2012 Subaru Impreza: Full of Cool Air
February 25, 2013
Some of the best weather I've ever seen happens in the winter months in Santa Monica. This morning it was 70 degrees only a few hours after the sun came up, so I found it necessary to drive around in our Subaru Impreza with all four windows down and the sunroof back. At 5'9" I'm no giant but even with the seat at a medium height setting, this Subaru felt vast on the inside.
We've already established that the mirrors are tall, and there's tons of visibility inside the cabin but driving this car feels almost like a convertible. The interior fills up with light and you feel completely exposed to the world. On a trip to the beach I wouldn't feel comfortable putting a surfboard on the roof racks. On the inside of the car your surfboard might get the seats wet but at least it won't spoil the view.
The sunroof on our Impreza doesn't leave a particularly large void in the roof by itself. When the sunroof is combined however, with the angle of the windshield and the space left open when you roll down the windows, it makes the cabin feel absolutely immense. This car may be built with inclement weather in mind but it is definitely a summer car at heart.
Travis Langness, Associate Editor @ 16,190 miles