When you compare the 2020 Subaru Impreza vs. Toyota Corolla side by side, you'll find that both cars offer a safe and customizable ride for drivers in Somerset, Bristol, and Fall River. Only one has the passenger and cargo volume, agile handling, and innovative safety that you need on your daily drive.

Read on to get all the juicy details from the team at Stateline Subaru.

Design and Cargo Options

Regardless of whether you're looking for a reliable sedan or a sporty hatchback, both the  Subaru Impreza and Toyota Corolla have you covered with options for each body style. Inside the Impreza, however, you'll find more space for passengers and cargo.

2020 Subaru Impreza

2020 Toyota Corolla

Sedan Passenger Volume

99.8 cubic feet

88.6 cubic feet

Hatchback Passenger Volume

100.9 cubic feet

84.6 cubic feet

Sedan Legroom (front/rear)

 43.1/36.5 inches

42/34.8 inches

Hatchback Cargo Volume

20.8 cubic feet

17.8 cubic feet

When life takes you on outdoor adventures, you'll have plenty of cargo room in either hatchback, but the Subaru Impreza may make it easier to bring your kayak, bicycle, or skis. Simply hook them up to the raised roof rails, which come standard on the Premium and Limited trim levels.

The Corolla, on the other hand, doesn't offer roof rails on any of its trims, so you may have to leave some of your toys at home.

Ride and Handling

If you're a driver that likes to have full control over your ride, a manual transmission is available on both the 2020 Subaru Impreza and the Toyota Corolla. If you prefer an automatic transmission, both vehicles also offer an efficient Continuously Variable Transmission.

The Impreza provides better handling in inclement weather, thanks to the standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system. The Corolla, on the other hand, only offers front-wheel drive, leaving you with less traction in wet or icy conditions.

In terms of power, the Subaru Impreza comes with a standard SUBARU BOXER® engine. It cranks out 152 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. The standard 4-cylinder engine of the Corolla can only manage 139 horsepower and 126 lb-ft of torque.

Safety and Peace of Mind

Last but not least, both vehicles are designed to help keep you safe and have performed well in crash tests. In fact, the sedan and hatchback body styles of both the Toyota Corolla and the Subaru Impreza received the title of 2020 TOP SAFETY PICK from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

This is thanks in part to their innovative safety features. The 2020 Subaru Impreza offers the available EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology. It includes the following features:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Pre-Collision Braking
  • Lane Departure and Sway Warning
  • Lane Keep Assist Functions

The Toyota Corolla offers a similar suite known as Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0. It also includes smart safety features like a Pre-Collision System and Lane Departure Alert.

Test Drive the 2020 Subaru Impreza

Our comparison of the 2020 Subaru Impreza vs. Toyota Corolla shows that the Impreza offers more for Somerset, Bristol, and Fall River drivers who want a smooth, capable ride and a spacious interior.

Visit our Subaru dealership to experience the 2020 Impreza in person. Contact us today to schedule a test drive!

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