Honda Civic vs Subaru Impreza

2018 Honda Civic LX Sedan2018 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Sedan for sale in Salt Lake City

  Honda Civic (LX)
Subaru Impreza (2.0i)
Total MSRP
$20,530 (CVT)
$19,355 (CVT)
 City / HWY Fuel Economy
31 / 4024 / 32
 All-Wheel Drive
Not Available
Standard
 Headroom / Legroom (Front)
39.3 / 42.3.439.8 / 43.1
* CVT = Continuously Variable Transmission

While the Civic offers better highway fuel economy on paper, it's important to highlight that the Impreza is the only vehicle to offer AWD. So it becomes a choice between a few extra miles per gallon, and capability when you need it most (snow, mud, etc.).


The 2018 Subaru Impreza vs. the 2018 Honda Civic

With Subaru's standard all-wheel drive and two distinct body styles to choose from, the 2018 Subaru Impreza we have here at Mark Miller Subaru South Towne is a great car, and a versatile model. But, it's not the only compact car available in multiple body styles that's on the market.

Here, we've put our Subaru Impreza, which can be ordered in either a four-door sedan or a four-door hatchback, up against the Honda Civic, which is also available as either a sedan or a hatchback. Read on for our side-by-side comparison, to see all that these two cars have in common, and where they differ.

 2018 Subaru Impreza Honda Civic Driving on Dry Road

Performance of the 2018 Subaru Impreza vs. the Honda Civic

The 2018 Subaru Impreza has the standard all-wheel drive system, Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, which Subaru equips most of their models with. The Honda Civic, on the other hand, is not available with all-wheel drive in any trim level, or body style. When it comes to the power under the hood, both models rate around the same, with the Civic base model earning a rating of 158 horsepower, while the Impreza offers 152 horsepower. However, the Honda Civic does have more engine options as drivers move up trim levels, while the Subaru Impreza only has one powertrain in the mix.

Impreza Technology vs. Civic Technology

As with all vehicles, you can expect to get more tech features from the Subaru Impreza as you move up trim levels. But, it also comes with a nice roster of standard features right out of the gate. Starting at the entry-level model, Impreza drivers in the Sandy area can expect their car to come with Bluetooth, a touchscreen interface, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration. The only one of these features that the entry-level Honda Civic comes with is Bluetooth.

Subaru Impreza Safety Features vs. the Honda Civic

Both the Impreza and the Honda Civic come with standard safety features that include a rearview camera for all trim levels. Both also have optional advanced safety features that include forward collision warning systems and lane departure warning. However, the Impreza advanced safety features come as part of an overall, innovative system called Subaru EyeSight, which also uses a network of strategically-placed cameras to monitor the traffic around you and keep you safe. The Honda Civic doesn't use a system similar to EyeSight, but, it does offer a blind spot camera for the right side of the car. However, this camera isn't a part of the safety features, and is only available on upper trim levels. Also, the Subaru Impreza, of course, comes with the added security and peace of mind that comes with standard all-wheel drive, while the Honda Civic does not.


2018 Subaru Impreza Interior2018 Honda Civic Interior

2018 Subaru Impreza Interior vs. the Honda Civic

Regardless of which body style you choose, both the Honda Civic and the Subaru Impreza have a similar footprint, maintaining that easy-to-drive and park nature people in Sandy look for in a compact car. But, the Subaru car measure a little taller and a little longer than the Civic. This means headroom and legroom are slightly greater in both the Subaru Impreza sedan and the hatchback than they are in the Honda Civic sedan or hatchback. Plus, the Honda Civic is designed with a sloping roof down the rear of the car, while the Impreza is not, so, backseat passengers in the Civic really have to watch their head while entering or exiting the car.

Subaru Impreza Pricing vs. the Honda Civic

Entry-level pricing for these two similar models comes in around the same as well. Both base models with an automatic transmission go for around 20,000 dollars, with the price increasing as you move up trim levels and add on more features. However, the Subaru Impreza is renowned for its resale value, and pre-owned models have a proven track record for retaining their worth, for drivers who may be interested in selling or trading in their vehicle a few years down the road.


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Shopping for a 2018 Subaru Impreza near South Jordan

When you're ready to shop for your next compact sedan or hatchback, consider the 2018 Subaru Impreza. It has a lot to offer drivers in the Riverton area, and its resale value and standard all-wheel drive really make it stand out against the competition. Stop by and visit us soon and let us show you all the reasons to try the Impreza out in person.


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