Hyundai Elantra vs Subaru Impreza

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Hyundai Elantra vs Subaru Impreza

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

Fuel Economy

2013 Hyundai Elantra
The 2013 Elantra will take you further on each tank of gas than the Impreza. The Elantra’s 1.8-liter engine features Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT) which improves breathing on the intake and exhaust camshafts. These innovations reduce emissions and provide an impressive fuel economy of up to 38 MPG HWY.
2013 Subaru 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.


2013 Hyundai Elantra

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.

2013 Subaru Impreza

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

2013 Hyundai Elantra
The Elantra is equipped with one of the most generous basic warranties on today’s market. Hyundai’s limited warranty covers the 2013 Elantra for up to 5 years/60,000 miles, which outstretches Subaru by far. For even more peace of mind, Hyundai provides an unmatched 10 years/100,000 miles of powertrain protection.
2013 Subaru Impreza

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.


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