2017 Subaru Impreza vs 2017 Honda Civic
2017 Subaru Impreza Sedan 2017 Honda Civic Sedan
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2017 Subaru Impreza vs 2017 Honda Civic

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For drivers who want a small, inexpensive vehicle with good fuel economy, a compact car may be the best choice. The compact car segment of the automotive market is crowded with a number of highly rated models. Among these choices, the Subaru Impreza and the Honda Civic really stand out. Both are economically smart options that deliver a fun driving experience.

The Impreza has been redesigned for 2017, and like all Subaru models, it comes standard with all-wheel drive. Although it looks small from the outside, the interior measures in at 100 cubic feet, which is large for the class. The Civic has long been a bestseller among American car buyers, and it's not hard to see why. This model has a stylish exterior, up-to-date safety features, and a two engines to choose from.


The 2017 Impreza comes standard with one engine. The 2.0-liter 4-cylinder delivers 148 horsepower and 152 lb.-foot of torque. Buyers can choose between a seven-speed manual transmission and a continuously variable transmission. The Impreza has great handling and excellent stability around curves, but the Civic may be a better option if you want a car with fast acceleration.

If you want more choice when it comes to what's under the hood, the Civic may be more appealing. The base trim comes with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that delivers 158 horsepower and 138 lb.-foot of torque. Choose a higher trim level and get a 1.5-liter turbo that creates 174 horsepower and 162 lb.-foot of torque.


For 2017, Subaru have updated the Impreza's exterior giving it a fresh, modern look. Buyers will be able to select a five-door hatchback or a four-door sedan. The sharp angles of the sedan make it look more like a sporty coupe. This year's model is slightly larger than previous iterations but still has a compact look.

2017 marks the return of the Civic hatchback to the U.S. market after an absence of two decades. The hatchback has a sleek, modern design. Honda also offers the Civic as a sedan and coupe, both of which have stylish, sloping rear roofs.


Most trim levels of the Impreza come with Subaru's EyeSight safety system, which offers an array of the latest features available on the market. The Eyesight system uses stereo camera to survey the road ahead and warns the driver of potential dangers. It offers collision avoidance, active cruise control, and lane-keep assist. The Impreza, which has been named an IIHS Top Safety Pick, also comes with seven airbags.

Both the Impreza and Civic have a starting price of under $20,000 and offer impressive features for the money. If you think either the Subaru Impreza or Honda Civic may be the right car for you, we'd love to help you set up a test drive. Contact our dealership today or stop by our location for more details.