2018 Hyundai Elantra SE Sedan2018 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Sedan for sale in Salt Lake City

  Hyundai Elantra (SE)
Subaru Impreza (2.0i)
Total MSRP
$18,835 (AT)
$19,355 (CVT)
 City / HWY Fuel Economy
29 / 3824 / 32
 All-Wheel Drive
Not Available
 Headroom / Legroom (Front)
38.8 / 42.2.439.8 / 43.1
* CVT = Continuously Variable Transmission

While the Elantra offers better highway fuel economy on paper, it's important to highlight that the Impreza is the only vehicle to offer AWD. So it becomes a choice between a few extra miles per gallon, and capability when you need it most (snow, mud, etc.).

The 2018 Subaru Impreza vs. the 2018 Hyundai Elantra

At Mark Miller Subaru South Towne, we're proud of the selection of high-quality, reliable, Subaru models we bring drivers in the Draper area, including the 2018 Subaru Impreza. Available as either a four-door hatchback, or a four-door compact sedan, the 2018 Impreza is an eye-catching car that comes loaded with features.

While the 2018 Impreza is a terrific vehicle for both families and professionals, we know it's not your only choice for a compact car. Here, we've compared the 2018 Impreza against the 2018 Hyundai Elantra. As we've discovered, while both models are available as either a compact sedan or a compact hatchback, that's where the similarities end. Read on to see how much more you can with the Impreza over the Elantra.

 2018 Subaru Impreza Hyundai Elantra Driving on Dry Road

2018 Subaru Impreza Performance vs. the Hyundai Elantra

As a Subaru model, every 2018 Subaru Impreza comes standard with the carmaker's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, which is an important feature for drivers in the South Jordan and Riverton area. However, the Hyundai Elantra doesn't even have available all-wheel drive available, never mind it coming as a standard amenity. Additionally, every 2018 Impreza is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 152 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque. This is more powerful than two of the three Elantra engines available, which offer 128 horsepower, and 147 horsepower. However, the Elantra does have a third engine available that is more powerful than the Impreza, coming in at 201 horsepower. But, that engine is only available on the highest Elantra trim, for drivers who go for the top-of-the-line model.

Technology Features for the Subaru Impreza vs. the Hyundai Elantra

Every 2018 Impreza comes equipped with a ton of standard technology that includes a touchscreen interface, Bluetooth, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration. The 2018 Elantra, on the other hand, is minimally equipped, unless you move up trim levels. It doesn't offer any of the same tech features standard on its entry-level model with manual transmission, but, drivers who opt for the base model with automatic transmission can get Bluetooth, but that's the only similarity in standard tech equipment.

Subaru Impreza Safety vs. the Hyundai Elantra

In addition to the security of Subaru's signature, standard all-wheel drive, which, of course, the Elantra doesn't even have anything comparable, the 2018 Subaru Impreza also comes with the carmaker's latest innovative safety features. Some are standard, such as the rearview camera, while some are optional, including the state-of-the-art Subaru EyeSight feature, which uses a system of strategically-placed cameras that work in conjunction with a forward collision warning system and a lane departure warning to keep you safe and help you avoid accidents. The 2018 Hyundai Elantra, on the other hand, doesn't have anything similar to the EyeSight system, and its models don't even come standard with a rearview camera.

2018 Subaru Impreza Interior2018 Hyundai Elantra Interior

Interior Design for the Subaru Impreza vs. the Hyundai Elantra

Both the Impreza and the Elantra are designed with front and rear doors that open wide and are large, making getting in and out of the vehicle easy, and both have seats that are at a great height, without making drivers and passengers feel low to the ground. However, once inside the vehicle, we think drivers in the Sandy area, and beyond, will find that the 2018 Impreza offers a more comfortable ride. That's because, despite their similar measurements, the Impreza is slightly longer than the Elantra. This gives you, and your passengers, more interior space, with greater amounts of headroom, legroom, shoulder room, and elbow room, in both the front and backseats of the Impreza.

Pricing the 2018 Subaru Impreza vs. the Hyundai Elantra

Despite the fact that the entry-level 2018 Subaru Impreza gives you standard all-wheel drive, more space, more tech features, and more safety features, it still comes in at roughly the same price as the Hyundai Elantra. In fact, a base model Impreza hatchback with automatic transmission runs just under 21,000 dollars, while the base model Elantra hatchback with automatic transmission comes in just over 21,000 dollars.

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Test the 2018 Subaru Impreza for Yourself

The best way to see if the 2018 Subaru Impreza is the car for you, is to stop by and meet one in person. Come visit us soon at Mark Miller Subaru South Towne, and try either the sedan or the hatchback Impreza for yourself to see what makes this car the best choice for a compact car.

2018 Subaru Impreza