When we drove the 2014 Subaru Impreza during our last compact hatchback comparison, we noted it performed particularly well in terms of cabin space, safety, and cost of ownership. For the 2015 model year, the hatch gains a few more attributes that help it stand out from the pack.
Along with updated styling, the Impreza adds a rearview camera as standard across all trim levels. With the new offering, the Impreza joins the Ford Focus, Mazda3, Hyundai Veloster, and Scion iM among the growing list of small hatches that already offer a rearview camera as standard. For 2015, Subaru has also tweaked the Lineartronic CVT so it acts a bit more like a traditional automatic, giving it a more natural stepped shifting rhythm.