2020 Corolla Hatchback vs. Impreza Hatchback Comparison

Few competitors stack up to the 2020 Corolla HB with a winning combination of safety and fuel economy.

The base-grade 2020 Corolla HB SE comes with an available CVT at a $21,390 starting MSRP and includes Toyota Safety Sense® 2.0 (TSS 2.0). The base model of the 2020 Subaru Impreza 5-door has an available CVT for $19,195 starting MSRP but does not come standard. It also does not include the TSS-comparable Subaru EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology.

The 2020 Corolla Hatchback with LED projector headlights received an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick award. The 2020 Subaru Impreza 5-door also received the Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety when equipped with LED projector headlights and optional EyeSight® Driver-Assist System.

For the budget-minded, the 2020 Corolla HB SE CVT outperforms the 2020 Subaru Impreza 5-door CVT in fuel economy ratings for both city and highway. In this comparison, we will look at the crucial categories of performance, safety, and interior features.

Published Date: 02/20/2020

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Performance

The 2020 Corolla HB SE CVT is more powerful than the 2020 Subaru Impreza 5-door CVT. The Corolla HB SE CVT has 168 HP and 151 lb.-ft. torque, while the comparable Impreza HB has 152 HP and 145 lb.-ft. torque. Both vehicles offer a manual transmission option backed by the same engine performance numbers.

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Performance

  • The 2020 Corolla HB SE CVT’s EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 32/41/35 MPG (city/highway/combined) beats Subaru Impreza’s 28/36 MPG (city/highway).
  • Corolla HB SE CVT has 168 HP and 151 lb.-ft. torque to the Impreza’s 152 HP and 145 lb.-ft. torque.
  • Corolla HB comes standard with ToyotaCare, a no-cost scheduled maintenance plan. Impreza does not include a no-cost maintenance plan.
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Safety

For the safety-minded, the 2020 Corolla HB and 2020 Subaru Impreza 5-door received an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick when equipped with LED projector headlights. The Subaru Impreza also needs the optional EyeSight® Driver-Assist System.

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Safety

  • Both the 2020 Corolla HB and 2020 Subaru Impreza 5-door received an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick when equipped with LED projector headlights. The Subaru Impreza also needs the optional EyeSight® Driver-Assist System.
  • 2020 Corolla HB SE CVT comes standard with the Toyota Safety Sense® 2.0 (TSS 2.0) active safety features.
  • 2020 Corolla HB SE CVT offers more standard and available safety features than the 2020 Subaru Impreza 5-door CVT.
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Interior

Both the 2020 Corolla HB SE CVT and the 2020 Subaru Impreza 5-door CVT have similar front legroom space at 42.0 inches and 43.1 inches, respectively. Both seat five people.

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Interior

  • 2020 Corolla HB SE CVT comes standard with an 8-in. touch-screen; the 2020 Subaru Impreza 5-door CVT comes with a standard 6.5-in. touch-screen.
  • 2020 Corolla HB comes standard with six speakers while the 2020 Subaru Impreza 5-door CVT comes standard with four speakers.
  • Corolla comes standard with Amazon Alexa compatibility, a feature not offered on the Impreza.
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Conclusion: Corolla Hatchback vs. Impreza Hatchback

The 2020 Corolla HB SE CVT outperforms the 2020 Subaru Impreza 5-door CVT in EPA-estimated MPG ratings for both city and highway.

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Conclusion: Corolla Hatchback vs. Impreza Hatchback

  • 2020 Corolla HB SE CVT outperforms the 2020 Subaru Impreza 5-door CVT in EPA-estimated MPG ratings for both city and highway.
  • Corolla HB comes standard with ToyotaCare, a no-cost maintenance plan.
  • 2020 Corolla HB is an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick when equipped with LED projector headlights.
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