Wednesday, February 29, 2012

In the driveway: 2012 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0i Premium

2012 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Sport Premium - Subcompact Culture
In the driveway this week is the 2012 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0i Premium. At first glance, it actually looks big, but compared to our 2010 Suzuki SX4, it really isn't that much bigger. This one is equipped with the manual transmission, and of course, it has AWD. The Sport model gets the attractive 17" gunmetal-colored alloys, roof rails, fog lights, and the all-weather package.

They just dropped it off and I haven't had chance to drive it yet, but be assured, we'll have a full report.
Stay tuned.


Anonymous said...

Size wise, at least from the pic, it looks more like it should be a hatchback legacy. It looks HUGE

Andy Lilienthal said...

Well, I stand somewhat corrected, at least in length. The Impreza is 10" longer.

Impreza: 68.5 in.
SX4: 69.1 in.

Impreza: 59.5 in.
SX4: 63.2 in.

Impreza: 173.8 in.
SX4: 162.8 in.

Ground clearance
Impreza: 5.9 in.
SX4: 6.9 in.

Front track
Impreza: 59.4 in.
SX4: 59.1 in.

Rear track
Impreza: 59.6 in.
SX4: 58.9 in.

Wheel base
Impreza: 104.1 in.
SX4: 98.4 in.

Andy Lilienthal said...

Make that 9" longer (sorry, bad math) ...

Anonymous said...

Not too bad, size wise then just looks big in the pic. Full inch of ground clearance for the sx4 is nice... I love my little car.