The 2020 Subaru Impreza might be the smallest of the Japanese manufacturer’s family, yet it won’t let itself be bowled over. For this new millesimal, the compact sedan offers a just lightly revamped profile, but adds in safety and driving enjoyment in almost every version. 

Few other compact cars can compare with the 2020 Impreza. The 2020 Hyundai Elantra, one of the most popular in the class, is however one of those. With its new trim and its modern profile, the Hyundai proposes to compact vehicle enthusiasts in Montreal and Laval an attractive alternative. Let’s look at how it really compares to the Impreza from Subaru.




Both the small 2020 Elantra and the 2020 Subaru are available in 4-door and 5-door versions. The compact sedan from Hyundai does not, however, offer the all-wheel drive, one of the standard qualities featured in the Subaru Impreza’s specifications.

To add to its safety and driving enjoyment, the 2020 Impreza also proposes the SI-Drive engine management system as standard on all the variants equipped with the Lineartronic CVT transmission. This function in particular allows drivers to switch between the Sports and Intelligent modes according to their mood or driving style.

In terms of powertrain, the Subaru Impreza and its rival, the 2020 Hyundai Elantra, are both equipped with a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine. The Subaru sedan’s is however slightly more powerful, and horizontally configured, which provides greater drive stability, on rough roads just as in urban areas like Downtown Montreal or in the West Island.

Let’s specify that the 2020 version of the Impreza with CVT is also outfitted with the EyeSight system, a group of active driver assist technologies that encompasses Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist, Brake Assist and other options to ensure the safety of its occupants, whether in an urban zone such as Montreal or Laval, or on the roads and highways of the area.



The Hyundai Elantra and the Subaru Impreza are both serious competitors, but the little Subaru offers some advantages, which you can discover by planning for a test drive during a visit at your Subaru Montréal dealer.