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2021 Nissan Altima vs. 2022 Subaru Impreza Review

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2021 Nissan
Altima

MSRP*: $24,450 to $34,250
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2022 Subaru
Impreza

MSRP*: $18,795 to $23,595
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Invoice* $22,790 to $31,904 $17,936 to $22,363
MPG - City 25 - 28 MPG 23 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 34 - 39 MPG 31 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 15.4 ft3 12.3 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Horizontal
Transmission Auto Manual, Continuously Variable Auto Manual, Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 182 - 236 hp 152 hp
Exterior Length 192.9 in 182.7 in
Exterior Width 72.9 in 70.0 in
Leg Room Front 43.8 in
Rear 35.2 in
Front 43.1 in
Rear 36.5 in
Head Room Front 38.0 - 39.2 in
Rear 36.7 - 36.9 in
Front 39.8 in
Rear 37.2 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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 be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Impreza than the Nissan Altima, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Nissan Altima and the Subaru Impreza in the front seats.

Convenience
The Nissan Altima will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Subaru Impreza, 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). The Nissan Altima will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Subaru Impreza, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Nissan Altima and the Subaru Impreza have similar Destination Charges.

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

Handling
The Nissan Altima has a larger turning radius than the Subaru Impreza, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan Altima is somewhat more powerful than the Subaru Impreza.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Nissan Altima transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Subaru Impreza.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Nissan Altima and the Subaru Impreza. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Nissan Altima will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Subaru Impreza.

Warranty
The Nissan Altima comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Impreza.