2021 Subaru Impreza 4-Door vs 2021 Toyota Corolla Comparison in Shingle Springs, CA

In a world that seems to be taken over by SUVs, the 2021 Impreza 4-Door compact sedan is still standing strong. With a comfortable, roomy cabin, standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, and celebrated safety features, this exciting vehicle is a great value. Since there are more compact sedans than just the Impreza to choose from, we've put together this side-by-side comparison so you can explore the differences between it and the rival 2021 Toyota Corolla. We invite you to visit our showroom at Shingle Springs Subaru and speak to any of our friendly Subaru experts who are standing by to assist you!

Subaru Impreza 4-Door interior features

Size & Comfort: 2021 Subaru Impreza 4-Door vs 2021 Toyota Corolla

When shopping for a new family sedan, interior volume is a big issue. In order to keep everyone happy, they must first be comfortable and the 2021 Impreza 4-Door is happy to make that happen. With over ten cubic feet more passenger volume than the 2021 Corolla, the Impreza also dishes out more overall room in both the front and the rear so each passenger has their own space. Even though the Corolla edges out a win in trunk volume, you still get a spacious 12.1 cubic feet of space in the Impreza for groceries, luggages, or sporting equipment.


For optimal comfort, heated front seats are standard on the Impreza 4-Door Premium model and up, while you have to climb several extra trim levels on the Corolla to get that amenity. The Limited Impreza 4-Door model offers luxurious leather-trimmed upholstery as standard fare while the Corolla doesn't offer this feature at all.

Subaru Impreza 4-Door technology specs

Technology: 2021 Subaru Impreza 4-Door vs 2021 Toyota Corolla

No matter where your travels take you, you can rest assured you'll always be connected with the standard infotainment systems in the Impreza 4-Door and the Corolla. Control your smartphone apps from intuitive touchscreen displays, make hands-free calls, stream your favorite music and podcasts, consult your maps, and more. Both sedans offer premium audio upgrades for an even more exciting sound experience.

While both the Impreza 4-Door and the Corolla offer a wide array of standard and available driver assist technology such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, and Blind Spot Detector, only the Impreza delivers Reverse Automatic Braking. This available innovation monitors the area behind you while in reverse and engages the brakes to avoid a collision.

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Subaru Impreza 4-Door performance specs

Drive & Performance: 2021 Subaru Impreza 4-Door vs 2021 Toyota Corolla

Even though the 2021 Corolla offers two engine options, and the 2.0L generates a bit more horsepower, neither one can truly compete with the flat BOXER® engine under the hood of the Impreza 4-Door. You get better handling and balance from the horizontally opposed engine plus a quieter ride. Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is standard on the Impreza 4-Door, giving you more confidence while on unpaved terrain or driving in adverse weather conditions. The Corolla only comes with front-wheel drive. For the most fun and best performance, slide behind the wheel of the 2021 Impreza 4-Door!

Subaru Impreza 4-Door safety features

Safety & Security: 2021 Subaru Impreza 4-Door vs 2021 Toyota Corolla

The 2021 Impreza 4-Door received a perfect five star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, meaning they scored superior in every crash test. The 2021 Corolla fell short, receiving only four stars in the rollover crash test. The IIHS named both the Impreza 4-Door and the Corolla a 2021 Top Safety Pick but the Corolla scored poorly on the headlights section. While the Corolla offers standard LED headlights, the Impreza 4-Door has available LED Steering Responsive Headlights, making cornering at night safer.

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Find the Best Value at Shingle Springs Subaru

With a starting MSRP of only $18,795, the 2021 Subaru Impreza 4-Door is less than the 2021 Toyota Corolla's starting MSRP of $20,025. Add in the features that the Impreza offers that the Corolla simply doesn't and it's easy to see how the Impreza Sedan is the better value for your money. To learn more or schedule a test drive, contact us or drop by Shingle Springs Subaru today.

2021 Subaru Impreza2021 Toyota Corolla
$18,795Starting MSRP*$20,025
152Standard Horsepower139
145Standard Torque (lb-ft)126
Horizontally Opposed BOXER Four-CylinderEngine LayoutInline Four-Cylinder
StandardAll-Wheel DriveNot Available
StandardKeyless EntryAvailable Upgrade
Standard16" WheelsAvailable Upgrade
99.8 Cubic FeetPassenger Volume88.6 Cubic Feet
36.5"Rear Seat Legroom34.8"
AvailableManual TransmissionAvailable

*Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.