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2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring Change
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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 Manual S PZEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual S 23 33 $19,387 $20,195
4-Door Manual PZEV S 23 33 $19,387 $20,195
4-Door Automatic S 24 31 $20,443 $21,295
4-Door Automatic PZEV S 24 31 $20,443 $21,295
4-Door Automatic SE 24 31 $23,242 $24,210
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE 24 31 $23,242 $24,210
4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof 24 31 $24,923 $25,960
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE w/Sunroof 24 31 $24,923 $25,960
4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $24,517 $25,540
4-Door DSG TDI 29 39 $25,574 $26,640
4-Door Manual TDI w/Sunroof 30 42 $26,198 $27,290
4-Door DSG TDI w/Sunroof 29 39 $27,255 $28,390
4-Door Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $26,994 $28,120
4-Door DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 29 39 $28,051 $29,220
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,539
$19,387
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,995
$20,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$267 / month
$337 / 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 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen isn't exactly like its sedan counterpart--it's noticeably smaller but nicer inside.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Station Wagon Small Station Wagons
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 52.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.2 91.7
Second Head Room (in) 39.4 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 53.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43.5 41.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 53.9 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 35.5
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 38.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) - TBD - 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 176.6 179.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 59.8 59.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) - TBD - 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 101.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.5 70.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 65.3 66.9
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 32.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
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 - 10.2 x 0.5
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 - 11.3 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.8 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.2 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2937 3228
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 3.2 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 136 @ 4600 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 6000 170 @ 5700
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I5
Fuel System MPI Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 26
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.26 1.36
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.96 2.12
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.19 3.65
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 3.78
Summary
Vehicle Name Hyundai Elantra Touring Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
Body Style 4 Door Wagon 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
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 w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 (2010) 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.2 7.1
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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