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Which is Better? The 2019 Subaru Impreza or 2018 Honda Civic?

2019 Subaru Impreza 2018 Honda Civic Versus

2019 Subaru Impreza


2018 Honda Civic

28 city / 38 hwy

Fuel Economy

28 city / 40 hwy
152 hp


158 hp
145 lb-ft


138 lb-ft

Serving Atlanta, Lawrenceville, and Duluth, GA

Compact cars are an incredibly popular choice among drivers who don't need a lot of space but want a fun-to-drive vehicle with the latest features for an affordable price. Two of the most highly-rated cars in this class are the 2019 Subaru Impreza, which adds new active safety features for the new model year, and the 2018 Honda Civic, which carries over from the 2017 version. Here's what you need to know about these trusted models if you're shopping for a compact this fall.

Interior Technology

If you want a compact with the latest infotainment features, the 2019 Impreza is your best bet. Every trim level comes equipped with a 6.5-inch touchscreen system that supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. You'll also enjoy streaming Bluetooth auto and a six-speaker stereo. The base model of the Civic, on the other hand, has a 5-inch display screen with USB and Bluetooth. For touchscreen functionality or smartphone apps, you'll need to upgrade to a more expensive trim.

Both vehicles come with a standard rearview camera and can be upgraded with additional driver assistance features that include forward collision and lane departure warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and automatic emergency braking. Each also earned a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration and Top Safety Pick designation for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Cabin Space

The Impreza leads the compact class when it comes to passenger space. Although the Civic also has plenty of headroom and legroom, it's no match for the Subaru. And while the Honda comes out ahead for cargo space in the sedan version at 15 cubic feet, you can go with the hatchback version of the Impreza for almost 21 cubic feet in the trunk and more than 55 cubic feet with the seats folded flat.

All-Wheel Drive

While few compact cars can tackle tough terrain and inclement weather, the Impreza is a notable exception. Every model comes with standard all-wheel drive, which is not available for the front-wheel-drive-only Civic. If you want to hit the trail without opting for an SUV, check out the Subaru compact. It more than upholds the brand's rugged yet refined reputation.

Visit Subaru of Gwinnett today to take the updated 2019 Impreza for a test drive. Our friendly, knowledgeable sales staff will be happy to answer all your questions about this value-packed car.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.