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The Ultimate Camping Car: Subaru Impreza Hatchback

Updated: Jun 29

Last year my boyfriend and I bought a Subaru Impreza Hatchback and honestly, it’s one of the best decisions we have ever made. I’m not going to lie, I was skeptical at first. I didn’t really know much about Subaru and I wanted something that was an SUV style. He has wanted an Impreza for as long as I can remember mostly because it was the first car he ever drove and he loved that thing. After much discussion, we decided to go to the dealership to test drive some cars and see what deals they had. After test driving the Impreza, I was in love. The value of everything we were getting was incomparable to anything else we saw. So that day we upgraded from our almost 15-year-old Corolla to a 2019 Subaru Impreza Hatchback.



The outdoors was a big part of our decision. We wanted something versatile enough for our day-to-day needs and all of our outdoor adventures. The Impreza was a perfect balance. Here are my 4 reasons why the Subaru Impreza Hatchback is the ultimate camping car.


1. Handles amazing in all weather



Living in Canada means unpredictable weather for a good majority of the year. Having a vehicle that is 4-wheel drive makes it possible and safer to travel further even in inclement weather. It’s also quite heavy for a car which adds to its traction. This was a selling feature for us as we are beginning to do more outdoor activities in the winter. A year like this with very little snow in

Southern Ontario meant we had to travel further north to go snowshoeing. We had no worries about getting caught in a snowstorm!



2. Tons of space for gear and car-camping



Going from a Toyota Corolla to the Impreza was like going from canoe to a yacht; the amount of extra space is insane! This makes it so much easier to load our gear for day hikes, backcountry trips, and canoe trips. Additionally, the hatchback and foldable back seats provide enough room for car camping. There is more than enough room for 2 people and their gear.



3. Large windows for enjoying surroundings


The large windows in the Impreza make it perfect for taking in your surroundings. Whether you are driving through a national park or camping somewhere with a scenic view, you aren’t going to miss much with the panoramic style windows.



4. Good gas mileage



Finally from a more financial standpoint, the car is great on gas considering its power and weight. Cruise control and easy to read functions can help you make the car even more fuel-efficient by showing you how you can adjust your driving to get the most out of your tank. This makes it really good for long-distance travel so you can explore more on a budget.



I could honestly go on about this car forever because the more and more we drive it, the more things I find I love about it. Let me know in the comments below what your favourite car is for the outdoors. I would also love to see some pictures of your car-camping adventures. Tag @blackantlerco in your pictures on Instagram.


I hope you enjoyed this post and don’t forget to follow me on social media to see what we are up to next! Happy camping!


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