The Verdict is In: WardsAuto Loves the 2017 Subaru Impreza Drive-Time

Our automaker's plucky compact sedan and five-door hatchback was recently inducted into the WardsAuto 10 Best User Experience list, and when an automotive insight and analysis authority of more than 90 years' experience praises yours over 23 other competing vehicles, that it says something is an understatement.

The eponymous second annual WardsAuto competition evaluated quite the number of cars for both adaptation to driver lifestyle and intuitive operation, and the 2017 Subaru Impreza sped near effortlessly to the finish. The expert reviewers noted it for exceptional overall value with a particular mention for connectivity, infotainment, controls and driver-assist technology.

For us here at Riley Subaru, it was a breeze to understand why. The 2017 Impreza interior's built to Subaru “Dynamic x Solid” philosophy spec, its continuous design flowing together into a driver-centric stack, complete with the celebrated SUBARU STARLINK multimedia system with multifunction touchscreen display, flanked by center air vents, and finished off with easily accessible climate controls. Plus, with the possibilities for smartphone integration afforded by Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, Aha and Pandora support for expanded listening options, and Bluetooth tech for hands-free calling and audio streaming, control remains ever-presently at your fingertips. 2017 Impreza even shows off the situational awareness prowess of a rear vision camera, and its highest trim tiers make getting there and back again a matter of course thanks to TomTom-powered navigation.

But no ride would be complete without the security to make the grade, and the aficionados at WardsAuto were keen to see it in the EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology that 2017 Impreza makes available. Adaptive Cruise Control helps Impreza remain at a safe distance from fellow travelers, while Automatic Pre-Collision Braking and Throttle Management helps stave off potential accidents and their trip-dampening effects. Lane Departure and Sway Warning and Lane Keep Assist likewise come together to keep you on track, to be sure, but a few new available curios for this Impreza year can really make your excursion take off. They include steering-responsive headlights for cornering visibility, high beam assist that kicks in automatically and Reverse Automatic Braking to help prevent backing over impediments. Properly equip a 2017 Impreza with the former, and it earns an IIHS 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK+.

As a matter of act, 2017 Subaru Impreza remains the only other vehicle to take home both a 2017 10 Best Interiors award and a 2017 10 Best UX honor. What can these mean for your travels? Only time, and a test drive here at our Dubuque, IA Subaru dealer, will tell. Stop by and visit us today, and we'll show you a little bit of what the experts are talking about.

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