Compare 2013 Hyundai Elantra vs 2013 Nissan Sentra

2013 Hyundai Elantra
2013 Nissan Sentra
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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 I4 Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual S 27 36 $15,423 $15,990
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT S 30 39 $16,000 $16,590
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT FE+ S 30 39 $16,384 $16,990
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SV 30 39 $16,223 $17,390
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT FE+ SV 30 39 $16,595 $17,790
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SR 30 39 $17,433 $18,690
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SL 30 39 $18,270 $19,590
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,208
$15,423
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,695
$15,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$278 / month
$267 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.2
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 Nissan Sentra looks poised to become more of a 'premium' compact sedan, emphasizing spaciousness, comfort, and features over outright sportiness.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize cars Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.100 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.800 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
43.600 42.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.600 95.9
Front Hip Room (in)
53.500 50.9
Second Leg Room (in)
33.100 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.000 39.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.700 50.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.900 54.7
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
178.300 182.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.500 58.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.500 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
106.300 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.900 69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.000 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.500 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.800 15.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.300 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
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 - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.800 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.780 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.900 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.200 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2661 2822
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 - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
2.200 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.8L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6500 130 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
131 @ 4700 128 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 36
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.778 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.583 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.962 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.333 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.976 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.633 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.308 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.257 - TBD -
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra Nissan Sentra
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.866 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Axle Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 6.1
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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