2012 Subaru Impreza: Weather Patterns
November 15, 2012
We don't have cold winters in Southern California. I'm not sure we have a season that constitutes winter. But this time of year, we do have days where temperatures, especially near the coast, swing as wide as the tides. You can wake up to low 60s, and three hours later it's 82 degrees. Twelve hours later, it's back down into the 50s.
This morning, for example, we drove the kid to school. Conditions merited seat heat and the Impreza provided. Thirty minutes later, the sun had broken through and warmed up the streets and interior. Didn't need the seat heaters. Driving home tonight might be a different story. I'm glad the Impreza has them. They're a little piece of luxury in a car and class you don't expect.
Then again, I was surprised at how many of the Impreza rivals, at the higher trim levels, offer heated seats including the Civic EX-L, Chevy Cruze LT, Mazda 3 iGrand Touring, and Hyundai Elantra GT.
Dan Frio, Automotive Editor