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Compare 2009 Hyundai Elantra vs 2004 Honda Civic Classic

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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual GLS
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 33 $13,735 $14,120
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 25 33 $14,690 $15,120
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS PZEV 25 33 $14,690 $15,120
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 24 33 $16,334 $17,020
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 25 33 $17,090 $17,820
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE PZEV 25 33 $17,090 $17,820
4-Door Wagon Manual Touring 23 31 $17,071 $17,800
4-Door Wagon Automatic Touring 23 30 $17,827 $18,600
Classic 4-Door Sedan GX CVT w/Side Airbags
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual HX 36 44 $12,536 $13,710
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual w/Side Airbags HX 36 44 $12,764 $13,960
Classic 2-Door Coupe CVT HX 35 40 $13,448 $14,710
Classic 2-Door Coupe CVT w/Side Airbags HX 35 40 $13,676 $14,960
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual LX 32 38 $13,858 $15,160
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual w/Side Airbags LX 32 38 $14,087 $15,410
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic LX 29 38 $14,588 $15,960
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Side Airbags LX 29 38 $14,816 $16,210
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual EX 32 37 $15,409 $16,860
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual w/Side Airbags EX 32 37 $15,637 $17,110
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 30 38 $16,139 $17,660
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Side Airbags EX 30 38 $16,367 $17,910
Classic 3-Door HB Manual Si 26 31 $17,425 $19,070
Classic 3-Door HB Manual w/Side Airbags Si 26 31 $17,653 $19,320
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual DX 32 38 $11,897 $13,010
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual w/Side Airbags DX 32 38 $12,125 $13,260
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 32 38 $14,041 $15,360
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual w/Side Airbags LX 32 38 $14,269 $15,610
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 29 38 $14,771 $16,160
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Side Airbags LX 29 38 $14,999 $16,410
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual EX 32 37 $15,774 $17,260
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual w/Side Airbags EX 32 37 $16,002 $17,510
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 30 38 $16,504 $18,060
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Side Airbags EX 30 38 $16,732 $18,310
Classic 4-Door Sedan Hybrid Manual 46 51 $17,954 $19,650
Classic 4-Door Sedan Hybrid CVT 48 47 $18,866 $20,650
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual VP 32 38 $12,262 $13,410
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual w/Side Airbags VP 32 38 $12,490 $13,660
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic VP 29 38 $12,992 $14,210
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Side Airbags VP 29 38 $13,220 $14,460
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic VP 29 38 $13,174 $14,410
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Side Airbags VP 29 38 $13,402 $14,660
Classic 4-Door Sedan Hybrid Manual AT-PZEV 45 51 $18,091 $19,800
Classic 4-Door Sedan Hybrid CVT AT-PZEV 47 48 $19,003 $20,800
Classic 4-Door Sedan CVT GX 30 34 N/A N/A
Classic 4-Door Sedan CVT w/Side Airbags GX 30 34 N/A N/A
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,735
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,120
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Monthly Payment Estimate
$235 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Hyundai Elantra is one of the most practical—albeit bland—small-sedan choices, while the new Elantra Touring hatchback adds a little more spice.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 30 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 52.0
Front Leg Room (in) 43.5 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 54.2 51.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.9 91.4
Second Leg Room (in) 35.0 36.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.8
Second Hip Room (in) 54.0 49.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 52.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 58.3 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.7 57.8
Wheelbase (in) 104.3 103.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.9 67.5
Track Width, Front (in) 60.7 57.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 177.4 175.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.2 7.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 7.8 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14 8.0 GGE
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.9 34.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.4 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size T125/80D15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65TR15 P185/70SR14
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65TR15 P185/70SR14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2723 2703
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.0 4.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 70
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System MPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 136 @ 4600 98 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 1.7L/102
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 6000 100 @ 6100
Engine Type Gas I4 Natural Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 27 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 30
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91 NA
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD CVT
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31 NA
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.26 NA
Trans Type 5 1
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.96 NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.19 6.36
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Hyundai Elantra Honda Civic
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.91 NA
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Double wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 -
 
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