2018 Subaru Impreza


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2018 Subaru Impreza

2018 Hyundai Elantra




Cruise Control




All-wheel drive

Front-wheel drive

Seating Capacity

5 passengers

5 passengers

2018 Subaru Impreza vs 2018 Hyundai Elantra near Roslyn, NY

The Impreza makes the automatic wipers standard for most models but overall remains the same. The Elantra turned their Popular Equipment package on the SE is now the SEL trim, making for a big and confusing change in 2018. If you are looking to further compare these two vehicles, read on!

2018 Subaru Impreza Power & Handling

Under the hood of the Impreza, you will find a 2-liter flat-4 engine that offers a highway fuel economy rating at 38 miles per gallon. This engine has the option of pairing with either a five-speed manual transmission or a CVT automatic. With standard all-wheel drive, this vehicle can pull an impressive 3,000 pounds of towing power.

2018 Hyundai Elantra Power & Handling

The Elantra has 4 engine options, each being matched to certain trims. Even their top engine comes with an estimated 30 miles per gallon on the highway. These engines can be matched with either a six-speed manual, a six-speed automatic, or a seven-speed dual clutch. These engines are also all only offered with front-wheel drive.

2018 Subaru Impreza Features & Design

For 2018, the Impreza has received the Insurance Institute Highway Safety top safety pick award. This vehicle even comes with EyeSight Driver Assist Technology and LED steering responsive headlights. The Impreza is even capable of braking while reversing if an object is detected in its path. Some of the additional features would be high beam assist, sway warning, and automatic pre-collision braking.

2018 Hyundai Elantra Features & Design

Standard safety equipment on the Elantra is pretty limited. Basic features like electronic stability control, traction control, LATCH, and brake assist are all included at every level, while a tire-pressure monitoring system is not. Other features that are only included on upper-level trims would be basics like smart cruise control, forward collision warning, a rearview camera, and even lane keep assist.


In the end, the Impreza is safer and has a much better gas mileage, especially with it being offered in four-wheel drive only. The Elantra may have more engine choices, but they lack in comparison with the Impreza's.

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