TORONTO, July 16 /CNW/ - The 2011 Impreza 2.5i is the affordable
performance vehicle with rally-bred power and handling - plus the safety
and confidence of Subaru's advanced Symmetrical full-time All-Wheel
Drive System. The 2011 Impreza 2.5i is available in 4- and 5-door
configurations, with a choice of 5-speed manual transmission with Hill
Holder system or 4-speed electronic direct-control automatic
transmission (4EAT) with Manual Mode (sequential shifter).
New for 2011 is a range of performance, safety, and comfort features
designed to enhance Impreza's already outstanding level of equipment:
Every 2011 Impreza is fitted with larger new rear seat head restraints
for added occupant protection.
A new 2.5i Convenience Package model includes 16-inch aluminum-alloy
wheels; new Advanced CD/AM/FM/MP3/WMA sound system with four speakers;
two door-mounted tweeters; voice-activated hands-free Bluetooth® cell
phone connectivity; steering wheel-integrated Bluetooth hands-free and
audio controls; Bluetooth streaming audio; MediaHub for iPod/USB audio
integration; and leather-wrapped gear selector and steering wheel.
A revised Sport Package model now includes the new Advanced
CD/AM/FM/MP3/WMA sound system with four speakers, two tweeters,
voice-activated hands-free Bluetooth cell phone connectivity with
steering wheel integrated controls and Bluetooth streaming audio; and
MediaHub for iPod/USB audio integration.
A revised Limited Package model also includes the new sound system,
Bluetooth connectivity, and integrated steering wheel controls
mentioned above for the Convenience and Sport Packages.
Both the 4- and 5-door versions of the Impreza 2.5i are well equipped
with an exceptional range of standard equipment. This includes
4-wheel/4-channel/4-sensor Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist; rear disc
brakes; VDC (Vehicle Dynamics Control-electronic stability control and
traction control); air conditioning with air filtration; keyless entry;
heated power-adjustable and folding exterior mirrors; tinted windows
with UV protection for the front windshield; tilt-adjust steering wheel
with integrated cruise control; power windows; and much more. (For
complete specifications please go to www.subaru.ca.)
Designed for Spacious Comfort
Inside every Impreza, the
emphasis is on comfort and roominess. The flowing twin-cockpit design of
the dash includes aluminum-look inserts that aid the flow visually into
the centre stack. The centre console shape enhances the sense of
airiness, supported by the sculpted door panels and generous headroom.
Each door panel houses a molded recess that can accommodate a 750 ml
(24-oz) bottle as well as loose items.
Large door openings make it easier to get in and out, and the rear doors
open to a full 75 degrees for easy access to the rear seat for child
seats or passengers.
Impreza's double-wishbone rear suspension delivers a refined ride and
quiet cabin with minimal intrusion into the cargo area. On all Impreza
models, the 60/40 split-folding rear seat boosts cargo capacity and
convenience even further.
The 2011 Impreza 2.5i is pre-wired for SIRIUS satellite radio and the
Sport Package and Limited Package models both include a free three-month
trial subscription. Subaru has also pre-wired Imprezas equipped with the
optional automatic transmission for a remote-starting system
The headlights auto-off feature is a traditional Subaru convenience that
can help preserve battery life when the car is off while also ensure
active safety through visual awareness by other vehicles.
Power for Work and Play
The Impreza 2.5i is powered by a
2.5-litre SOHC 4-cylinder, 16-valve Subaru BOXER engine with electronic
throttle control and i-Active Valve Lift. This potent engine delivers
170 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 170 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpm for
ample power to pass or merge. It also meets LEV2 (Low Emission Vehicle)
This engine is mated to a fully synchronized 5-speed manual
transmission. On models with the manual transmission, Hill Holder is
standard across the model range and helps to prevent vehicle rollback
when starting on a slope.
Power Meets Performance
Every Impreza model is equipped with
Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) and Traction Control systems to help
maintain directional stability under adverse road conditions.
If this unique electronic stability control system detects understeer or
oversteer, VDC first tells the AWD system to adjust the front/rear
torque split to balance the available traction and forward momentum (AT
models only) rather than simply applying brake force to slow the
vehicle. If the total traction is still not enough for stability, the
Traction Control System will then apply brake pulsation to individual
wheels where necessary and reduce engine power to slow momentum and help
Built to Protect
Subaru builds every Impreza using the proven
Advanced Subaru Ring-Shaped Reinforcement Frame body structure with
front and rear crumple zones. For added protection, the Impreza
incorporates 3-point seatbelts for all seats (height-adjustable for
front seat occupants), active front seat head restraints, and front
seatbelts with electronically triggered pre-tensioners and force
The Subaru Advanced Frontal Airbag System (SRS) ensures that the
driver's side front airbag deploys according to the driver's proximity
to the steering wheel. The passenger side front airbag deploys according
to information received from a sensor module that determines if the
passenger seat is occupied and the weight of the occupant (whether a
child or adult). An airbag indicator light is located on the dashboard.
The Impreza also includes side curtain airbags that protect both front
and rear seat occupants in the event of a side impact. Both front seats
are also equipped with side-impact airbags that further protect the
torso in a side impact; because these are seat-mounted, they are always
in the ideal location regardless of seat position.
The IIHS named Impreza a Top Safety Pick in the small car segment when
Impreza achieved the highest rating - Good - in frontal offset, side,
and rear impact tests as well as the new roof-crush test. Impreza is
also equipped with standard electronic stability control (ESC) an IIHS
requirement for every vehicle it designates a Top Safety Pick.
Two Types of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
The foundation of
every Subaru is the Symmetrical full-time All-Wheel Drive System.
Although more and more manufacturers are adding all-wheel drive, Subaru
has been the industry leader in this safety technology since it
introduced the first four-wheel-drive passenger cars almost 40 years ago
and automatic full-time All-Wheel Drive in 1987. Symmetrical full-time
All-Wheel Drive is standard equipment on every Subaru sold in Canada.
Symmetrical full-time All-Wheel Drive is a system that includes Subaru's
BOXER engine and a well-balanced, full-time torque distribution system
with a low centre of gravity and long-travel suspension for exceptional
Impreza models equipped with the 5-speed manual transmission use a
viscous-coupled limited slip centre differential that splits power 50/50
front and rear.
When fitted with the 4-speed direct control automatic transmission with
Manual Mode, Impreza models manage power distribution based on throttle
position and available traction through an electronically managed,
multi-plate transfer clutch. This active system balances torque
automatically to optimize traction even in adverse road conditions.
Control logic in this AWD system enhances stability by monitoring
individual wheel speeds and transmission position. This control logic
also helps improve tight corner braking, reducing oversteer and
understeer to provide a stable, neutral handling response. The direct
control automatic transmission with Manual Mode provides three distinct
shift patterns: Economy Mode (default position to optimize fuel
efficiency while shifting automatically), Sport Mode (provides a more
dynamic automatic shifting pattern ideal for merging and passing in
heavier traffic conditions), and Manual Mode (sequential manual shifting
for the driving enthusiast).
About Subaru Canada, Inc.
Subaru Canada, Inc. is a wholly
owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered
in Mississauga, Ontario, the company markets and distributes Subaru
vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 85
authorized dealers across Canada.
SOURCE Subaru Canada Inc.
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