A Head Unit I Can Live With - 2012 Subaru Impreza Long-Term Road Test

2012 Subaru Impreza Long Term Road Test

2012 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Sport Limited: A Head Unit I Can Live With

May 29, 2012

Head Unit

It was with great pleasure I found this head unit in our new long-term Subaru Impreza. While it might look like a no-frills audio interface, it's a huge improvement over our previous Subaru touch-screen unit with navigation. Thanks to Mark's audio level adjustment prior to take-off, I never experienced the frustration he did. I was just happy to be able to adjust volume and tuning with knobs and select presets with real buttons. Bonus for a highly legible display showing my available HD channels, my Bluetooth readiness, phone charge and reception, and all the info I could ever need from the RDS. By the way, when was the last time a radio ever looked like the transistor radio icon Subaru rendered?


Chief Road Test Editor, Chris Walton @ 1,631 miles


  • God that's an awful icon, why waste time and money on designing icons when text is sufficient.

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