Subaru Impreza vs Honda Civic Sedan Showdown


The Subaru Impreza vs The Honda Civic in Augusta, Maine

Stuck between a new Subaru Impreza and a new Honda Civic? While both sedans may look very similar from the outside, there are substantial differences when you take a closer look. The most notable difference is in price, the base models are comparable with starting MSRPs of $18,395 for the Impreza and $18,740 for the Honda Civic. But the premium trim levels vary with a difference of almost $5,000. If you are interested in viewing an Impreza hatchback comparison you can do that too!

Impreza vs. Civic: Power & Performance

Living in Maine you know how long winters can be and you need a vehicle that can get you where you need to go safely. Every Subaru Impreza comes standard with Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and a Subaru Boxer Engine that gives you maximum control and power to blast through the snow with ease. The Subaru Boxer Engine features a horizontal design to generate less vibrations for more durability and with its horizontal design gives the engine a flatter profile. The flatter profile helps lower each Subaru's center of gravity, providing enhanced stability and control. The Impreza is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 152 horsepower with a five-speed manual transmission. The Honda Civic, however, is only offered as a front-wheel drive vehicle with a 2.0-liter engine that delivers 158 horsepower with a six-speed manual transmission. The Honda Civic also offers a Continuously Variable Transmission option.

When it comes to fuel efficiency both the Subaru Impreza and Honda Civic are again neck in neck. The Subaru Impreza gets up to 28 city mpg and 38 highway mpg and the Honda Civic, when equipped with the six-speed Manual Transmission, gets 28 city mpg and 40 highway mpg.

Impreza vs. Civic: Safety

Safety shouldn't cost more, and the Subaru Impreza has your back. The Impreza is equipped with a standard rear-vision camera that keeps an eye on what's behind you. With seven standard airbags and a ring-shaped reinforcement frame, you are completely protected.  When it comes to available safety features Subaru lead the pack with EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave Subaru models equipped with EyeSight the highest possible rating for front crash prevention.

If you are looking to get the most value for your money the Subaru Impreza is the way to go. With a long lasting engine and unmatched control in harsh Maine winters, the Impreza will get you to your final destination safely. Charlies Subaru is proud to serve driver from Portland and Auburn to Bangor and South Portland, and everywhere in between with all of their automotive needs. We invite you to stop in today and see what makes Charlie's Subaru stand out from other dealerships. We are located at 466 Western Ave right here in Augusta Maine.

Charlie's Subaru

466 Western Ave
Directions Augusta, ME 04330

  • Sales: (844) 766-1582
  • Service: (207) 307-2772
  • Parts: (207) 213-2705

Sales Hours

  • Monday 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Tuesday 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Thursday 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Friday 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sunday Closed