The 2017 Subaru Impreza is built on Subaru's New Global Platform. It's a bit longer and wider, but the increase in size doesn't increase the weight.

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The chassis is 70 percent stiffer than the outgoing model, improving the handling capabilities for 2017.

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Under the hood is the same 2.0-liter, four-banger as before, now revised to put out 152 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque.

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A five-speed manual transmission is standard on lower trim lines, but more fancy models are only available with a continuously variable transmission.

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The Impreza is available in a sedan or five-door hatchback. Most people opt for the hatch for its utility and sporty looks.

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Cargo space is up to 55 cubic feet with the rear sets folded down.

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A split tailllight housing design makes the fifth door opening four inches wider than last year.

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All-wheel drive is standard, making the Impreza great for folks who commute in bad weather.

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The available heated front seats can warm your buns with the best of them.

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The interior leans more towards form than function.

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