Subaru shares these tips on ways to improve fuel economy, which can be used by any driver, for any vehicle:
- Maintain proper tire pressure
- Replace air filter when dirty
- Use cruise control when possible
- Remove excess weight inside vehicle
- Change engine oil and filter when dirty
- Drive sensibly
- Tighten the gas cap
- Avoid excess vehicle idling
Beyond saving fuel, these tips pay off in other ways. According to Gary Palanjian, vice president of parts and service for Subaru of America, Inc.: “You’ll increase your vehicle’s reliability; you’ll reduce the likelihood of costly repairs; and you’ll enjoy higher trade-in or resale value down the road.”
The 2012 Impreza has a navigation system that is new to Subaru. One of its features is that map updates now are made by an SD card and not a DVD, as they had been in the past.
The new navigation system also features live traffic updates.
Read driving impressions of the 2012 Impreza, including comments on the navigation system, from Winter 2012 Drive. Also in that issue: information about Genuine Subaru Accessories® for the 2012 Impreza.