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2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring

2012 Subaru Impreza

  2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring 4-door Wagon Man GLS Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Subaru Impreza
Invoice $15,539 $16,734
23/31 25/36
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Bottom Line Compact wagons are few and far between, and with its fine handling and interior room, the 2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring wagon makes us wonder why there aren't more. Read Full Review Crisply restyled, with higher gas mileage, more space inside, a nicer interior, and all-wheel drive standard, the 2012 Subaru Impreza is a newly compelling compact alternative. Read Full Review
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  • Euro-influenced handling
  • Right-sized wagon body
  • Standard features


  • Lackluster gas mileage
  • Four-speed automatic


  • Gas mileage is up 30 percent
  • All-wheel drive is standard
  • Drama-free, neutral handling
  • Large hatch and trunk openings
  • New styling is vastly improved


  • Not the quietest compact in the field
  • Interior materials are nicer, but some trim still looks cheap
  • Subaru trails in infotainment options
  • If you don't need AWD, you get it anyway
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