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2022 Hyundai Elantra HEV vs. 2022 Nissan Altima Review

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2022 Hyundai
Elantra HEV

MSRP*: $24,100 to $28,600
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2022 Nissan
Altima

MSRP*: $24,900 to $34,600
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MPG - City 49 - 53 MPG 25 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 52 - 56 MPG 34 - 39 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 139-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 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 6-Speed A/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 139 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 HEV than the Nissan Altima. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Hyundai Elantra HEV and the Nissan Altima in the front seats.

Convenience
The Hyundai Elantra HEV will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Nissan Altima, 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 HEV will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Nissan Altima.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Elantra HEV 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 HEV is slightly shorter than the Nissan Altima, which may make it easier to park.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Elantra HEV is significantly less powerful than the Nissan Altima. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
The Hyundai Elantra HEV 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 HEV and the Nissan Altima.

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