The new Impreza is better than the old one, but where’s the funk and fun?
Is it a coincidence that Subaru’s styling is losing its individuality at the same time they’ve partnered with Toyota? Maybe, because this is one of the most mainstream Subies we’ve seen in a long time. The Impreza 2.5i isn’t ugly by any stretch, but it lacks the character of the previous car, especially the early versions of that model with the round headlights. The interior styling is also mainstream, with cream colored panels throughout – including the steering wheel and shift handle – that will inevitably look dingy in a few months. Also, don’t bother looking for the temperature gauge, as there’s only an idiot light.