2019 Subaru Impreza 5-Door vs 2019 Subaru Crosstrek: Find the Best Subaru Model for You in Columbus, Ohio

2019 Subaru Impreza 5-Door vs Crosstrek Comparison in Columbus, OH

If you've chosen to get a new Subaru, congratulations! You've settled on an automaker with legendary quality, safety, long lifespan, and versatility. Now comes the tricky part: choosing which Subaru is best for you. Would a hatchback like the 2019 Subaru Impreza 5-Door be the right choice? What about a compact crossover SUV like the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek? If you're stuck between these impressive models, we're here to help. This page compares the two, going into detail on what makes them special. Keep reading to learn more, and be sure to take a test drive at Byers Airport Subaru to get a good feel for both.

2019 Subaru Impreza 5-Door vs Crosstrek Exterior

2019 Subaru Impreza 5-Door vs 2019 Subaru Crosstrek: Dimensions

The Subaru Crosstrek shares a platform with the 2019 Subaru Impreza. As such, their interior dimensions are identical! The Subaru Crosstrek has a slightly wider footprint, but the difference is only about an inch. The biggest difference in dimensions comes from height: the 2019 Subaru Impreza 5-Door is 57.3 inches, while the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek is 63.6 inches. This is because, as a crossover SUV, the Subaru Crosstrek has greater ground clearance: 8.7 inches, compared to the 5.1 inches in the Subaru Impreza.

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2019 Subaru Impreza 5-Door vs Crosstrek Interior

2019 Subaru Impreza 5-Door vs 2019 Subaru Crosstrek: Design

The taller height isn't the only difference in design between these two vehicles. Every 2019 Subaru Crosstrek comes with raised roof rails for extra cargo capacity. The Subaru Impreza 5-Door has standard roof crossbar mounting points, but you have to upgrade to a higher trim level to get raised roof rails.

2019 Subaru Impreza 5-Door vs 2019 Subaru Crosstrek: Performance

The 2019 Subaru Impreza 5-Door and the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek both share the same impressive SUBARU BOXER® engine, which generates 152 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque. However, since the Subaru Impreza is lighter, it gets better gas mileage. When equipped with automatic transmission, the 2019 Subaru Impreza can get up to 38 miles per gallon on the highway, whereas a similarly-equipped 2019 Subaru Crosstrek gets only as high as 33 highway MPG.

Since both of these vehicles are equipped with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, they have versatility that two-wheel drive vehicles lack. However, if you're interested in off-road exploration, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek is better equipped for those purposes. Available X-MODE® and Hill Descent Control give it an off-road edge that makes navigating rough terrain easier.

2019 Subaru Impreza 5-Door vs Crosstrek Features

Which One is Best Suited to Your Needs?

The 2019 Subaru Impreza has a lower starting MSRP than the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek, but both are impressively affordable. Perhaps the best way to choose between them is to consider the kind of driving you'll be doing. If exceptional fuel economy is something you need, and you don't plan on going on many off-road excursions, the Subaru Impreza 5-Door might be the vehicle for you. If you like finding hidden and unexplored areas, or if you prefer to sit a little higher on the road, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek might be right up your alley.

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The 2019 Subaru Lineup Has Arrived in our Inventory at Byers Airport Subaru in Columbus

Since 1897, the Byers family has been serving the transportation needs of the people of Columbus - even before the age of the automobile. In 1957, we began selling Subaru. The brand grew to dominate the all-wheel drive market since then, and today we're proud to represent the most capable, durable and reliable line of vehicles in the nation. In fact, 97% of Subaru vehicles sold in the past 10 years are still on the road! That's how you know a Subaru is built to last. Find yours for less at Byers Airport Subaru. We look forward to showing you a better dealership experience at 401 North Hamilton Road, Columbus, OH 43213.

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