|2014 Honda Civic||2014 Subaru Impreza|
|5||Number of Trims||5|
|Yes||IIHS Top Safety Pick+||No|
2014 Honda Civic vs 2014 Subaru Impreza
Compact cars are increasingly finding more and more competition as consumers continue to buy up these fuel efficient, quick, commuting wonders, and no battle is more impressive than when it is the 2014 Honda Civic vs the 2014 Subaru Impreza. However, the differences between the two in terms of fuel efficiency, cargo space, and safety, give the 2014 Honda Civic in Dayton, OH plenty of ammunition to win out against the impressive Impreza.
While the Impreza may be able to put up better numbers in terms of horsepower, that added power takes away from its overall fuel economy, which in a small compact commuter car used primarily in the city is really the number that should be bigger. Meanwhile, the Civic is capable 30 mpg in the city and 39 miles on the highway*, numbers than jump even higher if it is vaunted Civic Hybrid. And truly, the five horsepower difference between the two is hardly noticeable in actual performance.
Of course, smaller cars mean less buffer area in crashes meaning that the safer a compact car can be, the better off the driver is in the long run. Achieving the top rating of “Good” in all five Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash tests speaks volumes to just how safe the 2014 Honda Civic in Dayton, OH really is from bumper to bumper. This achievement was so good, in fact, that the Civic came back with an IIHS Top Safety Pick+, while the competitor, good though it may have been, only achieved an IIHS Top Safety Pick.
In the end, despite a slight price difference of a few hundred dollars for a brand new vehicle, the 2014 Honda Civic vs the 2014 Subaru Impreza ends with Honda being the clear winner. Better fuel economy in a safer vehicle just leads to a better long term return on a high quality vehicle and longevity in a car is an ideal few models, save the 2014 Honda Civic in Dayton, OH, can aspire to.
* Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.