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2011 Hyundai Elantra
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4-Door Sedan Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 28 38 $14,536 $14,945
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 28 38 $16,629 $17,195
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS PZEV 28 38 $16,629 $17,195
4-Door Sedan Automatic Ltd 28 38 $19,349 $20,195
4-Door Sedan Automatic Ltd PZEV 28 38 $19,349 $20,195
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4-Door Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 24 34 $14,750 $15,365
4-Door Automatic 23 29 $15,807 $16,465
4-Door Manual S 24 34 $15,835 $16,495
4-Door Automatic S 23 29 $16,891 $17,595
4-Door Manual SE 23 33 $17,467 $18,195
4-Door Manual SE PZEV 23 33 $17,467 $18,195
4-Door Automatic SE 24 31 $18,523 $19,295
4-Door Automatic SE PZEV 24 31 $18,523 $19,295
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience 23 33 $18,763 $19,545
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience PZEV 23 33 $18,763 $19,545
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience 24 31 $19,819 $20,645
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience PZEV 24 31 $19,819 $20,645
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience & Sunroof 23 33 $19,963 $20,795
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience & Sunroof PZEV 23 33 $19,963 $20,795
4-Door Manual SEL 23 33 $20,539 $21,395
4-Door Manual SEL PZEV 23 33 $20,539 $21,395
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience & Sunroof 24 31 $21,019 $21,895
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience & Sunroof PZEV 24 31 $21,019 $21,895
4-Door Manual TDI LE 30 42 $21,211 $22,095
4-Door Manual SEL w/Sunroof 23 33 $21,403 $22,295
4-Door Manual SEL w/Sunroof PZEV 23 33 $21,403 $22,295
4-Door Automatic SEL 24 31 $21,595 $22,495
4-Door Automatic SEL PZEV 24 31 $21,595 $22,495
4-Door Manual SEL w/Sport Pkg 23 33 $22,075 $22,995
4-Door Manual SEL w/Sport Pkg PZEV 23 33 $22,075 $22,995
4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $22,075 $22,995
4-Door DSG TDI LE 30 42 $22,267 $23,195
4-Door Automatic SEL w/Sunroof 24 31 $22,495 $23,395
4-Door Automatic SEL w/Sunroof PZEV 24 31 $22,495 $23,395
4-Door Automatic SEL w/Sport Pkg 24 31 $23,131 $24,095
4-Door Automatic SEL w/Sport Pkg PZEV 24 31 $23,131 $24,095
4-Door DSG TDI 30 42 $23,131 $24,095
4-Door Manual TDI w/Nav 30 42 $23,227 $24,195
4-Door DSG TDI w/Nav 30 42 $24,283 $25,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,536
$14,750
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,945
$15,365
Monthly Payment Estimate
$249 / month
$256 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
38 mpg; a sleek, sophisticated look; and even more value for the money confirm that this little sedan has officially left the Corolla in the dust. The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta steps back in tech time and lowers its German street cred—but still delivers a better driving feel and more back-seat room than many other compact sedans.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
4 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
43.6 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.6 94.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.5 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.1 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 38.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 55.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
178.3 182.2
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 104.4
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 70.0
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 60.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.8 15.5
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
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 9.1 x 1.3
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.0 x 0.9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.8 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
NA 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 36.4
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2661 (est) 2804
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
2.2 7.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
NA 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 140
Engine
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6500 115 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
131 @ 4700 125 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 34
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.26 1.28
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.67
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.18
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 1.95
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
NA 3.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 0.88
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.63 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.45
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Axle Twist Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut McPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 6.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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