Having gone through a redesign last year, the 2018 Subaru Impreza near Hilton Head, SC shows us that cars don’t need high horsepower to be a complete success. Because it uses Subaru’s global platform, the new Impreza offers quietness and driving enjoyment that wasn’t found in previous models. Despite its always-on, standard AWD, the Subaru Impreza’s fuel economy is still substantial, and its various safety features make it a popular choice among compact car buyers. We like it for its ample legroom, quiet cabin, and sleek design, and we think our customers will like it as well.

Fuel Efficiency

The 2018 Impreza gets its grunt from a direct-injected, 2.0L horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine that puts out 152hp. The base and Sport models come standard with a five-speed manual transmission, with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) available or standard on other trim levels. Imprezas with the CVT and AWD get 28/38mpg, while the Sport gets slightly less at 23/31mpg.



The gauges, controls, and touchscreen display all look more upmarket than many would expect, and there are soft surfaces throughout the cabin. Controls are intuitively laid out, and smartphone integration through Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is a welcome addition. With its rear seats folded down, the Impreza hatchback has a whopping 55.3 cu. ft. of cargo area.



The 2018 Subaru Impreza near Hilton Head, SC has retained most of its familiar styling, but it’s now longer, wider, and lower. It has new grille and headlight treatments, and its coupe-ish design is far more modern than models from just a couple of years ago. The hatchback is the most popular Impreza model, and we think drivers will like its practicality and good looks.



Every Impreza comes with side impact, front, driver knee, and side curtain airbags. Other safety perks include traction and stability controls, a tire pressure monitoring system, a backup camera, and hill start assist (on models with manual transmissions). Available safety features include the EyeSight safety and driver assistance suite with lane keep assist, automatic emergency braking, and blind spot monitoring. The NHTSA gave the Impreza the highest possible five-star rating in all areas, and the IIHS gave it a Good rating in crash tests and a Superior rating in crash avoidance and mitigation.


First Drive

The new 2018 Subaru Impreza near Hilton Head, SC is better than the last model in many areas. Its stiffer body, better ride, responsive steering, and solidity are qualities that aren’t normally found in compact cars. The cabin shuts out most engine and road noise, and the Impreza’s seats are very supportive. The 2.0L engine, CVT, and available paddle shifters offer seamless acceleration and good fuel economy.


Take One for a Test Drive Today

If a driver needs the all-weather reassurance of AWD but they are on a tight budget, the new Subaru Impreza is a solid pick. To take a test drive or see it in person, stop by one of our Subaru dealerships near Hilton Head, SC, or call us at 888-430-0231 to learn more.