2022 Hyundai Elantra vs 2022 Subaru Crosstrek

2022 Hyundai Elantra vs 2022 Subaru Crosstrek


One car’s a sedan, another’s a crossover. So, what will you be driving? It’s a toss-up between the 2022 Hyundai Elantra and the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek.

You’re on the fence about what could suit your Milford, Fairfield, and New Haven, Connecticut, drives best. Trust Key Hyundai of Milford to come up with a comparison you can use to understand which one you should buy.


Hyundai Elantra Engine Specs

Hyundai Elantra vs Subaru Crosstrek Performance

Whether you choose the Hyundai or the Subaru, your power stems from a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine. The Smartstream® Intelligent Variable Transmission comes standard in the Hyundai, while a 6-speed manual transmission serves the Subaru.

For more versatility, the Elantra also offers an available 6-speed manual transmission and an optional 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission with SHIFTRONIC®. Only one other transmission option can be found for the Crosstrek, a Lineartronic® CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission), which limits your selection.

More adjustability follows when you use the Drive Mode Select in the Hyundai. It offers Normal, Sport, and Smart modes. If you drive the Subaru, add the dual-function X-MODE®, which offers an available Deep Snow/Mud mode. With these different capabilities, you’ll need to consider which blends better with your driving style.

Excellent gas mileage makes the Hyundai very desirable for daily commuting and frequent road trips. It achieves an EPA-estimated 33 city/43 highway MPG.1

The Subaru may be rugged; however, the efficiency doesn’t measure up to the Hyundai. In fact, the highway gas mileage differs by 10 miles. With the Lineartronic® CVT, this vehicle achieves an EPA-estimated 28 city/33 highway MPG.


Hyundai Elantra Interior

Hyundai Elantra vs Subaru Crosstrek Technology

Your Hyundai console and dashboard will look neat and tidy when you hook up your smartphone via the wireless Android Auto™ or Apple CarPlay® integration. The Subaru only offers smartphone integration with cords and wires, so it may look a little messy.

Ensure that your phone stays charged in the Elantra. Except in the entry level trim, you’ll be able to place your phone on the wireless device charging pad. Unfortunately, the Crosstrek features no wireless charging.

When you want to use the phone apps you’ve downloaded in your car, you’ll need a center touchscreen to conduct your business. An upgraded 10.25-inch touchscreen navigation system is available in the Hyundai. If you want a large screen to check out your car’s operations, such as speed and fuel, a matching 10.25-inch digital gauge cluster is available.

The Subaru may have upgraded screens; however, they’re just not as large. You’ll have the STARLINK® 8-inch Multimedia Navigation touchscreen in the center and a 6.3-inch multifunction display behind the wheel.


Hyundai Elantra Safety

Hyundai Elantra vs Subaru Crosstrek Safety

So many safety systems in the Elantra come standard that you’ll feel free to take off and go. The following systems come standard:

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection
  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist

Comparable systems in the Crosstrek do not come standard, including Reverse Automatic Braking and Blind-Spot Detection/Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.

With the forward collision system in the Hyundai, you can even add Cyclist and Junction-Turning Detection to the laundry list. Plus, you can add Park Distance Warning-Reverse and Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist-Reverse to park like a champ.


What Will You Decide? 2022 Hyundai Elantra vs 2022 Subaru Crosstrek

Have you decided if you’d like to drive a sedan, like the 2022 Hyundai Elantra, or a crossover, like the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek? We hope this comparison has opened your eyes to what may better suit your Milford, Fairfield, or New Haven, CT, travels best.

If you want to try out the Hyundai, schedule a test drive at Key Hyundai of Milford today.

1 2022 ELANTRA SE: 33 City/43 Hwy/37 Combined MPG. 2022 ELANTRA SEL/Limited: 31 City/41 Hwy/35 Combined MPG. All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle’s condition.


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