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2018 Subaru Impreza 2018 Subaru WRX Versus

2018 Subaru Impreza


2018 Subaru WRX

24 city / 32 hwy

Fuel Economy

21 city / 27 hwy
152 hp


268 hp
145 lb-ft


258 lb-ft

Serving Duluth, Atlanta, and Johns Creek, GA

Subaru has a reputation for producing some of the most exciting compact cars on the market. If you’re looking to have fun without breaking the bank, the 2018 Subaru Impreza is bound to get your attention. Not only does the new Impreza offer strong fuel economy, but it also provides enough space for your entire family. World-class safety features make the new Impreza even more rewarding to drive. For the driving enthusiasts who desire more thrills, Subaru offers the adrenaline-pumping WRX. It’s essentially a high-performance variant of the regular Impreza sedan. Let’s see how these two cars compare to each other.


Under the hood of the new Subaru Impreza sits an efficient 2.0-liter, flat-four boxer engine. It develops a satisfying 152 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque. While all versions of the new Impreza come equipped with Subaru’s traction-enhancing Symmetrical AWD system, a stiffer suspension and Active Torque Vectoring aid the Sport trim’s handling. With the ability to return up to 38 mpg, the Impreza promises to save you some extra cash at the pump. Meanwhile, the 2018 Subaru WRX delivers an additional measure of driving excitement. Its turbocharged boxer engine produces an intoxicating 268 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The track-tuned WRX STI comes equipped with an even more potent engine, which unleashes an addictive 305 horsepower.


Both cars offer a top-notch level of crash protection. The 2018 Subaru Impreza received a class-leading, five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA. To experience an extra peace of mind, opt for Subaru’s EyeSight safety package. It comes with a long list of advanced driving aids. Adaptive cruise control keeps a safe distance between you and the next vehicle ahead. Subaru was one of the first automakers in the world to offer reverse automatic braking, which makes maneuvering in busy parking areas less stressful. Lane departure warning, automatic forward collision braking, and adaptive Dynamic Bending fog lights are also included in the EyeSight safety suite. Available blind-spot monitoring will certainly benefit the drivers who do a lot of highway traveling.


Redesigned last year, the 2018 Subaru Impreza is among some of the most attractive compact cars in its class. It has a refined appearance that will remain looking stylish for many years to come. Unlike the WRX, the Impreza also offers a versatile hatchback body style. Featuring a larger set of 18-inch performance wheels and a rear spoiler, the Impreza Sport is especially sleek. In comparison to the Impreza, the WRX has an aggressive look. You’ll immediately notice its race-bred body kit and vented hood. Quad exhaust outlets further enhance the Subaru WRX’s menacing appearance.

While the 2018 Subaru Impreza’s fuel-saving design and available hatchback model will appeal to some drivers, others will be drawn to the 2018 Subaru WRX’s high-output performance. To see which model fits you the best, contact us at Subaru of Gwinnett to request a test drive.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.