2017 Subaru Impreza vs 2017 Toyota Corolla
2017 Subaru Impreza 2017 Toyota Corolla
  152 hp @ 6000 rpm 132 hp @ 6000 rpm
  28/38 28/36
  56.7 in. 54.8 in.

2017 Subaru Impreza vs 2017 Toyota Corolla

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Available as a hatchback or sedan, the 2017 Subaru Impreza is a compact car that comes with an affordable price tag. The Toyota Corolla is also a compact vehicle that's known for its economical design. Running on the BOXER engine and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, the Impreza boasts better capabilities than the Corolla. The EyeSight Driver Assist technology also gives this Subaru an advantage in the active safety category.


Featuring four cylinders in a horizontal configuration, the 2.0 L BOXER engine is standard in the Subaru Impreza. Running on the Dual Active Valve Control System, this signature engine produces up to 152 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque. The Toyota Corolla's 1.8 L I-4 engine has a top output of only 132 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque. Featuring the Adaptive Control function, the Lineartronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) system facilitates handling of the Impreza. This sophisticated transmission is also available with a seven-speed Manual Mode that can be adjusted with paddle shifters on the steering wheel. The Corolla's Continuously Variable Transmission with intelligence and Shift Mode (CVTi-S) isn't quite as sophisticated as the Lineartronic CVT. Standard on the Impreza, the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive optimizes traction on dry and wet roads. As a compact car, the Corolla is naturally fitted with front-wheel drive. When equipped with the Active Torque Vectoring, this Subaru can confidently make sharp turns and other swift maneuvers. The Incline Start Assist is another technology that boosts the car's performance in challenging conditions.


The Subaru EyeSight Driver Assist technology can be fairly compared with the Toyota Safety Sense P. Both of these accident-avoidance packages include automatic braking functions to prevent front crashes. The Impreza's Lane Departure Warning and Lane Sway Warning are similar to the Corolla's Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist. Additionally, the Lane Keep Assist is included in the EyeSight Driver Assist suite. This Subaru offers the Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, which aren't available in the Corolla. The Reverse Automatic Braking lowers the risk of an accident when the Impreza backs up. A standard rear vision camera also helps you detect other vehicles or moving objects in the way. With some help from the Brake Assist and Brake Override System, you can easily bring this Subaru to a smooth stop in emergency situations. In the event of an accident, the STARLINK Safety & Security system will turn on the Automatic Collision Notification and SOS Emergency Assistance.


The Subaru Impreza is available with an 8-inch touch screen that lets you enjoy an array of applications in the STARLINK platform. SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link updates are delivered to the GPS navigation system. You can also use Android Auto or Apple CarPlay to import online maps from compatible smartphones. Even though it has the Siri Eyes Free technology, the Toyota Corolla's 7-inch Entune multimedia system isn't optimized for Android devices. From SiriusXM Satellite Radio and Pandora to Aha and Stitcher, the STARLINK system offers access to plenty of premium music channels. The Corolla is connected only to SiriusXM Satellite Radio and HD Radio. The Impreza's eight-speaker Harman Kardon sound system also offers better acoustics than the Corolla's six generic speakers.

We invite you to visit our dealership and enjoy a test drive in the 2017 Subaru Impreza. You can then compare this compact Subaru car with the Toyota Corolla.

* EPA-estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary.