Honda vs. Subaru: Sedan Matchup

October 12th, 2013 by

2013 Honda Civic at Middletown HondaIf you’re looking for a compact or midsize sedan, you have an unprecedented number of options. The task of actually shopping for your next vehicle can seem not just overwhelming, but impossible. You can make it a bit easier by narrowing down your choices to those from two of the top automakers around: Honda and Subaru. Honda has a long legacy of excellence, while Subaru vehicles also have their merits. But this isn’t about the brands themselves: it’s about the cars.

Compact Matchup

Honda’s latest compact offering is the 2013 Civic. Subaru’s is the 2013 Impreza. So what should you consider when looking at the 2013 Civic vs. the 2013 Impreza? Here are some key points:

  • The base model of the 2013 Civic comes with a variety of features that don’t come standard with the Impreza, including a rearview camera, Bluetooth, an infotainment system, and alloy wheels.
  • When paired with a five-speed manual transmission, the 2013 Civic’s 1.8L four-cylinder engine will give you 36 mpg highway.* The 2013 Impreza’s 2.0L four-cylinder engine, when paired with a five-speed manual transmission, will give you 34 mpg highway.

Midsize Matchup

The 2013 Accord vs. the 2013 Legacy — these are two great cars, but we think that most drivers will recognize the Accord as the better choice. Here’s why:

  • When both vehicles are equipped with their base engines, the 2013 Accord offers more horsepower, more torque, and greater efficiency than the 2013 Legacy. When equipped with a CVT, the 2013 Accord LX is capable of 36 mpg highway.* The 2013 Legacy 2.5i Premium, meanwhile, manages just 32 mpg.
  • Some of the standard features on the 2013 Accord that are not standard on the 2013 Legacy include a rearview camera, automatic dual-zone climate control, and stereo anti-theft.

Test Drive a Sedan at Middletown Honda

While there are many more reasons to choose a Honda vehicle, you’d be better off experiencing them first hand. To do so just visit Middletown Honda at 520 Rte. 211 E in Middletown, NY. Since we also have the rest of Honda’s stellar lineup of vehicles, we’re confident we’ve got something you’ll like. We hope to see you soon!

*Based on 2013 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.