A New Feature…

We are debuting a new feature here at The Auto Reviewers. It’s called “Flash Drive.” 

It’s short reviews of vehicles we’ve driven, that hits the high points with a brief commentary on the vehicle. We’d appreciate any feedback — good or bad — in the comments section.

Here’s the first one:

2012 Subaru Impreza — By Bruce Caldwell

Model Tested: Subaru Impreza 2.0 Limited 4-Door Sedan

Engine: 2.0-liter four-cylinder 148-hp/145-lb/ft

Transmission: Automatic CVT with all-wheel-drive

EPA Ratings: 27-mpg city/36-mpg highway

Base Price: $21,895

As Tested:
$24,714

Performance: 
Solid handling
Pleasant ride
Good power
AWD confidence

Comfort: 

Excellent front seat legroom
Very good rear seat room
Heated front seats
Leather seating surfaces

Utility: 
Big trunk
Flat floor
Flat folding split rear seats

Wow Factors: 
Great value
Stretch-out front legroom
Thick leather steering wheel
Affordable AWD
Great windshield wipers
Excellent fuel economy

Whines: 
Conservative styling
Small rear door bins
Tall floor humpBOTTOM LINE: The 2012 Subaru Impreza Limited isn’t as exciting as its high-performance sibling, the WRX STI, but it still provides outstanding all-weather comfort, versatility and security at a very attractive price.