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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual SE (Alabama Plant)
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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 Manual Sport 24 34 $20,766 $21,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport 24 35 $21,704 $22,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic PZEV Sport 24 35 $21,704 $22,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited 28 38 $20,719 $21,650
4-Door Sedan Automatic PZEV Limited 28 38 $20,719 $21,650
4-Door Sedan Manual LS
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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
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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
Fuel Economy - City 27 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 54.76
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 37.90
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 53.90
Front Leg Room (in) 43.6 42.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.6 94.6
Front Hip Room (in) 53.5 53.00
Second Leg Room (in) 33.1 35.4
Front Head Room (in) 40 39.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 52.7 52.40
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 179.1 181.00
Height, Overall (in) 56.3 58.10
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
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.8 15.0
Brakes
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
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 -
Brake Type - Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.8 15.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 35.7
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 15.5
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/65TR15 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA QYW
Front Tire Size P195/65TR15 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA QYW
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2773 3084
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 X 5 16 x - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 130
Engine
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas I4
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
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
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.96 2.16
Trans Order Code NA MZ0
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Clutch Size (in) - N/A
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Hyundai Elantra Chevrolet Cruze
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam NA
Suspension Type - Front Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut NA
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Compound Crank
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - 4.75
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 6.3
Crash Test Ratings
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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