The Rundown: 2016 Subaru Impreza

The Rundown - 2016 Subaru Impreza 2.0I-S

2016 Subaru Impreza 2.0I-S in summary

What are the good bits and the not so good bits of the 2016 Subaru Impreza? Well, we take a look here in this rundownin particular the Impreza 2.0I-S.

We’ve compiled opinions of our car review team and presented them in a quick reference guide to help you make up your mind when buying your next car.


  • Solid build quality and internal comfort
  • Subaru all-wheel drive system
  • Seats: smooth leather, powered, heated
  • Quality fit and finish as in all Subaru’s
  • HUD on dash with detailed car info
  • Standard Subaru dash layout and controls
  • Decent fuel economy aided by start/stop system
  • Five star ANCAP safety rating


  • Low on torque (197Nm), lacking grunt and struggles with hill climbing
  • Softer suspension contributes to lack of handling and body roll
  • CVT retards acceleration paddle shifters
  • Steering is on the light side

Standard features on the 2.0I-S grade:

  • 7” touchscreen plus satellite navigation
  • Dual zone climate control
  • Smart key and push button ignition
  • Auto headlights and wipers
  • Auto start/stop
  • Powered driver seat
  • Reverse camera
  • Electric sunroof
  • 17” alloy wheels

Check out our most recent, comprehensive, 2016 Subaru Impreza 2.0I-S review.

About the author

Simon Lai

Simon is a writer and sometime contributor to the podcast. He also takes care of video production and product reviews. He met Joel through radio school and has worked with him on other ventures, reading news, producing and presenting radio content for regional networks. Simon doesn’t profess to be a car nut but enjoys driving first and foremost and has a penchant for hot hatches. He helps to provide the everyday-man perspective.