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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual Blue
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual Blue 26 35 $13,758 $14,145
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 26 34 $16,385 $16,895
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS PZEV 26 34 $16,385 $16,895
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 26 34 $17,113 $17,845
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE PZEV 26 34 $17,113 $17,845
4-Door Sedan Manual LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual EX 25 34 $15,810 $16,595
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 34 $13,430 $13,695
2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $16,760 $17,595
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 25 34 $14,410 $14,695
2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 32 $16,860 $17,695
2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 23 31 $17,810 $18,695
4-Door Sedan Manual EX 25 34 $15,230 $15,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 25 34 $16,190 $16,995
4-Door Sedan Manual SX 22 32 $16,660 $17,495
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 23 31 $17,610 $18,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,758
$13,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,145
$13,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$236 / month
$228 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Hyundai Elantra remains a perfectly competent and spacious—if slightly boring—sedan, while the Touring wagon gets a more exciting personality. The 2010 Kia Forte is a strong contender in every way—a surprisingly good-looking, enjoyable-to-drive car that will hold the budget down.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.0 35.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 40.0
Second Hip Room (in) 54.0 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 55.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.9 96.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 54.7
Front Leg Room (in) 43.5 43.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.2 53.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.9 69.9
Track Width, Front (in) 60.7 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 5.9
Length, Overall (in) 177.4 178.3
Height, Overall (in) 58.3 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.7 61.6
Wheelbase (in) 104.3 104.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.2 14.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14 13.7
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 2.89
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.9 33.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/65TR15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P195/65TR15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size T125/80D15 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2723 2707
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 15 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System MPI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 136 @ 4600 144 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA - TBD -
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 6000 156 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 25
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.91
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.31
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.19 1.19
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.66 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.96 1.96
Trans Order Code NA - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.19 4.19
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Hyundai Elantra Kia Forte
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 Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.5 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8 - TBD -
 
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