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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.0
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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
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS
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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 SE 25 33 $16,949 $17,670
4-Door Sedan Automatic PZEV 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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in) 28.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.5 69.9
Track Width, Front (in) 59.8 60.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.1 14.2
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.02 x 0.94 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size P205/60HR15 P195/65TR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2862 2751
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
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 -
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
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 -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 147 @ 4800 136 @ 4600
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 27 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 33
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Sentra Hyundai Elantra
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.87 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.9 -
 
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