Subaru Impreza vs Honda Civic Sedan Showdown


The 2018 Subaru Impreza vs the 2018 Honda Civic

If you're buying a new sedan in Maine, you already know how many choices there are in this competitive class. Few models stand out as well as the 2018 Subaru Impreza, and at Charlie's Subaru we think it is the best vehicle in the class, but if you are still on the fence we would love to give you some help. We took one of the Impreza's top competitors, the 2018 Honda Civic, and pitted them against each other; read on to see our honest, side-by-side comparison of the Impreza and the Civic.

Power and Performance

The Subaru Impreza comes standard with symmetrical all-wheel drive to help you power through those Maine winters. The AWD's unique symmetrical design allows it to more accurately distribute power to each wheel, so you get traction where you need it. The Honda Civic does not have all-wheel drive as an option, so if you're looking for something to drive in the snow near Bangor, definitely go with the Impreza.


With a starting MSRP of $18,495, the Impreza is slightly more affordable than the $18,840 Honda Civic, however with the Civic is pretty bare bones at its base price. The Impreza is a much better value when you think about all the standard features on it like AWD and the Starlink media system.

Standard Features

To enhance both your safety and convenience, the Impreza comes standard with the Subaru Starlink multimedia system. With Starlink you get:

  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility
  • SOS Emergency Assistance
  • roadside assistance
  • entertainment apps, and more
You can use your devices hands-free so you can keep your eyes on the road. The Civic doesn't get smartphone compatibility without a pricey upgrade, so we're going with the Impreza on this one.

Safety Performance

Both vehicles have good safety ratings, but the Impreza was named a 2018 Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS, earning top marks in all categories. The Civic was not awarded a Safety Pick, and received lower marks in the "Headlights" and "Child Seat Anchors" categories. If you're looking for a safe vehicle near South Portland, the Impreza is the way to go. 

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At the end of the day, we have to go with the Impreza for its standard features, excellent performance, and better value. If you're still not convinced, stop by our dealership and test drive an Impreza today.

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