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Subaru Impreza vs. Subaru WRX

When comparing the Subaru Impreza to the Subaru WRX, 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 fuel efficiency, interior volume and overall quality score. The Subaru WRX has the advantage in the area of base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Subaru Impreza versus the Subaru WRX, the Subaru Impreza is a better car than the Subaru WRX.

Subaru Impreza versus Subaru WRX Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Subaru Impreza ranges from $18,902 to $26,048 while a used Subaru WRX from the same model year range is priced between $25,755 to $41,630. For a new model, the Subaru Impreza's price is between $21,590 and $28,258, with the Subaru WRX priced between $30,948 and $44,328.

Subaru Impreza versus Subaru WRX Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Subaru Impreza is 8.6 out of 10 while the Subaru WRX's quality rating is 8.4 out of 10. This results in the Subaru Impreza being ranked 7 out of 51 Best Small Cars and the Subaru WRX being ranked 10 out of 51.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Subaru Impreza’s base engine makes 152 horsepower, and the Subaru WRX base engine makes 271 horsepower. The Impreza is rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 409 miles. The WRX is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 432 miles. The Impreza uses regular unleaded, and the WRX uses premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are compact cars, the Subaru Impreza has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more and rear head room. The Subaru WRX has the advantage in the area of trunk space. The Subaru Impreza and Subaru WRX are comparable in regards to front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Subaru Impreza and the Subaru WRX have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, both the Subaru Impreza and the Subaru WRX have the same Top Safety Pick award.

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2023 Subaru Impreza

2022 Subaru WRX

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$21,590 - $28,258

Used Asking Price:

$18,902 - $26,048

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

34%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$30,948 - $44,328

Used Asking Price:

$25,755 - $41,630

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

29.3%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.6 / 10

Reliability:

8.0 / 10

Retained Value:

8.7 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.4 / 10

Reliability:

7.0 / 10

Retained Value:

9.3 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

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

iSeeCars Rankings

10 / 51
23 / 51
26 / 51
27 / 51

Summary Review

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Pros and Cons

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Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Sport, Base, Premium

Trim Levels

Base, Premium, Limited, GT

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:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

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

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

271 hp @ 5600 rpm

Torque:

258 foot-lbs @ 2000 rpm

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

0.082 hp per pound

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

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.4 liters

Engine Configuration:

Flat/Horizontally Opposed

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Manual

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

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

19 / 26 / 22

Range (city/hwy):

315 / 432 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

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

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:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

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

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Available

Pedestrian Detection:

Available

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:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

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

Overall Interior Volume:

112.1 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:

36.7 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.6 inches

Cargo Space:

12.5 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

98.9 cubic feet

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

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3297 lbs

Width:

79.3 inches

Height:

57.8 inches

Length:

183.8 inches

Wheelbase:

105.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.4 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

steel

Tire Size:

205/55R16

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

235/45R17