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2017 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2017 Subaru Legacy Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Legacy 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 Legacy in the front seats.

Convenience
The Subaru Legacy requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Hyundai Elantra, 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 Hyundai Elantra is clearly a better financial choice over the Subaru Legacy. 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 Legacy have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Elantra is much slimmer than the Subaru Legacy, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Hyundai Elantra is slightly shorter than the Subaru Legacy, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Hyundai Elantra doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Subaru Legacy.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Elantra is significantly less powerful than the Subaru Legacy. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Elantra and the Subaru Legacy. The Hyundai Elantra has less cargo capacity than the Subaru Legacy, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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

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2017 Hyundai
Elantra

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MSRP*: $17,150 - $22,350

2017 Subaru
Legacy

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MSRP*: $21,995 - $31,640
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 0.10% As low as 0.84%
City MPG: 26 - 32 20 - 25
Highway MPG: 36 - 40 28 - 34
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*: $16,621 - $21,311 $20,796 - $29,617

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.