Subaru of America Inc. has redesigned its Impreza for the ’06 model year, increasing horsepower on the 2.5 i (formerly 2.5 RS) and Outback Sport models. The two trims now will make 173 hp with a more powerful version of the 2.5L SOHC horizontally opposed 4-cyl. engine. Subaru has added an i-Active Valve Lift system and Electronic Throttle Control system to boost output. Peak torque is still 166 lb.-ft. (225 Nm) at 4,400 rpm, Subaru says. All Imprezas have a new exterior look, with a ...

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