The 2013 Hyundai Elantra Takes on The 2013 Subrau Impreza
These days, it’s easier than ever to enjoy the benefits of a compact without being squeezed for space. Cars in the compact segment are typically renowned for their remarkable fuel economy and low price tags. Now, many manufacturers have added roomy interiors and more standard features in order to give you more bang for your buck. There’s really no question that compacts provide value. The only question you might have is, which compact car is worth your money? Check out this side-by-side comparison of the Elantra vs Impreza to help you make you up your mind.
Elantra vs Impreza
Subaru’s BOXER® engine comes standard on the 2013 Impreza. The unconventional horizontal layout of the SUBARU BOXER® engine combines balance with power and efficiency. However, it’s just not enough for the Impreza to prevail over the Elantra in terms of fuel economy. The 2013 Impreza achieves just 34 MPG HWY.
When it comes to headroom and legroom, there’s not much difference between the spacious Hyundai Elantra and the Subaru Impreza in the front seats. However, the Elantra offers the convenience of more cargo space. The Elantra’s trunk is one of the most spacious in its class with 14.8 cubic feet of available storage.
The Subaru Impreza also boasts one of the roomiest interiors in the compact class, but falls short when it comes to cargo capacity. The 2013 Impreza allows for only 12 cubic feet of cargo space. This could mean having to leave a bag behind when packing for your next great excursion.
Manufacturer’s Basic Warranty
Subaru skimps on warranty coverage, at least in comparison to Hyundai. The 2013 Impreza has basic coverage for a mere 3 years/36,000 miles. Powertrain parts do not fare much better as Subaru extends drivetrain coverage for just 5 years/60,000 miles with the purchase of a new Impreza.