2014 Subaru Impreza Consumer Review: It's all about the mileage

2014 Subaru Impreza - Consumer Review

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2.0i Premium PZEV 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4-cyl. AWD CVT Automatic)

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It's all about the mileage
By alzada on


2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium PZEV 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)


Car only has 3000 miles [not 'broken in' yet!] and I'm getting 27-29 mpg city, 34 highway [85/15%] - using math, not dash computer. Doing posted speed; cruise control whenever possible; no jack-rabbiting. Can't wait until it's broken in!! Didn't want the biggest car, the fastest car, the most impressive car. Wanted reliable, safe, nimble and GREAT gas mileage and my Impreza delivers on all counts. Gets me to my destination with no worries about road/weather conditions. Nimble steering; low profile not bothered much by high winds. Ride comfort is acceptable. Main complaint is the red dash lite - really? What idiot OK'd that?? Bluetooth great, radio could be better but have had much worse.

Best Features

awd all the time (not just when the car senses 'slippage), gas mileage, nimble handling, rear window wiper [that's why I got the hatchback, not the sedan]. Added fog lights [yes, they come on the Sport but so do roof rails which I didn't want] and remote start [park outside - totally worth it when it snowed...]

Worst Features

Get rid of that damned red dash lighting. If you have to use a color [why - what's wrong with 'white'??] use green - didn't the engineers read the paper a few years ago about green being easier to see than red?? Seat belt extenders - apparently there are no Asians with boobs testing cars. Some females have (real, not factory bought) boobs and the belt rides UP, cutting into necks. Solved that by twisting the belt 6-7 times before fastening. I'm guessing that's compromising the safety - but breathing is more important...
Recommend (40) (15)

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