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2021 Subaru Impreza vs. 2021 Nissan Altima Review

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2021 Subaru
Impreza

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2021 Nissan
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MSRP*
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$18,795 to $25,895
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$24,350 to $34,150
Invoice* $17,936 to $24,494 $22,697 to $31,812
MPG - City 23 - 28 25 - 28
MPG - Hwy 31 - 36 34 - 39
Engine(s) Horizontal Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Impreza than the Nissan Altima. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Subaru Impreza and the Nissan Altima in the front seats.

Convenience
The Nissan Altima requires fewer visits to 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). Based on MSRP, the Subaru Impreza is clearly a better financial choice over the Nissan Altima. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Subaru Impreza and the Nissan Altima have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Subaru Impreza is much slimmer than the Nissan Altima, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Subaru Impreza, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Nissan Altima.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Subaru Impreza doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Nissan Altima.

Handling
The Subaru Impreza has a smaller turning radius than the Nissan Altima, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Subaru Impreza has less horsepower than the Nissan Altima, 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 Subaru Impreza and the Nissan Altima. The Subaru Impreza has significantly less cargo room than the Nissan Altima, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Subaru Impreza comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Altima.