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2021 Honda Civic Type R vs. 2022 Subaru Impreza Review

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2021 Honda
Civic Type R

MSRP*: $37,895 to $43,995
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2022 Subaru
Impreza

MSRP*: $19,795 to $26,895
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Invoice* $35,324 to $41,002 $18,400 to $24,959
MPG - City 22 MPG 22 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 MPG 30 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 306-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 152-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission M/T Continuously Variable, M/T
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 306 hp 152 hp
Exterior Length 179.4 in 176.2 in
Exterior Width 73.9 in 70.0 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 35.9 in
Front 43.1 in
Rear 36.5 in
Head Room Front 39.3 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 39.8 in
Rear 38.0 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Honda Civic Type R than in the Subaru Impreza, due to the Honda Civic Type R's smaller rear head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Honda Civic Type R, drivers may find the Subaru Impreza a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
With the Subaru Impreza you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Honda Civic Type R, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Honda Civic Type R will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Subaru Impreza, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Honda Civic Type R and the Subaru Impreza have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Civic Type R is much wider than the Subaru Impreza, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Honda Civic Type R takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru Impreza.

Handling
The Honda Civic Type R has a significantly larger turning radius than the Subaru Impreza, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Civic Type R has a much more powerful engine than the Subaru Impreza. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Honda Civic Type R does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Subaru Impreza.

Utility
The Honda Civic Type R has less seating than the Subaru Impreza, making the Subaru Impreza the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers.

Warranty
The Honda Civic Type R comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Impreza.