2019 Subaru Impreza 4dr vs 2019 WRX Comparison serving San Francisco, CA

The Subaru WRX is a legendary performance car, inspired by a competitive rally-racing heritage. It's a small, fun-to-drive sedan car with a big, turbocharged engine. In many ways, it overshadows the Subaru Impreza, the non-performance-tuned sedan. But with a surprising amount of power and nimble handling, the 2019 Subaru Impreza is a remarkable sedan in its own right!

We'll explain some key differences between these two models on this page, so you can make an educated decision and find the next Subaru for you. But the difference in performance between the 2019 Subaru Impreza and the 2019 Subaru WRX is something you should experience to fully understand. Stop in to Carlsen Subaru today and test drive them both!

2019 Subaru Impreza 4dr vs 2019 WRX Exterior Design

Price | 2019 Subaru Impreza VS. 2019 Subaru WRX

The enhanced performance and power of the Subaru WRX makes it more costly than the Subaru Impreza. The base model 2019 Subaru WRX starts at $27,195 while the entry-level 2019 Subaru Impreza starts at $18,595.

Features and Trim | 2019 Subaru Impreza VS. 2019 Subaru WRX

In addition to the performance benefits, the 2019 Subaru WRX enjoys a longer list of standard features compared to the 2019 Subaru Impreza.

The 2019 Subaru WRX comes standard with automatic climate control, sport bolstered seats and a six-speaker audio system. By contrast, the entry-level 2019 Subaru Impreza comes standard with manual climate control and four standard speakers.

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2019 Subaru Impreza 4dr vs 2019 WRX Interior Style

Size and Comfort | 2019 Subaru Impreza VS. 2019 Subaru WRX

The 2019 Subaru Impreza is a little bit roomier than the 2019 Subaru WRX, making for a comfortable ride when the whole crew needs to come along. You'll find 99.8 cubic feet of passenger volume in the Subaru Impreza; the Subaru WRX gives you 96.6 cubic feet in the passenger cabin. That means the Impreza gives your rear passengers more legroom than the Subaru WRX.

Performance | 2019 Subaru Impreza VS. 2019 Subaru WRX

Even though the Subaru Impreza is built with comfortable cruising in mind, not blistering performance, it enjoys many of the same features as the Subaru WRX. Both the 2019 Subaru Impreza and 2019 Subaru WRX come standard with manual transmissions and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. The 2019 Subaru Impreza Sport even comes with the advanced Active Torque Vectoring system that comes standard on the 2019 Subaru WRX -- subtly engaging the front, inside brake when cornering to help you stay on your desired line.

That said, it's a very different situation under the hood. The 2019 Subaru Impreza makes a spirited 152 horsepower, but the 2019 Subaru WRX cranks out 116 more -- for a total of 268 horsepower.

If fuel economy is high on your new car wish list, you can't do much better than the 2019 Subaru Impreza! With the available automatic transmission, it'll earn up to 38 highway MPG. The 2019 Subaru WRX is less concerned with efficient driving. Tuned instead for power and quickness off the line, it can still earn up to 27 highway MPG -- not a bad showing for a performance car.

2019 Subaru Impreza 4dr vs 2019 WRX Model Features

Safety | 2019 Subaru Impreza VS. 2019 Subaru WRX

Both the 2019 Subaru Impreza and 2019 Subaru WRX can be equipped with Subaru EyeSight® driver assistance. Using advanced camera imaging, this safety feature monitors traffic around you and intervenes automatically when necessary to help you avoid an accident! With pre-collision braking, lane keeping assist and more, EyeSight® can keep you protected on either of these Subaru sedans.

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Our dealership has been recognized by Subaru with the 2018 Subaru Love Promise Customer Commitment Award! That's how you know we stand for the same values Subaru does: longevity, quality and giving back to the community we call home. We're proud to serve worthy nonprofits in our area.

Visit today for your test drive! Drivers from Palo Alto and Mountain View are sure to appreciate Subaru vehicles for their outstanding quality, durability and because Subaru is so dedicated to charitable giving, protecting the environment and more. Find your new Subaru car or SUV for less at Carlsen Subaru -- located at 480 Veterans Blvd, Redwood City, CA 94063.