Compare 2013 Hyundai Elantra vs 2013 Chevrolet Cruze

2013 Hyundai Elantra
2013 Chevrolet Cruze
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4-Door Sedan Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 28 38 $16,465 $16,965
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS PZEV 28 38 $17,105 $17,695
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 28 38 $17,360 $17,965
4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited 28 38 $20,218 $21,115
4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited PZEV 28 38 $20,218 $21,115
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4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 25 36 $16,530 $17,130
4-Door Sedan 1LT 26 38 $17,817 $18,560
4-Door Sedan ECO 28 42 $18,892 $19,680
4-Door Sedan 2LT 26 38 $20,198 $21,040
4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 38 $22,490 $23,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,208
$16,530
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,695
$17,130
Monthly Payment Estimate
$278 / month
$286 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Civic who? Corolla what? The Hyundai Elantra's one of the new standard bearers in the compact class, with 38-mpg fuel economy, better safety, and class-leading standard features. The 2013 Chevrolet Cruze is one of the smartest picks for anyone wanting practicality, comfort, and safety in a compact sedan—although it's missing the fun-to-drive edge of some other models.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 4
EPA Classification
Midsize cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.800 53.90
Front Leg Room (in)
43.600 42.28
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.600 94.6
Front Hip Room (in)
53.500 53.00
Second Leg Room (in)
33.100 35.35
Front Head Room (in)
40.000 39.30
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.700 52.40
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.900 54.76
Second Head Room (in)
37.100 37.90
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.500 58.10
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.500 61.30
Wheelbase (in)
106.300 105.70
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.900 70.70
Track Width, Front (in)
61.000 60.70
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.500 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
178.300 181.00
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.800 15.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.300 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.000 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.800 15.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.780 35.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.900 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.200 15.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QYW
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QYW
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P215/60R16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2661 3093
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
2.200 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 438
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6500 138 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
131 @ 4700 125 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
NA LUW
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.8L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 36
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.778 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.583 3.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.962 2.16
Trans Order Code
NA MZ0
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.333 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.976 1.07
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.633 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.308 3.82
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.257 1.47
Trans Type
6 6
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra Chevrolet Cruze
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.866 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Axle Compound Crank
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 5.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - - 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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