2021 Subaru Impreza 5-Door vs 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Comparison in Huntington Beach, CA

Both Subaru and Toyota are known for their performance, reliability, and value. But the 2021 Subaru Impreza 5-door has award-winning safety and standard All-Wheel Drive behind it, making it a better value than the 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback. Before you come into McKenna Subaru for your test drive, check out the side-by-side comparison we've put together in the paragraphs below. See for yourself why the Impreza 5-door is the vehicle for you.

Subaru Impreza 5-Door utility specs

2021 Subaru Impreza 5-Door vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback: Comfort & Utility

Both vehicles are designed for comfort, giving you dual-zone climate control and leather-trimmed upholstery on the top trim levels, and a standard 6-way adjustable driver's seat on every model. While the 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback offers heated front seats on its top trim level, they're standard on all trim levels of the 2021 Subaru Impreza 5-door except the base model. When it comes to space, the Impreza has it in spades. With more headroom and legroom, the Impreza delivers a spacious 100.9 cubic feet of passenger volume compared to the 84.6 cubic feet in the Corolla. When you fold the rear seats down, the Subaru Impreza 5-door has an impressive 55.3 cubic feet of cargo room, which is more than double the cargo space in the Toyota Corolla Hatchback.


Subaru Impreza 5-Door technology specs

2021 Subaru Impreza 5-Door vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback: Technology

Both the Subaru Impreza 5-door and the Toyota Corolla hatchback are similar when it comes to interior technology. They both offer available 8-inch touchscreens with voice activation and an available 8-speaker premium audio system. But only the 2021 Impreza 5-door gives you the available option of a Rockford Fosgate® audio upgrade that brings your music-listening experience up to eleven. We think you'll agree that it's much better than any audio options Toyota puts in the Corolla Hatchback. The 2021 Impreza also has standard LED Steering Responsive Headlights on the top tier. While the 2021 Corolla has similar technology, it's available for an extra charge.

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Subaru Impreza 5-door performance specs

2021 Subaru Impreza 5-Door vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback: Performance

On paper, you would think these two vehicles are similar when it comes to performance. The difference, and the advantage, is the Subaru Impreza's BOXER® engine. Unlike the inline engine in the Toyota Corolla, the BOXER® sits flat, helping to lessen vibration and noise for a smoother ride. The low center of gravity of the Impreza engine means it's more balanced for better handling. And the standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive on the Subaru Impreza 5-door means more confidence when driving over rough terrain or in inclement weather. The Toyota Corolla hatchback only offers Front-Wheel Drive.


Subaru Impreza 5-Door safety & driver assist features

2021 Subaru Impreza 5-Door vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback: Safety & Driver Assist Features

Both the 2021 Subaru Impreza 5-door and the Toyota Corolla hatchback have a large array of driver assist features for that extra layer of confidence while behind the wheel. These include the available Blind Spot Detection and Lane Change Alert to keep you safe on the highway, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert to help avoid collisions while backing out of a parking space. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awarded both vehicles a five star rating overall, but only the 2021 Impreza scored a perfect 5 stars in all the crash ratings. The 2021 Corolla only received four stars in the rollover crash test.


Subaru Impreza 5-door features

2021 Subaru Impreza 5-Door vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback: Standard & Available Features

When it comes to features, the 2021 Subaru Impreza 5-door has the 2021 Toyota Corolla hatchback beat hands down. The Impreza comes with a standard roof spoiler for a jaunty, sporty look, something the Corolla does not offer. The 2021 Impreza 5-door simply adds to its adventurous silhouette by offering the available option of either aero or fixed crossbar sets for more cargo capacity. You can also choose the optional bike carrier or kayak carrier, features that the Toyota Corolla hatchback just doesn't offer. While they both have dual cup holders in the center console, only the Impreza offers a bottle holder in each door panel, which means convenient storage for each occupant.

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2021 Subaru Impreza 5-Door vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback: Value

With a starting MSRP of just $19,295, the 2021 Subaru Impreza 5-door is already a better value than the 2021 Toyota Corolla hatchback, coming in at almost $2,500 less. When you add the lauded safety features, the standard All-Wheel Drive, and the features that the Toyota just doesn't offer, you can see why Subaru is the perfect compact car for you. Stop by our showroom today at McKenna Subaru in Huntington Beach to take a test drive and feel the difference for yourself.

2021 Subaru Impreza2021 Toyota Corolla
$19,295Starting MSRP*$21,765
152Standard Horsepower168
145Standard Torque (lb-ft)151
Horizontally Opposed BOXER Four-CylinderEngine LayoutInline Four-Cylinder
StandardAll-Wheel DriveNot Available
Available UpgradeKeyless EntryStandard
Standard16" WheelsStandard
100.9 Cubic FeetPassenger Volume84.6 Cubic Feet
36.5"Rear Seat Legroom29.9"
55.3 Cubic FeetMax Cargo Space23.3 Cubic feet

*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.