Compare Ford Focus vs. Subaru Impreza

Compare the Ford Focus against the Subaru Impreza. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Focus stacks up against the Impreza in terms of performance, features, safety, prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new Focus or Impreza. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2014 Ford Focus 2014 Subaru Impreza
2014 Ford Focus 2014 Subaru Impreza
4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn SE
  • 5dr HB SE
  • 4dr Sdn Titanium
  • 5dr HB Titanium
  • 5dr HB ST
4dr Man 2.0i
  • 4dr Man 2.0i
  • 5dr Man 2.0i
  • 4dr Auto 2.0i
  • 5dr Auto 2.0i
  • 4dr Man 2.0i Premium
  • 4dr Auto 2.0i Premium
  • 5dr Man 2.0i Premium
  • 5dr Man 2.0i Sport Premium
  • 5dr Auto 2.0i Premium
  • 5dr Auto 2.0i Sport Premium
  • 4dr Auto 2.0i Limited
  • 5dr Auto 2.0i Limited
  • 5dr Auto 2.0i Sport Limited


MSRP $16,810 $17,895  
Invoice $15,843 $17,104
Avg. Paid $12,603 $14,981

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 8.0  
Critics' Rating 9.0 8.8
Performance 8.4 7.9
Interior 7.7 8.0
Cost to Own 9.3 9.1
Safety 9.0 9.6
Reliability 2.5 2.5

Pros & Cons

  • Stylish, high-end cabin
  • Exceptionally sporty handling
  • Roomy cabin
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Confusing available infotainment system
  • Sluggish highway acceleration

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual  
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Regular Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122 Regular Unleaded H-4 2.0 L/122
MPG 26 City / 36 Hwy 25 City / 34 Hwy



Body Style Sedan Sedan  


Wheelbase(in) 104.3 104.1  
Length, Overall (in) 178.5 180.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.8 68.5
Height, Overall (in) 57.7 57.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional  


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2935 2944  

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard  
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard  
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Keyless Start Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 5  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 90.7 96.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 39.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 43.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 55.6
Front Hip Room (in) 53.9 52.2
Second Head Room (in) 38 37.1
Second Leg Room (in) 33.2 35.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 54.2
Second Hip Room (in) 52.7 53.1
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.2 12


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard  

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard  


Cloth Seats Optional Optional  
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Optional Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard  
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard  
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard  
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard  
Front Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Displacement 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 160 @ 6500 148 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 146 @ 4450 145 @ 4200
Transmission Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 36 34.8


Flexible Fuel Capability Standard  
Gasoline Fuel Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 (Est) 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 (Est) 34
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.4 14.5


Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut  
Suspension Type - Rear Short And Long Arm Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Short And Long Arm Double Wishbone


Automatic Optional  
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Optional
6-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.