Ford Focus vs Subaru Impreza

2016 Ford Focus
2016 Ford Focus
$17,225MSRP
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2024 Subaru Impreza
2024 Subaru Impreza
$22,995MSRP
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2016 Ford Focus
$17,225MSRP
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2024 Subaru Impreza
$22,995MSRP
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Overview

MSRP

$17,225

MSRP

$22,995

Average price

$9,112

Average price

$15,533

Listings

4871

Listings

7082
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

7.3 out of 10

Expert reviews

6.8 out of 10
Pros
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Fun to drive
  • Excellent value for money
Cons
  • More of a refresh than a full redesign

Reviews Summary

For as red-hot and competitive as the economy-car segment is, success in this corner of the market is based on some pretty mundane variables. It comes down to things like fuel economy, price, number and location of cupholders, ride quality, and other items. It basically has to be economical, reliable transportation for the everyday commute. There are other nuances, such as the ease of use of its controls, but success in this segment requires automotive pragmatism at its best.

It's through this lens that we consider the 2016 Ford Focus. This 4-door, 5-passenger small car has been refreshed for this model year, building off the success of the third-generation car, which debuted in 2011. That was the first car under the “One Ford” plan, under which one car is sold on multiple continents in multiple markets with minimal changes.

The result of the plan was a car that was much more refined than the two generations before it and positioned the Focus for the past several years as the best American Small Car. That accolade is as much about the Focus’ refinement as it is about the deficiencies of American-made competitors, including the Dodge Dart and Chevrolet Cruze. A second-generation Cruze has recently been unveiled, but it’s still too early for us to render a verdict on that car. It is import rivals, such as the Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, and Hyundai Elantra, that pose the greatest threat to the new-look Focus.

Reviews Summary

The 2024 Subaru Impreza has been reworked to improve upon its already strong credentials as an affordable all-wheel-drive economy car. This time around, the more powerful RS trim has been revived, adding some much needed driver excitement. Further bolstered with a comfortable ride and smart features, the new Impreza deserves your consideration.
Popular Features & Specs

Engine

2.0L 160 hp I4 Flex Fuel Vehicle

Engine

2.0L 152 hp H4

Drive Train

FWD

Drive Train

AWD

Seating Capacity

5

Seating Capacity

5

Horsepower

160 hp @ 6500 rpm

Horsepower

152 hp @ 6000 rpm

MPG City

26

MPG City

27

MPG Highway

36

MPG Highway

34
2016 Ford Focus
2016 Ford Focus
$17,225MSRP
Overview
Overview
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2024 Subaru Impreza
2024 Subaru Impreza
$22,995MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2016 Ford Focus
$17,225MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2024 Subaru Impreza
$22,995MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$17,225
$22,995
Average price
$9,112
$15,533
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.2
4.5
Expert reviews

7.3 out of 10

Read full review

6.8 out of 10

Read full review
Pros & cons
Pros
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Fun to drive
  • Excellent value for money
Cons
  • More of a refresh than a full redesign
Summary

For as red-hot and competitive as the economy-car segment is, success in this corner of the market is based on some pretty mundane variables. It comes down to things like fuel economy, price, number and location of cupholders, ride quality, and other items. It basically has to be economical, reliable transportation for the everyday commute. There are other nuances, such as the ease of use of its controls, but success in this segment requires automotive pragmatism at its best.

It's through this lens that we consider the 2016 Ford Focus. This 4-door, 5-passenger small car has been refreshed for this model year, building off the success of the third-generation car, which debuted in 2011. That was the first car under the “One Ford” plan, under which one car is sold on multiple continents in multiple markets with minimal changes.

The result of the plan was a car that was much more refined than the two generations before it and positioned the Focus for the past several years as the best American Small Car. That accolade is as much about the Focus’ refinement as it is about the deficiencies of American-made competitors, including the Dodge Dart and Chevrolet Cruze. A second-generation Cruze has recently been unveiled, but it’s still too early for us to render a verdict on that car. It is import rivals, such as the Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, and Hyundai Elantra, that pose the greatest threat to the new-look Focus.

The 2024 Subaru Impreza has been reworked to improve upon its already strong credentials as an affordable all-wheel-drive economy car. This time around, the more powerful RS trim has been revived, adding some much needed driver excitement. Further bolstered with a comfortable ride and smart features, the new Impreza deserves your consideration.
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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
2.0L 160 hp I4 Flex Fuel Vehicle
2.0L 152 hp H4
Drive Train
FWD
AWD
Seating Capacity
5
5
Horsepower
160 hp @ 6500 rpm
152 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG City
26
27
MPG Highway
36
34
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