2021 Subaru Impreza vs 2022 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

2021 Subaru Impreza
2021 Subaru Impreza
$18,795MSRP
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2022 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
2022 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
$111,100MSRP
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2021 Subaru Impreza
$18,795MSRP
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2022 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
$111,100MSRP
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Overview

MSRP

$18,795

MSRP

$111,100

Average price

$19,981

Average price

$90,199

Listings

298

Listings

325
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

7.7 out of 10

Expert reviews

8.7 out of 10
Pros
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Comfortable
  • Manual transmission available
Cons
  • Interior materials feel cheap
  • Not much cargo space
  • Uninspired styling
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Great ride quality
  • Premium interior materials
Cons
  • Potentially polarizing design
  • No getting around the high price tag

2021 Subaru Impreza Reviews Summary

Subaru developed a cult following thanks to cars like the Impreza. Thanks to standard all-wheel drive (AWD), the Impreza has been a hit in wintry climates, offering the low operating costs of a compact car without the limited foul-weather capability of the mostly front-wheel drive (FWD) competition.

The current Impreza represents the model’s fifth generation, and dates back to the 2017 model year. Available in sedan and hatchback form, the Impreza has also spawned the sporty Subaru WRX and more rugged looking Subaru Crosstrek, which have overshadowed the basic Impreza to some extent. We’ll cover the WRX and Crosstrek in separate reviews.

Changes for the 2021 model year are limited to availability of SI-Drive drive modes on the Impreza Premium trim level (this feature was previously available only on the Impreza Sport) and a $100 price increase. The full Impreza lineup remains unchanged, encompassing base, Premium, Sport, and Limited trim levels for both the sedan and hatchback. Consequently, we’ll look back on our experience with previous model years for this overview.

2022 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Reviews Summary

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a full-size four-door luxury sedan with a 48-volt mild hybrid gasoline-electric powertrain, including a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder gas engine (S500) or twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 (S580), with EQ Boost, a nine-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive (AWD). The S500 starts at $111,100; the S580 starts at $117,700. The EPA estimates the S500 can achieve fuel economy of up to 21 mpg city/30 mpg highway/24 mpg combined, while the S580 is rated at 16 mpg city/25 mpg highway/19 mpg combined.
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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

2.0L 152 hp H4

Engine

3.0L 429 hp I6

Drive Train

AWD

Drive Train

AWD

Seating Capacity

5

Seating Capacity

5

Horsepower

152 hp @ 6000 rpm

Horsepower

429 hp @ 6100 rpm

MPG City

28

MPG City

21

MPG Highway

36

MPG Highway

30
2021 Subaru Impreza
2021 Subaru Impreza
$18,795MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2022 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
2022 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
$111,100MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2021 Subaru Impreza
$18,795MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2022 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
$111,100MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$18,795
$111,100
Average price
$19,981
$90,199
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
5.0
4.8
Expert reviews

7.7 out of 10

Read full review

8.7 out of 10

Read full review
Pros & cons
Pros
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Comfortable
  • Manual transmission available
Cons
  • Interior materials feel cheap
  • Not much cargo space
  • Uninspired styling
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Great ride quality
  • Premium interior materials
Cons
  • Potentially polarizing design
  • No getting around the high price tag
Summary

Subaru developed a cult following thanks to cars like the Impreza. Thanks to standard all-wheel drive (AWD), the Impreza has been a hit in wintry climates, offering the low operating costs of a compact car without the limited foul-weather capability of the mostly front-wheel drive (FWD) competition.

The current Impreza represents the model’s fifth generation, and dates back to the 2017 model year. Available in sedan and hatchback form, the Impreza has also spawned the sporty Subaru WRX and more rugged looking Subaru Crosstrek, which have overshadowed the basic Impreza to some extent. We’ll cover the WRX and Crosstrek in separate reviews.

Changes for the 2021 model year are limited to availability of SI-Drive drive modes on the Impreza Premium trim level (this feature was previously available only on the Impreza Sport) and a $100 price increase. The full Impreza lineup remains unchanged, encompassing base, Premium, Sport, and Limited trim levels for both the sedan and hatchback. Consequently, we’ll look back on our experience with previous model years for this overview.

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a full-size four-door luxury sedan with a 48-volt mild hybrid gasoline-electric powertrain, including a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder gas engine (S500) or twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 (S580), with EQ Boost, a nine-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive (AWD). The S500 starts at $111,100; the S580 starts at $117,700. The EPA estimates the S500 can achieve fuel economy of up to 21 mpg city/30 mpg highway/24 mpg combined, while the S580 is rated at 16 mpg city/25 mpg highway/19 mpg combined.
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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
2.0L 152 hp H4
3.0L 429 hp I6
Drive Train
AWD
AWD
Seating Capacity
5
5
Horsepower
152 hp @ 6000 rpm
429 hp @ 6100 rpm
MPG City
28
21
MPG Highway
36
30
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