Compare 2014 Hyundai Elantra vs 2014 Chevrolet Cruze

2014 Hyundai Elantra
2014 Chevrolet Cruze
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4-Door Sedan Manual SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 27 37 $16,687 $17,200
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 28 38 $17,582 $18,200
4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited 27 37 $20,719 $21,650
4-Door Sedan Automatic PZEV Limited 27 37 $20,719 $21,650
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport 24 34 $20,766 $21,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic PZEV Sport 24 35 $21,704 $22,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport 24 35 $21,704 $22,700
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4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 25 36 $16,906 $17,520
4-Door Sedan 1LT 26 38 $18,062 $18,815
4-Door Sedan ECO 28 42 $19,137 $19,935
4-Door Sedan 2LT 26 38 $20,443 $21,295
4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 38 $22,733 $23,805
4-Door Sedan Diesel 27 46 $23,985 $24,985
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,687
$16,906
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,200
$17,520
Monthly Payment Estimate
$287 / month
$292 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Hyundai Elantra already had the bases covered--we'll see if a new engine and new tuning draws it even closer to best in class. The 2014 Chevy Cruze is comfortable and practical--and now it offers a diesel engine that can return 40 mpg in real-world use.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.5 53.00
Second Leg Room (in)
33.1 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
40 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.6 94.6
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 52.40
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 54.76
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.90
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 53.90
Front Leg Room (in)
43.6 42.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 105.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 70.70
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
179.1 181.00
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 58.10
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.8 15.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 10.5 x 0.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 NA
Brake Type
- Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.8 15.6
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.7
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.5
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/65TR15 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QYW
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65TR15 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QYW
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2773 3084
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 130
Engine
Fuel System
MPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
130 @ 4700 125 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
NA LUW
Displacement
1.8 L/110 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
145 @ 6500 138 @ 6300
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 36
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 1.07
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.63 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.82
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.33 3.94
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.26 1.47
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 2.16
Trans Order Code
NA MZ0
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Clutch Size (in)
- N/A
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra Chevrolet Cruze
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam NA
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- N/A
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.8 6.3
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 4.75
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
--
Rollover Rating
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