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2021 Hyundai Elantra HEV vs. 2022 Subaru Legacy Review

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2021 Hyundai
Elantra HEV

MSRP*: $23,550 to $28,100
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2022 Subaru
Legacy

MSRP*: $22,995 to $36,195
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Invoice* $22,622 to $26,990 $21,715 to $33,799
MPG - City 49 MPG 24 - 27 MPG
MPG - Hwy 52 MPG 32 - 35 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), 260-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 139 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
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**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 HEV than in the Subaru Legacy, due to the Hyundai Elantra HEV's smaller rear head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Hyundai Elantra HEV and the Subaru Legacy in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Elantra HEV as you will with the Subaru Legacy, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 HEV 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 HEV will cost more in transportation costs than the Subaru Legacy.

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

Handling
The Hyundai Elantra HEV has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Subaru Legacy, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Elantra HEV is significantly less powerful than the Subaru Legacy. 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 Subaru Legacy, 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 Subaru Legacy.

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