2019 Subaru Impreza vs. Its Competition

2019 Subaru Impreza
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

If there’s a snow shovel in your garage, the 2019 Subaru Impreza is probably on your shopping list for its standard all-wheel drive.

For driving thrills, the Mazda 3 impresses with its sharp handling and upmarket interior design.

The Honda Civic checks off the same boxes with better engines, but its styling is not for everyone.

Chevy’s Cruze gains available active safety tech this year, and its diesel engine is miserly (if expensive).

The Hyundai Elantra and Kia Forte do few things wrong and deliver a lot of car for the money.

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Quick Specs
6.3
The 2019 Subaru Impreza is a sensible, right-price, low-compromise compact car.
5.4
The 2019 Chevrolet Cruze gains some good content, but its advanced safety tech should be more accessible.
6.5
Safety upgrades this year make the 2019 Honda Civic as compelling as ever.
5.7
The 2019 Hyundai Elantra delivers good handling and a lot of value for the money.
6.0
The 2019 Kia Forte pairs stylish good looks with a lot of features, making it a compact sedan standout.
6.8
The 2019 Mazda 3 keeps the zoom, but all-wheel-drive practicality and a vastly upgraded interior make it much more than that.
MSRP From     
N/A$17,995$19,550$17,200$17,790$21,000
Gas Mileage     
28 MPG City / 48 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy
Engine     
N/ATurbocharged Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
N/AMidsize CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
N/A4-Door Sedan LLX CVTSE ManualFE ManualFWD
Drivetrain     
N/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
N/A55555
Passenger Doors     
N/A4N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
N/ASedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
N/AAutomaticCVT w/ODManual w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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