2013 Subaru Impreza Road Test and Review: Features and Controls
- Standard Bluetooth with music streaming capability
- Standard auxiliary audio input jack
- Standard USB port
- Impreza 2.0i Premium gains standard All Weather Package, but only with the manual transmission.
There are three things wrong with my Subaru Impreza 2.0i Sport Limited’s interior, aside from the cheesy headliner.
First, the seat heater controls are located so far back on the center console that I discovered them by accident.
Second, the white-faced gauges with orange nighttime illumination offer very poor contrast at sunrise and sunset, and even after full dark descended I couldn’t get them as bright as I would prefer.
Third, and this really is the only one that needs correction, the optional touchscreen navigation system is awful. Equipped with on-screen buttons seemingly designed for people with tiny fingers, the display is angled to reflect as much natural light as possible, thereby rendering information shown upon it nearly illegible. My strong recommendation is to skip this amateur-hour interface and stick with the conventional knobs and buttons that are included with the Impreza’s standard sound systems.
Aside from these complaints, the Impreza’s cabin is a model of simplicity, with intuitive controls located in logical places.