2012 Subaru Impreza Long Term Road Test

2012 Subaru Impreza: Northern California Road Trip Route

March 29, 2013

2012 Subaru Impreza

I've got a little over 1,100 miles to cover in the next five days and I'll be doing it in our long-term 2012 Subaru Impreza. I'll be spending the night at my father's house in Nevada City, then spending three days in Monterey, California, and finally taking the coastal route back home to Los Angeles. There will likely be snow on the ground as I pass Mammoth Mountain and Lake Tahoe, so I'll bring the chains just in case.

Would taking Interstate Highway 5 be quicker and easier? Absolutely. But other than U.S. Interstate 70 across Kansas, I can't recall a more boring stretch of road than I-5 through central California. I've never driven U.S. Route 395 before but if we're going by the map, it will definitely add some s-curves, hills, and trees to my journey.

Be sure to follow @edmundsinc on Instagram as I'll be posting photos along the way.

Travis Langness, Associate Editor

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2012 Subaru Impreza in VA is:

$126 per month*
* Explanation