2020 Nissan Altima vs 2020 Hyundai Elantra

White 2020 Nissan Altima and blue 2020 Hyundai Elantra side by side

The new 2020 model year has finally arrived. While not all vehicles have been released in their 2020 iterations just yet, plenty of manufacturers have started their new year lineup of vehicles with new versions of some of their most popular vehicles. Since sedans are still popular and plentiful today, we wanted to take a look at the differences between the 2020 Nissan Altima vs the 2020 Hyundai Elantra.

There are plenty of reasons why the new Altima is able to stand out from the Elantra. For example, the Altima shines in terms of power, with 188 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque standard, compared to the Elantra’s 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. The Altima is also much more spacious than the Elantra, with 101 cu.ft of space for passengers, along with 15.4 cu.ft of total cargo space.

2020 Nissan Altima


2020 Hyundai Elantra

188 Standard Horsepower 147
180 lb-ft Standard Torque 132 lb-ft
101 cu.ft Total Passenger Space 96 cu.ft
15.4 cu.ft Max Cargo Space 14.4 cu.ft

Turbo Engine in the 2020 Nissan Altima

Even though the Altima outshines the Elantra in terms of power, the Altima gets even more impressive when upgrading to the new turbocharged engine. In fact, the 2020 Nissan Altima features the world’s first variable compression turbo engine, able to generate a whopping 236 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque on upgraded trims.

If you would like to learn more about the differences between the 2020 Nissan Altima vs the 2020 Hyundai Elantra, be sure to contact us today at Glendale Nissan. Interested drivers can also start their car buying process at our dealership by visiting us and test driving the newest Nissan models. We would be more than happy to help you find the right car for you.