2017 Subaru Impreza vs Honda Civic: Styling Leads The Way

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The 2017 Subaru Impreza and the Honda Civic are both great vehicles offering up plenty of style, plenty of tech and some great specs. So which of them is the leader?

The 2017 Subaru Impreza is now more agile, it offers a ride that is fun and comfortable. The powertrains are the same as on the vehicles from the year before and includes the 2 litre which now offers 152 horses with the six speed gears on the lower end models or CVT. The Impreza Sport offers up 18 inch alloys, sporty suspension and active torque vectoring.

The 2017 Subaru Impreza offers plenty to like and these include superb handling, styling that is sleek and a nose that is lower. All wheel drive comes as standard and it is going to be among the most efficient of AWD vehicles on the market. On the downside is the fact that the styling may look a bit busy and the interior could be a bit better.

The 2016 Honda Civic offers up a superb shape that is new with fuel economy numbers that are great. It also offers up one of the best ride qualities in the class, the steering offers up a good feel and there is plenty of room in the back along with trunk. On the downside if you go for the base trim it is less sharp and the standard engine doesn’t offer anything exciting. The CVT doesn’t have direct shift control and when you go over 5,000rpm the drivetrain is loud.

The Honda Civic is offered with base models that have linear handling and the standard engine is the 1 litre in-line four offering 158 horses which comes with the 6 speed manual transmission when you choose the LX model and CVT on others. It offers around 31mpg combined and fuel economy is good and offers the same performance as the 1.5 litre turbocharged inline 4 offering 174 horses. The base version offer 16 inch tires and the ride quality is good, however the turbocharged get better tires along with hydraulic suspension, offering up a ride that is composed.

So have you made up your mind which to go for, is it the 2016 Honda Civic or would you choose the 2017 Subaru Impreza?