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2014 Hyundai Elantra 2014 Ford Focus 2014 Subaru Impreza
 
4dr Sdn Man SE (Alabama Plant)
  • 4dr Sdn Man SE (Alabama Plant)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto SE (Alabama Plant)
  • 5dr HB Man
  • 5dr HB Man w/Blue Int
  • 2dr
  • 2dr PZEV
  • 5dr HB Auto
  • 5dr HB Auto w/Blue Int
  • 4dr Sdn Auto Limited (Alabama Plant)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto Limited PZEV (Alabama Plant)
4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn SE
  • 5dr HB SE
  • 4dr Sdn Titanium
  • 5dr HB Titanium
  • 5dr HB ST
4dr Man 2.0i
  • 4dr Man 2.0i
  • 5dr Man 2.0i
  • 4dr Auto 2.0i
  • 5dr Auto 2.0i
  • 4dr Man 2.0i Premium
  • 4dr Auto 2.0i Premium
  • 5dr Man 2.0i Premium
  • 5dr Man 2.0i Sport Premium
  • 5dr Auto 2.0i Premium
  • 5dr Auto 2.0i Sport Premium
  • 4dr Auto 2.0i Limited
  • 5dr Auto 2.0i Limited
  • 5dr Auto 2.0i Sport Limited
  • 5-door Manual Wagon
  • 4dr Man WRX
  • Premium 5-door Manual Wagon
  • 4dr Man WRX Premium
  • Limited 5-door Manual Wagon
  • 4dr Man WRX Limited
  • 4dr Man WRX STI
  • STI 5-door Manual Wagon
  • 4dr Man WRX STI Limited

Prices

MSRP $17,200 $16,810 $17,895
Invoice $16,687 $15,843 $17,104
Avg. Paid $17,553 $17,163 $17,992

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.0 8.3 8.2
Critics' Rating 8.2 9.0 8.8
Performance 7.4 8.5 8.0
Interior 7.9 7.7 8.1
Safety 9.0 9.0 9.6
Reliability 3.5 2.5 2.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good cargo space
  • All models have good legroom
  • Good fuel economy with base engine
  • Powerful optional engine
  • Attractive, high-quality interior
  • Superb handling
  • Good fuel economy
  • Spacious, functional interior
  • Good fuel economy
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Excellent safety ratings 
Cons
  • Limited rear headroom
  • Confusing tech features
  • Sluggish acceleration
  • Noisy CVT

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Regular Unleaded I-4 1.8 L/110 Regular Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122 Regular Unleaded H-4 2.0 L/122
MPG 27 City / 37 Hwy 26 City / 36 Hwy 25 City / 34 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 106.3 104.3 104.1
Length, Overall (in) 179.1 178.5 180.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.9 71.8 68.5
Height, Overall (in) 56.3 57.7 57.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2773 2935 2944

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Keyless Start Optional Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 95.6 90.7 96.9
Front Head Room (in) 40 38.3 39.8
Front Leg Room (in) 43.6 41.9 43.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 55.6 55.6
Front Hip Room (in) 53.5 53.9 52.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 38 37.1
Second Leg Room (in) 33.1 33.2 35.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 53.7 54.2
Second Hip Room (in) 52.7 52.7 53.1
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.8 13.2 12

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard
Premium Sound System Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Displacement 1.8 L/110 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 145 @ 6500 160 @ 6500 148 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 130 @ 4700 146 @ 4450 145 @ 4200
Transmission Manual w/OD Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 34.8 36 34.8

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 26 (Est) 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 36 (Est) 34
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.8 12.4 14.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Short And Long Arm Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam Short And Long Arm Double Wishbone

Transmission

Automatic Optional
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Optional
6-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard