Real Word Cargo - 2012 Subaru Impreza Long-Term Road Test

2012 Subaru Impreza Long Term Road Test

2012 Subaru Impreza: Real Word Cargo

August 29, 2012

2012 Subaru Impreza

Fundamental Rule of Travel: you always return with more than you take.

For my wife and kid, who visit family in Japan every summer, this borders on physical law. This year, the wife left with two suitcases and returned with three. There was also an additional small carry-on. She also took a box of gifts and returned with a box of gifts, so that was a wash.

I hadn't anticipated the extra suitcase when signing out the Impreza. It's a good thing we only have one kid, because a second one might have been riding on the roof. Hey, it's good enough for Mitt Romney.

The Impreza swallowed it all, but just. Had to angle the rear-most suitcase to close the hatch. Still, pretty impressive. Not the safest way to haul everything, I admit that. Next time, a super Spidey Net to trap it all down.

2012 Subaru Impreza

Dan Frio, Automotive Editor

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