2021 Subaru Impreza Hatch vs Crosstrek Information in Salt Lake City, UT

You may have heard that the Subaru Crosstrek is just an Impreza hatchback with bigger tires and lifted suspension. Well, that's not entirely wrong. However, the 2021 model year has opened a few more gaps between these two renowned Subaru models. At Nate Wade Subaru, we're the oldest exclusive Subaru dealer in the nation, and that experience has taught us that our customers are best served when they have good information with which to make their decisions. So, check out the following comparison between the new 2021 Subaru Impreza 5-Door Hatchback and 2021 Subaru Crosstrek. If you have any questions, please let us know or simply schedule a test drive to explore both models firsthand.

2021 Subaru Impreza Hatch vs Crosstrek Exterior

Exterior Design & Features

The Subaru Impreza is perhaps one of the most value-packed options when it comes to a capable, versatile, and efficient hatchback or small car. Its sleek design provides a mature look that you can be proud of. The hatchback design means you can carry more cargo inside, and the roof crossbar mounting points offer even more cargo options. However, the Subaru Crosstrek does come standard with a few advantages.

As a compact crossover SUV, the Subaru Crosstrek comes with 8.7 inches of ground clearance, wheel arch cladding, and seventeen-inch alloy wheels. The Subaru Impreza 5-Door starts out with sixteen-inch steel wheels. These two models may be based on the same platform, but one look reveals two very different vehicles.

2021 Subaru Crosstrek vs Impreza 5-Door: Interior

While quite similar, the interiors of these Subaru models do have some distinctions worth noting. For instance, the Subaru Impreza hatchback comes with manual climate control, analog instrument cluster, and a 6.5" touchscreen infotainment system. The new Subaru Crosstrek also comes standard with these features, except the climate control system is automatic. There are other styling differences depending on which model you choose. No matter which model you choose, a comfortable interior that's much more spacious than competing models awaits.

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2021 Subaru Impreza Hatch vs Crosstrek Interior

Engaging Performance For The City & Beyond

This is another area where you're likely to find more differences than you may have expected. While the new 2021 Subaru Crosstrek and Impreza hatchback models are both equipped standard with a 2.0-liter BOXER® engine producing 152 horsepower, that doesn't mean they each offer the same performance. The higher ground clearance of the Subaru Crosstrek allows it to take on rough, off-road trails that would not be suitable for the Impreza.

However, the new 2021 Subaru Impreza is great for getting around town and it even boasts a noticeable advantage in gas mileage over the Subaru Crosstrek. Though, if it's a bit more power you're looking for, you'll likely be better off with a new Subaru Crosstrek equipped with the available 2.5-liter engine that makes an exhilarating 182 horsepower. That's because the Subaru Impreza isn't available with an engine upgrade. We invite you to come test drive both models and engine options at Nate Wade Subaru in Salt Lake City.

2021 Subaru Impreza Hatch vs Crosstrek Features

Award-Winning Safety

Today's roads are more crowded and unpredictable than ever before, and Subaru continues to be an industry leader in making some of the safest vehicles available. The new 2021 Subaru Crosstrek and Impreza models are great examples. In rigorous independent testing, both models earned top marks for crash safety, and both are also engineered to give you the advantage when avoiding surprises on the road. The flat engine design and standard all-wheel drive ensure the best possible control during emergency maneuvers, and that's just the start.

When equipped with an automatic transmission, the new 2021 Subaru Impreza and Crosstrek come standard with EyeSight® driver assist technology that includes automatic pre-collision braking and adaptive cruise control. When you get here for a test drive, ask us about available safety features such as blind spot detection and Reverse Automatic Braking.

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2021 Subaru Impreza Hatchback vs Crosstrek Summary

The latest Subaru Impreza 5-Door starts out with a value-packed MSRP of $19,295, which is a great deal for an all-wheel drive hatchback. It has an interior that's comfortable for passengers and convenient for a variety of cargo. The same is true for the new 2021 Subaru Crosstrek, which enters the market with an MSRP of $22,245. Along with greater off-road capability, this price tag also affords you a variety of standard and available features you won't find on the new Subaru Impreza. Come see us to learn more at Nate Wade Subaru.

2021 Subaru Crosstrek2021 Subaru Impreza 5-Door
$22,245Starting MSRP*$19,295
33 Highway / 28 CityFuel Economy (MPG) With Automatic Transmission36 Highway / 28 City
152Standard Horsepower152
StandardRoof RailsAvailable
100.9 Cubic FeetPassenger Space100.9 Cubic Feet
55.3 Cubic FeetMax Cargo Volume55.3 Cubic Feet
1,500 PoundsMax Towing CapacityTowing Not Recommended
AvailableEyeSight® Driver Assist TechnologyAvailable
AlloyStandard WheelsSteel
AvailableX-MODE®Not Available

*Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.