2023 Hyundai Elantra N vs. 2023 Subaru WRX Review

Picture of the 2023 Hyundai Elantra N

2023 Hyundai
Elantra N

MSRP*: $32,900 to $34,400
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Picture of the 2023 Subaru WRX

2023 Subaru
WRX

MSRP*: $30,605 to $43,395
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MPG - City 20 - 22 MPG 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 31 MPG 25 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 276-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 271-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic, Manual Continuously Variable, Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 276 hp 271 hp
Exterior Length 184.1 in 183.8 in
Exterior Width 71.9 in 71.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 43.1 in
Rear 36.5 in
Head Room Front 39.9 in
Rear 37.3 in
Front 38.8 - 39.8 in
Rear 36.7 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 N than the Subaru WRX. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Hyundai Elantra N and the Subaru WRX in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Elantra N as you will with the Subaru WRX, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Hyundai Elantra N will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Subaru WRX.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Elantra N is about the same width as the Subaru WRX. When looking at overall length, the Hyundai Elantra N takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru WRX.

Handling
The Hyundai Elantra N has a larger turning radius than the Subaru WRX, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Hyundai Elantra N and the Subaru WRX.

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

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