stability control, full length side curtain airbags, front active head restraints and antilock disc brakes. In government crash test this sedan has scored five stars for passenger and driver’s protection and five stars for side crash protection and four for side crash protection of rear occupants.

Other Specifications:

* Front Brake Type: Ventilated disc
* Rear Brake Type: Ventilated disc
* Steering System: Power steering
* Steering Ratio: 15.0:1
* Front Suspension Type: Modified McPherson struts
* Rear Suspension Type: Double wishbone
* Front Tire Size: P 245/40 R 18 93 W
* Rear Tire Size: P 245/40 R 18 93 W
* Tire Brand: Dunlop
* Tire Model: SP Sport 600
* Tire Type: Summer, high-performance
* Wheel Size: 18 X 8.5 inches front and rear
* Wheel Material: Painted alloy (front/rear)
* Manufacturer Curb Weight: 3395 Pounds
* Curb Weight As Tested: 3350 Pounds
* Weight Distribution, F/R: 58.3/41.7 %
* Recommended Fuel: Premium unleaded
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 16.9 Gallons

2011 Subaru Impreza

Pros:

Roomy interior
Powerful turbocharged engines
Capable handling
Wide variety of style

Cons:

Outdated transmission
Average fuel economy
Sub-par interior material and sound system

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