Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Coolest Automotive Subaru Impreza 2,5i Sedan 2008

The 2008 automotive Subaru Impreza is offered in four models: 2.5i, Outback Sport, WRX, and WRX STI. This report covers the 2.5i and Outback Sport, which come with all-wheel drive and a horizontally opposed 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. The 2.5i is offered as either a four-door sedan or four-door hatchback. The Outback Sport is only a hatchback. The flat four in the 2.5i and Outback Sport models makes 170 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. It comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission and a four-speed automatic transmission is optional ($1000).

The automotive Subaru Impreza lineup is redesigned for 2008, getting bigger and more refined in the process. A four-door sedan body style remains, but a four-door hatchback replaces the previous generation's wagon body style. Base Impreza and Outback Sport models return, as do the high-performance WRX and even higher performance WRX STI. This report covers the Impreza and Outback Sport; another report covers the related WRX and STi models.

The automotive Subaru Impreza also has a handling advantage versus several competitors. Advanced suspension geometry, a platform built to host the high-performance WRX models, and a low center of gravity thanks to the boxer engine all add up to crisp handling with little body lean in corners. And yet, the Impreza also offers a comfortable ride.

Inside, the automotive Subaru Impreza is nicely appointed, with a look and feel that would be appropriate for a car costing thousands more. The gauges are easy to read, and there is plenty of storage space for small items. The front seat has enough head room and leg room for tall drivers, and visibility is good to all corners. The back seat is impressive for a compact car, with enough leg room for tall passengers provided the front seats aren't set too far back.

Technical Specifications of Automotive Subaru Impreza 2,5i :

Transmission :
5-Speed Manual Transmission With Overdrive

Steering :
Power Engine Speed Sensitive Variable Assisted Rack and Pinion Steering
Tilt Steering Column

Suspension :
Independent Strut Front Suspension With Springs and Shock Absorbers
Independent Double Wishbone Rear Suspension With Springs and Shock Absorbers
Front Stabilizer Bar

Electrical :
2 Front Power Outlets
356 Cold Cranking Amp Battery
12-Volt, 90-Amp Alternator
Audio Pre-Wiring

Braking & Traction :
All-Wheel Drive
Torsen(R) Locking Center Differential
4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
Front Power 277-mm Ventilated Disc and Rear Power 254-mm Drum Brakes
Electronic Brake Force Distribution

Safety :
Seat Mounted Front Side Airbags
Side Head Curtain Airbags
Front Passenger and Rear Automatic Locking Retractors
Front Seatbelt Height Adjusters
Rear 3-Point Center Seatbelt
Driver Airbag With Dual Stage Deployment
Passenger Airbag With Dual Stage Deployment
Front and Rear Crumple Zones
Front and Rear 3-Point Seatbelts
Side Guard Door Beams
Trunk Anti-Trap Device
Front Pretensioners With Force Limiters

Anti-Theft & Locks :
Child Safety Door Locks Located On Rear Doors
Power Door Locks Operated Via Remote
Valet Lockout
Vehicle Anti-Theft Via Engine Immobilizer and Alarm

Remote Controls & Remote Releases :
Keyless Entry Operated Via Key Fob With Audible Confirmation
Remote Trunk/Liftgate Release Located Inside Vehicle and On Multi-Function Remote
Remote Fuel Door Release

Seats :
Rear 60/40 Split Folding Bench Seat With Adjustable Headrests
Cloth Seats
Front Dual Reclining Sport Bucket Seats With Driver Adjustable Seat Height and Adjustable Headrests

Storage :
4 Front and 2 Rear; 6 Cupholders Total
Front Dual Door Mounted Storage
Lockable and Illuminated Glovebox
Front Passenger Seatback Storage Pocket
Exterior Rails
Front Storage Tray and Rear Storage Box With Lid

Instrumentation :
Trip Computer With Fuel Economy
Cruise Control
Exterior Temperature Gauge
Tire Pressure Monitor
Digital Clock
Audible Warnings Include Key-In-Ignition, Headlights-On and Seatbelts Unfastened

Interior Lighting :
Front Dual Map Lights
Trunk/Cargo Area Light
Illuminated Entry Includes Ignition Key Surround and Footwell
Delayed Courtesy Light

Exterior Lighting :
Automatic Headlights With Automatic Off
Daytime Running Lights
Quad Halogen Headlights

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation :
Radio Data System
AM/FM Radio With 80 Watts, Speed Sensitive Volume and 4 Speakers Total; CD Player; MP3/WMA Player
Radio Antenna

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning :
Interior Air Filter
Rear Heating Ducts
Manual Air Conditioning

Interior, Design, Decor & Floor Covering :
Carpet Located In Passenger Cabin and Trunk/Cargo Area
Rear Carpeted Floor Mats
Cargo Mat
Front Carpeted Floor Mats

Wheels & Tires :
SBRP205/55R16 Bridgestone Potenza RE92A, All-Season Tires
Compact Spare Tire
Steel Wheels, 16-In. X 6.5-In.

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers :
Power Windows With Driver One-Touch Down
Dual Black Power Adjustable Folding Exterior Rearview Mirrors
Front Dual Vanity Mirrors
Rear Window Defroster
Green Tinted Glass
Front Dual Vinyl Sunvisors
Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers

Exterior, Design, Paint & Finish :
Metallic Paint (If Selected)
Front and Rear Body Color 5-MPH Impact Absorbing Bumpers
Front Air Dam
Dual Exhaust Outlets

Price :
User Review :

Roger from Denver

"I drove an automotive subaru base model with automatic. This car is pure pleasure.Recently, I drove it to from denver to Yellowstone national park on memorial day weekend.On a hilly, snowy, rainy and slippery conditions, this car performed amazingly well.On the trip from Denver to Yellowstone, I set up cruise control around 65-70 and averaged around 33 on the highway.While returning to Denver, it rained heavily,I constantly touched 70-75 without cruise control and got a highway mileage of 30. In city driving, I get around 30.This car is great in Winter.I feel very safe in it.The manufacturer's website says that we get a 20-27 MPG in city/highway,but I have never got less than 28-29 in city.In highways I get 30-35.Seat material is a plus..I really love this car. Best value car for Money."


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