2020 Subaru Impreza Sedan vs 2020 Honda Civic Sedan Comparison in Shingle Springs, CA

The Honda Civic is a compact car that's so iconic that it's become something of a household name. But when it comes to sheer quality, capability, and value, the Subaru Impreza is a better all-around choice. Of course, you don't have to just trust us when we say that: we have facts to back it up. On this page, we'll show you just how these two cars compare to each other. Once you've seen what each one has to offer, head to Shingle Springs Subaru for a test drive.

Subaru Impreza interior

2020 Subaru Impreza vs 2020 Honda Civic: Design

Both the Subaru Impreza and the Honda Civic have a classic sedan design, though the Civic is a bit gaudier than the refined Impreza. But when it comes to practical design, Subaru is the way to go. Though both cars are exactly the same length, the 2020 Subaru Impreza has a shorter wheelbase for more responsive turning. What's more, the Subaru Impreza gives you and your passengers more room on the inside. The 2020 Subaru Impreza has 99.8 cubic feet of passenger volume, while the Honda Civic has just 97.8 cubic feet. For even greater interior versatility, the 2020 Subaru Impreza comes with a 60/40-split folding rear seat, which is an available upgrade only in the Honda Civic.


Person using 2020 Subaru Impreza touchscreen

2020 Subaru Impreza vs 2020 Honda Civic: Infotainment

When it comes to infotainment, the 2020 Subaru Impreza is the clear victor. Even at the entry level, you'll get a STARLINK® Multimedia system that includes a 6.5-inch touchscreen and connectivity through Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto®. Not only are Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® connectivity available upgrades in the Honda Civic, but so is a touchscreen! That's right: the entry-level Honda Civic does not come with a touchscreen. You'll have to upgrade to get that feature. These sedans share other features, including an available 8-speaker audio system, but the lack of standard touchscreen means that you'll have to pay even more to get a Honda Civic that's equipped with a feature that comes standard in the Impreza.


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Subaru Impreza driving down a road

2020 Subaru Impreza vs 2020 Honda Civic: Performance

The engine under the hood of the Subaru Impreza generates 152 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque, while the engine in the Honda Civic has slightly more horsepower at 158 and slightly less torque at 138 pound-feet. But it's not the power where these two engines differ most: it's the layout. The Honda Civic has a standard inline engine, but the Subaru Impreza has a BOXER® engine. This engine has a flat layout that gives the Impreza better balance while helping to cancel out noise, vibration, and harshness. The improved handling is evident when you get behind the wheel of a Subaru Impreza.


Subaru Impreza on wet street

2020 Subaru Impreza vs 2020 Honda Civic: Safety

When it comes to your safety, the Subaru Impreza has a key advantage: all-wheel drive. The 2020 Honda Civic is a front-wheel drive car, but the 2020 Subaru Impreza has Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive as a standard feature. That means that you'll get better traction on wet streets, dirt roads, and other slick areas. Of course, we're not the only ones who are impressed by the Subaru Impreza. It earned a perfect five-star rating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's frontal crash testing. The 2020 Honda Civic got only four stars.

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2020 Subaru Impreza vs 2020 Honda Civic: Value

The 2020 Subaru Impreza offers more than the 2020 Honda Civic does, but it does it for a lower price! The 2020 Impreza has a starting MSRP that's $1,955 less than that of the 2020 Honda Civic. Come experience the Impreza for yourself at Shingle Springs Subaru.

2020 Subaru Impreza Sedan2020 Honda Civic Sedan
$18,695Starting MSRP*$20,650
152Horsepower158
145 lb.-ft.Torque138 lb.-ft.
All-Wheel DriveDrivetrainFront-Wheel Drive
36 Highway / 28 City (MPG)Gas Mileage (Automatic Transmission)38 Highway / 30 City (MPG)
99.8 cu. ft.Passenger Volume97.8 cu. ft.
6.5"TouchscreenAvailable Upgrade
5 StarsIIHS Frontal Crash Rating4 Stars
Standard60/40-Split Folding Rear SeatAvailable Upgrade
StandardApple CarPlay® IntegrationAvailable Upgrade

*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.