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2021 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2021 Subaru Legacy Review

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2021 Hyundai
Elantra

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2021 Subaru
Legacy

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MSRP*
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$19,650 to $25,450
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$22,895 to $36,145
Invoice* $19,075 to $24,446 $21,624 to $33,752
MPG - City 25 - 33 24 - 27
MPG - Hwy 34 - 43 32 - 35
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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
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. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Elantra, drivers may find the Subaru Legacy a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
With the Subaru Legacy you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Hyundai Elantra, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Subaru Legacy.

Dimensions
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.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Hyundai Elantra transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Subaru Legacy.

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

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.