2018 Hyundai Elantra vs 2018 Nissan Altima

Gray 2018 Hyundai Elantra on right "vs" Blue 2018 Nissan Altima on right

There is no time better than the present to ditch your old gas guzzling vehicle for a more economical car. Whether looking to be eco-friendlier or because the cash you dole out every week for gasoline borders on cruel and unusual punishment, a new fuel-efficient vehicle will put a smile on your face. Feeling confident you have narrowed your choices down to the two vehicles that fit your needs, the 2018 Hyundai Elantra and the 2018 Nissan Altima, now it’s decision making time. And to help make the decision between the 2018 Hyundai Elantra and the 2018 Nissan Altima easier here is a brief breakdown of their key similarities and differences.

2018 Hyundai Elantra


2018 Nissan Altima

2.0L Inline 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 2.5L 4-Cylinder
29 MPG City Fuel Efficiency 27 MPG
5 Passengers Seating 5 Passengers
14.4 Cubic Feet Trunk Space 15.4 Cubic Feet

Differences & Similarities

Both the 2018 Hyundai Elantra and the 2018 Nisan Altima are available in six different trim levels, and offer more than the standard engine, but the 2018 Altima only offers two engine options while the 2018 Elantra has three to choose from. The 2018 Nissan Altima makes a 3.5L V6 engine available on top of its standard engine, and the 2018 Hyundai Elantra offers a 1.4L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder and a 1.6L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder engine on top of its standard 2.0L 4-Cylinder engine. The 2018 Altima’s engines may deliver more horsepower and torque than the 2018 Hyundai Elantra’s, but the Elantra’s available engines received higher EPA fuel economy estimates than the 2018 2018 Nissan Altima’s 3.5L V6. Besides the 2018 Hyundai Elantra’s more diverse and economical drivetrain options, it also adds on the interior amenities quicker as you climb the ladder of available trims. It takes until the third trim level of the 2018 Altima before you get a 7” color touchscreen while it is standard on all but the base trim of the 2018 Hyundai Elantra. This trend continues with features like Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, Dual-Zone Temperature Control, and Heated Front Seats, all of which come standard sooner on the 2018 Elantra than they do on the 2018 Altima. After going over the details between the 2018 Hyundai Elantra and the 2018 Nissan Altima, you can see that the Hyundai Elantra offers more efficient drivetrain options as well as more standard amenities across its trim levels. You can get behind the wheel of the 2018 Hyundai Elantra today at Carolina Hyundai in High Point, NC.

Driver's side exterior view of a blue Hyundai Elantra GT
front exterior view of a red Hyundai Accent