Subaru Announce Pricing For 2018 Model: Worth A Ride?

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Given that the Subaru Impreza was such a big hit many moons ago, it’s odd that it took the Japanese manufacturer to take the model off the market until last year. But you could also say that the move paid off – the 2017 Impreza is the fastest-selling Subaru release ever, according to a recent press event.

Of course, the latest model was something of a winner with car enthusiasts and the press alike. We liked the drive, of course, and an added bonus for patriotic U.S. car owners is that last year’s model was built over here in Indiana.

There was a lot to like about the 2017 Impreza – and there still is. With none of the shackles of past models, the latest version of the vehicle attracted buyers from across the board, from the experienced executive to the up-and-coming millennial (hat Subaru were specifically targeting) which is no mean feat in itself.

So, the big question is: what’s in store for the 2018 version, coming to a car dealership near you this Fall?

According to www.autonews.com, there will be a slight price hike –  keep your eyes peeled on your local dealerships, and the likes of www.baldwinsubaru.com can help you get a better idea of what to expect. But as the reports suggest, there’s only an extra $100 on the price of the 2017 version to pay. That means the base version will start somewhere in the region of $18,495.

But given the extra cost, what can a new buyer expect regarding upgrades to the vehicle? There’s a whole bunch of new features that Subaru is hoping will tempt an even bigger audience than the 2017 model enjoyed.

First of all, there’s a new range of standard tech that will be available on all models other than the base trim. Buyers can expect automatically engaged headlights as soon as they use the wipers, and the five-speed Sports manuals will be enjoying an STI short-throw shifter. The standard models will include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as featuring carpeted floor mats and a tilt and telescoping steering wheel.

Those looking for a little more engine choice will be disappointed, however. Subaru has kept things simple and installed a 2.0 liter H4 engine in all versions of the latest Impreza, which should see you getting somewhere in the region of 152 horsepower. From the standard model up, you can also expect all-wheel drive, although the 2.0i will give you a choice between CVT or five-speed manual transmission.

If you want to climb up the Impreza ladder, the Premium versions have some enticing features, too. Heated windshields, bigger wheels, and heated front seats to keep you toasty during winter are all included, as are automatic headlights and a heated side mirror set.

Moving on, there’s the Sports model, which comes packing fine tuning in the suspension, active torque vectoring and an 8-inch infotainment system amongst other features.

We’ll have to wait to see if the 2018 Impreza is worth the extra dollar – but things are looking good for now. Let us know your thoughts!

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