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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon Manual GLS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 23 31 $15,539 $15,995
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 23 30 $16,685 $17,195
4-Door Wagon Manual SE 23 31 $18,687 $19,495
4-Door Wagon Automatic SE 23 30 $19,443 $20,295
4-Door Sedan S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $15,635 $16,500
4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $16,380 $17,500
4-Door Sedan SEL 28 38 $19,110 $20,500
4-Door Sedan Titanium 28 38 $20,657 $22,200
5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,108 $18,300
5-Door HB SEL 28 38 $19,838 $21,300
5-Door HB Titanium 28 38 $21,112 $22,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,539
$15,635
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,995
$16,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$267 / month
$275 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line Compact wagons are few and far between, and with its fine handling and interior room, the 2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring wagon makes us wonder why there aren't more. With the 2012 Focus, Ford shows that small cars don't have to feel so banal, with charismatic compacts that are more satisfying to drive, more luxurious, and better-equipped.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Station Wagon Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.2 90.7
Second Head Room (in) 39.4 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 53.7
Front Leg Room (in) 43.5 41.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 53.9 53.9
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 43.7
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 38.3
Second Hip Room (in) 52.6 52.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 176.6 178.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 59.8 57.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) - TBD - 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 104.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.5 71.8
Track Width, Front (in) - TBD - 61.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 65.3 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 24.3 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 13.2
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 8.98 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - 10.94 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14 12.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.8 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.2 36.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2937 2857
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 3.2 6.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 6000 160 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 136 @ 4600 146 @ 4450
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 30
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.26 1.45
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.72
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.96 2.14
Trans Order Code NA - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.19 3.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.67
Summary
Vehicle Name Hyundai Elantra Touring Ford Focus
Body Style 4 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.91 0.93
Suspension Type - Rear Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.67 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 (2010) - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.2 6.2
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating -
 
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