The 2014 Imprezza is the third year iteration of the fourth generation which afforded crisp styling, excellent fuel efficiency, and additional options. The series brought it much closer to the mainstream compact market than before, making it one of the worthier purchases today.

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Styling

The redesign of 2012 included a return to the trapezoidal grille shape and hawkeye style headlights likening it to the Outback. The nose is also aggressive with shrouded air intakes, so there is a low aerodynamic drag level. The sides of the Imprezza have several character lines thrusting both ahead and downward.

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Interior

Subaru’s matured fourth generation makes do with better space for the passengers and the cargo. There is sufficient spacing for four adults, and the seatbacks of the front seats have been altered, leading to more legroom for the passengers at the back. The cabin has soft-touch materials as well, covering the dashboard and center consoles. The layout and the dispersion of the instruments are also intuitive.

Technology

Options available aboard the 2014 Imprezza include a power moon-roof, an all-weather package with heated front seats, and four sound systems across the different models. The radio has a 4.3-inch display and navigation shown on the 6.1 inch LCD screen. Higher trims get a rear-view camera; smartphone-based streaming Internet radio, voice controls, satellite radio, and traffic.

Performance

The Imprezza utilizes a 2.0-liter boxer engine much like its predecessors though the fourth generation made a departure from the EJ series and adopted the FB line-up. The typical FB20 unit is good for 148 horsepower, and 145 pounds per feet of torque, which was the same output had with the EJ engine. There are options for FB16 and FA20 units churning 116 and 296 horsepower, respectively.

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The typical five-speed manual is assisted by either a six-speed or Lineartronic CVT. The latter options do not do much for its acceleration, considering the CVT takes the Impreza to 100 kilometers per hour in 9.4 seconds. You get 8 seconds with the five or six-speed manual. Not exactly fast but quite serviceable for its class. The Subaru does retain the four-wheel-drive system with 50/50 front to rear power distribution, as well. Fuel economy has also been improving over the years, allowing the fourth generation to give 11.9 kilometers to the liter.

Safety

This is one of the model’s fortes. It has won itself top safety picks from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and various other metric giving organizations. Traction, stability control, antilock brakes, and the full complement of front, side, and driver knee airbags are standard for all packages. Subaru also improved outward visibility with its new design by slimming the pillars and affording a high front seating position. A standard rear-view camera is present as well on the Limited models.

Pricing

You can purchase the 2014 Imprezza at genuine dealers like Gibbs Motors at Ksh 1.4 million. They deal in clean, new, and used vehicles and offer acquisition and after-sales’ service for and on behalf of esteemed clients. Contact us for more information on model specifics and procurement information at 0727249940 or reach us at sevile56@gmail.com.


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