Subaru Impreza gets midlife update

Appearance now closer to all-new Legacy
Sep 30, 2014
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Subaru has updated the Impreza in the United States, giving it a facelift that ties the sedan's appearance closer to that of its midsize stablemate, the all-new Legacy.

A new front bumper, grille and headlights lead the changes up front for both the sedan and hatchback variants, while the side mirror has been redesigned for better aerodynamics. A low-profile trunk spoiler can also be found on the Impreza sedan, and LEDs are now used for its center stoplight.

The updates are more than sheet-metal-deep, however, since the Impreza also gets additional soundproofing to go with thicker side glass windows "for improved sealing." The quick-ratio electric power steering supposedly enhances even further the car's handling agility while aiding the car's fuel efficiency. Also included now in the Impreza's standard kit are cruise control and a touch-screen infotainment system that also serves as a display for the reverse camera.

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Subaru's EyeSight driver-assist technology is now offered for the 2.0-liter Limited and Sport Limited variants. Besides making the system work with the car's adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking and vehicle lane departure warning systems, it also works with the steering-responsive fog lights which activate independently depending on vehicle speed and steering angle, "to provide enhanced illumination in the direction of the turn."

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