My Week long test drive with the 2017 Impreza by Subaru.

This post was sponsored by Subaru, my urge to sell my current car and get a Subaru are truly my own feelings. 

Besides feeling like one of the “Price Is Right” woman here, this car should be your main focus. I was lucky enough to be able to test drive the 2017 Subaru Impreza for an entire week! How cool is that right? Below you will find some highlights, photos, my favorite features and even Carl jumps in on this post to give you his favorites as well!!

I honestly wish I could just drop this car off for you to drive, but since I can’t…I’m going to try my hardest to make you understand why I’m now a huge fan and it has me feeling “FOMO” since they came and took the car back.

Not only is the interior sleek and gorgeous, it’s truly incredible all the features you have inside. Let me touch on a few of my favorite:

Apple CarPlay – If you have an iPhone like I do, you’ll love the feature. It’s a multimedia touchscreen that mirrors your favorite apps. Obviously helping you navigate easier. Such as text messages where you can speak to text so you can keep those hands and eyes on the road!! If you don’t have an iPhone, no worries there is the Android Auto! You can link your phone easily and you don’t have to be tech savvy.

Keyless Access with Push-button Start – yasssssss. Not only is this function more convenient but it also helps you NOT lock your keys in the car. This is something I’ve done way too many times.

Adaptive cruise control lets you set your speed and maintain a constant safe distance with the car in front of you without having to jump on the gas or break constantly, very cool.

Carl’s favorite features:

AWD + 38 MPG – If you live in an area that experiences all 4 seasons like we do, AWD is a must. Knowing you have the ability to navigate the snow when it arrives is important for those of us not lucky enough to wear shorts year round. The MPG was another pleasant surprise, we averaged 31MPG while we drove it around town!
Automatic breaking is a great safety feature that gives you even more confidence while behind the wheel. Knowing that you have a backup set of eyes, in essence, is a great thing! It stepped in once while we were driving because a car in front of us suddenly stopped on a one lane road, its a feature that is honestly great for all drivers, especially if you have a newer driver in the family. Another example of the emphasis on safety that Subaru has brought to the new Impreza.
The touchscreen electronics display is extremely easy and intuitive. It also features one of the coolest XM features I have ever seen. If you change read stations it automatically starts the current song from the beginning!! Whaaaat, no more just missing your favorite songs. At first I thought I was just lucky that I happened to catch every song from its start but then I realized I’m not as skilled as I hoped and the Subaru Eyesight was doing the heavy lifting.
Multifunction Display – It’s good information to have handy; fuel economy, directions etc. It’s easier to see because it’s closer to the windshield so you don’t have to take your eyes off the road or get distracted.

I know when I’ve spoken to people on why they love Subaru they all said two things:

– Strong Frame / Safety Ratings.

– Affordability / Value 

We all want a car to keep us and our loved ones safe, as well as not breaking the bank without sacrificing all the features you want and need! Subaru does an amazing job at this.  We shouldn’t ever have to jeopardize either of those things because of price. Thank you Subaru for building a stronger frame and making it within our reach!

Let’s talk space!

Larger cargo area, wide rear opening and roof rails. Going shopping? Taking a road trip? No worries, theres room for that and more. The second row seating can fold down for more space as well.

One of my favorite features below is the cargo cover. I love being able to put things in the back and then pull this down so no one can view what is in the back! (Especially for those shopping trips, just think Christmas time!) You can view below!

I suggest you visit your local dealer, hop onto their website to build your own or even pick up your friend and go test drive a Subaru today. I promise you won’t regret it. 

Photos by Kyle Hanger @kylehanger !

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