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Honda Civic vs. Subaru Impreza Reliability

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Results are for year ending March 31, 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 Subaru Impreza   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 Imprezas, 2.5 months of data per Impreza, average 2200 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2015 Honda Civic 0
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  38 Civics, 8.7 months of data per Civic, average 8200 miles
2015 Subaru Impreza 5
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  56 Imprezas, 9.1 months of data per Impreza, average 9000 miles

 

2014 Honda Civic 15
12.8571428571% 12.8571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  32 Civics, 10.2 months of data per Civic, average 13300 miles
2014 Subaru Impreza 24
33.4285714286% 33.4285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  52 Imprezas, 9.8 months of data per Impreza, average 22200 miles

 

2013 Honda Civic 4
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  64 Civics, 8.7 months of data per Civic, average 26200 miles
2013 Subaru Impreza 17
12.0689655172% 12.0689655172% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  53 Imprezas, 9.4 months of data per Impreza, average 33900 miles
2013 Subaru WRX / STI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 WRX / STIs, 10.4 months of data per WRX / STI, average 34800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2012 Honda Civic 16
7.14285714286% 7.14285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  71 Civics, 9.2 months of data per Civic, average 47500 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2012 Subaru WRX / STI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 WRX / STIs, 9.5 months of data per WRX / STI, average 41000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2012 Subaru Impreza 22
17.8571428571% 17.8571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  49 Imprezas, 9.9 months of data per Impreza, average 50100 miles

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

 

2011 Honda Civic 17
6.32653061224% 6.32653061224% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Civics, 10.0 months of data per Civic, average 53700 miles
2011 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 22
14.4897959184% 14.4897959184% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  30 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 10.7 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 42500 miles

 

2010 Honda Civic 21
9.34065934066% 9.34065934066% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  41 Civics, 9.7 months of data per Civic, average 67500 miles
2010 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  24 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 10.8 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 70100 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2009 Honda Civic 28
9.34065934066% 9.34065934066% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  64 Civics, 9.3 months of data per Civic, average 78800 miles
2009 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  24 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 9.5 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 68300 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2008 Honda Civic 37
19.2307692308% 19.2307692308% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  67 Civics, 9.7 months of data per Civic, average 93700 miles
2008 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 53
36.8131868132% 36.8131868132% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  31 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 8.0 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 91400 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2007 Honda Civic 34
13.8961038961% 13.8961038961% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  64 Civics, 8.4 months of data per Civic, average 111800 miles
2007 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 8.9 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 97000 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2006 Honda Civic 44
22.6817042607% 22.6817042607% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  72 Civics, 8.3 months of data per Civic, average 126900 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2006 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 56
34.7117794486% 34.7117794486% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 8.9 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 88200 miles

Head gaskets are a common expensive problem with older Subarus.

 

2005 Honda Civic 59
32.0861678005% 32.0861678005% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  41 Civics, 8.4 months of data per Civic, average 128500 miles
2005 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 80
51.1337868481% 51.1337868481% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  41 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 9.5 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 118800 miles

Head gaskets are a common expensive problem with older Subarus.

 

2004 Honda Civic 66
34.8614072495% 34.8614072495% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  49 Civics, 8.5 months of data per Civic, average 142500 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 125600 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2003 Honda Civic 73
32.0512820513% 32.0512820513% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 Civics, 9.8 months of data per Civic, average 139800 miles
2003 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 7.8 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 159900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2002 Honda Civic 56
20.1298701299% 20.1298701299% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  40 Civics, 9.1 months of data per Civic, average 126500 miles
2002 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 9.8 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 118400 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2001 Honda Civic 93
46.7032967033% 46.7032967033% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Civics, 9.4 months of data per Civic, average 160600 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

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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