2023 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2024 Subaru Legacy | NewCars.com

2023 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2024 Subaru Legacy Review

Picture of the 2023 Hyundai Elantra

2023 Hyundai

MSRP*: $20,950 to $27,500
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2024 Subaru

MSRP*: $24,895 to $38,195
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MPG - City 28 - 33 MPG 23 - 27 MPG
MPG - Hwy 36 - 42 MPG 31 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
  • 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)
  • 260-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic, Continuously Variable Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 147 - 201 hp 182 - 260 hp
Exterior Length 184.1 in 191.1 in
Exterior Width 71.9 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 42.8 in
Rear 39.5 in
Head Room Front 38.7 - 40.6 in
Rear 37.3 in
Front 38.3 - 39.4 in
Rear 37.2 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

Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Hyundai Elantra than in the Subaru Legacy, due to the Hyundai Elantra's smaller rear 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.

The Subaru Legacy requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Hyundai Elantra, making it more convenient to drive.

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.

The Hyundai Elantra is about the same width as the Subaru Legacy. The Hyundai Elantra is slightly shorter than the Subaru Legacy, which may make it easier to park.

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

The Hyundai Elantra has less horsepower than the Subaru Legacy, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

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

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