Toyota Corolla vs Subaru Impreza

2017 Subaru Impreza vs 2017 Toyota Corolla

Compare Features - The Impreza Wins!

  2017 Impreza2017 Corolla
 Horsepower
 152 ✅
 132
 Torque (lbs.-ft)
 145@4000 128@4400
Front Headroom (Inches)
39.8 ✅ 38.3
 Front Legroom (Inches)
 43.1
 42.3
 All-Wheel Drive
 Standard ✅
 Not Available
 MSRP ($)
$19,215 $19,385
 *based on base CVT model for each vehicle

Dare to Compare: The 2017 Subaru Impreza Takes on a Tough Competitor in the Toyota Corolla

Check Here to See Who Eeks Out Ahead in This Fierce Sedan Square-off

Very few sedans have ever earned the right to fly under the Subaru banner, which makes the 2017 Subaru Impreza Sedan rather distinguished right off the bat, but in a segment so saturated by boring, beige, and uninspiring sedans, it takes more than mediocrity to rise to the top - good thing the 2017 Subaru Impreza is available to take you right to the top. We've put together this comparison between the 2017 Impreza and the 2017 Toyota Corolla so discerning drivers from Oro Valley, Sahuarita, Sierra Vista, Marana, and Green Valley, AZ, can do their due diligence before going with the 2017 Impreza anyway!

2017 Subaru Impreza
VS2017 Toyota Corolla
When it comes to performance, both the 2017 Impreza and the 2017 Corolla offer pleasant drives, and both offer an available manual transmission for that car-driver connection, but only the 2017 Impreza even offers an all-wheel drive (AWD) system, and not only does the 2017 Impreza offer Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, it gives it to you standard - no costly add-ons, no special performance package, no expensive trim levels to climb, nothing but outstanding performance and superior traction, like it should be.PerformanceThe 2017 Toyota Corolla starts off with a respectable engine and CVT pairing, but its standard engine falls short of what you'll see standard in the 2017 Impreza. With the 2017 Corolla, you'll get a 1.8-liter DOHC inline-four engine capable of 132 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque, which is fine until you compare it to the 2017 Impreza's standard 2.0 four-cylinder SUBARU BOXER® engine rated at 152 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque.
Subaru has never been known for being flashy or gaudy, and most Subaru drivers appreciated the understated elegance and attention to detail that serve as hallmarks of Subaru design. In the 2017 Subaru Impreza 4-door, the exterior is cohesive and compelling, attracting the eye easily and pulling it up and down the side of the vehicle with long, structural lines. On the inside, subtlety is key, but high-quality materials and driver-focused design really steal the show.StylingThe 2017 Toyota Corolla's style can be unfortunately summed up in a few choice words: stiff, without direction, bland. The wide-mouth grille up front even looks a little bit shocked, giving the impression of a mouth hanging agape. While the Subaru Impreza doesn't overwhelm you with flash and pomp, it also doesn't insult you with a sophomoric attempt at subtle design cues and cohesive design language. The Toyota Corolla, instead, treads on looking enough like the rest of the compact Toyota lineup that you just kind of "get" that it's part of the family, even if you never remember its name.
The Subaru Impreza's available infotainment system is intuitive and easy to use. Called Subaru STARLINK™, this multimedia system features an available 8.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, and other apps for connecting your smartphone and your vehicle. With the optional safety and security aspect, you'll also get Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Recovery, and access to Subaru Remote Services. Technology FeaturesBy contract, the 2017 Toyota Corolla offers available Entune™ Audio, which offers Bluetooth® connectivity and music streaming, but the integrated navigation app is another feature you have to opt into-for a price.
When equipped with Subaru EyeSight® technology, the 2017 Subaru Impreza receives the highest safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Subaru EyeSight® is an optional suite of driver-assist features that includes Pre-Collision Braking, Pre-Collision Throttle Management, Lane Keep Assist with Sway Warning, and Adaptive Cruise Control, and while it's not standard like the system in the Corolla, it's also more robust than that system, and when you get Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive standard, the Impreza makes it easy to option yourself into an ideal family vehicle.SafetyToyota is known for strong safety offerings, and the 2017 Toyota Corolla is no exception. In fact, Toyota Safety Sense™ C is standard on the Toyota Corolla, though it only includes a Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert, and Automatic High Beams, so the Subaru EyeSight® System is still more than worth investigating.

No Photo Finish: 2017 Subaru Impreza 4-Door Doesn't Struggle to Take the Lead Against the 2017 Toyota Corolla

This comparison is hardly even close. The 2017 Impreza 4-door basically walks away with this one. If you're ready to take this from the online showroom to our in-person lot, come see us at Tucson Subaru for a team of friendly faces and a test drive in the 2017 Subaru Impreza!

2017 Subaru Impreza

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