5 best used cars for city driving – Subaru Impreza has an advantage

5 best used cars for city driving - Subaru Impreza has an advantage

Recent reports show that demand for used cars pushed prices up in July due to the shortage of new vehicles. A recent report from Kelley Blue Book says the average used car in America sold for $28,219 last month. The good news is that wholesale prices have fallenwhich should translate into lower prices in August.

What should car buyers do with new models that are almost impossible to find? Check out the best used cars for commuting in the city.

If you can’t buy a new 2023 Subaru Impreza compact car now, an already owned Impreza is still a good choice. Consumer reports (by subscription) arranged the five best used cars for city drivingand the 2016 Subaru Impreza is one of the best used car purchases right now.

The cars CR picked had to tick the right boxes. They chose models with a small turning circle, a compact size, good fuel economy in the citydecent ride quality and at least average reliability.

The five best used cars for city driving

In addition to the 2016 Subaru Impreza, Consumer Reports also selected the 2017 Toyota Prius, 2017 Toyota Corolla, 2015 Honda Civic and 2018 Mazda 3. Consumer Reports likes the Impreza for its fuel economy, standard four-wheel drive, agile handling, spacious interior and comfortable ride.

What is the price of a 2016 Subaru Impreza?

Consumer Reports says the price of the 2016 Impreza ranges from $15,525 to $18,975, depending on trim level and condition. That’s about $6,000-$9,000 less than a new 2023 Impreza.

What is the price of the Subaru Impreza 2023?

The 2023 Impreza comes in four customer trim levels. The seven different models are available in base sedan ($20,815), base hatchback ($21,315), Premium sedan ($24,215), Premium hatchback ($24,715), Sport sedan ($25,615), Sport hatchback ($25,015) and Limited hatchback ($28,415). Destination and delivery ($995) are included in the above prices. Models with a CVT automatic transmission add about $1,300 depending on trim level.

2016 Subaru Impreza features, fuel economy, price

Impreza has an advantage over the other small compact cars

The only significant advantage of the Subaru Impreza is the symmetrical four-wheel drive that is standard on every model. Four-wheel drive is ideal for those living in cold climates and has advantages in wet conditions in the summer. You will pay extra for 4 wheel drive cars on the list above if they are already available.

What do consumer reports say?

“With standard four-wheel drive, this little Subaru gets 20 mpg in the city, has an agile handling, a spacious interior with enough room in the back for adult passengers, and a comfortable ride that rivals some luxury sedans.”

What is the fuel consumption of the 2016 Subaru Impreza?

CR says owner-stated fuel economy is 28 mpg. The EPA’s estimated fuel economy is: 28/36 city/highway mpg and 31 combined mpg with the CVT automatic transmission.

If you can’t find a new 2022 or 2023 Subaru Impreza, Consumer Reports says the 2016 Impreza is one of the best-used models for city driving. Consumer Reports says the Impreza is a top choice for its fuel economy, standard four-wheel drive, nimble handling, roomy interior and comfortable ride.

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Denis Flierl has invested over 30 years in the automotive industry in an advisory role with every major car brand. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press. Checking out Subaru Report where he handles all models of the Japanese automaker. More stories can be found on the Torque News Subaru page. Follow Dennis on facebook, Twitterand Instagram.

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