2019 Subaru Impreza 5dr vs 2019 Crosstrek Comparison serving San Francisco, CA

The Subaru Impreza 5-Door hatchback and the Subaru Crosstrek compact crossover have a great deal in common. That's because the Crosstrek is derived directly from the Impreza 5-door, souped up for wide-open spaces and the great outdoors with a raised suspension and tough body paneling.

So, since these cars share so much in common, what's the difference? And which one is right for you and your family? We'll compare these two models closely, highlighting their differences, on the page below. That way you can make a smart decision about which new Subaru is right for you!

2019 Subaru Impreza 5dr vs 2019 Crosstrek Exterior Design

Exterior Trim | 2019 Subaru Impreza 5-Door VS. 2019 Subaru Crosstrek

Featuring durable black lower body paneling to protect against low-lying obstacles and a standard roof rack for easy cargo hauling, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek is tough enough for whatever lies ahead! With 8.7" of ground clearance, the Subaru Crosstrek is truly capable when the only thing between point A and point B is a whole lot of wilderness. It even comes standard with alloy wheels for an additional touch of style.

By contrast, the 2019 Subaru Impreza 5-Door sits low to the ground like most hatchbacks with body-colored bumpers and rocker panels for a sporty and street-ready look. Steel wheels with covers come standard, and you'll have to add a roof rack as an available option if you want one.

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2019 Subaru Impreza 5dr vs 2019 Crosstrek Interior Style

Interior Comfort | 2019 Subaru Impreza 5-Door VS. 2019 Subaru Crosstrek

When it comes to interior size and legroom, both these cars are utterly identical -- but there are a few key differences when it comes to features.

For example, to enhance its athletic look, the 2019 Subaru Impreza Sport comes with sport cloth upholstery and red accent stitching. A similar package is available with orange accent stitching in either cloth or leather on the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek!

And when it comes to staying connected, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek has the edge with an available 4G mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. That's a feature you can't get on the 2019 Subaru Impreza.

Performance | 2019 Subaru Impreza 5-Door VS. 2019 Subaru Crosstrek

Both these cars share a platform and interior cabin space, and they also share the same balanced and efficient BOXER® engine! It gives both cars 152 horsepower -- plenty of oomph for city driving and highway merging and passing.

However, when it comes to navigating off-road, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek can do more. It gets a limited-slip rear differential, plus available Hill Descent Control and X-MODE®. It's that technology that makes the Subaru Outback a legend among outdoor enthusiasts, and it's also available on the smaller, more nimble 2019 Subaru Crosstrek.

One performance metric in which the 2019 Subaru Impreza 5-Door takes the crown? Fuel economy. It'll achieve up to 38 MPG on the highway so you can cruise by filling station after filling station. With a little more weight to carry around, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek does quite well for a crossover, earning up to 33 highway MPG.

2019 Subaru Impreza 5dr vs 2019 Crosstrek Model Features

Price | 2019 Subaru Impreza 5-Door VS. 2019 Subaru Crosstrek

Don't need the off-road prowess or extra performance features of the Subaru Crosstrek? The 2019 Subaru Impreza 5-door just might be for you. It's an unbeatable value in the compact car segment, giving you class-leading passenger and cargo space plus standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive -- all starting at $19,095.

Thanks to its additional equipment for all-terrain driving, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek starts at a slightly higher price: $21,895. But since you get more driving tenacity and access to more features, it's a great value too!

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Subaru is a well loved brand, and for good reason: 97% of Subaru models purchased in the last 10 years are still on the road, so driving a Subaru means you'll have years of enjoyment. When you're looking to invest in a new car, choose the one that'll be with you for years and miles to come.

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