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2021 Nissan Altima vs. 2020 Subaru WRX Review

New 2021 Nissan Altima

2021 Nissan
Altima

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New 2020 Subaru WRX

2020 Subaru
WRX

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MSRP*
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$24,300 to $34,100
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$27,495 to $32,095
Invoice* $22,650 to $31,764 $25,925 to $30,170
MPG - City 25 - 28 21
MPG - Hwy 34 - 39 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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

Convenience
With the Nissan Altima 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Nissan Altima will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 Nissan Altima will cost more in transportation costs than the Subaru WRX.

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

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

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