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2022 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2022 Subaru Legacy Review

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2022 Hyundai
Elantra

MSRP*: $20,200 to $25,950
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2022 Subaru
Legacy

MSRP*: $23,495 to $36,695
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Invoice* $19,269 to $24,590 $21,715 to $33,799
MPG - City 25 - 33 MPG 24 - 27 MPG
MPG - Hwy 34 - 43 MPG 32 - 35 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)
  • 260-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 7-Speed A/T, Continuously Variable, M/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 147 - 201 hp 182 - 260 hp
Exterior Length 184.1 in 190.6 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 37.3 - 39.4 in
Rear 37.2 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles

*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.

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

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

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