Compare 2008 Nissan Sentra vs 2008 Hyundai Elantra

2008 Nissan Sentra
2008 Hyundai Elantra
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4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 25 33 $15,483 $16,140
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.0 S 24 31 $15,275 $16,370
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 S 25 33 $16,018 $17,170
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 SL 25 33 $17,786 $19,070
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SE-R 24 30 $18,716 $20,070
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SE-R Spec V 21 33 $19,181 $20,570
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4-Door Sedan Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 33 $13,592 $13,970
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 25 33 $14,547 $14,970
4-Door Sedan Automatic PZEV GLS 25 33 $14,547 $14,970
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 24 33 $16,004 $16,670
4-Door Sedan Automatic PZEV SE 25 33 $16,949 $17,670
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 25 33 $16,949 $17,670
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,483
$13,592
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,140
$13,970
Monthly Payment Estimate
$269 / month
$233 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Nissan Sentra is worth a drive, but its CVT may turn off some buyers. The 2008 Hyundai Elantra doesn’t have a lot of personality, but it’s the undeniable practical choice.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 43.5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 54.2
Second Leg Room (in)
34.5 35.0
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.4 97.9
Second Hip Room (in)
53.0 54.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 55.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.8 60.7
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 104.3
Liftover Height (in)
28.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.5 69.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
179.8 177.4
Height, Overall (in)
59.5 58.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 14.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.02 x 0.94 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 33.9
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR15 P195/65TR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60HR15 P195/65TR15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2925 2751
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 7.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 75
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
147 @ 4800 136 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 5100 138 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 - 0.39 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.26
Trans Type
1 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.75 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.96
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.41 4.19
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
CVT Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Sentra Hyundai Elantra
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.9 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Independent

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