Both the Honda Civic and the 2017 Subaru Impreza are superb choices of vehicles as both offer up lots of tech and they have great specs and style. But when it comes to a style contest, which comes out ahead?
The 2017 Subaru Impreza is a fun ride and it is agile along with being comfortable. It comes with the 2 litre engine from the model before it and this has six gears if you go for the entry level or CVT on the higher. It offers up 152 horsepower and comes with 18 inch alloy wheels, active torque vectoring and suspension that is on the sporty side.
There is a whole lot to like about the 2017 Subaru Impreza, the style of it is sleek and the nose is lower and it handles great. The all-wheel drive has been fitted as standard and its efficient. Some have said that the style could be a bit on the busy side and perhaps the cabin could have been designed better.
The 2016 Honda Civic is a great shape and it offers superb fuel economy. The steering is great with good feel and there is lots of room in the back for passengers, and plenty of space for storage. The base trim isn’t as sharp looking and there is nothing exciting about the standard engine. The CVT doesn’t offer direct shift control and it can be loud when you go over 5,000rpm.
The Honda Civic is available in two base versions with linear handling and the standard engine is the 1 litre in-line four, which offers up 158 horsepower, it is 6 speed manual on the LX and CVT on all other trims. You should get about 32mpg combined and you should get the same performance from the 1.5 litre turbocharged inline 4 which offers 174 horsepower. The entry level has 16 inch tires, which offer a great ride but the turbocharged version comes with hydraulic suspension and better tires.
But which would you choose? Would you go for the 2016 Honda Civic or would it be the 2017 Subaru Impreza?