Subaru Impreza G4 2.0i EyeSight

Subaru Impreza G4 Review: “Smooth and quiet performance that is above its class” by Naoto Shimazaki

The Impreza G4 has the size of a four-door sedan. I was able to experience its excellent comfort when I test drove the latest model.

In particular, its smoothness has been remarkably improved. Compared to the previous model, the latest Impreza G4’s cabin is quieter because rough sounds, such as road noises, has been significantly muted. The reasonable size of the 205/55R16 tires help eliminate the small vibrations into the cabin, improving the smoothness of the ride. The way it rolls and changes direction according to the steering input is smooth, demonstrating a performance that is above its class.

I test drove the two-liter model; hence, there is enough power performance. Its CVT performs reasonably and offers a comfortable ride when you deliberately accelerate the car.

One of the reasons why the interior has better quality is the meter’s blue dial. The base of the shift lever still features a bright silver color, but it would have been better if it had the piano black finish that is used by the 2.0i-S. Its basic design features utility; hence, its rear seat space and trunk capacity remain unchanged.

â–  Five Star Rating
Packaging: ★★★★★
Interior/Comfort: ★★★★
Power Source: ★★★★★
Foot Work: ★★★★★
Recommendation: ★★★★★

Naoto Shimazaki | Automotive Journalist (AJAJ Member)

Born in Tokyo in 1958. He worked at an editing and publishing company for nine years after graduating from university. In 1991, he began working freelance after working as a writer, editor and photographer for magazines and independent publications. Since then, he has continued to expand his activities as a writer for magazines and the web. He approaches cars and journalism from the viewpoint of an everyday user.

(Translated by Katherine N. Bantiles)