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Honda HR-V vs. Subaru Impreza

In comparing the Honda HR-V to the Subaru Impreza, the Honda HR-V has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, interior volume and base engine power. The Subaru Impreza has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the Honda HR-V versus the Subaru Impreza, the two cars are fairly comparable.

Honda HR-V versus Subaru Impreza Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Honda HR-V ranges from $21,403 to $28,498 while a used Subaru Impreza from the same model year range is priced between $18,902 to $26,048. For a new model, the Honda HR-V's price is between $24,895 and $30,589, with the Subaru Impreza priced between $21,590 and $28,258.

Honda HR-V versus Subaru Impreza Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Honda HR-V is 8.1 out of 10 while the Subaru Impreza's quality rating is 8.6 out of 10. This results in the Honda HR-V being ranked 3 out of 18 Best Subcompact SUVs and the Subaru Impreza being ranked 4 out of 12 Best Small Cars for the Money.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Honda HR-V’s base engine makes 158 horsepower, and the Subaru Impreza base engine makes 152 horsepower. The HR-V is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 448 miles. The Impreza is rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 409 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Honda HR-V, a crossover/subcompact SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more rear head room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Subaru Impreza, a compact car, has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room and rear shoulder room.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Honda HR-V and the Subaru Impreza have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Subaru Impreza has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick award.

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2023 Honda HR-V

2023 Subaru Impreza

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$24,895 - $30,589

Used Asking Price:

$21,403 - $28,498

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

34.2%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$21,590 - $28,258

Used Asking Price:

$18,902 - $26,048

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

34%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.1 / 10

Reliability:

5.6 / 10

Retained Value:

8.5 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.6 / 10

Reliability:

8.0 / 10

Retained Value:

8.7 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

3 / 18
8 / 18
12 / 61
12 / 18
13 / 61
20 / 61
40 / 61

iSeeCars Rankings

4 / 12
6 / 51
7 / 51
17 / 51
25 / 51

Summary Review

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Summary Review

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Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

LX, Sport, EX-L

Trim Levels

Sport, Base, Premium

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

158 hp @ 6500 rpm

Torque:

138 foot-lbs @ 4200 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.050 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

152 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

145 foot-lbs @ 4000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.051 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not applicable

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

26 / 32 / 28

Range (city/hwy):

364 / 448 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Flat/Horizontally Opposed

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Manual

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

23 / 31 / 26

Range (city/hwy):

304 / 409 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

N/A

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

N/A

Navigation System:

N/A

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Available

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Available

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.4 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.6 inches

Rear Head Room:

38 inches

Rear Leg Room:

37.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.2 inches

Cargo Space:

24.4 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

55.1 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

123.1 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.8 inches

Front Leg Room:

43.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.2 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.6 inches

Cargo Space:

12.3 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

Not applicable

Overall Interior Volume:

112.1 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3159 lbs

Width:

72.4 inches

Height:

63.4 inches

Length:

179.8 inches

Wheelbase:

104.5 inches

Ground Clearance:

7 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

2976 lbs

Width:

79.4 inches

Height:

57.3 inches

Length:

182.1 inches

Wheelbase:

105.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.1 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

215/60R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

steel

Tire Size:

205/55R16