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2022 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2022 Nissan Altima Review

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2022 Hyundai
Elantra

MSRP*: $20,200 to $25,950
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2022 Nissan
Altima

MSRP*: $24,900 to $34,600
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MPG - City 25 - 33 MPG 25 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 34 - 43 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, M/T 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. The Nissan Altima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Elantra.

Convenience
The Nissan Altima 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Hyundai Elantra will have less of an impact on your bank account than 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.

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

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Hyundai Elantra transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Nissan Altima.

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.

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