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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual GLS (Alabama Plant)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 28 38 $14,918 $15,345
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 28 38 $17,010 $17,595
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS PZEV 28 38 $17,010 $17,595
4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited 28 38 $19,727 $20,595
4-Door Sedan Automatic PZEV Limited PZEV 28 38 $19,727 $20,595
4-Door Sedan S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $15,635 $16,500
4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $16,380 $17,500
4-Door Sedan SEL 28 38 $19,110 $20,500
4-Door Sedan Titanium 28 38 $20,657 $22,200
5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,108 $18,300
5-Door HB SEL 28 38 $19,838 $21,300
5-Door HB Titanium 28 38 $21,112 $22,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,918
$15,635
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,345
$16,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$256 / month
$275 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Hyundai Elantra has officially left the Civic and Corolla in the dust, thanks to a 38-mpg gas mileage rating, a sleek look, and tremendous value for the money. With the 2012 Focus, Ford shows that small cars don't have to feel so banal, with charismatic compacts that are more satisfying to drive, more luxurious, and better-equipped.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 28 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 38 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
EPA Classification Midsize cars Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 52.7 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.6 90.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 53.7
Front Leg Room (in) 43.6 41.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 53.5 53.9
Second Leg Room (in) 33.1 43.7
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 38.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 61.5 61.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 178.3 178.5
Height, Overall (in) 56.5 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.0 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 104.3
Liftover Height (in) NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.9 71.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.8 13.2
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 8.98 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - 10.94 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.8 12.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.2 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 36.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 2.6
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P195/60R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2661 2857
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 2.2 6.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 131 @ 4700 146 @ 4450
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 148 @ 6500 160 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 32 30
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.63 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.30 3.67
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.25 1.45
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.72
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.96 2.14
Trans Order Code NA - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.33 3.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name Hyundai Elantra Ford Focus
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.9 0.93
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Axle SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - TBD - 6.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - - TBD -
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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