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2020 Nissan Altima vs. 2020 Subaru WRX Review

New 2020 Nissan Altima

2020 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 $35,180
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$27,495 to $32,095
Invoice* $22,650 to $32,769 $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

Comfort
The Nissan Altima offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Subaru WRX with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Subaru WRX, the Nissan Altima may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

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). Whether you pick the Nissan Altima or the Subaru WRX, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 WRX have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Nissan Altima 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 Nissan Altima, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Subaru WRX.

Drivetrain
The Nissan Altima has much less torque than the Subaru WRX, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Nissan Altima has a larger turning radius than the Subaru WRX, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver 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.

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. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Nissan Altima will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Subaru WRX.

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