A Passenger's Impressions - 2012 Subaru Impreza Long-Term Road Test

2012 Subaru Impreza Long Term Road Test

2012 Subaru Impreza: A Passenger's Impressions

January 8, 2013

2012 Subaru Impreza

I always like to get feedback from my passengers regarding our long-term test cars — call it payment for services rendered. Anyway, sometimes it can be pretty insightful, and alert me to things that would otherwise have escaped my attention.

This latest installment concerns comfort, and comes from a friend who's a 40-year-old wife and mother of two. Though she's not an enthusiast, she likes cars and has a great deal of experience with them. Here's what she had to say about the Impreza:

"As you pulled up to the curb to pick me up, I didn't get a chance to see what kind of car you were driving, but it looked stylish and kind of hip.

I thought there was plenty of legroom (I'm 5'8"), but I didn't adjust the seat on its track at all, so it may have been set up for a much taller person.

The headrest was a little on the hard side, but the rest of the seat wasn't too firm. And the side bolstering was adequate, though I'd probably have had to hold on tight if you started doing powerslides."

Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor@ 12,806 miles

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