The 2017 Subaru Impreza has gone on-sale around the country listing from $22,400+ORC – deliveries will begin in December.

THE 2017 SUBARU IMPREZA is on-sale now with prices starting at $22,400+ORC (for the sedan) and up to $28,990+ORC for the top-spec 2.0S sedan. The hatch variants attract a $200 premium.

The new Impreza is the first Subaru to be built on the company’s new global platform, and we got to sample it in Japan earlier this year. In addition to the keen pricing, Subaru has also announced capped price servicing with extended intervals, 12,500km or 12 months (up from 12,500km and six months).

In the first three years of the CPS, Subaru said, the total cost of servicing new generation Impreza is $1298.19 – representing a significant saving of $918.86 compared to the superseded model.

Subaru Australia Managing Director, Colin Christie, said: “With 95% of Impreza being all new, it’s given us the opportunity to look at new service offerings that represent real savings for owners.

The new Impreza will be available only with a CVT, with the entry-level Impreza 2.0i is priced exactly the same as the superseded model “but with considerable upgrades to specification”.

Subaru’s EyeSight system is available in the Impreza for the first time, and is standard on Impreza 2.0L and up (entry-level 2.0i misses out).

“The pricing advantage becomes even more significant in upper spec Imprezas, with new features such as EyeSight driver assist and Vision Assist technology making our small car big on value,” Christie said.

The rejuvenated Subaru Impreza goes up hard against the Mazda3 with pricing and specification on-par with key volume selling models, like the Mazda3 Maxx ($24,890+ORC automatic) which lines up with the Impreza 2.0L ($24,690+ORC hatch). That said, Mazda offers greater choice with its engine range, although its top model pushes beyond $35,000 before on-road costs.

2017 Subaru Impreza key features:

Impreza 2.0i

  • Sedan: $22,400+ORC; Hatch: $22,600+ORC
  • New generation touchscreen infotainment system featuring:
  • Apple Carplay
  • Google Android Auto
  • 115kW at 6000 rpm and 196Nm at 4000rpm
  • 17-inch alloy wheels

Impreza 2.0L adds (to 2.0i specification)

  • Sedan: $24,490+ORC; Hatch: $24,690+ORC
  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • Premium Cloth trim
  • Dual zone fully automatic air conditioning
  • Electric folding mirrors with integrated indicators
  • EyeSight driver assist
  • Front fog lights with integrated Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • Leather trim steering wheel and gear shift
  • Upgraded Multi-Function Display

Impreza 2.0P adds (to 2.0L specification):

  • Sedan: $26,290+ORC; Hatch: $26,490+ORC
  • Electric sunroof
  • Factory fitted SatNav

Impreza 2.0S adds (to 2.0P specification):

  • Sedan: $28,990+ORC; Hatch: $29,190+ORC
  • Active Torque Vectoring
  • Automatic head lights
  • Automatic front wipers
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather trim
  • Power driver’s seat
  • Side skirts
  • Steering responsive LED head lights with integrated DRLs
  • Vision Assist features:
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Lane Change Assist
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • 18-inch wheel – pattern unique to the variant 

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  1. Utterly worthless upgrade, engines are still crap and CVT is a diabolical transmission, but I guess well suited to gutless cars. God how long until the new WRX/Sti are revealed, knowing Stupidru, they’ll make them CVT only too.

    I love how they offer torque vectoring on such gutless cars, maybe fitting some decent brakes and suspension would make a bigger difference.

    1. Hi Azmodan, interesting to see that you say the engine and CVT combination is crap. It isn’t. You’ve got to remember this is a city car, and not a racer. And the suspension and new chassis combination are equal to anything from Germany. Sure, I haven’t driven it away from a controlled course yet, but ride and handling-wise, this car is a big step ahead of the old one.

      1. I know it’s not a racer, but that doesn’t make one but of difference, since when does a city car, a term I disagree with btw have to have a terrible CVT when a DCT or normal automatic are far nicer to drive. The engine has long been a weak link, coarse and gutless and the update has barely addressed this issue. The power outputs are barely changed over the last 15 years, simply pathetic effort IMO. I have driven the IMpreza against other rivals like Mazda 3, Focus, Megane etc and it went straight to the bottom of the list.

        Now as for it being a city car, are you implying no one would ever drive it say interstate or long distance for holidays say? This is where the rubber hits the road and what I mean by crap suspension is how they’ve set it up, too softly coupled with the usual poor brakes that plague the market in this class it’s a very ordinary drive outside of the city. The lack of grunt makes overtaking a chore, punt it up a road like the old pacific hwy and you’ll soon see why it’s just too soft and the brakes are barely adequate. To be fair a huge % of today’s car suffer the same issues but at least some redeem themselves with engines and gearbox, I can always sort the suspension myself and upgrade the brakes – I’ve never owned a car yet I haven’t done some upgrade of the brakes and suspension.

  2. This a dull looking car. I hope Subaru have made the sheet metal thicker and beefed up the robustness all round. Servicing costs and requirements have been high and still are. The warranty is mean too, rattles are not covered under warranty after 12 months and roadside assistance is extra.

  3. It is relatively conservative looking. All reviewers like it except the CVT + engine combo which gets whinny when pushed. The safety features on the higher models are nice so couples with small kids will love it.

    I am told only one in 15 people buy a manual but it sounds like it needed one or a small Turbo variant in the top model.

    I personally like it so far but what holds me back is the lack of grunt. A Mazda sp25 or even the Elantra SR turbo (150 kw at 6k) could be better.

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