Compare 2012 Hyundai Elantra vs 2012 Subaru Impreza

2012 Hyundai Elantra
2012 Subaru Impreza
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4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 28 38 $17,010 $17,595
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS PZEV 28 38 $17,010 $17,595
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited 28 38 $19,727 $20,595
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited PZEV 28 38 $19,727 $20,595
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 28 38 $14,918 $15,345
Elantra Touring 4-Door Wgn Automatic GLS 23 30 $16,685 $17,195
Elantra Touring 4-Door Wgn Automatic SE 23 30 $19,443 $20,295
Elantra Touring 4-Door Wgn Manual GLS 23 31 $15,539 $15,995
Elantra Touring 4-Door Wgn Manual SE 23 31 $18,687 $19,495
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4-Door Automatic 2.0i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0i 27 36 $17,651 $18,495
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited 27 36 $20,517 $21,595
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited PZEV 27 36 $20,795 $21,895
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0i PZEV 27 36 $17,928 $18,795
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium 27 36 $18,853 $19,795
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium PZEV 27 36 $19,131 $20,095
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0i 25 34 $16,734 $17,495
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0i PZEV 25 34 $17,011 $17,795
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0i Premium 25 34 $17,936 $18,795
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0i Premium PZEV 25 34 $18,214 $19,095
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i 27 36 $18,115 $18,995
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited 27 36 $20,982 $22,095
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited PZEV 27 36 $21,260 $22,395
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i PZEV 27 36 $18,392 $19,295
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium 27 36 $19,317 $20,295
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium PZEV 27 36 $19,595 $20,595
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i Sport Limited 27 36 $21,423 $22,595
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i Sport Limited PZEV 27 36 $21,700 $22,895
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i Sport Premium 27 36 $20,223 $21,295
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i Sport Premium PZEV 27 36 $20,500 $21,595
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual 2.0i 25 34 $17,198 $17,995
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual 2.0i PZEV 25 34 $17,475 $18,295
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual 2.0i Premium 25 34 $18,400 $19,295
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual 2.0i Premium PZEV 25 34 $18,678 $19,595
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual 2.0i Sport Premium 25 34 $19,306 $20,295
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual 2.0i Sport Premium PZEV 25 34 $19,583 $20,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,010
$17,651
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,595
$18,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$293 / month
$308 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Hyundai Elantra has officially left the Civic and Corolla in the dust, thanks to a 38-mpg gas mileage rating, a sleek look, and tremendous value for the money. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Midsize cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 54.2
Front Leg Room (in)
43.6 43.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.5 52.2
Second Leg Room (in)
33.1 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.6 96.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
178.3 180.3
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 104.1
Liftover Height (in)
NA 27.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 59.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.8 12.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.8 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.2 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2701 2910
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
2.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6500 148 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
131 @ 4700 145 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 36
Transmission
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.44 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.72 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.40 3.58 - 0.57
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.83 NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra Subaru Impreza Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.9 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Axle Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 6.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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