2018 Subaru Impreza vs. Honda Civic


2018 Subaru Impreza Shows Up Its Macon, GA Honda Competition

Fresh off an all-new model year and headed into a new one, the latest Subaru sedan and hatch duo remain true to the "Confidence In Motion" calling: that of the refined ride quality that makes a compact car a blast to drive. What's more, the new Subaru Impreza makes the magic happen not only with sporty handling but also with a spacious, comfortable interior loaded with the cutting-edge tech to set it apart from the rest. Check out just some of what ways 2018 Impreza excels a long-time segment rival, the new 2018 Honda Civic.


  • The new Impreza heads off the starting line packing an energetic 152-horsepower, 2.0-liter SUBARU BOXER engine, horizontally opposed, unlike its Civic counterpart, for excellent balance and more efficient power transfer. Though the new Civic might have an edge on charge owing to a 158-horsepower i-VTEC® inline-four, it doesn't have it for get-up-and-go turning and pulling power. Subaru Impreza achieves here, 145 pound-feet of torque to Civic at 138.
  • What's more, our Subaru compact sedan and hatchback offers Active Torque Vectoring in Sport trims, keeping it the precision handler around corners. The same feature is not offered in the new Civic.

Fuel Efficiency

  • Go manual transmission-equipped in a new Subaru Impreza, and you can count on a respectable EPA-estimated 24 city mpg and 32 highway mpg. Though Honda Civic offers 28 mpg city and 40 mpg highway when similarly equipped, ascend to a smooth-operating Lineartronic® CVT, and you can take advantage of 28 city mpg and 38 highway mpg, a sizable gain against a similarly equipped Civic, at 31 mpg and 40 mpg respectively.
  • The new 2018 Impreza also offers a larger fuel capacity than 2018 Civic, 13.2 gallons to 12.4. That's fewer trips to the pump and more time spent enjoying the drive.


  • A model of capability over diverse terrain and through rough weather, 2018 Impreza offers standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive throughout the entire lineup. In Honda Civic, AWD is not offered no matter the trim.
  • Impreza is also more capacious, with edges in front head and leg room and rear head and shoulder room that give it an enormous advantage in passenger space, 112.1 cubic feet to Honda at 97.8.
  • Plus, our new sedan and hatch offer more seating arrangement options, from cloth and red-contrast-stitched sport cloth to leather trim. Opt for Civic and choices remain cloth and leather.
  • Impreza also offers a wider variety of tech for the trip. Three infotainment systems -- STARLINK 6.5-inch Multimedia, STARLINK 8.0-inch Multimedia Plus, and STARLINK 8.0-inch Multimedia Navigation -- each feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, making integrating a smartphone and accessing and controlling apps and functions a breeze. 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 Civic EX and later.


  • Subaru Impreza even remains the cost-effective choice, making available these elements and more for around $18,495 at base. The Honda Civic base weighs in slightly more expensive, at around $18,840. The new Impreza is more affordable just the same at total MSRP, approximately $19,355 to Civic at $19,730. It's even still about $24,695 to start at the top of the line, compared to Honda at a hefty $26,700.

Discover More of the New Subaru Impreza at Our Macon, GA Dealer

Your test drive's just around the corner here at 4775 Riverside Dr. Stop by for a visit and see for yourself how 2018 Impreza stands up to the competition. We'll be delighted to take you for a spin!

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