The 2016 Subaru Impreza in Bend, OR

Perhaps most recognizable in its rally-capable WRX guise, standard versions of the Subaru Impreza have nevertheless enjoyed long-standing popularity with drivers who don't possess aspirations to defy death on the dirt at 100 mph, but do care about keeping control in treacherous conditions.

 An Elementary Appraisal

Since an affinity for battling Mother Nature's elements is a decisive factor in the success of its forerunners, the 2016 Subaru Impreza seems an ideal subject for elementary appraisal. In keeping with that theme then, five of the best elements of the 2016 Impreza follow, highlighting the key reasons why this sure-footed family car will continue to enjoy its legendary reputation in 2016 and beyond.

Element #1: All-Wheel Drive: As Christian Wardlaw writes in his 2016 Subaru Impreza 5-Door review for The New York Daily News, the Impreza is the one and only car in its category to benefit from snow, ice, and mud-defying AWD. For drivers wishing to combine maximum on-road traction with the fuel economy of a standard car, Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive is the jewel in the Impreza's crown.

Element #2: Affordable Price: With a base price of just over $19,000, the Impreza is the least expensive all-wheel-drive vehicle that can be had. A diminutive price shouldn't be interpreted to mean the Impreza is cheap and cheerful though.

Element #3: Value Retention: Kelley Blue Book reviewer Matt Degen is just of the experts assuring buyers that they'll be able to fetch a good price for their Imprezas when the time comes to resell. In his expert review of the 2016 model, Degen also reminds readers that the Subaru Impreza is a KBB "best resale value" award winner.

Element #4: Impressive Fuel Economy: Autotrader recently published its 2016 Subaru Impreza: New Car Review, in which the writer notes the frugality Subaru has achieved by combining continuously variable transmission with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder boxer engine. While prospective owners might expect permanently engaged all-wheel-drive to make for a thirsty car, when driven conservatively on the highway, the Impreza actually returns a very economical 37 mpg.

Element #5: Best in Class Safety: Subaru has always had a reputation for producing cars that can handle impacts well. Of course nobody wants to deal with a collision when driving, but if the worst should happen, a five-star safety rating from the federal government should reassure buyers that there are few cars offering better impact protection for occupants.

More than the Sum of its Elements

With more than two decades of evolution and development behind it, the 2016 Subaru Impreza is built to a formula that's harmonized for maximum driver and passenger enjoyment and comfort.

Here at Subaru of Bend we look forward to demonstrating what makes the latest generation Impreza a family car for all seasons-and all elements. If you're in our area, why not come over and let us show you around our Impreza range.