2017 Subaru Impreza sedan vs 2011 Subaru Impreza sedan – Old vs New

Sagar

Sagar Parikh, I'm the international news editor at IndianAutosBlog.com. I love everything that has a steering wheel!

Subaru has unveiled the all-new 2017 Subaru Impreza sedan at the 2016 New York International Auto Show. Here’s how the fifth generation Subaru Impreza sedan compared with the fourth generation Subaru Impreza sedan.

Body and Chassis

2017 Subaru Impreza vs 2011 Subaru Impreza exterior
The 2017 Subaru Impreza is the first model to be based on the Subaru Global Platform.

The 2017 Subaru Impreza marks the debut of the Subaru Global Platform in a production vehicle. The new platform has increased the rigidity of the body and chassis by 70% and 100% respectively. The suspension system has been substantially improved, while the centre of gravity has been lowered by 5 mm. The torsional rigidity has been increased by 70%.

Exterior

2017 Subaru Impreza vs 2011 Subaru Impreza comparo

The 2017 Subaru Impreza sedan features hawk-eye headlights and new hexagonal grille that’s more upright, resculpted hood, sleek mirrors and redesigned bumpers and tail lamps. The new exterior revolves around Subaru’s Wide and Low theme. With the length, width and height at 4,625 mm, 1,777 mm and 1,455 mm respectively, the all-new Subaru Impreza sedan is 40 mm longer, 37 mm wider and sits 10 mm lower compared to the older Subaru Impreza sedan. The wheelbase has been increased from 2,645 mm to 2,670 mm in the 2017 model.

Interior

2017 Subaru Impreza interior vs 2011 Subaru Impreza interior
The new 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration compatibility.

Also See: Subaru XV Concept – Geneva Motor Show Live

The interior has been drastically improved from the previous generation. The steering wheel, pedals, dashboard, instrument panel, centre console, gearshift lever, centre stack and door panels have been redesigned. The 7-inch touchscreen display for the infotainment system has been replaced by an 8-inch touchscreen display. The new infotainment system features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration capability.

Engine & Transmission

The new generation Subaru Impreza continues with the FB 2.0-litre Boxer engine. However the engine has been heavily revised with Subaru stating that around 80% of the parts are revamped. The naturally aspirated engine now produces 152 hp (+4 hp), and is mated to the Lineartronic continuously variable transmission, which has a 7-speed manual mode. The noise and vibration of the engine and transmission have been considerably reduced, claims Subaru.

2017 Subaru Impreza sedan vs 2011 Subaru Impreza sedan – Image Gallery

Contribute to IAB
Submit Spyshots & get Bragging rights! Click Here
Custom Mods on your ride? Get it featured on IAB Submit

Subaru Impreza News & Updates

Euro-spec 2018 Subaru Impreza at the IAA 2017

Euro-spec 2018 Subaru Impreza at the IAA 2017 – Live

2017 Nissan GT-R teaser

26 cars debuting at the 2016 New York Auto Show – IAB Picks

Subaru WRX STi S207 Limited Edition front quarter at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Subaru WRX STi S207 Limited Edition – 2015 Tokyo Live

Subaru Impreza 5-door concept front

Subaru Impreza 5-Door Concept – 2015 Tokyo Live

Subaru Viziv Future Concept front quarter unveiled

Subaru Viziv Future, Subaru Impreza concept to debut at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show – IAB Report