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2023 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2023 Nissan Altima Review

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2023 Hyundai
Elantra

MSRP*: $20,650 to $27,200
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2023 Nissan
Altima

MSRP*: $25,290 to $34,990
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MPG - City 28 - 33 MPG 25 - 27 MPG
MPG - Hwy 36 - 42 MPG 34 - 39 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 147-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 201-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 182-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 188-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 236-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 7-Speed A/T, Continuously Variable Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 147 - 201 hp 182 - 236 hp
Exterior Length 184.1 in 192.9 in
Exterior Width 71.9 in 72.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 43.8 in
Rear 35.2 in
Head Room Front 38.7 - 40.6 in
Rear 37.3 in
Front 38.0 - 39.1 in
Rear 36.7 - 36.9 in

*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 Hyundai Elantra than the Nissan Altima. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Hyundai Elantra and the Nissan Altima 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 Nissan Altima, 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). Based on MSRP, the Hyundai Elantra is clearly a better financial choice over the Nissan Altima.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Elantra is a little narrower than the Nissan Altima, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Hyundai Elantra is slightly shorter than the Nissan Altima, which may make it easier to park.

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

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

Powertrain
The Hyundai Elantra has much less torque than the Nissan Altima, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Elantra and the Nissan Altima.