Subaru Impreza and WRX Earn KBB 2018 "Best Resale Value" Award

2018 Subaru WRX

When it comes to a worthy package, the 2018 Subaru Impreza and Subaru WRX are clearly earning their keep. This is the fourth year for the Impreza to earn Kelley Blue Book’s Best Resale Award. It is the fifth year for the WRX to win the same award in its class.

Kelley Blue Book, which has been a leading analyst of car values since before the internet began, evaluates every vehicle and estimates its resale value. Among compact cars, the Impreza places first for five-year residual values. In the Sporty Compact Car category, the WRX earned the top ranking. This is the tenth year that the WRX made it to the 10 Best list for overall value in all segments.

For those who think of their car as an investment, it makes sense to value Kelley Blue Book’s predictions. This reliable indicator suggests that shoppers have the best chance of maximizing their car dollar by choosing one of these two Subarus. The Impreza and WRX can be expected to hold their value more than rivals.

For 2018, the Subaru WRX became an even better value. Subaru added many standards. A new security system monitors the hood as well as the doors and the trunk. Recognizing the need for better ride quality, engineers thickened door glass and strengthened door seals. The windshield header beam was filled with noise-absorbing foam. The multi-function display grew from 4.3 inches to 5.9 inches. Easier to see, it also became easier to use with high definition images and multi-function capabilities. Shoppers can get Subaru Starlink with its new 7-inch screen. This sporty compact gained EyeSight Driver Assist with a list of important features. Included in the price of the WRX, you will find pre-collision braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and Subaru's distinctive sway warning. The WRX Limited has Reverse Automatic Braking.

WRX performance features continue to evolve. Subaru has improved steering stability with new front and rear suspension tuning. Revised electric power steering feels more natural and smooth. Engineers reduced the weight of the steering motor by integrating it with an electronic control unit. To be sure, the car retains its high cornering performance capability. WRX drivers command 268 horsepower. If you choose the Sports Lineartronic CVT, Subaru adds Intelligent Drive. This has modes that can tailor responses to suit your driving habits.

The 2018 Subaru Impreza is an affordable car with some excellent standards. The small sedan grew by an inch, providing more space. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are part of the multimedia system. Near Field Communication connectivity makes your smartphone interactions easier. The standard BOXER engine cranks out 152 horsepower. You can choose between a five-speed manual and a Lineartronic transmission. Top fuel economy is 38 mpg highway. This efficiency is remarkable given that the car has all-wheel drive. Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive helps the Impreza handle obstacles that would stall other sedans. The new build is lower, making the whole package more aerodynamic.

If you add up the many ways these two cars serve their owners, it seems only right that they have achieved such an impressive record with the analysts at Kelley Blue Book. Drop by for a test drive of your favorite at Camelback Subaru today!

Categories: Awards, Impreza, WRX

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