2020 Subaru Impreza Release Date, Specs and Info

With a family-friendly ad spacious interior, a standard all-wheel-drive, and a great balance between ride and handling and quality, the Subaru Impreza for 2020 is a solid choice for anyone shopping for an all-season compact hatchback or sedan. Its release date should be expected April 2019 going by the latest industry reports.

Some of its strengths include a compliant ride quality, secure handling, a standard all-wheel-drive system, and a roomy and serene interior. For 2020, buyers should look forward to a wide array of new features including new add-ons like StarLink security and safety services for top trims, and Cloud applications.

2020 Subaru Impreza exterior, alloy wheels, silver color

Subaru has managed to build a reputation for itself through its popular all-wheel-drive system that has endeared many off-road rally drivers, skiers, and campers to its burgeoning fan base. But even for those who don’t engage in adventures (misadventures) quite often, there are many reasons as why they should own one noisy Subaru.

For starters, the Subaru hatchback or sedan is pretty much the only choice you’ve got if you hope to get an all-time AWD system. Apart from the four-wheel-drive system that can be a nice thing to have for an extra dose of traction in inclement weather, the vehicle offers a nicely-trimmed, roomy, and comfortable cabin. Its ample backseat tops the roomiest in the segment.

2020 Subaru Impreza exterior, alloy wheels

Other Impreza goodies include excellent crash test scores, plenty of standard features, and steady and secure handling. Though, the vehicle still disappoints in some respects including a lackluster acceleration, a substandard sound system, a tiresome engine noise especially when mated to the CVT. As such, it might be a good idea to check what other alternatives the segment offers.

2020 Subaru Impreza exterior, red color

The 2020 Mazda 3 is the closest you get to the Impreza, you get a sharp handling, quick acceleration, and a well-appointed interior. The 2020 Ford Focus offers pretty the same features as the Mazda 3 but disappoints with its cramped backseat. If you are shopping for a sedan, the 2020 Honda Civic could be the best you get for 2019 as it features several niceties like an upscale cabin, a perky turbocharged engine, and a spacious interior. Nonetheless, the 2020 Subaru Impreza is a family-friendly car that offers reliability and composure in a normal driving environment or even in an unpleasant weather.

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Available Trims – Subaru Impreza

The 2020 Subaru Impreza comes in both hatchback and sedan body styles offered in three trim levels: 2.0i, 2.0i Premium, and the 2.0i Limited trim. Furthermore, the hatchback offers an additional two trims: 2.0i Sport Premium, and the 2.0i Sport Limited. We have covered both the WRX and WRX STI in a separate review.

Interior Concept Changes & Exterior Forum – 2020 Subaru Impreza

The base 2.0i trim offers standard 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, 15” steel wheels, cruise control, a height-adjustable driver seat, air-conditioning, full power accessories, a rear spoiler, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a CD player, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 6.2” touchscreen interface, smartphone app integration, HD and satellite radio, a four-speaker premium sound system, a trip computer, a CD player, StarLink Cloud apps and ad news, and auxiliary audio input.

2020 Subaru Impreza steering wheel, lcd screen and gear shift knob

Upgrading to the 2.0i Premium trim adds you a six-speaker sound system, a cargo cover, a rear stabilizer bar, 16” alloy wheels, heated mirrors, heated front seats, a windshield wiper de-icer, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 17” wheels, an adjustable front center armrest, and body-color exterior mirrors.

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The hatchback version of the above trim adds “gunmetal gray” 17” wheels’ finish, body-color rocker panel extensions, roof rails, sport fabric upholstery, and roof rails.

The 2.0i Limited includes text-to-voice functionality, automatic headlights, keyless ignition and entry, dual USB ports, a 7” touchscreen interface, chrome exterior trim, foglights, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning system, steering-responsive foglights, automatic braking, a forward collision mitigation system, satellite radio, and a rear center armrest.

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The hatchback version of the above trim adds a special silver-accented front grille, and all the contents of the Sport Limited and Sport Premium tech list.

2020 Subaru Impreza Engine Specs

Producing 148 hp and 145 lbs. of torque is a horizontally opposed “boxer” 2.0L four-cylinder engine which comes fitted under the hood of the every 2020 Subaru Impreza model. The base 2.0i and 2.0i Sport Premium trims come mated with a five-speed manual transmission which transmits the power generated by the engine to all the four wheels.

The sedan and non-Sport hatchbacks post EPA fuel economy ratings of 25/34/28 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 1mpg less for all Sport hatchbacks.

2020 Subaru Impreza engine

The CVT-equipped 2020 Subaru Impreza sauntered from 0-60 mph in 9.6 seconds. The acceleration is pretty slow for either a hatchback or a sedan in the segment. However, considering the vehicle comes with an all-time all-wheel-drive which adds extra drag and weight due to the AWD hardware, it is somewhat understandable.

Release Date & 2020 Subaru Impreza Price

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Its release date should be expected April 2019 going by the latest industry reports. The hatchback once available will go for sale for $18,795, and $18,295 for the Sedan.

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2017 Citroen Berlingo Release Date, Review and Specs

The new 2017 Citroen Berlingo is set to be launched in late 2017 together with the Peugeot Partner. With a combined sales of over six million, the two models are arguably the best-selling vans of all time. Even with so many rivals battling for a piece of the cake, Citroen has managed to keep the Berlingo afloat through constant refreshments to multiple of its facets. While this may be true, the Berlingo is nonetheless starting to show some grey areas. For instance, the ride and handling quality is mediocre, payload poor, and the fuel consumption higher than other fresh models. Its release date, price, exterior and interior designs, engine specifications, and whatnot are covered below. So keep reading on.

2017 Citroen Berlingo exterior, gray color

It was for the aforementioned cons that made Citroen to make an official announcement of a new product that Citroen hopes will help bring the Berlingo’s old glory back. In a joint statement with GM (Opel and Vauxhall parent company), the company duo revealed that they were working behind the scenes to launch a new product that will be competitive in the minivan segment. Well, nothing much is known yet including what to expect beneath the hood save for the obvious increase in torque and power output.

2017 Citroen Berlingo rear view, tailpipe and taillights

For starters, the Berlingo has always delivered a more practical, modern response to consumer expectations illustrated by the impressive sales volumes it has recorded since 1996. It is an ideal partner for all situations with its spacious, functional, and versatile interior. For 2017, the new Citroen Berlingo aims to further its technology, simplicity, design, and functional appeal.

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According to Citroen, the new Berlingo will run on three key pillars: Modern design elements, Cheerful character, and Ingenuity. Modern: the new Citroen Berlingo is set to get an expressive design that is more assertive and stronger without necessarily being aggressive. Cheerful: its character will be highlighted by such factors such as advanced suspension and seating, two new upholstery designs, and extensive utilization of the Quad and Liberia cloth upholstery. Ingenuity: this it’ll achieve through making it easier to use its intelligent technologies such as the updated seven-inch touchdrive interface, and navigation systems.

2017 Citroen Berlingo white color, headlights and alloy wheels

With all these pillars working in tandem, the new 2017 Citroen Berlingo is expected to deliver a more comfortable, more intelligent, and smoother everyday driving experience.

2017 Citroen Berlingo trunk, cargo space

2017 Citroen Berlingo Release Date & Price

The price is expected to increase slightly over that of the existing model given the expected updates the new model will get. As such, buyers should expect to pay slightly more than $25,000. Probably $2/3000 more without factoring the options. As for the release date, rumors have it that the new model will probably go for sale sometime in the fall of 2017, most likely it’ll be sold as Citroen Berlingo 2018.

2017 Citroen Berlingo release date

2017 Citroen Berlingo Exterior

The exterior of the new model will borrow heavily from the non-aggressive design cues of both the LCV and the Multispace versions. The result should be a dynamic, modern look that seamlessly reflects the mindset of Citroen. It is highly expected that the DRLs, strip, radiator grille, and the bumper will be all integrated to give the front bumper a modern, sober look. Additional body colors are also expected to grace the new-look exterior design.

2017 Citroen Berlingo white color, grille and headlights

2017 Citroen Berlingo Interior

According to teaser images of the new Berlingo, the dashboard will feature an attractive and efficient design that is expected to make driving pleasurable, while maintaining an ergonomic layout for the driving position.

2017 Citroen Berlingo interior, leather seats

‘Peace’ and ‘quiet’ come to mind when it comes to the onboard acoustics. The new Berlingo is able to minimize noise nuisance ad optimize aerodynamics thanks to the careful design and precise assembly of the exterior parts. The cabin comes with plenty of noise absorbent materials, while the floor pan offers gravel-chipping protection. More details will be offered on its release date.

2017 Citroen Berlingo interior, steering wheel and leather seats

Available Trims

If no changes to the existing trim lineup are experienced, then the new Citroen Berlingo 2017 will continue to be offered in three iterations: Berlingo Short Body MT, Berlingo Long Body MT, and Berlingo Long Body Semi-automatic.

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Engine Specs

The familiar 1.6L HDi 115 horsepower engine is expected to carry-over unchanged from the existing model. The same engine is also expected to power the 2018 Peugeot Expert and the 2018 Citroen Dispatch. The dimensions are expected to increase slightly over the previous model, as is the maximum payload capacity.

2017 Citroen Berlingo engine

Safety

When it comes to the safety of the new model, a myriad of new driver assisting technologies are set to be offered in order to perfectly rival those of its traditional competitors that have improved in leaps and bounds as well. More details on the crash impact assessment should be offered on its release date.

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2017 Mazda CX-5 – Release Date, News and Rumors

With its functional and spacious interior, fun-to-drive demeanor, engaging driving experience, many desirable safety features, and fuel-thrifty engines, the 2017 Mazda CX-5 is a top pick among small crossovers. Its release date should be expected early 2017.

2017 Mazda CX-5 side view, red color, alloy wheels

Compact crossovers SUVs have long had their appeal due to their ample cargo capacity, an enhanced foul-weather driving capability, elevated driving positions, impressive cargo volume, and good fuel efficiency, and the CX-5 seems to continue with the same tradition juts like the previous models before it.

However, the segment has recently become overcrowded with plenty of crossovers offering just about anything. And even so, the new 2017 Mazda CX-5 has managed to beat all odds to gain a favorable spot at the zenith of the segment. What catapults the CX-5 to such popularity, in addition to the segment’s threshold, though is its nicely trimmed cabin, a smooth and hush ride, excellent safety features, and good visibility.

2017 Mazda CX-5 rear view, red color, taillights, tailpipe and alloy wheels

Also a rarity in the segment that the CX-5 has managed to offer is the fun-to-drive demeanor that is brought about by the sporty handling and precise steering. And with high fuel economy and a peppy acceleration also in its CV, it undoubtedly becomes a vehicle that you can rely whenever you are running daily errands, driving to work, or dropping the kids off somewhere.

2017 Mazda CX-5 side view, auto show, red color, alloy wheels and headlights

Few things on the CX-5 have either been added, refined or altered. For instance, refinements include a revised suspension tuning, a more comfortable ride, reduced road, wind, and tire noise, an electronic parking brake, and front and rear fascia tweaks. And thanks to the bigger console bin and larger door pockets, there is also more cabin storage.

2017 Mazda CX-5 exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

Lest you think the CX-5 doesn’t have faults, nitpicking has revealed the base engine disappoints with its weak acceleration, the sound quality of its base stereo is wanting, and the overall refinement is generally average as well.

Hopefully. The segment is chock full of other good choices, so it’s worth checking out your options before making a decision. Some of them include the 2017 Ford Escape, 2017 Honda CR-V, 2017 Toyota RAV4, and the 2017 Jeep Cherokee.

2017 Mazda CX-5 rear angle, exterior, taillights and tailpipe

While the above choices may provide compelling and appealing features, the 2017 Mazda CX-5 remains an all-rounded vehicle in this segment and therefore deserves a strong consideration.

Offered Trims – Mazda CX-5

The compact crossover 2017 Mazda CX-5 SUV is offered in Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring trim models. All these are provided with a choice of either a FWD or an AWD.

Interior Accessories & 2017 Mazda CX-5 Exterior Review

2017 Mazda CX-5 interior, front and rear leather seats

The 2.0L Sport trim includes a height-adjustable driver seat, a CD player, an iPod/USB interface, Bluetooth phone and audio control, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, 17” alloy wheels, full power accessories, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, adaptive cruise control, an auxiliary audio jack, and a six-speaker sound system.

2017 Mazda CX-5 interior, steering wheel, dasboard and lcd screen

The larger version – 2.0L Sport trim offers a 7” touchscreen interface, Pandora internet radio, a rearview camera, HD and satellite radio, automatic crash notification, a multifunction controller knob, and voice controls.

2017 Mazda CX-5 front angle, exterior, headlights and grille

Stepping up to the Touring trim adds a six-way power driver seat, keyless entry and ignition, a nine-speaker Bose sound system, a sunroof, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an upgraded cloth upholstery, a blind-spot monitor, and a split folding 40/20/40-split rear seats.

At the pinnacle of the trim lineup is the Grand Touring trim model which bundles everything above plus a leather upholstery, heated mirrors, 19” wheels, heated front seats, heated mirrors, automatic headlights, satellite radio, and automatic dual-zone climate control.

2017 Mazda CX-5 trunk, cargo spce

2017 Mazda CX-5 Engine Specs

Under the hood of the 2017 Mazda CX-5 are two engines. The base 2.0L four-cylinder offers 155 horsepower and 150 lbs. ft. of torque which is forwarded to the front wheels via the standard six-speed manual transmission system.

The other engine offered is a 2.5L four-cylinder mated to a six-speed automatic transmission rated at 184 horsepower and 185 pounds-feet of torque.

2017 Mazda CX-5 engine

With the 2.0L engine equipped under the hood of the 2017 Mazda CX-5 Sport model, EPA says you should expect 26/35/29 mpg on the city/highway/combined with the FWD model, and 26/33/29 mpg with the rest of the FWD CX-5’s. The AWD versions get 24/30/26 mpg.

Price & 2017 Mazda CX-5 Release Date

2017 Mazda CX-5 Release date

We should expect the 2017 Mazda CX-5 release date sometime in January 2017, at least for the U.S market with a sticker price of around $21,795. More details about its lease terms and dimensions can be found in online forums.

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