Impreza vs Honda Civic

Check Out How the New 2018 Subaru Impreza Pulls Ahead of the Honda Competition Here at Reynolds Subaru

The sedan and hatchback duo returns to our neck of the northern Virginia woods a showcase of all a seasoned commuter or die-hard road-tripper could hope to find in a new compact car. True to the "Confidence In Motion" creed, the new Subaru Impreza continues to be the model of the athletic handling that has made it a blast to drive for generations. What's more, it's home to a capacious and comfortable cabin loaded with the latest tech to set it above the rest. Step into the driver's seat with us here in Orange, VA, and you'll find that it gives even segment stalwarts like Honda Civic a run for their proverbial money. Here are just a few of the ways.

Power and Performance

  • First off, the 2018 Impreza sedan, for example, builds in a 152-horsepower, 2.0-liter flat-four SUBARU BOXER engine, designed horizontally opposed and with laterally moving pistons. It's distinct from 2018 Civic and its in-line four-cylinder. Factor in standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and the result is a sturdy, balanced ride supremely efficient and capable down rough roads and through rougher weather. Civic can't make the same claim, and AWD isn't offered anywhere in Honda's sedan lineup.
  • What's more, the new Impreza brings more turning and pulling power to the drive, putting out 145 pound-feet of torque to Civic's 138.
  • Further, you can find cornering precision features like Active Torque Vectoring in Impreza Sport trims. Similar capabilities aren't to be found in Civic.
  • Impreza even offers a larger fuel capacity, 13.2 gallons to Civic's 12.4, meaning fewer trips to the pump around Charlottesville.

Technology and Safety Features

  • At first glance, both compact sedans appear evenly matched, Impreza with its EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology suite, offering lane keep assist, warnings for lane departure and sway, pre-collision brakes, and adaptive cruise control, and Civic, with its lane departure and forward collision warning systems, collision and road departure mitigation features, and similar lane keep assist and adaptive cruise control tech. However, Impreza offers the enhanced situational awareness of blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert at the line's midrange -- features not offered in Civic.
  • Ours is also the superior choice for entertainment and connectivity for the Culpeper day trip. Three infotainment systems appear, dependent on trim -- one 6.5-inch and two 8-inch STARLINK&#trade; Multimedia variants -- and each offers standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto from base to apex for smartphone integration. Honda Civic offers a 5-inch color LCD screen and a 7-inch Display Audio system option, but Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are only available with a step up to the EX trim and later.

Available Trim Levels and Special Options

  • If choice is what you seek, you'll find it in a new Subaru sedan. Options in the Impreza lineup range from 2.0i and 2.0i Premium to 2.0i Sport and 2.0i Limited, with the same trims available in its hatchback variant. Honda Civic offers LX, Sport, and EX trims between its two body styles, diverging in the sedan to include EX-L and Touring and in the hatch to include EX-L Navi and Sport Touring.
  • With myriad packages available, incorporating cutting-edge technologies, safety features, and amenities, along with a host of optional accessories to personalize your ride, from cargo storage elements to durability improvements and aesthetic accents, it's Subaru Impreza that pulls ahead. Honda's options, however, are all individual.

There's even more where these advancements came from. Discover the 2018 Subaru Impreza here at Reynolds Subaru, and you'll see what we mean. Stop by 249 Madison Rd. for a visit today, and we'll take you for a spin!

Impreza vs Toyota Corolla

2018 Subaru Impreza Laps Its Toyota Competition Here in Orange, VA

Not every compact car can boast the trifecta of a spirited engine, athletic handling, and refined ride that takes "fun to drive" to the level of a pleasure cruise. Ditto for a spacious interior loaded with cutting-edge technologies to make the grade a world apart from the rest. Such is standard for the new Subaru Impreza, however, and against segment mainstays like Toyota Corolla, fresh off the factory line for a new model year, the new Subaru sedan and hatch holds its own, from performance and safety to cabin and amenities. Check out the new Impreza for yourself, and you'll see what we mean: our Orange Subaru dealer makes it a matter of course to explore just how.

More Energetic Performance

2018 Subaru Impreza 2.0i, for example, heads off the starting line packing a higher-capacity 2.0-liter flat-four SUBARU BOXER engine versus its 2018 Toyota Corolla L sibling and its 1.8-liter inline-four. But it's 2018 Impreza that takes the lead in a few key areas.

  • Subaru offers more horsepower, 152 to Corolla at 132, as well as more torque, 145 pound-feet to 128. Factor in a higher engine displacement, 1999 cc to 1798, and that means three things: more turning and pulling power, better charge for the distance to Charlottesville and beyond, and more efficient energy delivery.
  • Impreza also offers a sportier ride quality, owing to both the hands-on thrills afforded by a standard five-speed manual and the option to go the ease-of-use route with an available Lineartronic® seven-speed CVT. Toyota Corolla offers only a two-speed CVTi-S transmission. What's more, our Subie offers a rear independent suspension to keep things more limber than Corolla, which builds in one only semi-independent.

Safety Features and Technologies That Pull Ahead

  • A model to command diverse Culpeper-area terrain and power through inclement weather around Fredericksburg, VA, the new Subaru Impreza offers Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive standard. It's not available in 2018 Corolla.
  • Likewise, you'll find a suite of available EyeSight Driver Assist Technology ready to offer intelligent help on the road wherever you may need it. That means a gamut from adaptive cruise control and pre-collision braking to lane departure and sway warning and lane keep assist functions. Of course, these aren't to mention the availability in tandem of Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. The new Corolla offers its own comparable system, Toyota Safety Sense P, bringing a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection and Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist together with Automatic High Beams and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. However, Impreza offers the rear obstacle avoidance capabilities of optional Reverse Automatic Braking, whereas in Corolla, there's nothing comparable.
  • To keep entertainment and control the orders of the day, Impreza provides three infotainment systems to choose from: STARLINK 6.5-inch Multimedia, a STARLINK 8.0-inch Multimedia Plus variant, and one at the top of the line, STARLINK 8.0-inch Multimedia Navigation, each with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to accommodate syncing your smartphone and accessing its features right from the car's touchscreen. Toyota Corolla offers three Entune Audio system options, but neither Apple CarPlay nor Android Auto are to be found.

Ample Choice of Options and Trim Levels for the Drive

  • Subaru Impreza offers more body style choices than Toyota Corolla in its 2.0i, 2.0i Premium, 2.0i Sport, and 2.0i Limited trims, as each appear in sedan and five-door hatchback variants. Corolla and its L, LE, LE Eco, XLE, SE, and XSE trims roll up in sedan form only.
  • You'll find the same variety in personalization options. Impreza makes available Lineartronic® CVT, power tilt/sliding glass moonroof, and Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert packages, plus three EyeSight packages with driver-assist, infotainment, and audio system variants alongside a ton of accessories. Toyota Corolla weighs in similarly.

Eager to get to know the new Subaru Impreza and how it stands up to its closest and most determined rivals? You can discover the new Subaru sedan and hatch duo right here at Reynolds Subaru. Our friendly staff of specialists will be delighted to give you the tour.

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