Compare 2008 Hyundai Elantra vs 2008 Kia Spectra

2008 Hyundai Elantra
2008 Kia Spectra
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4-Door Sedan Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 33 $13,592 $13,970
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 25 33 $14,547 $14,970
4-Door Sedan Automatic PZEV GLS 25 33 $14,547 $14,970
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 24 33 $16,004 $16,670
4-Door Sedan Automatic PZEV SE 25 33 $16,949 $17,670
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 25 33 $16,949 $17,670
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 23 30 $12,345 $12,895
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 24 32 $13,300 $13,895
4-Door Sedan Manual EX 23 30 $13,925 $14,895
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 24 32 $14,860 $15,895
4-Door Sedan Manual SX 23 30 $14,955 $15,995
5-Door HB Manual Spectra5 23 30 $14,955 $15,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 24 32 $15,890 $16,995
5-Door HB Automatic Spectra5 24 32 $15,890 $16,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,592
$12,345
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,970
$12,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$233 / month
$215 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
6.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Hyundai Elantra doesn’t have a lot of personality, but it’s the undeniable practical choice. The 2008 Kia Spectra is still a lot of car for the money, but with it’s a bit outclassed by a host of more refined and updated small-car models.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.0 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.9 97.0
Second Hip Room (in)
54.0 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 55.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 38.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
43.5 42.8
Front Hip Room (in)
54.2 52.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
177.4 177.2
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.7 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 102.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 68.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 12.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 10.1 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 14.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.9 33.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65TR15 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65TR15 P195/60R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2751 2701
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.0 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6000 138 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
- TBD - - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4600 136 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 30
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.19 3.84
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 1.06
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.62
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.26 1.39
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra Kia Spectra
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4dr Sdn
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Dual-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent

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