Four-wheel drive not necessarily popular?Hyundai Elantra vs Subaru WRX

2022-06-20 0 By

In September last year, Subaru released the WRX in the United States, and announced the price of each model last month. Many media outlets compared the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo, and Hyundai Elantra N to compete with subaru WRX. Edmunds selected the Hyundai Elantra N to compete with Subaru WRX.To be fair to both cars with six-speed manual transmissions, the test consisted of a quarter mile acceleration followed by a sharp turn back to the starting point for two tests, with the two drivers also taking turns driving the Hyundai Elantra N and Subaru WRX.The subaru WRX is powered by a 2.4-liter horizontal horizontal four-cylinder turbo direct injection engine with a maximum output of 271 horsepower and 35.7 kg m, while the Hyundai Elantra N is powered by a 2.0-ton turbo direct injection engine with a maximum output of 276 horsepower and 40 kg m. However, the Subaru WRX is powered by AWD four-wheel drive.The Elantrum N, while maintaining the front Drive, is equipped with e-LSD electronic limited slip differential and, for the first time, IDA (Integrated Drive Axle) inspired by WRC rally cars to reduce weight and increase lateral acceleration.Even the handtrain model has Launch Control, which allows you to set the revs at Launch, and weighs about 200 pounds less than the Subaru WRX.As for the result of the two car race?The Hyundai Elantra N performs better than the Subaru WRX in all aspects of power feedback and connection, steering and gear shifting, and Edmunds believes that the Elantra N’s steering response is even better than the BMW M4.It is a high-performance saloon car designed by Albert Biermann, former head of BMW M division.Of course, if the Subaru WRX wants to pull back, it will have to bring out the STI to have any chance of winning, but that seems a long shot right now.