2021 Subaru Impreza Vs 2021 Honda Civic


Choosing a family car can be tough. You need one that's dependable, safe, comfortable, and has the technology you need to keep the occupants entertained and connected. There are many good vehicles from which to choose. Two of them are the 2021 Subaru Impreza and the 2021 Honda Civic. Both vehicles have excellent features, great reviews, and a good track record for performance, durability, and reliability. In order for you to make the right choice, it helps to be able to compare them head to head about the most important features. The following is a look at a comparison of some of the cars' best features.

Size And Design

When you choose a family car, you have to make sure it's large to hold your family and your stuff. Both the 2021 Subaru Impreza and the 2021 Civic Sedan are the same length, but the Impreza has more overall headroom, shoulder room, and front legroom than the Honda Civic. Plus, the Impreza's passenger volume totals 99.8 cubic feet, while the Civic has 97.8 cubic feet of passenger volume. Both of the vehicles have 16-inch wheels and available fog lights on the upper trims. However, only the Subaru Impreza has more cargo space and turn signals integrated into the side mirrors. This provides additional safety when driving on the highway.

Interior Features

The higher trim levels of the Impreza and the Civic both have leather-trimmed upholstery. Plus, they have automatic climate control and heated front seats to make the cabin more comfortable. These amenities are standard on all but the base model Impreza. But, it's only available on the top trim level of the Honda Civic. While the 2021 Civic has a 5 and 7-inch touchscreen display, the 2021 Subaru Impreza has a 6.5-inch touchscreen display on the base model and higher trims have an 8-inch touchscreen. And every model has Apple CarPlay™ as well as Android Auto™ capability. To get these features on the Honda Civic you will have to pay much more for it.

Engine And Performance

The 2021 Subaru Impreza is powered by a 152 horsepower, 2.0 liter, four-cylinder Boxer engine that produces 145 pound-feet of torque. The 2021 Honda Civic has a 1.5 liter, 156 horsepower, Inline-four engine with 138 pound-feet of torque. The Impreza with its horizontally opposed engine has more torque, better handling, symmetrical all-wheel drive as well as a five-speed manual transmission or a CVT automatic transmission. The Honda Civic with its front-wheel-drive cannot match the power and performance of the Subaru Impreza. This makes the Impreza a better value and a great choice if you are looking for a family car.

Models And Wheelbase

There are 4 different models of the 2021 Subaru Impreza. The base model, the Premium, the Sport, and the Limited. The 2021 Honda Civic, on the other hand, is available in 5 models. They are the LX, the Sport, the EX, the EX-L, and the Touring. Plus, both the Subaru Impreza and the Honda Civic are available as either a sedan or a hatchback. The wheelbase of the Impreza is 105.1 inches long. The Honda Civic has a wheelbase of 106.3 inches. However, even though the wheelbase of the Honda Civic is a little longer, the Subaru Impreza has more passenger room. Plus, the vehicles have 16, 17, or 18-inch wheels.


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave both the 2021 Subaru Impreza and the 2021 Honda Civic five stars for crash test safety. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named them both 2021 Top Safety Picks. But while the headlight system of the Honda Civic received a poor rating, the Impreza's headlight system received top marks. The LED Steering Responsive headlights that are available on the Subaru Impreza Limited are an innovation that enables the headlights to turn with the car rather than always pointing straight ahead. This provides better visibility when cornering.

Driver-Assistance Features

The driver-assistance features on the 2021 Subaru Impreza are much better than what's available on the Honda Civic. While both vehicles have Lane Keep Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Pre-Collision Braking, the available Subaru EyeSight® Driver Assist technology gives drivers Reverse Automatic Braking and much more. The system also makes drivers aware of obstacles and potential collisions that it has detected. The Honda Civic driver assistance package does not have this and many other features that are available in the Subaru Eyesight Driver Assist technology on the Impreza.

Important Features

The 2021 Subaru Impreza and the 2021 Honda Civic are both small, economical, and practical. That has made them two of the most popular cars in the world. Both cars have standard features like electronic stability control, traction control, daytime running lights, and child safety locks. But what sets the Subaru Impreza apart is its available rear spoiler, roomy cabin, sporty handling, smooth ride, standard symmetrical all-wheel drive, roomy cabin, and its intuitive infotainment controls. Since its introduction in 2017, its performance has improved significantly when an engine management system called SI-Drive was added.

Which Is The Better Value

Both the 2021 Subaru Impreza and the 2021 Honda Civic are excellent vehicles with many good features. But if you take into consideration the exterior styling, spacious interior, symmetrical all-wheel drive, LED Steering Responsive headlights, the EyeSight Driver Assistance suite, large touchscreen infotainment system, comfortable seating for 5, the power-adjustable driver's seat, and superior performance, it becomes clear that the Subaru Impreza is a much better value. You get a more versatile car for your money. One that's fun to drive, durable, reliable, and will last for many years.

Get Behind The Wheel

If you would like more information about the 2021 Subaru Impreza or want to see how it feels to drive one, contact Granite Subaru or simply visit the dealership. They can let you test drive an Impreza, tell you more about its features and show you how easy it is to get one of your own. All you have to do is call Granite Subaru or visit their website today.