Michael's Subaru of Bellevue

15150 SE Eastgate Way
Directions Bellevue, WA 98007

  • Sales: (425) 641-2002
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Compare the 2018 Subaru Impreza to the 2018 Honda Civic in Bellevue

If you're looking for a compact sedan or hatchback for your life in the Issaquah area, the options and choice can seem unending. Two popular choices are the Subaru Impreza and Honda Civic; but how can you know which is the right choice? The Subaru Impreza offers numerous standard features, a comfortable and versatile ride, and of course, the overall value you need for your next compact car in Bellevue.

Performance and Capability

The Impreza features a 152-horsepower four-cylinder SUBARU BOXER® engine, paired to either a manual or continuously variable transmission. The Civic offers a four-cylinder engine as well with plenty of power, but where the Civic falls behind the Subaru Impreza is that it lacks all-wheel drive. The Symmetrical all-wheel drive system on every Subaru Impreza is not just ideal for inclement weather and rough roads, but will upgrade your performance on dry pavement. The Subaru system is so advanced that it can detect a loss of traction in individual wheels in less than one rotation of a tire. This means that power will be delivered to the wheels with traction faster, so you'll be safer no matter where you go from Sammamish. All-wheel drive isn't even available on the Honda Civic as it only comes with front-wheel drive.

Need another incentive? The Impreza gets an EPA-estimated 28 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. Those numbers are better than many front-wheel drive competitors, which is usually touted as the more efficient option for Mercer Island WA.

Interior Features, Amenities, and Technology

Both have seating for five, in all body style configurations. The interior of the Subaru Impreza is spacious and features plenty of leg and head room in both rows. The Civic is lacking in headroom in the second row, so your taller passengers will feel more cramped. Both sedan versions of the Impreza and Civic have a 12 cubic foot trunk, but when you're looking for the most space, the hatchback version of the Impreza has a huge 55 cubic feet of space of cargo volume.

Another area where the Impreza shines is the infotainment system. The standard STARLINK™ system comes with a 6.5-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, and more. The standard infotainment display on the Civic doesn't feature touch capabilities and has a smaller 5-inch screen. You also have to upgrade your Civic's infotainment to get simple features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You can upgrade your STARLINK™ system to a larger 8-inch touchscreen that includes integrated navigation. The STARLINK™ system is known for being easy to use with responsive inputs, redundant physical buttons, and a beautiful full-color display.

Advanced Safety Technology

Both the Impreza and Civic come standard with a rearview camera standard. The Impreza offers the EyeSight® Safety System, which features an array of driver assistance and safety features that you and your loved ones need. Available safety features include adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. The Civic offers comparable safety features, including the driver assistance features.

Test Drive a New Subaru Impreza Today in Bellevue!

Experiencing the quality and performance of the new Subaru Impreza is easy when you come see us for a test drive! Our team can help show you why the Subaru Impreza is the right choice over the Honda Civic for your life in Bellevue, so why not come see us? You can save yourself time at the dealership when you browse our online inventory, apply online for financing, and even value your trade-in vehicle right from the comfort of your own home.