The Subaru Impreza Hatchback lineup consists of four models, all equipped with the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The base model has halogen headlights, keyless entry, cruise control, a rearview camera, a tilt/telescoping steering column, manual air conditioning, and manually-adjustable seats. When you add the CVT transmission, you also get Subaru's EyeSight driver-assist suite with features like pre-collision braking, as well as sway and lane-departure warning. The infotainment system is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Premium trim adds fog lights, body-color heated side mirrors, a windshield wiper de-icer, and roof rails. Here, the front seats feature two-stage heating, and the interior ambiance is spruced up a bit thanks to improved interior lighting. The infotainment screen stays the same size, but a CD player and two additional speakers are added. The Premium trim also adds the SI-Drive performance management feature. With the Sport, the Impreza enjoys a leather-wrapped steering wheel, push-button start, and aluminum-alloy pedals. Finally, the top-spec Limited is the only model to get leather upholstery, a power-adjustable driver's seat, and blind-spot assist.
The base price of the Impreza Hatchback is just $19,295. You can upgrade this model with a CVT transmission for just $1,300. Next in line is the Premium, which starts at $22,695. This model is only available with the CVT transmission. The Sport starts at $22,995 and comes standard with a five-speed manual transmission. Adding a CVT to this model is cheaper, adding just $1,100 to the price. The Limited carries an MSRP of $26,395 and is only available with the CVT transmission. Subaru charges a destination and delivery fee of $960, which isn't included in the prices above.
Apart from several standalone features, there are no optional packages for the base and Sport models. You can, however, upgrade the sound system on the Sport model to a Rockford Fosgate surround-sound system for an extra $525.
The Premium trim can be ordered with the Optional Package ($1,970), which adds a power tilt/sliding moonroof, blind-spot detection with lane change assist and rear cross-traffic alert, keyless access with push-button start, and a six-way adjustable driver's seat. The Optional Package on the Limited model retails for $2,350 and adds a power tilt/sliding moonroof, the top-of-the-line Starlink infotainment system that includes navigation, and an eight-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.
The Subaru Impreza Hatchback in Premium trim makes the most sense. It's a mid-trim spec, but it remains affordable. It comes with a lot of additional features, over and above what you get in the base trim. Once you add the Options Package, it has everything you could need in a car like this. Although the Premium is not available with a manual gearbox, it's not exactly a great loss. Neither vehicle is particularly good to drive, but the CVT is at least a bit more frugal, and it comes as standard with Subaru's advanced EyeSight driver assistance features.
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