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Vehicle Comparisons:
2018 Honda Civic vs Subaru Impreza

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When drivers throughout Centennial, Aurora, and Denver look for a compact car, they often have several characteristics on their wish list: good fuel economy, a comfortable ride, and plenty of safety features. Two vehicles that encompass these traits are the Civic and the Impreza. But which one is right for you?

To help answer that question, our team at Mile High Honda created this 2018 Honda Civic vs. Subaru Impreza vehicle comparison. We’ll delve into the similarities and differences between each car, so that you can make an informed decision. Read all about them below, and contact us if you have any questions.

Fuel-Efficient Performance

2018 Honda Civic vs Subaru ImprezaThe 2018 Honda Civic comes standard with a 2.0L i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine that puts out 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque. It also has an available 1.5L turbocharged and intercooled 4-cylinder that delivers 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque.

The 2018 Subaru Impreza, on the other hand, has just one engine option: a 2.0L Subaru BOXER® 4-cylinder. And it only delivers 152 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque.

The Civic also lets you drive farther for longer. When the engine is paired with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), it can achieve up to an EPA-estimated 32 city/42 highway MPG.*

Unfortunately, when the engine of the Impreza is paired with a CVT, the vehicle can only achieve an EPA-estimated 28 city/38 highway MPG.

Interior Features

The 2018 Civic and 2018 Impreza offer lots of amenities to help keep everyone comfortable. They both come standard with cloth seats and have available leather-trimmed seating. They also both have available heated front seats, to stay warm on colder nights. However, the Civic goes a step further by offering heated rear seats, too, so everyone on board can be nice and cozy.

To get in that perfect position behind the wheel, the Honda Civic offers an 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat. The Subaru Impreza, on the other hand, offers a 6-way power adjustable driver’s seat. As a result, you may not be able to get as comfortable as you could in the Civic.

The Civic also has an available dual-zone automatic climate control system. This lets the driver and front-seat passenger choose their preferred temperature settings, so that no one needs to stay too hot or too cold. The Impreza, meanwhile, doesn’t offer this feature in any of its trim levels.

Advanced Safety Options

2018 Honda Civic vs Subaru Impreza

The Honda Civic and Subaru Impreza are both considered very safe vehicles. For example, they both come standard with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System, an anti-lock braking system, and a rearview camera.

In fact, the camera in the Civic is a multi-angle one. It gives three different views—normal, top-down, and wide—to help see your surroundings better when in reverse. The camera in the Impreza, on the other hand, doesn’t have the multiple angle options, so you may not be able to see your environment as well as in the Civic.

The Civic also has the available Honda LaneWatch™ feature. When you signal right, live video will display from a small camera on the passenger-side mirror onto the display audio screen.

The Impreza, unfortunately, doesn’t offer anything like this in any of its trim levels.

2018 Civic vs 2018 Impreza: Verdict

The 2018 Subaru Impreza is an impressive vehicle, but the 2018 Honda Civic is more fuel-efficient, and has more available features. However, if you need help deciding if the Civic is for you, you can always check it out in person.

If you live near Centennial, Aurora, or Denver, and want to get behind the wheel of the 2018 Civic, then schedule a test drive at Mile High Honda today!


*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.

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