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Old 10-12-2014, 11:37 AM   #1
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Default 2015 impreza update

The models are
2.0i 4 door manual transmission
2.0i 5 door manual transmission

2.0i Premium 4 door, CVT transmission
2.0i Premium 5 door, CVT transmission

2.0i Limited 4 door, CVT transmission
2.0i Limited 5 door, CVT transmission

2.0i Sport Premium 5 door, manual transmission
2.0i Sport Premium 5 door, CVT transmission
2.0i Sport Limited 5 door, CVT transmission

News, Changes

the big news
Eyesight with steering responsive fog lights is now optional on 2.0i Limited and Sport Limited models.
Turn signals mirrors on Limited models.
Of note is that the Limited models did not get a power driver's seat which was hoped for since its now in the WRX Limited.

There are fewer models and Option Packages than last year, which is a good thing.
The Premium 5 door doesn't have any option package, while the Premium 4 door is available with Option Pkg #12 Moonroof and Alloy Wheels/Fog Lights etc. This means a moonroof isn't available on the base or Premium 5 door.

Gone
manual transmission 2.0i Premium dropped. All 2.0i Premium models are now CVT. The Sport Premium is still available with a manual transmission.

New
2.0i and 2.0i Premium models now have rear view back-up camera, so its now standard on all models.
2.0i Premium models now get standard All Weather Package (heated seats, defrosting outside mirrors, front wiper deicers)
2.0i models now have cruise control, so all models now have cruise
all models get new one touch, 3 blink, lane changer turn signals
all models get quicker ratio power steering for improved steering response
all models get new front bumper with chrome accent, front grill, and front headlights similar to the 2015 Legacy's
all models are quieter with get more sound deadening materials, and thicker side windows for less wind noise
4 door models get a new low profile trunk spoiler
2.0i Limited, Sport Premium and Sport Limited models now have turn signals in the outside mirrors.
2.0i Limited and Sport Limiteds models get welcome lighting and upgraded instrument panel

all models get new audio systems, these are similar to the 2015 Outback/Legacy
> 2.01 base and Premium models get a 6.2" touch screen AM/FM/HD radio, single CD player, with Subaru Starlink, Aha, Pandora, and iHeart apps (req smartphone), handsfree cell phone bluetooth, wireless audio streaming, USB and aux jack. Base models have 4 speakers, Premiums have 6 speakers
> Limited models add a voice activated 7" multi-touch screen. 6 speakers, with XM satellite radio (by subscription), text messaging (requires a text capable phone), 2 USB ports and aux jack.
> optional Navigation and all new for Impreza Keyless access with pushbutton start is available on 2.0i Limited 4 door and Sport Limited models add NavWeather and NavTraffic (by subscription), maintenance schedules and more
all info subject to change and updating


From http://www.cars101.com/subaru/impreza/impreza2015.html

http://media.subaru.com/pressrelease...impreza-models
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Old 10-12-2014, 12:51 PM   #2
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Still no word on when they'll be available?
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Old 10-12-2014, 01:01 PM   #3
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Don't forget that they also upped EPA estimate for MPG my 1 for CVT for HWY and City (37/28).

Looks like Subaru is asking for class action lawsuit. Couldn't they learn from Hyundai that you fudge the EPA results, you'll have to pay.
I don't see anything that you've done for '15 that would get them that 1 extra MPG when the '12 couldn't get there.
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Old 10-12-2014, 01:28 PM   #4
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with 15s, eyesight is optional but that much money, you can get legacy or forester premium with eyesight or spend little more and get outback
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Old 10-12-2014, 02:20 PM   #5
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Don't forget that they also upped EPA estimate for MPG my 1 for CVT for HWY and City (37/28).

Looks like Subaru is asking for class action lawsuit. Couldn't they learn from Hyundai that you fudge the EPA results, you'll have to pay.
I don't see anything that you've done for '15 that would get them that 1 extra MPG when the '12 couldn't get there.

They've probably refined the tuning/pairing of the motor and CVT.
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Old 10-12-2014, 03:10 PM   #6
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Don't forget that they also upped EPA estimate for MPG my 1 for CVT for HWY and City (37/28).

Looks like Subaru is asking for class action lawsuit. Couldn't they learn from Hyundai that you fudge the EPA results, you'll have to pay.
I don't see anything that you've done for '15 that would get them that 1 extra MPG when the '12 couldn't get there.
probably remapped it as well?
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Old 10-12-2014, 03:21 PM   #7
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Even worse acceleration, good luck anyone that buys one, lol.
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Old 10-12-2014, 08:45 PM   #8
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Even worse acceleration, good luck anyone that buys one, lol.
I never understood people who complain about how under-powered it is. It's as if nobody ever test drove the car. Or thought they were buying a WRX or STi. Do people not realize its a compact car geared for economy and not power? Some folks should do some research before signing a contract agreeing to spend that much money.
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Old 10-12-2014, 10:32 PM   #9
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The Focus ST gets the same real world MPG and is near-WRX in acceleration, you think it's so bad that some people want to make their cars faster?

By that logic, why would you modify an STI? That's sooo stupid, just go buy a 911 Turbo S, pleb.
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Old 10-12-2014, 11:35 PM   #10
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It's good they finally included cruise on all levels. There's no good reason to omit it on a throttle-by-wire car.

I love the cold weather package, but it's a waste for southerners.

I never had a problem with the steering ratio

Just about everything else is a change for the worse.

The new front end is gaudy.

Eyesight is garbage and I'd pay to keep it out of my car.

The new policy on manuals is a huge let down and a step in the wrong direction.

Leather hasn't made it further down in the lineup.

2012-2014 might end up being the best model years for the Impreza.
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Old 10-12-2014, 11:35 PM   #11
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The Focus ST gets the same real world MPG and is near-WRX in acceleration, you think it's so bad that some people want to make their cars faster?

By that logic, why would you modify an STI? That's sooo stupid, just go buy a 911 Turbo S, pleb.
All those cars you mentioned are high performance vehicles. It makes sense to want to get more performance out of those. The impreza is not a car you can squeeze much more juice out of. People should know that. If you want fast, this isn't your car.
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Old 10-12-2014, 11:44 PM   #12
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Meh, not really anything huge. I couldnt find a premium without the all weather package in 2012. I do enjoy my Manual trans in the premium trim. Its a shame they are now following all the other manufacturers and offering it only in base models.

Looks like in the future i will have to buy a sports car to get manual trans and all the extras.
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Old 10-13-2014, 01:33 AM   #13
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I'd like to see the steering-responsive fog lights in action. Still disappointed they reverted to reflector-style headlight housings in 2012 and still haven't upgraded to at least halogen projectors with the refresh.

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Meh, not really anything huge. I couldnt find a premium without the all weather package in 2012. I do enjoy my Manual trans in the premium trim. Its a shame they are now following all the other manufacturers and offering it only in base models.

Looks like in the future i will have to buy a sports car to get manual trans and all the extras.
At least one of their Sport models still keeps a manual tranny.
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Old 10-13-2014, 02:17 AM   #14
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Don't forget that they also upped EPA estimate for MPG my 1 for CVT for HWY and City (37/28).
how was this done?
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Old 10-13-2014, 10:28 AM   #15
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how was this done?
No one has an official answer but it's most likely a combination of CVT tweaking, ECU re-mapping, and number fudging.

Unless you're accelerating at a snail's pace, their EPA claims are no where near obtainable.
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Unless you're accelerating at a snail's pace, their EPA claims are no where near obtainable.
Which is totally possible considering this car doesn't have much get up and go.
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Old 10-13-2014, 11:40 AM   #17
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I would enjoy a rear view camera, and definitely the sound deadening, but that's about it.

I figure the quicker steering is so they can use the same part with the WRX and cut down on procurement costs. Never had a problem with the existing steering.
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Old 10-13-2014, 11:51 AM   #18
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Eye sight seems more like a feature for people who constantly text and drive.

Either way, I need an economic car. I live in L.A. so there's not really any need for anything fast since I'm stuck in traffic all the time. I'll probably end up getting this new Impreza.
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Old 10-13-2014, 10:41 PM   #19
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didnt know I shouldn't have posted that.

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I never understood people who complain about how under-powered it is. It's as if nobody ever test drove the car. Or thought they were buying a WRX or STi. Do people not realize its a compact car geared for economy and not power? Some folks should do some research before signing a contract agreeing to spend that much money.
I test drove the car and it drove ok because the transmission was warmed up already.
Never did I know at the time that this car drives like crap for the first 7 minutes before the transmission warms up. My commute is 15 minutes so that means almost half of the time I drive the car it drives like crap.

I also didn't know at the time if I drove like 'normal', my MPG would be about 26. I have to drive like a granny to get the 29 MPG that I get. This is still far from the 36 MPG that I hoped to get.
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Old 10-14-2014, 07:25 AM   #21
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I also didn't know at the time if I drove like 'normal', my MPG would be about 26. I have to drive like a granny to get the 29 MPG that I get. This is still far from the 36 MPG that I hoped to get.
Wait, you expected 36mpg from a 15 mile commute? Do you have a personal ramp from your house to a freeway and from the freeway to your work? You can't look at highway mpg numbers and say "that's what I should get" without taking into account the reality of your driving pattern.

In my XV if I drive solely to work and back I can hit the advertised 33mpg. I have a 45 mile commute. About 10 miles of 55mph back roads with 2 lights to the interstate and then 2 miles with 6 lights between the interstate and work. I've never had worse than 28.6mpg in my very young XV which was primarily suburban driving with many stop lights.

In my previous car, a Ford Fiesta, I'd get 40-42mpg on my work commute and 32-33 around town. Right in line with Ford's advertisements.
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:29 AM   #22
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No one has an official answer but it's most likely a combination of CVT tweaking, ECU re-mapping, and number fudging.

Unless you're accelerating at a snail's pace, their EPA claims are no where near obtainable.
Cool. I also got some CVT/ECU tweaking, thanks to Throttle Happy
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The Focus ST gets the same real world MPG and is near-WRX in acceleration, you think it's so bad that some people want to make their cars faster?

By that logic, why would you modify an STI? That's sooo stupid, just go buy a 911 Turbo S, pleb.
No, it doesn't.
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No, it doesn't.
http://www.fuelly.com/car/subaru/impreza
http://www.fuelly.com/car/ford/focus...ubmodel_id=809 (note only 2013 and 2014 apply)

2014 STI 0-60 ~5.1
2014 Focus ST 0-60 ~5.8


Will you take your rekt for here or to go?
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:06 PM   #25
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http://www.fuelly.com/car/subaru/impreza
http://www.fuelly.com/car/ford/focus...ubmodel_id=809 (note only 2013 and 2014 apply)

2014 STI 0-60 ~5.1
2014 Focus ST 0-60 ~5.8
Wouldn't really call it the same. 2 MPG worse on the average for the ST. That can add up when your looking at pure Fuel Economy.

MPG also depends on how you drive. If someone's highway driving is average 82 mph in their Impreza and the ST driver averages 65 mph. That will add up. Fuelly doesn't do a good job of distinguishing this IMO.

I still see Scuby's point. If you wanted a faster car, then why did you get the Impreza?

Yes, a little more power would be nice, but our acceleration is not much different than other cars in our class. A Focus and Jetta TDI both have comparable acceleration. I had a 2013 Focus TI before this car and my roommate has a Jetta TDI. I can get into traffic and on to the freeway at speed just fine with any of those cars.

The Focus TI got about 1-2 MPG better than my Impreza does under similar driving conditions, but it was a front wheel drive vs AWD.
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