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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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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 28 37 $10,313 $11,015
4-Door Sedan LX 28 37 $11,024 $11,795
4-Door Wagon LX 28 37 $11,669 $12,505
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,117
$10,313
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,099
$11,015
Monthly Payment Estimate
$185 / month
$184 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 49.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 51.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 36.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 52.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.2 42.5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 50.2
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 34.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.6 87.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
174.0 174.7
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 53.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.1 56.5
Wheelbase (in)
100.4 98.4
Liftover Height (in)
22.7 26.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.9 67.0
Track Width, Front (in)
57.7 56.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.4 12.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
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 - 9.0 x 1.48
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.52 x .75 10.1 x 0.87
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 12.7
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.81 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.5 31.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.02 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T71
Front Tire Size
P175/65R14 P185/65R14
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
NA T71
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/60R14 P185/65R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2458 2457
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 14 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.0 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.0 14 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 8.45
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 75
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 540
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI SPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
122 @ 5000 125 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
NA 99P
Displacement
1.8L/109 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
130 @ 6000 110 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 37
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.250 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.950 1.83
Trans Order Code
NA 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.650 3.85
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.061 0.91
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD, Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.462 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.393 1.23
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.878 0.72
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra Ford Escort
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.0
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 30
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs

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