When it comes to being cool, Kelley Blue Book says Subaru Impreza sedan and hatchback is 2021 one of the 10 coolest cars Under $20,000 in America. There are four reasons it ticks the box and one trim level that’s the coolest.
The Impreza scores best for its four-wheel drive, styling, fuel economy and value. It is a vehicle that compact car buyers are looking for because of its all-weather capabilities, technology and convenience features such as smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, comes in sedan and 5-door hatch body styles, and gets excellent fuel miles.
KBB’s 10 Coolest Cars Under $20,000
The other cars on KBB’s coolest car list are the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata, 2020 Kia Soul, 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback, 2021 Mazda3, 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer, 2021 Volkswagen Jetta, 2021 Hyundai Veloster, 2021 Subaru Impreza, 2021 Kia Forte, and the 2021 Hyundai location.
What sets the 2021 Impreza apart from the other cool cars?
The 2021 Impreza is still the only compact car in North America with standard four-wheel drive, and it is one of the best features of the compact car. A few competitors offer it, but you’ll have to pay extra to get the all-weather capabilities that the Impreza offers as standard on all trim levels. You can go to the beach and not get stuck in the deep sand.
What’s the coolest trim level?
The coolest trim level, the 2021 Impreza Sport hits the sweet spot for features, price and gets suspension tuning for improved driving dynamics. The Impreza Sport comes with machine-finish 18-inch alloy wheels with Active Torque Vectoring (ATV).
What difference will car enthusiasts feel?
ATV is a performance system introduced on the Subaru WRX that helps reduce understeer. Without this, the forward motion wants to keep the vehicle in a straight path. With ATV, it helps the Impreza Sport make a tight turn.
Sport versions also come with Subaru Starlink 8.0-inch Multimedia Plus system, keyless entry with push-button start, aluminum pedals, leather-wrapped steering wheel, gear lever and CVT shifters.
What is the fuel consumption of the Impreza 2021?
The Impreza achieves the highest fuel economy of all four-wheel drive gasoline vehicles available in America.
The 2021 Impreza gets an EPA estimated to be 28/36 city/highway and 32 combined mpg for the sedan with the automatic transmission. The Impreza 5-door hatchback gets 28/36 city/highway and 31 combined mpg with the automatic transmission.
The Impreza Sport sedan gets an EPA estimated 27/36 city/highway and 30 combined mpg with the automatic transmission. The Impreza Sport 5-door hatchback gets 27/35 city/highway and 30 combined mpg with the automatic transmission.
What is the price of the Impreza?
The price of the 2021 Impreza varies depending on trim level, mileage and condition. You can check used Impreza car prices near you here.
Inside, the Impreza compact has the most passenger volume in its class. The 2021 Impreza sedan comes with 99.8 cubic feet of passenger volume. Impreza 5-door hatch has 100.9 cubic feet.
The 2021 Subaru Impreza sedan and 5-door hatchback are named to Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Coolest Cars Under $20,000 for their four-wheel drive, styling, value and fuel economy. The Impreza Sport offers the coolest for compact car shoppers this summer.
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