Ride & Handling

There's no question you're going to feel the road when driving the Impreza 2.5GT, but while the sport suspension always lets you know when you've driven over a large bump in the road, the impact from those bumps and holes isn't jarring to occupants. The shocks do a nice job absorbing impacts, and the car remains poised when driving on undulating roads. Body roll isn't a problem when pushing the car hard through a corner, as the 2.5GT feels nicely planted.

The 2.5GT's steering is worth highlighting, too, as it's precise. It takes some effort to turn the wheel, as there isn't a lot of power assistance, but that pays off when driving on the highway. The car doesn't feel twitchy or skittish in those circumstances, but rather locked-in and ready to track wherever you point it. It doesn't hurt that the steering wheel feels great in your hands, too, thanks to its thick leather-wrapped rim, which is standard.

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    Automatic illumination (models with moonroof)
    The map lights illuminate automatically in the following cases. Any of the doors other than the rear gate is opened. (The map lights do not illuminate when only the rear gate is opened.) The door ...

    Deleting the speed dial
    1. Select the PHONE BOOK menu. 2. Select DEL SPD DIAL by operating the TUNE/TRACK/CH dial or select DELETE SPEED DIAL by using the voice command system. Preset buttons 3. Press the preset b ...

    Replacing an air filter
    1. Remove the glove box. (1) Open the glove box. (2) Remove the damper shaft from the glove box. (3) Pull out the glove box. 2. Remove the cover of the air filter. 3. Remove the air filte ...