Originally Posted by BrysImpreza
I honestly think the electric power steering in my 12 Impreza is excellent, mind you, I'm coming from a 2004 Impreza TS (base), i might hate it coming from an STi or WRX, but it feels perfectly weighted, adaptive to speeds correctly and precise at the limit. If the new Forester is anywhere as good, you won't be disappointed.
The CVT itself is very good, i just wish there was more power going to it, not the fault of the transmission tho.
I think the BRZ/Impreza EPS units is one of the best. I recently drove a 13 Accord and felt it was too lite and floaty at highway speeds. As far as the Impreza's power once the engine is fully broken in if you use the paddle shifters it is ok. This is a good engine but to use it in any other car/SUV Subaru offers would be really pushing it. Overall for the money taken as a whole it is a excellent car except for fuel economy. My Impreza has not delivered on that front and I hope the Forester will do better in that area.