Quiet sedan for families, the strength of the 2019 Subaru Impreza is security. We add high comfort, space, elegance in design. The test on the road to the launch on the European market. But not only that: also price, technical data, and size.
The moment of the launch on the European market of the Subaru Impreza 2019 has arrived. In this road test, we could closely observe the magnitude of the profound transformation to which this prestigious model has been subjected. Today the new Subaru Impreza is an average hatchback with two volumes and five doors for the daily needs of families. The affinity with the world of rallies is part of the past. This Subaru Impreza is not a sports car, however, it is always a Subaru. Indeed, even more; Because of the safety guaranteed by the traditional coupled permanent integral traction symmetric-motor boxer, we add substantial improvements in the chassis and a series of top-notch electronic aids assembled in the Eyesight package. Finally, we have spacious and elegant interiors, a complete multimedia and communication apparatus and a captivating design. All at a reasonable price. So if in the years ‘ 90 Impreza was associated with performance, today its key feature is safety, preventive, active and passive. It’s not a little thing.
Then we begin immediately from the primary aspect of the Subaru Impreza 2019, security. Starting from what you don’t see: the frame. Based on the Subaru Global Platform, the new Impreza lowered the center of gravity by 5 mm from the previous version; In addition, high strength steel plates were applied to the frame in statistically more prone to collisions; In this way, the impact energy absorption capacity has improved by 40%. This performance was attested by the award for the highest score ever achieved in the crash tests of the Japanese agency JNCAP, the equivalent of the European EuroNCAP.
Suspensions have also been stiffened to improve dynamic behavior. The diagram is always that McPherson at the front and double swinging arm at the rear. Overall, the rigidity of the car increased by at least 70%. The brake system is very powerful and efficient. The pedal is soft but not soft, the braking is the top level car.
The transmission revolves around the classic symmetrical integral traction, the true trademark of the Subaru; In this model, you add the active breakdown of the pair. Next, to the Symmetrical AWD, we find the automatic transmission Lineartronic, of type CVT (continuous variation of the ratios). Let’s get to the engine. It is a 4 cylinder gasoline 1.6 boxers aspirated, 16 valves, 114 horsepower maximum at 6,200 rpm and 150 Newton meters maximum torque at 3,600 rpm. Compared to the previous version is lighter than 12 Kg and reduced vibration and noise. This engine has been chosen to think of a quiet family daily use, where it is not thought to run and in which rarely exceed ten thousand kilometers per year. Performance data say 12.4 seconds in acceleration 0-100 and 180 km/h of maximum speed. As regards consumption, the House declares 8, 5.5 and 6.4 L/100 Km respectively in the tests on the urban, suburban and combined cycle.
We complete the safety speech by illustrating the accident prevention technologies and driving assistance, enclosed in the name Eyesight. Please note that this system mainly uses data from a stereoscopic camera on the windshield instead of radar. We find the lane invasion warning and the lane maintenance system, in addition to the warning of the restarting of the preceding vehicle after a queue. We also add headlamps that move as a function of the steering angle and the monitoring of the blind angle. There is also an adaptive cruise control.
Continuing on active safety and driving assistance, we have automatic emergency braking, active up to 50 km/h: an alarm is emitted when an obstacle is approaching. In the absence of a driver’s reaction, the system automatically brakes the vehicle until it stops. If the driver brakes but is insufficient, the braking force is automatically increased. In addition, the brake Override assigns the priority of the brake pedal on the accelerator in case of emergency. Of course, there are also all systems of dynamic stability control. All this is standard for all the fittings. The top-of-the-range adds traffic notice to the rear crossing and the dazzling beams that adjust the bundle when a vehicle comes in the opposite direction.
2019 Subaru Impreza Dimensions Exterior, Interior & Trunk
We said that the Subaru Impreza 2019 is a five-door sedan. The dimensions are placed in the segment C of the market, that of the medium cars. We have in fact a length of 4,460 mm, then the width of 1,775 mm, height 1,480 mm, pitch 2,670 mm. Space is plentiful. Also, the boot has a very interesting capacity for the category, in fact, the load volume goes from 385 to 1,310 liters. We close the measurements with the weight in running order, from 1,358 to 1,376 Kg depending on the setting.
A car for the family does not have to have an anonymous look. The exterior design of the Subaru Impreza 2019 expresses movement. At the front, we find the usual forms of the House, like the C-shaped projectors, in the center of the radiator grille the logo of the Pleiades flanked by the two V-shaped mustaches, the bumper cone.
In the side is highlighted the molding that reminds a wing profile, called by the Japanese designers “Dynamic Blade”. The new design of alloy wheels, 16 or 17 inches. Gritty the tail. The interiors of the Subaru Impreza 2019 synthesize well the union between comfort, elegance, and functionality.
Good quality materials, comfortable seats (renewed their structures to better adapt to passenger shapes), excellent visibility and complete instrumentation: we find three different displays, one in the dashboard between the analog quadrants and one above the plank, to Center, for information on car and route; Then the largest dashboard center screen, an 8-inch touchscreen for multimedia, communications, and navigation. Standard smartphone compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
On a tour of the Autodromo di Monza and the neighbouring Brianza countries we carried out this short test on the road of the Subaru Impreza 2019, while previously, inside the racetrack, we tested some of the active safety systems of the car, in Particular, the goodness of braking, including the automatic emergency braking system, in addition to the efficiency of the trim. The behavior of the car is neutral and the steering is very precise (electric power steering). We are repeating it since the beginning of the article because it is true: the Subaru Impreza 2019 has a high standard of safety. For a responsible family that needs to carry children and teenagers, this is a fundamental element, which should be assigned the first position in the criteria of choice of the car. The new Impreza does not make jokes and has the maximum that technology offers today in this price range (and even a little more on). We also add that in a curve the roll is very, thanks to the low rear stabilizer fixed to the frame, which has resulted in an improvement of 50% compared to the previous model in this single aspect. Another element that increases security.
Then the comfort is really high and the practicality remarkable. There is room to load everything you want, considering the 4.46 meters in length. Of course, the engine is not a lightning of war, are other models of the house with Sporty soul (and that soul: WRX STI, BRZ). The new Impreza is driven by a relaxed and constant speed, even for this, they have paired a CVT gearbox. Take the children to school, go to work, do the shopping, this is his function. With the advantage that every now and then, if you want to take a ride in the mountains, the full traction allows you to go where the city cars proper are found in difficulty. The Impreza of the years ‘ 90 was the assault car of the young men unleashed. The New Impreza is the car of maturity.
2019 Subaru Impreza Price and Equipment
The Subaru Impreza 2019 is sold in three trims: Pure, style and style ships. Already at the input level, the standard equipment is discreet. Of the infotainment we have already said, we add DAB + radio, 6.5-inch display, and 4-speaker audio system; Then automatic headlights, LED taillights, rear fog lights, wiper with rain sensor, automatic air conditioning, multifunction steering wheel. The Style set-up adds 17 ″ alloy wheels, Front fog lamps, 6-speaker audio, 8-inch display, Subaru Starlink compatibility, rear darkened glass, adaptive LED headlamps, heated seats. The Style ships, given the name, further adds the navigator, the opening without a key, the adaptive dazzling and the alarm of rear traffic approaching. Finally the prices of the turnkey list of the Subaru Impreza 2019: Pure 19,990 euro, style 24,490 euro and style ships 26,490 euro.