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2020 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2020 Subaru Impreza Review

New 2020 Hyundai Elantra

2020 Hyundai
Elantra

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New 2020 Subaru Impreza

2020 Subaru
Impreza

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MSRP*
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$19,300 to $24,150
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$18,695 to $25,795
Invoice* $18,656 to $23,118 $17,844 to $24,401
MPG - City 26 - 33 23 - 28
MPG - Hwy 33 - 41 31 - 36
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** **** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Hyundai Elantra offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Subaru Impreza with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Hyundai Elantra and the Subaru Impreza in the front seats.

Convenience
The Hyundai Elantra will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Subaru Impreza, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Hyundai Elantra will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Subaru Impreza. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Hyundai Elantra will cost more in transportation costs than the Subaru Impreza.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Elantra is a little wider than the Subaru Impreza, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Hyundai Elantra takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru Impreza.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Hyundai Elantra transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Subaru Impreza.

Handling
The Hyundai Elantra has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Subaru Impreza, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Hyundai Elantra has less horsepower than the Subaru Impreza, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Elantra and the Subaru Impreza. The Hyundai Elantra has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Subaru Impreza.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Elantra than that of the Subaru Impreza.