Looking for an outstanding new compact car? See how our Subaru Impreza compares to the Honda Civic, Toyota Prius, and Volkswagen Golf GTI

Bill Bryan Subaru

8730 HWY 441
Directions Leesburg, FL 34788

  • Sales: 877-516-0495
  • Service: 877-513-1578
  • Parts: 877-738-7403

Compact cars have always been a top choice for drivers here in Florida who're looking for an economical means of transportation. However, even though these cars may be compact in stature, they're part of one of the fastest growing segments in the American auto industry. As such, the compact car segment is becoming increasingly competitive. Now, here at Bill Bryan Subaru, we've always considered the Subaru Impreza to be one of the most attractive and dynamic compact cars on the market and easily one of the best new Subaru vehicles in our expansive inventory. However, we wouldn't make such a bold statement without good justification. In fact, with the vast selection of Subaru Impreza models for sale here at our Leesburg, FL dealership, we here at Bill Bryan Subaru always strive to show how these impressive compact cars can provide exceptional value to drivers here all over Mt. Dora, Clermont, and Fruitland Park, FL. To that end, we've put together a competitive analysis to demonstrate how our Subaru Impreza models easily beat their closest competitors: the Honda Civic, Volkswagen Golf GTI, and Toyota Prius.


Naturally, one of the first points of comparison for any savvy shopper is price. Everyone wants to get a great deal, and choosing a compact car practically guarantees an accessible price point. However, not all compact cars are created equal, and in no case is that more evident than when comparing the Subaru Impreza to the Honda Civic, Volkswagen Golf GTI, and Toyota Prius. Clocking in at an accessible starting MSRP of just $19,715, the Subaru Impreza is a smart bet for those looking to save. By comparison, the Honda Civic, Volkswagen GTI, and Toyota Prius ring in at $20,575, $25,815, and $25,570 MSRP respectively, meaning you'll have to shell out much more to get behind the wheel. What's more, even with the Subaru Impreza's outstanding price point, you'll find that there are plenty of ways to save even more when you shop with Bill Bryan Subaru thanks in large part to our fantastic deals on Subaru financing.

Standard All-Wheel Drive

For many drivers, choosing a compact car is purely a choice of economy and efficiency. And while most compact cars on the market today reap the benefits of respectable fuel economy, there's something to be said for the trade-off between relative efficiency and handling. Fortunately, the Subaru Impreza comes standard with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, giving it a confident poise on uneven and slippery road surfaces, and allowing its handling and on-road dynamics to better conform to driver intention in optimal road conditions. In fact, Subaru Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive was one of the major contributing factors to the Subaru Impreza winning the 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award. Now, as for the Honda Civic, Volkswagen Golf GTI, and Toyota Prius, all-wheel drive is not only not a standard feature, it's not even an option!

Cargo Capacity

In case it wasn't immediately evident from the name alone, compact cars are typically smaller in stature than their midsize sedan cousins. That said, everyone has stuff, and chances are, sometimes you'll want to put said stuff in your car and drive it places. Seems like a simple concept, but apparently it went right over the heads of the designers at Honda, Volkswagen and Toyota. Even though the Honda Civic, Volkswagen Golf GTI, and Toyota Prius all come with available hatchback body styles, their cargo capacities are sorely lacking. In fact, the Volkswagen Golf GTI offers the most overall cargo area of the three, and even it tops out at a meager 52.7 cubic-feet. Fortunately, Subaru seems to know the drivers here in Leesburg, FL and nearby Fruitland Park, Clermont, and Mt. Dora, FL lead active lifestyles, which is why it provides an ample 55.3 cubic-feet of cargo space in the Subaru Impreza hatchback, making it perfect for loading up with camping, hiking, or fishing gear and heading off to take in the best that nature here in Florida has to offer.

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