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2014 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2014 Subaru Impreza Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Impreza than the Hyundai Elantra, due to its greater head- and legroom. 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
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Elantra as you will with the Subaru Impreza, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 and the Subaru Impreza have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Elantra is much wider than the Subaru Impreza, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Hyundai Elantra, which is slightly longer than the Subaru Impreza.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Hyundai Elantra and the Subaru Impreza do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Hyundai Elantra has about the same turning radius as the Subaru Impreza, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Elantra is somewhat more powerful than the Subaru Impreza.

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 significantly less cargo room than the Subaru Impreza, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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

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2014 Hyundai
Elantra

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MSRP*: $19,600
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2014 Subaru
Impreza

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MSRP*: $18,395 - $23,195
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.13% --
City MPG: 24 25 - 27
Highway MPG: 34 33 - 36
Engine(s): Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $18,972 $17,569 - $21,978

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