2018 Toyota Corolla vs. 2018 Subaru Impreza

Subaru and Toyota are two of the most renowned brand names in the automobile industry. If you are looking to pick between the 2018 Toyota Corolla and the 2018 Subaru Impreza, you need to go through this comparison to figure out why the former is a better choice.

Design & Style

Exterior styling is quite impressive for both the models. Speaking of the interiors, the 2018 Subaru Impreza is a 5-seater vehicle with ample space in both the rows and the drivers can enjoy excellent outward visibility. Even though it has an attractive cabin, it doesn’t look and feel as stylish as some other competitors do. There are high-quality materials on the surface, as well as low-grade plastics.

On the other hand, the 2018 Toyota Corolla is a step ahead with ultimate comfort and convenience in the front and rear seats. With an easy sideway stretch, one can easily come in and get out of the vehicle. The trunk space is enough to accommodate a couple of mid-sized luggage. 

Technology & Safety

Taking a deep dive into the technological aspects, both the cars have a lot to offer. The 2018 Subaru Impreza comes equipped with a StarLink infotainment system, which features a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Bluetooth audio streaming. Even though the base system is quite easy to use, you can always choose to upgrade. With a responsive touchscreen, intuitive menu layout and crisp graphics, it is quite a good choice. With a responsive touchscreen, intuitive menu layout and crisp graphics, it is quite a good choice. However, the base model clearly lacks in competition by not offering advanced safety features likes EyeSight safety system or reverse automatic braking. Rearview camera is the only inbuilt feature you have.

Talking about the 2018 Toyota Corolla, no system can beat the level of functionality and interface offered by Toyota’s Entune infotainment system, which features a 6-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, a USB port and Siri Eyes Free. It has a user-friendly layout with a sharp graphic display, making life easy for the people onboard. 


Subaru Impreza comes standard with a 4-cylinder engine, delivering a power output of 152 HP, but it doesn’t accelerate the car with any conviction. For the same price point, you have a better option in the 2018 Toyota Corolla producing higher combined output and smoother acceleration.

The Bottom Line

On making a comparison between these two vehicles, we can safely conclude that although Subaru Impreza has its own set of attributes, it does not outclass the complete package offered by Toyota Corolla, in terms of design, technology and performance.

Ready to Schedule Toyota Corolla Test Drive Today?

If you want to experience the features offered by the 2018 Toyota Corolla, come for a test drive with us at Colonial Toyota. We are located in Milford Connecticut and we serve the needs of car buyers from the entire state. You can drop by our showroom today or call us in advance to book your Toyota Corolla test drive appointment.

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