In the Race to Capture the New Compact Car Segment, Subaru Impreza Laps Toyota Corolla

If there's one element of the Subaru experience our Denton, TX dealership loves, it's a vehicle's performance chops. But they aren't limited to a workhorse engine, sport braking, and a limber suspension. They can present in even the subtlest of details, from that extra bit of drive to edges in the space to keep the ride comfortable to an impeccable safety record. You'll find such standout elements in models like the new Subaru Impreza, and against those known for similar accommodations and drive-time feel, like the new Toyota Corolla, we think you'll find ours the compact car to pull ahead. There's more than a few reasons why.

For one, the 2.0-liter, four-cylinder SUBARU BOXER engine in the new Impreza, capable of 152 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque, excels the ratings of the new Corolla, at 132 horsepower and 128 pound-feet. Factor in a higher 1999 cc engine displacement to Corolla at 1798 cc and the direct-injection design in Impreza to the Corolla SEFI build, and you'll discover Subaru Impreza shows itself a bit more powerful, and thus, has some extra pep for the trip.

What's more, handling rugged and uneven terrain and passing through the gauntlet of bad weather is a breeze for Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, standard in the new Subaru Impreza. In the new Toyota Corolla, however, AWD isn't offered. Plus, Impreza takes point on safety, earning an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating for meeting the authority's safety criteria as well as five stars in NHTSA rollover testing. The new Corolla does well, but takes home only a TOP SAFETY PICK, evincing no passenger-side rating and earning only acceptable headlight and child seat anchors ratings.

But when it all comes down to the ride, an aspect as simple as comfort can make the grade. Subaru Impreza is more generously sized than Corolla, offering passenger volume up to 100.9 cubic feet, compared to the Toyota sedan at 97.5. That's more room to sprawl out not only regarding front head, leg, and shoulder room but also rear head and shoulder room.

Eager to learn more about what else you can expect from Subaru Impreza? For one, even with all these improvements, Impreza remains more affordable, at an approximate $18,495 base and $19,355 when comparably equipped, and from there, it's a trip through the trimmings and trappings of higher trim levels and all they have in store. Come by Huffines Subaru today here at 5150 S Interstate 35E in Denton, and we'll show you the ropes.

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