2016 Nissan Altima vs. 2017 Subaru WRX Review

Comparison Review

The Nissan Altima offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Subaru WRX with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Nissan Altima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Subaru WRX.

With the Nissan Altima you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Subaru WRX, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

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 Nissan Altima will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Subaru WRX. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Nissan Altima and the Subaru WRX have similar Destination Charges.

The Nissan Altima is a little wider than the Subaru WRX, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. If you go with the Nissan Altima, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Subaru WRX.

With similar torque, the Nissan Altima and the Subaru WRX do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

The Nissan Altima has a larger turning radius than the Subaru WRX, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Nissan Altima and the Subaru WRX.

In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Nissan Altima and the Subaru WRX. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Nissan Altima will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Subaru WRX.

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

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2016 Nissan

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MSRP*: $22,500 - $32,690

2017 Subaru

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MSRP*: $26,695 - $30,995
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.07% As low as 3.48%
City MPG: 22 - 27 20
Highway MPG: 32 - 39 --
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $21,348 - $30,453 $25,186 - $29,154

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.