Toyota Corolla vs Subaru Impreza

2022 Toyota Corolla
2022 Toyota Corolla
$20,425MSRP
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2024 Subaru Impreza
2024 Subaru Impreza
$22,995MSRP
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2022 Toyota Corolla
$20,425MSRP
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2024 Subaru Impreza
$22,995MSRP
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MSRP

$20,425

MSRP

$22,995

Average price

$16,925

Average price

$15,367

Listings

9581

Listings

6704
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

7.2 out of 10

Expert reviews

6.8 out of 10
Pros
  • Multiple body styles
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Manual transmission available
Cons
  • Outdated technology
  • Potentially polarizing design
  • Sluggish performance
Pros
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Fun to drive
  • Excellent value for money
Cons
  • More of a refresh than a full redesign

Reviews Summary

The Toyota Corolla needs no introduction. With 12 generations spanning over five decades of production, the Corolla is the bestselling nameplate in automotive history. And it continues to be a popular choice for new car buyers looking for a reliable and sensible compact car, competing against other established names like the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte, Nissan Sentra, Subaru Impreza, and Volkswagen Jetta for sales.

The only significant change for 2022 is the addition of two new colors: Ruby Flare and Windchill Pearl. What hasn’t changed are the number of other choices buyers get. Toyota offers sedan and hatchback body styles, manual and automatic transmissions, and multiple powertrain options—including a hybrid. The Corolla Cross SUV also launched for 2022 but, while it shares a basic platform with the Corolla sedan and hatch, it’s effectively a different vehicle.

Finally, you get the expected array of trim levels. The Corolla sedan is available in L, LE, XLE, SE, and XSE grades, plus Apex Edition and Nightshade Edition versions of SE and XSE, with more limited options for the Corolla hatchback and hybrid (both of which will be covered separately). For this review, we tested the Apex Edition sedan in its lower SE grade. The Apex is the sportiest Corolla variant, at least until the GR Corolla hot hatchback arrives for the 2023 model year.

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.
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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

1.8L 139 hp I4

Engine

2.0L 152 hp H4

Drive Train

FWD

Drive Train

AWD

Seating Capacity

5

Seating Capacity

5

Horsepower

Horsepower

152 hp @ 6000 rpm

MPG City

30

MPG City

27

MPG Highway

38

MPG Highway

34
2022 Toyota Corolla
2022 Toyota Corolla
$20,425MSRP
Overview
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2024 Subaru Impreza
2024 Subaru Impreza
$22,995MSRP
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2022 Toyota Corolla
$20,425MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2024 Subaru Impreza
$22,995MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$20,425
$22,995
Average price
$16,925
$15,367
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.2
4.5
Expert reviews

7.2 out of 10

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6.8 out of 10

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Pros & cons
Pros
  • Multiple body styles
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Manual transmission available
Cons
  • Outdated technology
  • Potentially polarizing design
  • Sluggish performance
Pros
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Fun to drive
  • Excellent value for money
Cons
  • More of a refresh than a full redesign
Summary

The Toyota Corolla needs no introduction. With 12 generations spanning over five decades of production, the Corolla is the bestselling nameplate in automotive history. And it continues to be a popular choice for new car buyers looking for a reliable and sensible compact car, competing against other established names like the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte, Nissan Sentra, Subaru Impreza, and Volkswagen Jetta for sales.

The only significant change for 2022 is the addition of two new colors: Ruby Flare and Windchill Pearl. What hasn’t changed are the number of other choices buyers get. Toyota offers sedan and hatchback body styles, manual and automatic transmissions, and multiple powertrain options—including a hybrid. The Corolla Cross SUV also launched for 2022 but, while it shares a basic platform with the Corolla sedan and hatch, it’s effectively a different vehicle.

Finally, you get the expected array of trim levels. The Corolla sedan is available in L, LE, XLE, SE, and XSE grades, plus Apex Edition and Nightshade Edition versions of SE and XSE, with more limited options for the Corolla hatchback and hybrid (both of which will be covered separately). For this review, we tested the Apex Edition sedan in its lower SE grade. The Apex is the sportiest Corolla variant, at least until the GR Corolla hot hatchback arrives for the 2023 model year.

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
1.8L 139 hp I4
2.0L 152 hp H4
Drive Train
FWD
AWD
Seating Capacity
5
5
Horsepower
152 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG City
30
27
MPG Highway
38
34
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