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:

Solid handling
Pleasant ride
Good power
AWD confidence


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

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

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.