There are a lot of different cars on the road today for drivers across the Boston area to choose from. But with so many different makes and models, it can be hard to find the car that has the features you are looking for, is safe and reliable, and is within your price range. To help make the car buying process as easy as possible for our customers, we have done the research for you and compared the Honda Civic to the Subaru Impreza in all of the ways that matter most. This way, all you have to do is make your way down to Subaru of Wakefield to get behind the wheel of a new 2020 Impreza and go for a spin to fully experience everything a Subaru has to offer.

Advanced Safety Features

Like many Belmont drivers safety is your number one priority in searching for a new car and the Subaru Impreza is built with safety in mind. Safety on the Impreza starts with the new Subaru Global Platform. Which uses more high-strength steel for greater durability and rigidity. In addition to a solid frame, the Subaru Impreza is available with one of the highest rated driver assist technology packages on the road today. Subaru EyeSight is the combination of Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist and Sway Warning, Pre-Collision Braking, and Pre-Collision Throttle Management. The Honda Civic is also available with a similar safety package but Honda Sensing doesn’t feature Pre-Collision Braking and Pre-Collision Throttle Management.

In addition to Subaru EyeSight the Impreza also offers a number of other advanced safety features like High Beam Assist, Reverse Automatic Braking, Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and LED Steering Responsive Headlights and Fog Lights. Again the Honda Civic is also available with many of the same features with the exception of LED Steering Responsive Headlights and Fog Lights. The last safety features the Impreza has to offer Wakefield drivers is STARLINK Safety & Security with Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, and Stolen Vehicle Recovery.

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Powertrain & Performance

Danvers want a vehicle that is fuel efficient and fun to drive and can also get you home during heavy New England winter storms. Which the Subaru Impreza will do better than the Honda Civic with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. The Civic is available with a less efficient all-wheel-drive system for an additional cost. But every Subaru Impreza comes standard with the best all-wheel-drive system on the road. The Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system is laid along the entire length of the Impreza of ideal balance while supplying power evenly to all for wheels simultaneously for optimal traction, stability, and control no matter what.

When comparing engine power the Honda Civic is slightly more powerful than the Subaru Impreza, but not by much. The Honda Civics standard powertrain is a 2.0L four-cylinder with 158 horsepower. While the Subaru Impreza is powered by a 2.0L four-cylinder BOXER engine with 152 horsepower. The BOXER engine is different from other engines for its unique design. Instead of pistons moving up and down the BOXER engine has pistons that side to side. This means they cancel out each other's vibration and delivers a smooth ride that will last for 200,000-miles.

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If you’re going to push the limits in your life, you need a vehicle that isn’t afraid to do the same. The Impreza makes the best traveling companion, bringing you almost endless entertainment and information options. The standard Starlink in-vehicle technology features Pandora®, iHeart® Radio, Stitcher, Aha, and much more. Everything you could possibly need to access is just a finger swipe away on the LCD touchscreen display.

The base model Civic’s entertainment system is a complete downgrade from the Impreza’s. The touchscreen display and the plethora of apps are replaced with a basic audio system. The most advanced piece of equipment is the USB connection, which is standard on most new vehicles on the market today. You’re at the point where you want to live life to the fullest. Why should you make an exception with the vehicle you choose?

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Size & Body Style

There is nothing worse than not having enough room in your car for all your friends and their gear. Both the Honda Civic and Subaru Impreza come in a four door sedan and five door hatch back. But the Subaru Impreza is more spacious and comfortable than the Honda Civic.

  • Impreza Sedan:

  • Headroom Front/Rear: 39.8/37.2 inches
  • Legroom Front/Rear: 43.1/36.5 inches
  • Passenger Volume Space: 112.1 cubic feet
  • Cargo Space: 12.3 cubic feet
  • Honda Civic Sedan:

  • Headroom Front/Rear: 39.3/37.1 inches
  • Legroom Front/Rear: 42.3/37.4 inches
  • Passenger Volume Space: 97.8 cubic feet
  • Cargo Space: 15.1 cubic feet
  • Impreza Hatchback:

  • Headroom Front/Rear: 39.8/38 inches
  • Legroom Front/Rear: 43.1/36.5 inches
  • Passenger Volume Space: 121.6 cubic feet
  • Cargo Space: 20.8 cubic feet
  • Honda Civic Hatchback:

  • Headroom Front/Rear: 39.3/37.4 inches
  • Legroom Front/Rear: 42.3/36 inches
  • Passenger Volume Space: 97.2 cubic feet
  • Cargo Space: 25.7 cubic feet
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The last area we compared the Impreza and Civic is in price because we know that at the end of the day price is the biggest deciding factor for many drivers around Boston. And once again the Subaru Impreza best the Honda Civic with a lower starting price as well as more bang for your buck. The Honda Civic sedan starts at $18,840 and the hatchback Civic starts at $20,850. While the Subaru Impreza sedan starts at $18,495 and the hatchback is only $18,995.

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Stop By Subaru of Wakefield Today And Test Drive The Impreza!

Subaru of Wakefield is proud to help so many drivers from all over the Belmont area find the perfect car that meets all of their needs. We strongly believe that the best way to experience the Subaru Impreza is to stop by the dealership today and get behind the wheel to get a firsthand account of latest model!