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2022 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2021 Subaru WRX Review

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2022 Hyundai
Sonata

MSRP*: $24,150 to $34,750
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2021 Subaru
WRX

MSRP*: $27,495 to $32,095
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Invoice* $23,198 to $33,027 $25,925 to $30,170
MPG - City 23 - 28 MPG 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 33 - 38 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 16.0 ft3 12.0 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Horizontal
Transmission Auto Manual, Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 180 - 290 hp 268 hp
Exterior Length 192.9 in 180.9 in
Exterior Width 73.2 in 70.7 in
Leg Room Front 46.1 in
Rear 34.8 in
Front 43.3 in
Rear 35.4 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 37.4 - 38.4 in
Front 37.2 - 39.8 in
Rear 37.1 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
The Hyundai Sonata offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Subaru WRX with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Hyundai Sonata will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Subaru WRX.

Convenience
With the Hyundai Sonata you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Subaru WRX, due to its larger tank size and better 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). The Hyundai Sonata is somewhat more expensive than the Subaru WRX. 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 Sonata will cost more in transportation costs than the Subaru WRX.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Sonata is much wider than the Subaru WRX, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Hyundai Sonata, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Subaru WRX.

Handling
The Hyundai Sonata has about the same turning radius as the Subaru WRX, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

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

Powertrain
The Hyundai Sonata has much less torque than the Subaru WRX, 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 Sonata and the Subaru WRX. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Hyundai Sonata will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Subaru WRX.

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