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2018 Subaru Impreza


2018 Hyundai Elantra

2.0-liter 4-cylinder


Inline 4-cylinder
28 city / 38 hwy

Fuel Economy

26 city / 36 hwy
152 HP


147 HP

Differences Between 2018 Subaru Impreza & 2018 Hyundai Elantra

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Available as a sedan or five-door hatchback, the 2018 Subaru Impreza is a sporty car with a durable platform. The 2018 Hyundai Elantra is a compact car that has four doors. Rolling on the Lineartronic transmission and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, the Impreza is more agile and versatile than the Elantra. Both models have advanced safety technology, but the EyeSight Driver Assist package gives the Impreza the ultimate edge.


Rated at 152 horsepower, the 2.0 L BOXER engine propels the 2018 Subaru Impreza. This four-cylinder engine has a horizontally opposed configuration for optimum combustion. Offering a maximum of 147 hp, the Hyundai Elantra's 2.0 L engine has an inline configuration. When equipped with the Lineatronic Continuously Variable Transmission, the Impreza runs on idealized gear sequences.

The Adaptive Shift Control and seven manual settings are available in this signature CVT that's more advanced than the Elantra's automatic transmission system with the SHIFTRONIC function. Even the EcoShift transmission with dual clutches doesn't match the Lineartronic technology. Additionally, this versatile Subaru has the Symmetrical AWD, which surely gets better traction than the Elantra's front-wheel drive. The Incline Start Assist and Active Torque Vectoring also give the Impreza an advantage on any road.

2018 Subaru Impreza Interior


The Pre-Collision Braking brings the 2018 Subaru Impreza to a full stop when there's a high risk of a forward crash. Part of the EyeSight Driver Assist technology, this automatic braking capability is available in most of the trims. By contrast, only the most expensive Hyundai Elantra edition offers the Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection. Subaru's Adaptive Cruise Control is comparable to Hyundai's Smart Cruise Control. Both cars also have the Lane Keep Assist and Blind Spot Detection functions.

When the Impreza rolls in reverse, the Reverse Automatic Braking is ready to take action in response to an imminent threat. The Elantra lacks any technology that automatically applies the brakes to prevent a rear collision. The High Beam Assist is another driving aide that gives this Subaru an advantage over this Hyundai. Both vehicles have rear vision cameras with marked lines in contrasting colors.

2018 Subaru Impreza Exterior

Trim Options

With eight models to choose from, you'll probably find the ideal 2018 Subaru Impreza based on unique preferences. The 2.0i Sedan base trim has a starting price of slightly more than $18,000. If you're looking for the versatility of a hatchback, then go for the 2.0i 5-Door model that's priced at approximately $19,000. Featuring a lineup of six models, the 2018 Hyundai Elantra is only available as a sedan. As economical compact cars, all of the Elantra trims cost less than $20,000. You'll have to spend more than $24,000 to buy the Impreza 2.0i Limited Sedan or 2.0i Limited 5-Door. Both of these models have more luxurious and advanced amenities than the Elantra's top-tier editions.

Contact Proctor Subaru to reserve a test drive in the 2018 Impreza. After the ride, you'll be in a good position to compare this Subaru with the 2018 Hyundai Elantra.

MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.