Compare 2010 Nissan Sentra vs 2008 Hyundai Elantra

2010 Nissan Sentra
2008 Hyundai Elantra
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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.0
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.0 24 31 $14,794 $15,420
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 26 34 $15,923 $16,600
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 S 26 34 $16,009 $17,160
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 SR 26 34 $16,009 $17,160
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 SL 26 34 $17,312 $18,560
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SE-R 24 30 $18,260 $19,580
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SE-R Spec V 21 28 $18,725 $20,080
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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
$14,794
$13,592
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,420
$13,970
Monthly Payment Estimate
$257 / month
$233 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Nissan Sentra looks plain on the outside and is only offered in one body style, but there's a lot to love for shoppers who value a comfortable, well-appointed interior. 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
24 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.5 35.0
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
53.0 54.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.4 97.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 43.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 54.2
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.8 60.7
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 104.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 14.2
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14
Steering
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
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2862 2751
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
2.1 7.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 75
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI - TBD -
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 24
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.17 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.26
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.69 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.96
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.93 4.19
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Sentra Hyundai Elantra
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.9 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -

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