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Subaru Impreza Saloon interior, tech and comfort

2005 - 2008 (change model)
Comfort rating: 3 out of 53.0

Written by Ben Wall Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019

All cars have a highly adjustable driving position and a good view of the road ahead; although rear visibility can be a bit restricted. Interior has the look of a real sports car, with bucket seats for all models (leather on WRX and blue suede on STi) and a Momo steering wheel on top models. The dashboard is simple, but easy to use with large buttons and switches.

Base models get rubber pedals, while WRX and STi have aluminium ones.

The downside to all that performance is that it’s not particularly comfortable, especially for passengers. There’s a lot of engine and road noise and it can be loud at speed (obviously so in WRX and STi models). The front passenger has adequate space, but adults in the back will find it tight: leg and headroom are seriously limited and not comfortable for adults on longer trips.

However, the suspension isn’t as rough as you may expect. It soaks up most lumps and bumps without crashiness and only becomes noticeable on very bad roads.