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
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 14.2
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 33.9
Steering Type
Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/55R15 P195/65TR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/55R15 P195/65TR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2756 2751
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 7.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 75
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
127 @ 5600 138 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
NA - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
131 @ 4000 136 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 24
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Suzuki Forenza Hyundai Elantra
Body Style
4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Dual-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link

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