Subaru Impreza Sedan vs Toyota Corolla Comparison in Huntington Beach, CA

The compact sedan is one of the most crowded and competitive classes in the industry, but year after year it seems that the Subaru Impreza and Toyota Corolla always separate themselves from the pack and stand out. This year is no different. With the 2022 Subaru Impreza and 2022 Toyota Corolla debuting with new upgrades and enhancements both seem to have more to offer than ever.

In this model comparison page, you'll see for yourself how the new 2022 Subaru Impreza stacks up against one of its biggest rivals, the 2022 Toyota Corolla. To give you a total picture of the value these models bring, we'll break down the design, performance, efficiency, technology, and more of the 2022 Impreza and 2022 Corolla side-by-side. See for yourself which new compact sedan is the best model for you.

side profile of 2022 subaru impreza

2022 Subaru Impreza VS 2022 Toyota Corolla: Exterior & Interior

Both the 2022 Impreza and 2022 Corolla come standard with plenty of exterior features such as daytime running lights for maximum visibility at all times. The Impreza sports slightly bigger standard wheels than the Corolla (16-inch vs. 15-inch), and it also comes standard with roof crossbar mounting points (raised roof rails are available for upgrade). There are no available or standard roof mountain systems for the 2022 Corolla.

Take a seat inside, and you'll notice that the 2022 Impreza is bigger than the 2022 Corolla, offering more headroom, shoulder room, and legroom in both the front seats and the rear seats. It may be a compact, but the 2022 Impreza never feels cramped and tight. In terms of total passenger volume, it's not even close with the Subaru Impreza offering 99.8 cubic feet compared to only 88.6 cubic feet of the Toyota Corolla. If you want a little more space and versatility, the 2022 Impreza and 2022 Corolla both also come in a hatchback model, making it a great model for weekend getaways and road trips.


front interior cockpit profile of 2022.

2022 Subaru Impreza VS 2022 Toyota Corolla: Technology

In the technology department, the 2022 Impreza and 2022 Corolla are actually quite similar in standard features. The 2022 Corolla comes with a 7" touchscreen infotainment system while the 2022 Impreza offers a 6.5" touchscreen infotainment system and shares many of the same standard features as the Toyota Corolla such as Apple CarPlay™ & Android Auto™ for smartphone integration and Bluetooth® audio streaming and phone connectivity. On higher trims, both models have premium sound systems with the Subaru Impreza offering a Harmon Kardon premium system while the Toyota Corolla offers a JBL system. Either way, you're getting most of the same standard features in both models despite, as you'll see, the 2022 Subaru Impreza being a more affordable model.

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2022 Subaru Impreza VS 2022 Toyota Corolla: Performance & Efficiency

When it comes to performance, the 2022 Impreza has a clear advantage over the 2022 Corolla. The Subaru Impreza has a standard 2.0-liter SUBARU BOXER DOHC engine with a solid performance output of 152 horsepower and 146 lb/ft of torque. The Toyota Corolla has a 1.8-liter DOHC engine that can only muster 139 horsepower and 126 lb/ft of torque. Even with the power and size discrepancy, the 2022 Impreza still gets great gas mileage when it's equipped with the available CVT Transmission. With that setup, the 2022 Impreza has a highway rating of 36 MPG, nearly matching the 2022 Corolla highway fuel economy of 38 MPG. But, with the Subaru Impreza, you also get Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive standard for better handling and control. The Toyota Corolla only offers front-wheel drive on all of its model trims.


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2022 Subaru Impreza VS 2022 Toyota Corolla: Safety

Safety is something both of these models take very seriously. The 2022 Impreza and 2022 Corolla both received 5/5 stars in the overall safety category from the NHTSA, but the 2022 Impreza did score better in the rollover protection category than the 2022 Corolla-5/5 stars against 4/5 stars. The two models also offer a suite of advanced driver-assist technologies. EyeSight® Driver Assist is available on the 2022 Impreza entry-level trim and standard on the Premium Sedan model and higher  trims while the Toyota Safety Sense is standard on all models of the 2022 Corolla. Both suites include features like lane departure warning and pre-collision braking, among others, to help prevent and mitigate accidents and collisions. One safety feature standard on the Subaru Impreza that's not on the Toyota Corolla is the keyless entry system that lets you unlock and open your door without taking your keys out and potentially exposing them to theft.

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2022 Subaru Impreza VS 2022 Toyota Corolla: Price & Value

Our last comparison looks at what it costs to own these two compact cars. Both Subaru and Toyota are known as affordable brands, and the 2022 Impreza and 2022 Corolla are examples of that with the 2022 Impreza starting at $18,795 while the 2022 Corolla has a starting MSRP of $20,075. Not only do you get many of the same standard features, more interior space, and better performance in the 2022 Subaru Impreza, but you also get all of that at a lower price than the 2022 Toyota Corolla. There's no doubt that when comparing the total value of both models, the 2022 Subaru Impreza is the better choice over the 2022 Toyota Corolla.

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2022 Subaru Impreza2022 Toyota Corolla
$18,795Starting MSRP*$20,075
2.0-Liter SUBARU BOXER 4-CylinderStandard Engine1.8-Liter DOHC 4-Cylinder
152 HP / 146 lb/ftStandard Performance Output (Horsepower / Torque)139 HP / 126 lb/ft
Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive Standard DrivetrainFront-Wheel Drive
99.8 Cubic FeetPassenger Volume (Without Moonroof)88.6 Cubic Feet
12.3 Cubic FeetCargo Volume 13.1 Cubic Feet
StandardApple CarPlay™ & Android Auto™Standard
StandardBluetooth® Wireless TechnologyStandard
StandardDaytime Running LightsStandard
5/5 StarsNHTSA Overall Safety Score5/5 Stars

*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.