Subaru Impreza vs. Honda Civic

Compare the Subaru Impreza to the Honda Civic at Joseph Subaru of Florence

Picking out the right compact sedan can be a challenge with so many options available on the road today. Researching, comparing, and contrasting the available models can take a lot of work, and it can start to feel like a headache after a while. That's why the experts here at Joseph Subaru of Florence are on hand and ready to help you out. For instance, one of our favorite models right now is the Subaru Impreza, and it's easy to see why drivers tend to prefer it. With standard equipment you won't find on other models and plenty of luxuries to explore, the Subaru Impreza is an impressive model. When compared to the Honda Civic, it's easy to see why the Subaru Impreza is a top-notch option.

Swing by our Subaru dealership, and we'll show you why the Subaru Impreza is the perfect choice for your compact sedan needs!

Subaru Impreza vs Honda Civic: Performance

  • Both models are equipped with a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine, and both the Impreza and the Civic deliver more than 150 horsepower. However, if you want to maximize the torque output from your sedan, the Subaru Impreza offers 145 pound-per feet while the Civic only manages 138 pound-feet.
  • The Subaru Impreza comes standard with symmetrical all-wheel drive to provide improved traction when your adventures take you on the road less traveled. The Honda Civic does not offer this feature.
  • When both models are equipped with standard continuously variable transmissions, each offers an impressive fuel economy that achieves up to 38 mpg on the highway. The Subaru Impreza does this with all-wheel drive which typically lowers efficiency.

Subaru Impreza vs Honda Civic: Exterior and Interior Design

  • The Subaru Impreza is shorter and thinner than the Honda Civic. When you want to navigate in and out of those tight parking spots, the Impreza will be able to do it a little bit easier than the Honda Civic can.
  • LED Responsive Headlights are available for Impreza drivers, so your lights follow the curve of the road as you take twists and turns. The Honda Civic does not offer this feature on any model.
  • If you want to give your passengers a bit more room to stretch out in, the Subaru sedan offers more passenger volume than the Honda sedan can. The Subaru Impreza also offers more headroom and legroom in both rows.
  • The Honda Civic's trunk space offers a maximum of 15.1 cubic feet of cargo space. The Subaru Impreza puts this number to shame with their 5-Door option that provides a minimum of 20.8 cubic feet and a maximum of 55.3 cubic feet of space when you fold down the back seats.

Subaru Impreza vs Honda Civic: Technology

  • The Subaru lineup comes standard with the STARLINK® Multimedia infotainment system with a 6.5-inch touchscreen. The Honda Civic is standard with a five-inch color screen and requires an upgrade to higher trim levels to access touchscreen features.
  • Smartphone integration is available from the base trim model on up with the Subaru Impreza. Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ are offered on the Civic lineup, but only starting with the Sport trim and up.
  • Staying connected while on the go is easy with the Subaru's available 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. Honda doesn't provide a similar feature on their Civic.

Subaru Impreza vs Honda Civic: Safety

  • Both models offer their package of driver assistance features for you to take advantage of. The Subaru Impreza provides the EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology while the Honda Civic comes with the Honda Sensing® suite of features.
  • Subaru offers a Blind-Spot Detection with Lange Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert to help keep an eye on your surroundings in busy traffic situations. The Honda Civic does not offer this feature at all.


Ready to upgrade your driving experience? Come explore our Subaru inventory and take the Subaru Impreza out for a test drive!




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