Compare 2008 Suzuki Forenza vs 2008 Hyundai Elantra

2008 Suzuki Forenza
2008 Hyundai Elantra
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4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 19 28 $13,909 $14,489
4-Door Sedan Manual Convenience Pkg 19 28 $14,389 $14,989
4-Door Wagon Manual 20 27 $14,773 $15,389
4-Door Sedan Manual Convenience Pkg w/ABS 19 27 $14,869 $15,489
4-Door Sedan Automatic 20 28 $14,965 $15,589
4-Door Wagon Manual Convenience Pkg 20 27 $15,253 $15,889
4-Door Sedan Automatic Convenience Pkg 20 28 $15,445 $16,089
4-Door Wagon Manual Convenience Pkg w/ABS 20 28 $15,733 $16,389
4-Door Wagon Automatic 20 27 $15,829 $16,489
4-Door Sedan Automatic Convenience Pkg w/ABS 20 28 $15,925 $16,589
4-Door Sedan Automatic Popular Pkg 20 28 $16,117 $16,789
4-Door Wagon Automatic Convenience Pkg 20 27 $16,309 $16,989
4-Door Wagon Automatic Convenience Pkg w/ABS 20 28 $16,789 $17,489
4-Door Wagon Automatic Popular Pkg 20 28 $16,981 $17,689
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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
$13,909
$13,592
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,489
$13,970
Monthly Payment Estimate
$241 / month
$233 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.4
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Suzuki Forenza still offers a lot of features for the money, but its older design lags in performance, refinement, and safety. 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
19 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 43.5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.7 54.2
Second Leg Room (in)
36.7 35.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.1 97.9
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 54.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 55.6
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
177.2 177.4
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 58.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.3 60.7
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 104.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 69.9
Track Width, Front (in)
58.3 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 14.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 33.9
Steering Type
Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 15.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/55R15 P195/65TR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/55R15 P195/65TR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2756 2751
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 7.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 75
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
NA - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
131 @ 4000 136 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
127 @ 5600 138 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.55 4.19
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.12 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48 1.26
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.16 1.96
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Suzuki Forenza Hyundai Elantra
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Dual-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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