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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
5-Door Wagon Manual Base
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Automatic Base 25 30 $15,100 $15,700
5-Door Wagon Manual Base 25 30 $13,600 $13,900
5-Door Wagon Manual + 24 29 $15,650 $16,300
5-Door Wagon Automatic + 23 28 $16,600 $17,300
5-Door Wagon Automatic ! 23 28 $18,700 $19,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,539
$13,600
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,995
$13,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$267 / month
$232 / month
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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. The name rings true: this Kia has a Soul, with fun road manners and tall-wagon practicality baked into its kicky shape.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Station Wagon Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 39.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 40.2
Second Hip Room (in) 52.6 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.2 102.3
Second Head Room (in) 39.4 39.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43.5 42.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 53.9 53.3
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.5 70.3
Track Width, Front (in) - TBD - 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 6.5
Length, Overall (in) 176.6 161.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 59.8 63.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) - TBD - 62.5
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 100.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 65.3 53.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 24.3 19.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - 11.0 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x - TBD - 10.3 x 0.4
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14 12.7
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.8 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.2 34.6
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2937 2800
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 3.2 5.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 90
Engine
Fuel System MPI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 136 @ 4600 123 @ 4850
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 6000 138 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 25
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.72
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.61
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 8.2
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.26 1.28
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.70
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.96 1.95
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.19 4.26-4.56
Summary
Vehicle Name Hyundai Elantra Touring Kia Soul
Body Style 4 Door Wagon 5 Door Wagon
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.67 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.2 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 (2010) -
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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