Our Subaru Impreza vs. Toyota Corolla page is packed with information aimed at helping you make the best decision for your driving needs. We love starting these pages with a gracious nod to the competition. The Toyota Corolla needs no introduction and, at times, doesn't even need anyone in a showroom to sell it. Since its introduction in 1966, it took almost no time to become one of the world's best-selling vehicles. But mass-market appeal has its price. Vanilla is great. But it's still vanilla. If you're looking for something exciting to drive, the Subaru Impreza has you covered. With more World Rally Championships than we have cones to scoop the trophies onto, the Subaru Impreza is anything but boring. Check out our line of new Subaru Impreza sedans and read our specs below. What's your flavor?

Toyota vs. Subaru - a Brand Value Story:

We say "Toyota," and you probably think of reliability from Japan, with some affordable prices sprinkled on top. When we say "Subaru," we're pretty sure standard AWD capability comes to mind with a tsunami of accolades, including J.D. Power's #1 Brand Loyalty Award, KBB's Best Overall Brand, #1 in Vehicle Safety Award from ACSI, ALG's Top Brand For Resale Value, and the Overall Champion in American Rally Association Championships. We've left out about a dozen others.

Take a look at the awards we've shared. Key takeaways are brand loyalty and value retention. But why? There must be some reason why consumers stick with Subaru vehicles and pay top-dollar to find them used. The obvious conclusion is that they must be great cars. We think so. But we want you to decide that for yourself.

Subaru Impreza® vs. Toyota Corolla: More. For Less

This might come as a shock to most, but you can get into the entry trim Subaru Impreza for about $2,000 less than the base Toyota Corolla. Even though you're paying less for the Subaru Impreza, you're getting more right from the start. For instance, the Subaru Impreza gives you a 2.0L 4CYL engine with 152hp. The Corolla uses virtually the same engine it did in 1966, with 1.8 liters mustering up 139hp. The Subaru Impreza gives you a race-proven 5-speed manual transmission with an automatic transmission as an option. The Corolla plops you into an automatic without any input from you. Additionally, the Subaru Impreza gives you precise control with electronically assisted power steering and legendary symmetrical AWD. Neither is offered on the Corolla. In terms of raw capability, you tell us. Subaru or Toyota?

Subaru Impreza® vs. Toyota Corolla: Available Amenities

This is an arena where you might see the Corolla on somewhat equal footing with the Subaru Impreza. Both vehicles offer smartphone connectivity. Both vehicles offer ADAS safety features. Both vehicles are available in a variety of trims with power, leather, and convenience features that will satisfy the appetite of the most technically inclined drivers. The Corolla, however, doesn't offer you a hatchback. So if you need space and lots of it, the Subaru Impreza hatchback comes in for the win. Offering drivers a whopping 55+ cubic feet of cargo room over the Corolla's 13 cubes, we have to ask the obvious question: which car would you take to grandma's with the intent of bringing home all the leftovers? Lease a Subaru Impreza and go make nana happy. Take home the leftovers from lunch. And dinner. And her old TV and-

Is the Toyota Corolla bigger than the Subaru Impreza®?

In some dimensions, the Toyota Corolla is bigger than the Subaru Impreza, and in others, the Subaru Impreza is bigger than the Toyota Corolla. Specifically, the wheelbase of a 2022 Toyota Corolla is over an inch longer than a 2022 Subaru Impreza, while the vehicle width of a Corolla is almost an inch wider. The Subaru Impreza measures slightly longer than the Corolla overall and over an inch taller. Across the board, though, the 2022 Subaru Impreza offers more interior room for all passengers compared to the Toyota Corolla.

Which costs more: Subaru Impreza® or Toyota Corolla?

Certain trims of the 2022 Subaru Impreza will cost more than certain trims of a 2022 Toyota Corolla and vice versa. That said, with comparable trims for each, the Subaru Impreza takes its place as the more affordable option. With a starting price of $18,795 MSRP1, the base 2022 Subaru Impreza Sedan beats the base level 2022 Toyota Corolla L starting price of $20,075 MSRP.1 On the top end, a 2022 Subaru Impreza Limited 5-door has a starting price of $26,395 MSRP1, while the 2022 Toyota Corolla XSE Apex Edition has a starting price of $28,360 MSRP1.

What is the difference between Subaru Impreza® base and premium?

The difference between a base and premium Subaru Impreza is a difference in standard comfort and convenience features, along with additional safety features. The base trim Subaru Impreza packs a competitive punch with standard SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia. But, the premium trim adds a standard Lineartronic® CVT for efficiency, standard Subaru SI-DRIVE®, standard EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, standard 4G LTE Wi-Fi capability, two more speakers as standard, and much more.

Patriot Subaru in Saco, ME, Says Thanks!

Thanks for taking a minute to read our Subaru Impreza vs. Toyota Corolla comparison page! We trust that it's offered some surprising insight into why people are so passionate about owning a Subaru vehicle. For our money, the winner is clear. Are there really any other cars similar to the Subaru Impreza hatchback? Nah. Have you decided yet on the Corolla vs. Impreza?

If you're still on the fence but interested in getting a taste of the Subaru brand with added benefits, why not try a used Subaru Impreza? You'll get all of the same legendary capability, performance, and pedigree with additional savings. No matter which way you go, Patriot Subaru has your back, and we back you up even more with our exclusive lifetime warranty. Check in with one of our Subaru specialists for all the details. Welcome to the family!

1Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.

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