Compare 1997 Hyundai Elantra vs 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

1997 Hyundai Elantra
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4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 24 32 $10,117 $11,099
4-Door Sedan Automatic 23 31 $10,842 $11,899
4-Door Wagon Manual 24 32 $10,938 $11,999
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 32 $11,181 $12,549
4-Door Wagon Automatic 22 31 $11,663 $12,799
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 23 31 $11,906 $13,349
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 22 31 $12,472 $13,999
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 25 37 $10,376 $10,980
4-Door Sedan 25 37 $10,565 $11,180
2-Door Coupe RS 25 37 $11,308 $12,225
4-Door Sedan LS 25 34 $12,376 $13,380
2-Door Coupe Z24 23 33 $13,235 $14,465
2-Door Convertible LS 25 34 $16,589 $17,935
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,117
$10,376
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,099
$10,980
Monthly Payment Estimate
$185 / month
$183 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 36.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 54.9
Front Leg Room (in)
43.2 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 50.0
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 32.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.6 87.1
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 49.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.2 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
174.0 180.7
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 53.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.1 56.4
Wheelbase (in)
100.4 104.1
Liftover Height (in)
22.7 26.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.9 68.7
Track Width, Front (in)
57.7 57.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.4 13.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.09 x - TBD - 7.87 x 1.77
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.52 x .75 10.2 x 0.79
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 15.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.81 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.5 35.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.02 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P175/65R14 P195/70R14
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/60R14 P195/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2458 2584
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.0 14 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.0 14 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 9.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 525
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas L4
Fuel System
EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
122 @ 5000 130 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA LN2
Displacement
1.8L/109 2.2L/133
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
130 @ 6000 120 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 25
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.950 2.18
Trans Order Code
NA MM5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.650 3.58
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.061 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD, Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.462 3.91
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 8.46
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.393 1.45
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.878 0.74
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.250 3.58
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra Chevrolet Cavalier
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.74
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Trailing Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 25
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32

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