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Honda Civic vs. Subaru Impreza Reliability

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Results are for year ending June 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 34
66.8831168831% 66.8831168831% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Civics, 3.8 months of data per Civic, average 4300 miles
2016 Subaru Impreza 0
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Imprezas, 4.5 months of data per Impreza, average 3500 miles

 

2015 Honda Civic 6
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  45 Civics, 9.3 months of data per Civic, average 10500 miles
2015 Subaru Impreza 6
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  61 Imprezas, 9.9 months of data per Impreza, average 11500 miles

 

2014 Honda Civic 11
3.71428571429% 3.71428571429% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 Civics, 9.7 months of data per Civic, average 15600 miles
2014 Subaru Impreza 22
28.8571428571% 28.8571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  53 Imprezas, 10.1 months of data per Impreza, average 25000 miles

 

2013 Honda Civic 13
4.18719211823% 4.18719211823% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  63 Civics, 8.6 months of data per Civic, average 29600 miles
2013 Subaru Impreza 14
6.15763546798% 6.15763546798% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  49 Imprezas, 10.2 months of data per Impreza, average 36700 miles
2013 Subaru WRX / STI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 WRX / STIs, 10.1 months of data per WRX / STI, average 36000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2012 Honda Civic 13
2.53456221198% 2.53456221198% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  71 Civics, 9.1 months of data per Civic, average 50700 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2012 Subaru WRX / STI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 WRX / STIs, 10.0 months of data per WRX / STI, average 44200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2012 Subaru Impreza 21
17.2811059908% 17.2811059908% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  45 Imprezas, 10.2 months of data per Impreza, average 53600 miles

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

 

2011 Honda Civic 18
7.14285714286% 7.14285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Civics, 9.4 months of data per Civic, average 55400 miles
2011 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 15
2.38095238095% 2.38095238095% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  29 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 11.0 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 45300 miles

 

2010 Honda Civic 23
12.2710622711% 12.2710622711% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  43 Civics, 8.7 months of data per Civic, average 66800 miles
2010 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 49
50.3663003663% 50.3663003663% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 10.7 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 75300 miles

 

2009 Honda Civic 36
18.9075630252% 18.9075630252% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  57 Civics, 9.5 months of data per Civic, average 81500 miles
2009 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 9.4 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 69000 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2008 Honda Civic 49
32.4175824176% 32.4175824176% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  72 Civics, 9.2 months of data per Civic, average 97900 miles
2008 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 51
34.6153846154% 34.6153846154% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 8.4 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 92200 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2007 Honda Civic 41
18.2808716707% 18.2808716707% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  70 Civics, 8.7 months of data per Civic, average 111000 miles
2007 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 8.3 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 101500 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2006 Honda Civic 45
25.3246753247% 25.3246753247% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  67 Civics, 8.4 months of data per Civic, average 129200 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2006 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 39
19.0909090909% 19.0909090909% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 9.4 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 93100 miles

Head gaskets are a common expensive problem with older Subarus.

 

2005 Honda Civic 40
12.6865671642% 12.6865671642% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  40 Civics, 8.9 months of data per Civic, average 132300 miles
2005 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 87
52.7718550107% 52.7718550107% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  40 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 9.3 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 117100 miles

Head gaskets are a common expensive problem with older Subarus.

 

2004 Honda Civic 67
36.5800865801% 36.5800865801% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  45 Civics, 8.4 months of data per Civic, average 143500 miles
2004 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 9.2 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 127500 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2003 Honda Civic 77
34.2676311031% 34.2676311031% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  37 Civics, 9.2 months of data per Civic, average 141300 miles
2003 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 7.6 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 163600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2002 Honda Civic 61
21.0801393728% 21.0801393728% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  37 Civics, 9.1 months of data per Civic, average 129700 miles
2002 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 10.3 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 117100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2001 Honda Civic   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  24 Civics, 9.3 months of data per Civic, average 167000 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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2015 Subaru Impreza Reliability And Durability: Pros
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
Ultimately it was Subaru's predicted reliability past 50,000 miles that had us make our final decision between this car and a Volkswagen (Jetta or Passat). full 2012 Subaru Impreza review