Compare 2009 Hyundai Elantra vs 2004 Honda Civic Classic

2009 Hyundai Elantra
2004 Honda Civic Classic
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4-Door Sedan Manual GLS
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 Wagon Manual Touring 23 31 $17,071 $17,800
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 Automatic Touring 23 30 $17,827 $18,600
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Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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
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 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 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 Automatic VP 29 38 $12,992 $14,210
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic VP 29 38 $13,174 $14,410
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Side Airbags VP 29 38 $13,220 $14,460
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Side Airbags VP 29 38 $13,402 $14,660
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 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 32 38 $14,041 $15,360
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual w/Side Airbags LX 32 38 $14,087 $15,410
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual w/Side Airbags LX 32 38 $14,269 $15,610
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic LX 29 38 $14,588 $15,960
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 29 38 $14,771 $16,160
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Side Airbags LX 29 38 $14,816 $16,210
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Side Airbags LX 29 38 $14,999 $16,410
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 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 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 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 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 Hybrid Manual 46 51 $17,954 $19,650
Classic 4-Door Sedan Hybrid Manual AT-PZEV 45 51 $18,091 $19,800
Classic 4-Door Sedan Hybrid CVT 48 47 $18,866 $20,650
Classic 4-Door Sedan Hybrid CVT AT-PZEV 47 48 $19,003 $20,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,735
$11,897
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,120
$13,010
Monthly Payment Estimate
$235 / month
$217 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
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
City
24 mpg 32 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 52.0
Front Leg Room (in)
43.5 42.2
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 56.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 12.9
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 13.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.9 34.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size
T125/80D15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2723 2449
Wheels
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 -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.0 5.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 70
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4600 110 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.7L/102
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6000 115 @ 6100
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 32
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.26 1.24
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 1.87
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.19 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.46
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra Honda Civic
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -

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