2024 Nissan Altima vs. 2023 Subaru WRX Review

Picture of the 2024 Nissan Altima

2024 Nissan
Altima

MSRP*: $26,370 to $36,070
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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 25 - 27 MPG 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 34 - 39 MPG 25 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 182-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 188-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 248-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 271-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable Continuously Variable, Manual
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 182 - 248 hp 271 hp
Exterior Length 192.9 in 183.8 in
Exterior Width 72.9 in 71.9 in
Leg Room Front 43.8 in
Rear 35.2 in
Front 43.1 in
Rear 36.5 in
Head Room Front 38.0 - 39.1 in
Rear 36.7 - 36.9 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
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Nissan Altima than in the Subaru WRX, due to the Nissan Altima's smaller rear head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Nissan Altima and the Subaru WRX in the front seats.

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.

Dimensions
The Nissan Altima is a little wider than the Subaru WRX, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Nissan Altima, which is slightly longer than the Subaru WRX.

Handling
The Nissan Altima 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 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.

Powertrain
The Nissan Altima 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 Nissan Altima and the Subaru WRX.