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3 Features Parents Will Spring For Make Subaru Impreza Best For Teens

Parents won’t mind buying the Subaru Impreza for their teens because of three features that make it one of the best cars. In Auto Guide’s “10 Best Cars For Teens” the Subaru Impreza compact is one of the top cars for your teen. It shares the distinction with the Honda Fit, Toyota Corolla Hatchback, Nissan Kicks, Hyundai Veloster, Kia Forte, Mazda CX-3, Kia Soul, Volkswagen Golf, and Honda Civic. Check out the three features that set it apart from the other cars on the list.

If you live in a cold weather climate, the Impreza comes standard with all-wheel-drive for all-weather safety. But that’s not all this compact sedan or five-door hatch has going for it. Subaru is a brand known for safety and Impreza is an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick+ thanks to its superior front-crash prevention technology, excellent headlights, and all-around structural integrity. Impreza also gets excellent fuel mileage delivering up to 38 mpg on the highway.

Impreza Continuous AWD

Without getting too technical, Impreza models with a 5-speed manual transmission come with a viscous-coupling locking bevel-gear center differential built into the transmission case distributing torque 50:50 front-to-rear. Slippage at the front or rear wheels causes torque to transfer (up to 100 percent) to the opposite set of wheels.

Active Torque Split (ATS)

All Impreza models equipped with the Lineartronic continuously variable transmission (CVT) use ATS. How does it work? An electronically managed continuously variable transfer clutch actively manages torque distribution in response to driving conditions, acceleration, deceleration, and cornering. Slippage at the front or rear wheels causes torque to transfer (up to 100 percent) to the opposite set of wheels.

Subaru ranks highest in safety

Subaru Impreza compact uses a ring-shaped reinforcement frame to surround your teen driver and passengers which absorbs impact energy from any direction in the event of a crash. The Subaru design uses high strength steel that gives superior protection in a crash that enables all their vehicles to keep achieving top safety awards year after year. Subaru has achieved Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Picks ten years running, 2009-2018. According to Forbes, your teen should be driving the all-wheel-drive Subaru Impreza because of safety.

Impreza gets improved fuel mileage

For the new 2019 2.0 L (AWD) Impreza model, EPA estimates highway fuel economy of 28/38 city/highway mpg. Impreza strengthens its position as offering the highest fuel economy of any gasoline All-Wheel Drive car offered in the U.S. Its EPA estimated rating models with the Lineartronic continuously variable transmission (CVT) are comparable with the competition’s front-wheel-drive cars.

Parents looking for the best compact car for their teens, that's also fun-to-drive, will want to take a look at the new-generation Subaru Impreza sedan and 5-Door models.

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