2012 Subaru Impeza Sport: Test Gear Test
December 19, 2012
We bring a lot of test gear to the track every Tuesday. Usually we're lucky enough to have some kind of SUV or crossover with which to carry it all. Last week the task fell to our long-term 2012 Subaru Impreza. Although it's a wagon, it's still not a very big car.
Despite this, it wasn't much of a chore to fit all the equipment into the Subie. It required folding down the 40-percent side of the rear seat to fit in the jumbo and unwieldy suitcase which carries all of our timers, stands, tools, etc. In a separate test, we established that this suitcase is both larger and heavier than Senior Editor Josh Jacquot.
A few items were relegated to the Impreza's rear passenger floor, but overall this little Subie can pack it in. Nice.
But while cargowise the Impreza handled all the gear with relative ease, the same couldn't be said for the effect on its acceleration. It was noticeably more lethargic.
Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 11,941 miles