Consumers who buy a compact car are looking for a comfortable, quiet cabin, and you don’t have to buy a luxury car for that. Which car manufacturer makes the quietest cars? A new study from Consumer Reports (by subscription) identifies the four quietest mainstream compact cars† The 2022 Subaru Impreza now ranks second highest in the compact car class.
Because it is difficult for car buyers to determine how quiet a car is during a short test drive, Consumer Reports tests all models to determine the best new cars with the quietest cabin. The mainstream compact models listed below are ranked according to CR’s interior noise tests. All four models scored well in on-road tests, have good reliability, have active safety features and scored the best in crash tests†
The four quietest mainstream compact cars
You don’t think compact cars are so quiet because they have lighter bodies and high revving engines. CR identified the four best models you can buy today. The 2022 Volkswagen Jetta comes out on top, followed by the 2022 Subaru Impreza as the second best overall. The 2022 Mazda 3 is next, and the 2022 Nissan Sentra comes in at number four.
CR says: “Subaru is knocking it out of the park with the current Impreza sedan and hatchback, now one of the top-rated cars in the compact class. The Impreza amazes us most with its quiet cabin, space and easy-to-use controls, and the ride comfort makes some luxury cars to shame.”
“We got a total of 30 mpg with our sedan, commendable given the standard four-wheel drive. The EyeSight system with active safety features, including FCW and AEB with pedestrian detection, is standard with the automatic transmission, but not available with the manual transmission.” , says Consumer Reports.
What is the price of the 2022 Impreza?
The 2022 Impreza is available in four customer trim levels. The seven different models are available in base sedan ($20,290), base hatchback ($20,790) Premium sedan ($23,690), Premium hatchback ($24,190), Sport sedan ($25,090), Sport hatchback ($24,490) and Limited hatchback ($27,890). Destination and delivery ($995) are included in the above prices.
What is the fuel consumption of the Impreza 2022?
The EPA says the 2022 Subaru Impreza gets 31 mpg combined city/highway and 28/36 city/highway mpg in the non-Sport CVT trims. The 2022 Impreza 4-door sedan with the 5-speed manual transmission has the same fuel consumption. The 2022 Impreza 4-door sedan gets 26 combined city/highway and 23/31 city/highway mpg in the non-Sport CVT trims.
What’s next for the Impreza 2023?
Customers may want to wait for the 2023 Subaru Impreza to get a completely new design. The next-generation 2023 Impreza will likely come with the new EyeSight X driver assistance technology. Recent reports not confirmed by Subaru say the compact car could get a new 1.5-litre turbo engine. The all-new Impreza will arrive in early 2023.
Before the 2023 models arrive, Consumer Reports now ranks the 2022 Subaru Impreza as one of the top four compact cars with the quietest cabins.
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Denis Flierl has invested over 30 years in the automotive industry in an advisory role with every major car brand. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press† Checking out Subaru Report where he handles all models of the Japanese automaker. More stories can be found on the Torque News Subaru page. Follow Dennis on facebook† Twitterand Instagram†
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