Is the 2014 Subaru Impreza the Right Sedan for You?

Boulder shoppers searching for a vehicle that offers a host of interior conveniences at no extra cost have likely encountered the 2014 Subaru Impreza. The affordable small sedan is outfitted with these standard features:

  • Bluetooth audio and phone functionality
  • USB port for compatible portable media devices
  • Auxiliary audio input
  • Four-speaker sound system

The value provided by the standard comforts of the new Subaru Impreza is certainly noteworthy, but this vehicle just can’t compare to the fuel efficiency, capability, and safety features of the 2014 Honda Civic.

Under the hood of the new Honda Civic is a standard 1.8L I-4 engine that is mated to a standard manual transmission. This combination allows the Honda Civic to get an EPA-estimated 28 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.* The Subaru Impreza is outfitted with a standard 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, but it only gets 25 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.

If you have a trailer, the Honda Civic is rated to tow up to 1,000 lbs. when properly equipped. The Subaru Impreza is not rated for towing, which limits its overall capability.

Thanks to the wide-angle convex side-view mirrors on the Honda Civic, it’s much easier for drivers to see vehicles that might be in their blind spots. The Subaru Impreza does not have a system available for locating vehicles in its blind spots.

For a more in-depth side-by-side comparison of the 2014 Honda Civic and the 2014 Subaru Impreza, reference the following table:

*Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.