The 2011 Subaru Impreza Sedan offers decent trunk space, a reasonably comfortable rear seat, and handling dynamics that are the envy of many cars in its class. Still, one of the main reasons to consider it are safety features such as front, side, and curtain airbags, and a tire pressure monitoring system. However, it has a few drawbacks, mainly in fuel economy due its standard full time all-wheel-drive.
Most agree that the Impreza is an excellent performer with its solid engine choices. It has a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder that pulls 170 horsepower and an optional 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 224 horsepower. The exterior does represent somewhat of a progression for Subaru as it has ditched the boxy look of the previous generation. Many of the Impreza faithful, however, argue that it now looks too boring and Toyota-like. The interior has easy to read gauges, a simple layout, and a reasonably comfortable rear seat.
Subaru is planning a redesign in the near future with a supposed new design language. Let's hope they finally add a bit of sweetness to some bland ice tea.