Compare 2012 Mercedes-Benz CL Class vs 2012 Hyundai Veloster

2012 Mercedes-Benz CL Class
2012 Hyundai Veloster
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2-Door Coupe 4MATIC CL 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC CL 550 15 24 $106,113 $114,100
2-Door Coupe RWD CL 63 AMG 15 22 $140,895 $151,500
2-Door Coupe RWD CL 600 12 18 $147,591 $158,700
2-Door Coupe RWD CL 65 AMG 12 18 $196,230 $211,000
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3-Door Coupe Manual w/Gray Int
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Black Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Gray Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Red Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Black Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Gray Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Red Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$106,113
$16,699
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$114,100
$17,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1902 / month
$288 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Hyundai Veloster starts with niche appeal, but its impressive handling and strong, high-value feature set should play well to the mainstream.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact - TBD -
Number of Passenger Doors
- 3
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
32.2 31.7
Front Head Room (in)
36.9 39.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.2 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.2 89.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.4 35.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 43.9
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 70.5
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
201.0 166.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.2 55.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.3 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
116.3 104.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.5 15.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x 1.3 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.5 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 13.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.88
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 14.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.2 34.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P275/45HR18 P215/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45HR18 P215/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4740 2584
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 90
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
516 @ 1800 - 3500 123 @ 4850
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.6L/- TBD - 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
429 @ 5250 138 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 31 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 37 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 27 (Est)
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.68
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 3.61
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.37
Trans Type
7 6
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 (R2 2.23) 3.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 1.95
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 4.26
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Hyundai Veloster
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 3 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.91
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.2 - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 7

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