Subaru Impreza Sedan vs Honda Civic Sedan Comparison in Huntington Beach, CA

The Honda Civic is ubiquitous, and that means you might assume it's the best compact car for the money -- but not when you compare it against the 2020 Subaru Impreza! The Subaru Impreza offers space, performance and safety that other compact cars simply can't match. Plus, it's a Subaru, and that means you can count on durability and capability that's built to last. Best of all, it costs even less than the Honda Civic! Discover below why the 2020 Subaru Impreza is a better buy than the 2020 Honda Civic.

Subaru Impreza Leather Interior

Size & Design: 2020 Subaru Impreza vs 2020 Honda Civic

These compact cars are available in both sedan and hatchback forms, but we'll focus on the sedan versions for this page. Keep in mind that most of the advantages of the Subaru Impreza Sedan over the Honda Civic Sedan extend to the Subaru Impreza 5-Door and Honda Civic Hatchback as well!

For instance, the 2020 Subaru Impreza Sedan is far more spacious than the 2020 Honda Civic Sedan. You'll enjoy more front seat legroom and more headroom throughout the cabin of the 2020 Subaru Impreza compared to the 2020 Honda Civic. And if you select the hatchback, the 2020 Subaru Impreza version provides more cargo volume as well.


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Features & Technology: 2020 Subaru Impreza vs 2020 Honda Civic

Unlike the 2020 Honda Civic, the 2020 Subaru Impreza comes standard with a touchscreen multimedia system and Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto™. This is the best way to stay connected to friends and family, stream music from your phone and more! And on the 2020 Honda Civic LX, these features are absent. You'll have to spend more on a trim level upgrade to get the same technology.

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Performance: 2020 Subaru Impreza vs 2020 Honda Civic

The 2020 Honda Civic makes a bit more horsepower at the entry level, but not as much torque compared to the 2020 Subaru Impreza. As a result, they should both feel similar behind the wheel when it comes to acceleration response. However, when it comes to handling, the 2020 Subaru Impreza has the advantage! Instead of a tall inline engine under the hood, like you find in the Honda Civic, the Subaru Impreza features a BOXER® engine. With a low, wide and flat shape, the BOXER® engine can be mounted low in the engine bay, lowering the vehicle's center of gravity for planted, balanced and responsive handling.

Furthermore, the 2020 Subaru Impreza is the rare compact car that comes with all-wheel drive! On wet roads, dirt trails or just carving canyon roads, torque is delivered to the wheels with the best grip for nimble handling and maximum driver control, even in inclement weather. The 2020 Honda Civic comes only with front-wheel drive, which is more prone to slip and slide on wet or icy roads.


Subaru Impreza Safety

Safety: 2020 Subaru Impreza vs 2020 Honda Civic

It's tough to beat a Subaru when it comes to safety -- but we suppose a tie is possible. When it comes to crash test results from industry authorities, it's a dead heat. Both the 2020 Subaru Impreza and 2020 Honda Civic earned five-star overall safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. They also both earned 2020 Top Safety Pick recognition from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In the event of a crash, these two compact cars lead their segments in toughness and durability. But the 2020 Subaru Impreza still has an advantage when it comes to safety....


Subaru Impreza Blind Spot Monitor

Driver Assist Technology: 2020 Subaru Impreza vs 2020 Honda Civic

Both these compact cars offer modern driver assist technologies that can help you avoid an accident! However, the 2020 Subaru Impreza does offer some optional equipment that you won't find on any 2020 Honda Civic. At the entry level, both cars when equipped with an automatic transmission come standard with features like forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control. But only the 2020 Subaru Impreza offers optional reverse automatic braking! When backing out of a tight parking spot, the 2020 Subaru Impreza can brake for itself to avoid a potential collision with traffic passing behind you. That's a safety feature the 2020 Honda Civic simply doesn't have.

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Why A New Subaru Offers You More Value At McKenna

As you can see, the 2020 Subaru Impreza comes with more cabin and cargo space, more all-weather capability and more technology than the 2020 Honda Civic. So you might expect that it would cost more. But we're pleased to be able to say that the 2020 Subaru Impreza has a starting MSRP of just $18,695. That's about $2,000 less than the entry-level 2020 Honda Civic with less equipment and technology! So, head to McKenna Subaru to get a compact car that's perfect for California. Test drive the new 2020 Subaru Impreza today.

2020 Subaru Impreza Sedan2020 Honda Civic Sedan
$18,695Starting MSRP*$20,650
152Horsepower158
145 lb.-ft.Torque138 lb.-ft.
All-Wheel DriveDrivetrainFront-Wheel Drive
36 Highway / 28 City (MPG)Gas Mileage (Automatic Transmission)38 Highway / 30 City (MPG)
99.8 cu. ft.Passenger Volume97.8 cu. ft.
6.5"TouchscreenAvailable Upgrade
5 StarsIIHS Frontal Crash Rating4 Stars
Standard60/40-Split Folding Rear SeatAvailable Upgrade
StandardApple CarPlay® IntegrationAvailable Upgrade

*Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.