2021 Subaru Impreza 4dr vs Hyundai Elantra Comparison Information in Shingle Springs, CA

Compact cars are a popular choice for couples and individuals thanks to their small size and matching price tag. However, many compact cars cut corners or reserve important features for higher trim levels. To show you what we mean, compare the 2021 Subaru Impreza and the all-new 2021 Hyundai Elantra below. With it's new design, the Elantra promises some of the latest features and design -- but under the hood, the Subaru is a superior machine with more advanced engineering. You'll enjoy your commute better in the new Subaru Impreza. We'll prove it to you in the comparison below!

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2021 Subaru Impreza vs 2021 Hyundai Elantra: Design

When it comes to size and space inside, the 2021 Subaru Impreza and 2021 Hyundai Elantra are similar. Not only do both provide larger than average cabin space for this segment, both can even be had as a hatchback (when you choose the Hyundai Elantra GT or Impreza 5-Door) with generous cargo space in a practical, city-friendly package.

However, for even greater versatility, 2021 Subaru Impreza 5-Door models are available with roof rails, so carrying outdoor gear or oversized cargo is easy! Those aren't available on the Elantra or Elantra GT from the factory. Both models are available with sporty appearance packages with features like lip spoilers and more aggressive body styling. However, you also get standard 16" alloy wheels on the entry-level Impreza models for greater curb appeal. The standard wheels on the 2021 Hyundai Elantra are smaller.


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2021 Subaru Impreza vs 2021 Hyundai Elantra: Technology

Climbing inside, both vehicles feature touchscreen multimedia systems as standard equipment. Both will allow you to sync your smartphone through Bluetooth®:, Apple CarPlay®: and Android Auto™ so you're always connected. You can also upgrade both vehicles to automatic climate controls, premium leather upholstery, a high-end audio system and more.

However, it's on the outside that the 2021 Subaru Impreza has some optional technology you can't get on the 2021 Hyundai Elantra. Don't want to bring your key? Hit the beach or the slopes and leave the key in your car, safely locked with your secret code using available PIN Code Vehicle Access on the 2021 Subaru Impreza. You can also upgrade to steering-responsive LED headlights on the 2021 Subaru Impreza for the very best visibility. These features just can't be found on the new Elantra.

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2021 Subaru Impreza vs 2021 Hyundai Elantra: Capability

When it comes to what matters most to your commute -- the quality of the drive itself -- the 2021 Subaru Impreza has many advantages. It gives you more horsepower and torque than the 2021 Hyundai Elantra for a sportier response and more confidence when merging or passing on the highway. Its BOXER®: engine, unlike the traditional inline engine in the Elantra, is placed low and deep in the engine bay for a planted, balanced handling response. The Subaru Impreza even gets a double-wishbone rear suspension that's uncommon in this segment for a more refined ride quality especially over broken pavement or even unpaved surfaces. The Hyundai Elantra, by contrast, features a more typical torsion beam rear suspension.

All of this pales in comparison to the importance of all-wheel drive. The 2021 Subaru Impreza is one of very few compact cars to offer standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive! That means you get outstanding handling, better control in wet or icy conditions and reduced wheelspin for the best performance on any road. The Elantra is front-wheel drive only. Add it all up, and it's clear that the 2021 Subaru Impreza is built to provide a better ride than the 2021 Hyundai Elantra.


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2021 Subaru Impreza vs 2021 Hyundai Elantra: Safety

Finally, concerning safety, both these vehicles provide award-winning protection in the event of an accident. Both the 2021 Subaru Impreza and 2021 Hyundai Elantra earned the 2021 Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Not only are they strong enough to protect occupants in an accident, they both offer features like forward collision alert, automatic braking, adaptive cruise control and blind spot monitor to help you avoid an accident before it happens.

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Test Drive The New 2021 Subaru Impreza At Shingle Springs Subaru

With a more affordable starting MSRP of $18,795, a more powerful engine, a more sophisticated drivetrain and more optional equipment, the 2021 Subaru Impreza is a better value than the Hyundai Elantra in this hotly competitive segment. It's the compact car that goes big on value! Find out more during a test drive at Shingle Springs Subaru. We look forward to showing you just how practical and affordable a new Subaru can be.

2021 Subaru Impreza2021 Hyundai Elantra
$18,795Starting MSRP*$19,650
152Standard Horsepower147
145Standard Torque (lb-ft)132
All-Wheel DriveDrivetrainFront-Wheel Drive
Fully-Independent Double-WishboneRear SuspensionTorsion Beam
Standard16" WheelsAvailable Upgrade
Available UpgradeRoof RailsNot Available
Available UpgradePIN Code Vehicle AccessNot Available
Available UpgradeForward & Reverse Automatic Emergency BrakingAvailable Upgrade
Available UpgradeAdaptive Cruise ControlAvailable Upgrade

*Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.