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Honda Civic vs. Subaru Impreza Reliability

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Results are for year ending September 30, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2016 Honda Civic 31
59.0909090909% 59.0909090909% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  48 Civics, 4.9 months of data per Civic, average 5500 miles
2016 Subaru Impreza 10
4.54545454545% 4.54545454545% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  41 Imprezas, 5.9 months of data per Impreza, average 4900 miles

 

2015 Honda Civic 6
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  44 Civics, 9.4 months of data per Civic, average 12800 miles
2015 Subaru Impreza 16
16.6666666667% 16.6666666667% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  60 Imprezas, 10.2 months of data per Impreza, average 14900 miles

 

2014 Honda Civic 10
0.549450549451% 0.549450549451% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  39 Civics, 9.3 months of data per Civic, average 17700 miles
2014 Subaru Impreza 18
18.1318681319% 18.1318681319% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  52 Imprezas, 10.1 months of data per Impreza, average 28800 miles

 

2013 Honda Civic 15
8.12807881773% 8.12807881773% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  61 Civics, 8.9 months of data per Civic, average 32200 miles
2013 Subaru Impreza 11
0.246305418719% 0.246305418719% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  46 Imprezas, 9.9 months of data per Impreza, average 39500 miles
2013 Subaru WRX / STI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 WRX / STIs, 8.8 months of data per WRX / STI, average 37200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2012 Honda Civic 14
6.15763546798% 6.15763546798% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  69 Civics, 8.9 months of data per Civic, average 52700 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2012 Subaru WRX / STI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 WRX / STIs, 10.3 months of data per WRX / STI, average 47400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2012 Subaru Impreza 33
43.5960591133% 43.5960591133% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  45 Imprezas, 10.4 months of data per Impreza, average 58700 miles

Impreza redesigned for this model year. Some reports of excessive oil consumption in the Impreza.

 

2011 Honda Civic 22
10.8058608059% 10.8058608059% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  27 Civics, 10.0 months of data per Civic, average 61900 miles
2011 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 29
21.0622710623% 21.0622710623% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  30 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 11.1 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 47800 miles

 

2010 Honda Civic 22
10.8058608059% 10.8058608059% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  39 Civics, 9.8 months of data per Civic, average 69300 miles
2010 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 66
75.2747252747% 75.2747252747% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  27 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 9.4 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 77800 miles

 

2009 Honda Civic 31
14.72303207% 14.72303207% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  55 Civics, 9.7 months of data per Civic, average 85300 miles
2009 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 9.3 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 71700 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2008 Honda Civic 54
37.9120879121% 37.9120879121% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  73 Civics, 9.4 months of data per Civic, average 101400 miles
2008 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 63
47.8021978022% 47.8021978022% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  25 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 7.6 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 98200 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2007 Honda Civic 42
19.9507389163% 19.9507389163% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  66 Civics, 8.3 months of data per Civic, average 114100 miles
2007 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 8.9 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 105000 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2006 Honda Civic 55
37.8706199461% 37.8706199461% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  60 Civics, 9.0 months of data per Civic, average 131200 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2006 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 56
38.948787062% 38.948787062% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  26 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 10.0 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 96300 miles

Head gaskets are a common expensive problem with older Subarus.

 

2005 Honda Civic 35
8.42217484009% 8.42217484009% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  36 Civics, 9.6 months of data per Civic, average 136700 miles
2005 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 89
54.4776119403% 54.4776119403% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  36 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 9.4 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 116500 miles

Head gaskets are a common expensive problem with older Subarus.

 

2004 Honda Civic 62
32.2510822511% 32.2510822511% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  43 Civics, 8.6 months of data per Civic, average 144800 miles
2004 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 9.2 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 124300 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2003 Honda Civic 58
22.7619047619% 22.7619047619% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  40 Civics, 8.8 months of data per Civic, average 149500 miles

 

2002 Honda Civic 55
21.6242661448% 21.6242661448% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  36 Civics, 9.7 months of data per Civic, average 131900 miles
2002 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 9.4 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 114800 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2001 Honda Civic   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Civics, 7.9 months of data per Civic, average 167600 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch 148-horsepower 2.0L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Subaru is legendary for the durability & craftsmanship of the engine, powertrain, and vehicle frame. The interior may not be luxury, but that's fine by me. full 2013 Subaru Impreza review
2012 4dr Hatch 148-horsepower 2.0L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
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