Simply put, Subaru is telling us to remind you that instead of buying an SUV (and they’re not dissing this type of vehicle, because they’ve got some in their lineup to sell), you could consider an AWD car instead. My job here is done. Well, not quite.
Subaru Canada decided to invite a very small group of journalists to the Muskoka region, north of Toronto, to try out their Impreza and Legacy sedans on snow covered roads and highways. The objective here is to show us just how well their Symmetrical AWD system works and makes Canadian winters something we should look forward to instead of dreading. And when they’re equipped with the optional EyeSight suite of electronic driving aids, both cars boast a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS, so they’re also pretty safe.
The 2016 Subaru Impreza has a plethora of competitors in the compact sedan segment, but only one of them can be equipped with AWD, and that’s the Mitsubishi Lancer. The 2016 Subaru Legacy, which must also go head to head with some pretty stiff competition, has only two rivals that can be equipped with AWD, namely the Ford Fusion and the Chrysler 200.