Compare Subaru Impreza Vs Toyota Corolla

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There are sedans, and then there is the Subaru Impreza. This vehicle separates itself from the pack of competition with its elegant design and high level of performance, comfort, and technology. Here at Dunning Subaru of Ann Arbor, we maintain a well-stocked inventory of quality Subaru Impreza four-door and five-door sedans from which to choose. But, we also know that there are a plethora of options out there, so to save you time and to prove the Impreza's superiority, we've gone ahead and compared the Subaru Impreza to the Toyota Corolla in matters of safety, performance, technology, and comfort. This is all on top of the fact that the Subaru Impreza boasts a lower starting price, and a better roadside assistance program than the Toyota Corolla.


  • The Subaru Impreza breaks away from the Toyota Corolla with its SUBARU STARLINK(™) Safety and Security system which included Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, and Stolen Vehicle Recovery.
  • While boasting a lower starting price, the Subaru Impreza also features several active safety features like Blind-Spot Detection, LED Steering Responsive Headlights, and Rear-Vision Camera and Reverse Automatic Braking.
  • Technology-wise, the Subaru Impreza stands apart with the available EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology suite to the Toyota Safety Sense™ system.
  • The Subaru Impreza earns a 2020 NHTSA five-star safety rating when EyeSight® and Steering Responsive Headlights are included.


  • Unlike the Toyota Corolla, the Subaru Impreza is the only one of the two models that come standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive on all model trims.
  • The Subaru Impreza’s 2.0-liter I4 SUBARU BOXER® engine delivers more horsepower and more torque than the Toyota Corolla and its 1.8-liter I4 engine.
  • The Subaru Impreza’s 2.0 I4 SUBARU BOXER® Engine’s power can also be connected with active torque vectoring, giving you superior handling on the road.
  • The Subaru Impreza also offers the same amount of model trim configurations as the Toyota Corolla but includes more model trims that offer a five-speed manual transmission.


  • Inside, the Subaru Impreza boasts a SUBARU STARLINK™ Multimedia System which comes standard with Apple CarPlay™, Android™ Auto, and Pandora® app integration.
  • The SUBARU STARLINK™ Multimedia system is also available with several STARLINK™ apps, HeartRadio®, and SiriusXM® All Access Radio.
  • Speaker-wise, the Subaru Impreza stands out with its available eight-speaker Harman Kardon® Premium Audio System.
  • Beyond entertainment, the Subaru Impreza also offers a Keyless Access with Push-Button Start.

Passenger & Cargo Space

  • While both vehicles are available with plenty of passenger and cargo room, only the Subaru Impreza offers the five-door option for all of its model trims. The Toyota doesn't offer this feature for extra cargo room in any model.
  • As far as passenger space is concerned, the Subaru Impreza offers the more spacious cabin—over 100 cubic feet of space—for its five passengers than the Toyota Corolla in both the four-door and five-door configurations.
  • In matters of cargo space, the Subaru Impreza’s five-door option boasts more cargo space than the Toyota Corolla four-and-five-door option.

Experience the Superior Subaru Difference at our Ann Arbor Dealership Today

Even though you can easily distinguish the Subaru Impreza's superior features here online, for you to discover its superior driving experience and know for sure if it is the superior sedan for your lifestyle, you need to get behind the wheel. So, visit our dealership for a test drive today! We proudly serve the current and soon-to-be Subaru drivers of Ann Arbor, as well as those drivers of Jackson, Brighton, and Adrian. If you have any questions regarding our current inventory of Subaru Impreza models, please feel free to contact us directly either by email or over the phone for more information.