Cars may cost more to make in the US, but Subaru's all-newis barely more expensive than the model it replaces despite moving production to the US for the first time.
The base 2017 Impreza 2.0i starts at $18,395, which is just $100 more than the 2016 model. You get a bit more kit than before, too, including a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
That price assumes a five-speed manual transmission -- if you want the CVT, add $1,000 to the base price. It also assumes the four-door sedan body style. If you're interested in the extra space of the hatchback, add just $500 to the window sticker. No matter what trim or body style you opt for, the sole available engine is a 152-horsepower flat four.
The $100 price bump also applies to the $21,195 Premium sedan, which does not offer a manual transmission but includes nicer wheels, heated seats and mirrors and additional options like Subaru's EyeSight driver-assistance suite.
The only other trim that offers a manual is the Impreza Sport, which starts at $21,995 and is available in both sedan and hatch body styles. The Sport comes with unique styling touches and an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, as well as keyless access and push-button start (with the CVT only). The Sport is nearly $1,000 more expensive than before, but it's been whittled down to a single trim, compared to the two Sport trims on the 2016.
The top-tier Limited trim has the largest price bump. At $24,095, it's a whopping $1,500 more expensive than before. But you do get more impressive standard equipment, including LED headlights and running lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, a leather-trimmed interior and a whole bunch of chrome exterior accents.
CVT models go on sale later this year, with manual variants to follow in early 2017.