2019 Subaru Impreza Review; Small but Mighty & Safety
debuts the new 2019 Subaru Impreza in a completely unprecedented, more civilized and comfortable than the sister WRX STI. It has a boxer engine with 114Hp, full traction Symmetrical AWD and Lineartronic gearbox . Here’s how the newborn of the Pleiades goes
The new Subaru Impreza changes philosophy and sports icon is mitigated in the sign of safety and comfort, while still maintaining a slightly sporty legacy. We are at the fifth generation of Impreza, we in Italy saw the first, second and third generation, the fourth was not imported for commercial reasons.
The latter even if the name evokes the funkier of all respect, is different! The nostalgic “Subaru cavalry”, can still opt for the WRX STI still available and with well 300 equines under the hood. But we come to the then: Subaru for this new Impreza has focused heavily on the safety factor, so much so that in the tests JNCAP (Japan New Car Assessment Program), the 2019 Subaru Impreza has reached the Best in Class with 199.7 points on 208. In addition, the new Subaru Impreza is equipped with the SGP (Subaru Global Platform), a platform where stiffness has been increased, ranging from 70% to 100% depending on the parts at stake: To change are lateral stiffness, torsional stiffness, front stiffness and Rear stiffness, as well as front and rear suspension reinforcements.
The SGP is already prepared for the future, in fact, it has been studied so that it is ready to stay, in addition to the traditional engine, hybrid powertrains and 100% electric. At the same time, the platform also reduces the vibrations of the floor and the steering. The Union of the SGP platform with the new frame structure and the use of high-strength steel plates make energy absorption more efficient in the event of a collision, improving the impact performance of 40% compared to models Previous.
However, Subaru decided that this was not enough and then the rear stabilizer bar was hooked directly to the frame, decreasing the role of 50%, thus limiting the drifting and increasing the quality during the ride. In the new Subaru Impreza has also been improved braking, equipping the car with reduced stroke brakes that make the bite linear and stiff, giving here also a feeling of high safety.
The boxer engine has been completely redesigned by decreasing the weight of 12Kg, with a lowered center of 5mm and slightly increasing the compression ratio and, compared to the previous version, an improvement in stability is achieved. Also, the Lineartronic (standard) gearbox has been further optimized for the engine, ensuring smoother accelerations and dynamic accomplices also a reduced weight of 7, 8Kg.
As far as preventive safety is concerned, the 2019 Subaru Impreza is equipped with the EyeSight system. Behind it has 28 years of development has started off in the far 1989 with the ADA (Active Driving Assist) and now presented as EyeSight V3: A true concentrate of technology and flagship of Subaru. EyeSight is equipped with 2 cameras that simulate human vision and a radar to cope with fog and heavy rain. Which translates, according to the House of the Pleiades, in a decrease of accidents of 61% compared to cars with standard equipment.
So the password is secure, in all matters. The EyeSight package (standard) includes pre-collision braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, pre-collision throttle Management, Lead Vehicle Start Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep assists, Lane Sway warning, Steering Responsive Head Light, High Beam Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Blind Spot Detection.
No competitor currently for this segment of cars has as a standard for all fittings a similar equipment. The new Subaru Impreza, as for tradition, has also series the permanent full traction Symmetrical AWD with an active distribution of the driving copy. The new Subaru Impreza 2019 is proposed on the market with a single engine, the 4 cylinder boxer Petrol 1.6 L DOHC 16 valves Euro 6 with sequential injection multipoint from 84kW (114 Hp) and with a maximum torque of 150Nm at 3,600 g/min.
Instead, the fittings are proposed in three PURE versions, style and style ships that fit well with the various needs of the marked. The interiors have been well studied and made with hard plastics and soft-touch materials, together with the insertion of absorbent phono materials to ensure a good comfort of travel even to the rear passengers. The dashboard, the instrument panel and the multifunction steering wheel are truly “rich”.
Also in the new Subaru Impreza the layout of the dashboard resumes the one already seen in the XV, with three LCD displays one central over the tunnel of the gearbox from Ben 8 “(6.5” in the PURE version) equipped with a touchscreen, one from 6.3 “centrally positioned in the line Top of the plank and one from 4.2 “positioned between the speedometer and the tachometer both analog (this last LCD is not available in the PURE version).
The Infotainment system includes Bluetooth, Apple car Play, Android Auto and the software Subaru Starlink with voice recognition, in addition to the normal functions of media entertainment and in the STYLE ships version on the 8 “display is available-as can be understood by the Nomenclature-the navigation system.
2019 Subaru Impreza Redesign & Dimensions
From the multifunction steering wheel, you can handle practically everything without ever removing your hands from the steering wheel. The materials used for the interiors are of excellent workmanship, both for the choice of fabric, and for the choice in leather, with double stitching at sight and contrast. The interiors are “elegantly sporty” with a slight increase in the size of the car + 25mm of wheelbase and + 35mm width, allow you to have more space for both pilot and passenger (rear passengers have at disposal 26mm more for the Legs).
The luggage compartment starts at a minimum of 385 liters up to a maximum of 1,565 liters with the rear seatback reduction. The final dimensions of the new Subaru Impreza are 4,460 mm long, 1,775 mm wide, 1,480 mm in height for a total weight ranging from 1,358 to 1,376 Kg depending on the fitting.
During our test, thanks also to the specific tests made at the Autodromo di Monza, we were able to test the EyeSight system and the characteristics of sealing and braking. Really surprising the EyeSight system that at 35km/h releasing the car and without putting a foot on the brake, has braked for us stopping before the obstacle. Not least the braking system, which at 50km/h stopped the car in 1.3 sec and in 9 meters of space, practically the values of a BMW M3.
The lateral stability in the zigzag between the cones was optimal thanks precisely to the lower center of gravity and the rear stabilizer bar connected directly to the frame. The driving on the road was pleasant, excellent visibility and very comfortable soundproofing during the ride, with practically absent vibrations. The steering was very accurate and faithful to the movements of the rider, this greatly reduces the corrections. We must reject the navigator, too insistent and inaccurate, with a not too “Italian” diction. Poorly, we used our connections to the 8 “display with AndroidAuto. Another thing that has not convinced us to the end is the change Lineartronic, while during the city march has proved effective, during the March suburban and in the case of an overtaking “a little” the change greatly lengthens the gears and increasing Of the laps does not correspond as much shooting in speed, this centrifugal effect with little substance is annoying.
Instead, another point in favor conquers the EyeSight system with the use of adaptive cruise Control with the Lead Vehicle Start Alert that we used while driving in the city and with traffic. The new Subaru Impreza can be summed up in three words; Durable, quality and safe.
2019 Subaru Impreza Price and Release Date
The 2019 Subaru Impreza is already available in dealers starting from the PURE version with a price of €19,990.00, €24,490.00 for the style version and €26,490.00 for the style ships version. Considering that you can buy the PURE version that has standard the EyeSight system, the automatic transmission Lineartronic and the full traction Symmetrical AWD to less than €20,000.00, the house of the Pleiades has made definitely center.
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