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2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring
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4-Door Wagon Manual GLS
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
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4-Door Manual 2.0i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2.0i 25 34 $16,734 $17,495
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.0i 25 34 $17,011 $17,795
5-Door Manual 2.0i 25 34 $17,198 $17,995
5-Door Manual PZEV 2.0i 25 34 $17,475 $18,295
4-Door Automatic 2.0i 27 36 $17,651 $18,495
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i 27 36 $17,928 $18,795
4-Door Manual 2.0i Premium 25 34 $17,936 $18,795
5-Door Automatic 2.0i 27 36 $18,115 $18,995
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.0i Premium 25 34 $18,214 $19,095
5-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i 27 36 $18,392 $19,295
5-Door Manual 2.0i Premium 25 34 $18,400 $19,295
5-Door Manual PZEV 2.0i Premium 25 34 $18,678 $19,595
4-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium 27 36 $18,853 $19,795
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i Premium 27 36 $19,131 $20,095
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium 27 36 $19,317 $20,295
5-Door Manual 2.0i Sport Premium 25 34 $19,306 $20,295
5-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i Premium 27 36 $19,595 $20,595
5-Door Manual PZEV 2.0i Sport Premium 25 34 $19,583 $20,595
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Sport Premium 27 36 $20,223 $21,295
4-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited 27 36 $20,517 $21,595
5-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i Sport Premium 27 36 $20,500 $21,595
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i Limited 27 36 $20,795 $21,895
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited 27 36 $20,982 $22,095
5-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i Limited 27 36 $21,260 $22,395
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Sport Limited 27 36 $21,423 $22,595
5-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i Sport Limited 27 36 $21,700 $22,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,539
$16,734
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,995
$17,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$267 / month
$292 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
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. Crisply restyled, with higher gas mileage, more space inside, a nicer interior, and all-wheel drive standard, the 2012 Subaru Impreza is a newly compelling compact alternative.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.2 96.9
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 54.2
Front Leg Room (in)
43.5 43.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 52.2
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
52.6 53.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
176.6 180.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
59.8 57.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 104.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.5 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
- TBD - 59.4
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)
- 12.0
Brakes
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 - 10.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.2
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 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2937 2910
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 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6000 148 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System
MPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4600 145 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.26 1.30
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 1.89
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.19 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.45
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra Touring Subaru Impreza Sedan
Body Style
4 Door Wagon Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Double Wishbone
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 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 (2010) 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 6.7
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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