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2021 Subaru Impreza vs. 2020 Toyota 86 Review

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2021 Subaru
Impreza

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2020 Toyota
86

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MSRP*
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$19,295 to $26,395
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$27,060 to $30,190
Invoice* $18,400 to $24,959 $25,707 to $28,681
MPG - City 22 - 28 21
MPG - Hwy 30 - 36 N/A
Engine(s) Horizontal Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 4
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Impreza than the Toyota 86. The Subaru Impreza will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota 86.

Convenience
With the Subaru Impreza you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Toyota 86, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Based on MSRP, the Subaru Impreza is clearly a better financial choice over the Toyota 86. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Subaru Impreza and the Toyota 86 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Subaru Impreza is about the same width as the Toyota 86. If you go with the Subaru Impreza, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Toyota 86.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Subaru Impreza doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Toyota 86.

Handling
The Subaru Impreza has a smaller turning radius than the Toyota 86, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Subaru Impreza is significantly less powerful than the Toyota 86. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
The Subaru Impreza offers greater seating capacity than the Toyota 86, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Subaru Impreza will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Toyota 86.

Warranty
The Subaru Impreza comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota 86.