2016 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2016 Subaru Impreza

The Subaru Impreza marque is known all round the world due to its robustness and dependability, as well as the fact that the company has taken part in and won many types of races including international rallies. This has often been used as proof of the car’s quality. However, this is not your only option if you are shopping for a sedan that will offer quality, robustness and dependability. The 2016 Hyundai Elantra offers all of these and more in spades. In fact, when put side to side, the 2016 Hyundai Elantra is clearly more of a driver’s car compared to the Subaru Impreza.

Design & Style

The Subaru Impreza has a design that is ubiquitous, mostly because the same design is used in almost all the other Subaru models made in the last few years. As a result, some may find it too common and forgettable. However, the design of the interior is of high quality, as Subarus usually are. The build quality is excellent, though it could use a little color since most of the surfaces are of the same color, which can make a car look dull.

The 2016 Hyundai Elantra has a curvy exterior design which makes it instantly recognizable. A lot of thought has gone into designing the interior, resulting in a car that feels comfortable and luxurious, and which will last long before the trim starts to fall off.

Technology & Safety

In terms of technology and safety, you are likely to get more from the 2016 Hyundai Elantra compared to the 2016 Subaru Impreza. The Subaru’s tech and safety highlights include ABS, four-wheel traction control, side mounted airbags, and rear airbags. These features are standard in all Imprezas, and extra features such as cruise control can be gotten as extras.

The 2016 Hyundai Elantra also offers side-mounted airbags, rear airbags, antilock brakes and traction control in addition to a host of other safety systems, so you and the other occupants in the car will be well protected. In addition to that, other standard features include a backup camera, heated seats and multi-zone automatic climate control. The end result is comfort and safety for all in the vehicle.


The performance from both cars is closely matched, but the 2016 Hyundai Elantra edges out the Subaru on a couple of major areas. The Subaru ships with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine which generates 148 horsepower through a continuously variable transmission system.

The Hyundai, on the other hand, ships with a gasoline 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine which generates 145 horsepower, 3 horsepower less than the Subaru. This is mated to 6-speed manual transmission, with the option of getting an automatic transmission available. Despite the slight power differential, the Hyundai is faster and handles better than the Subaru on account of better suspension and less weight.

The Bottom Line

The Subaru Impreza and the Hyundai have different features that make them popular in different circles. However, for the driver who is interested in getting nothing but the best from their vehicle, the 2016 Hyundai Elantra has a lot more to offer compared to the 2016 Subaru Impreza. This is why it would be the wiser buy of the two.

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754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA
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