Comparing the Subaru Impreza in Cary, NC

Discover the Difference Between Competitive models in Cary, NC: Matching the Subaru Impreza Against the Competition

The arena of compact sedan is getting competitive. There are more models than ever vying for a chance to lead you on your journey. Some are established names others are trying to get their foot in the market. Johnson Subaru of Cary is comparing the 2020 Subaru Impreza to Honda classic Civic, Toyota's Corolla and Kia and its Forte. We want drivers from Raleigh, Morrisville and Apex to find the SUV that best fits their lifestyle.

When you think about what you want from your new sedan, there are several things you need to consider. How much power do you need? How many people do you plan to carry? What technology and safety features are important to you? What kind of cargo are you hauling? Find a sedan that can check the most boxes. Johnson Subaru believes the Impreza does just that.

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2020 Subaru Impreza vs. 2020 Honda Civic

The Honda Civic is one of the more familiar names on the market. So, we know this is a formidable competitor. The Honda Civic gets a facelift but is overall the same as it was in 2019. But it doesn't have the technology to keep up with the Subaru Impreza.

  • Both include Bluetooth, Apple and Android smartphone integration. The 6.6-inch standard touchscreen of the Subaru Impreza has a more modern feel, while the touchscreen of the Honda Civic is slow and can be unresponsive at times.
  • The Honda Civic comes with the Honda Sensing suite safety package, which includes adaptive cruise control lane departure warning and keeping assist, road departure mitigation automatic high beams and forward collision warning with automatic braking. The Subaru Impreza has its EyeSight suite of features that comes with similar features and adds blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and an upgraded driver information display. Honda gives you other features, but for an additional cost.
  • The highlight of the Subaru Impreza is the standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system. The AWD system is impressive and comes on every Subaru Impreza trim level. Honda Civic does not offer an all-wheel drive option.

2020 Subaru Impreza vs. 2020 Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Corolla has long been a player when it comes to classic sedans. But that experience is starting to show its age. The 2020 version has gone through a drastic redesign to try to shake off some of the more aged features. The Subaru Impreza still brings you a fresh look, from the updated trim materials to the state-of-the-art technology features that highlight the style of the Impreza.

  • The Subaru Impreza brings you the standard smartphone integration you hope to find in a car in its class. However, the Toyota Corolla brings you Apple CarPlay, but those of you Android phones will be left out in the cold.
  • The 2.0-liter, four-cylinder Boxer engine churns out 148 horsepower, which is more powerful than the 132-horsepower, 1.8-liter I4 engine of the Corolla
  • For those who like to stretch their legs in their cars, the Subaru Impreza offers more room inside the cabin, than the Toyota Corolla. The redesign of the Subaru Impreza includes adding more room inside the already-spacious cabin. The Impreza provides an inch more legroom clearance for the taller passengers.
  • The Toyota Corolla is another sedan that doesn't offer all-wheel drive in any trim level, just front-wheel drive. You'll appreciate the standard all-wheel drive of the Subaru Impreza when those North Carolina winters kick into gear. The Impreza also offers an independent rear suspension, where the Corolla only provides a semi-independent rear suspension.


Subaru Impreza vs. Kia Forte

The Kia Forte is nowhere near as mainstream of a model as the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, although this sedan tends to grab the attention of shoppers because of its extremely low starting price. It's slightly cheaper than the base price of the Impreza, but that's about the only win that it actually has over this Subaru sedan.

  • Those that prioritize fuel-economy will quickly be drawn to the new Subaru Impreza instead of the Kia Forte, as this competitor simply cannot keep up with the Impreza's excellent EPA-estimated rating of 28/38 city/hwy MPG.
  • In addition, the new Impreza also wins the race for superior reliability too. The Subaru Impreza has the bragging rights of being the longest-lasting vehicle in its entire class, as an astounding 96% of all Impreza models sold in the past decade are still running smoothly on the roads today. Kia just cannot say the same is true for the Forte.
  • The refinement and sophistication of the Subaru Impreza's interior cabin also cannot be matched by that of the Kia Forte, and here is where the price difference becomes obvious. The Impreza's soft-touch surfaces, high-quality materials, and cutting-edge creature comforts go much further passed what Kia is able to offer.
  • Not to sound like a broken record, but all-wheel drive (AWD) is simply unavailable across the board for the latest Kia Forte, while again, this is a standard feature for the new Subaru Impreza, so you can drive with peace-of-mind wherever you go.

The Subaru Impreza brings you more features and impressive power, when you compare it to others in its class. But comparing features and specifications is just one part of the car-buying process. To see for yourself, visit Johnson Subaru in Cary and take a Subaru Impreza for a test drive. You'll soon find yourself behind the wheel of your next sedan.

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