Compare 2012 Toyota Matrix vs 2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring

2012 Toyota Matrix
2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring
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5-Door Wagon Manual L FWD (SE)
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Manual FWD L 26 32 $17,808 $18,845
5-Door Wagon Manual FWD S 21 28 $18,097 $19,565
5-Door Wagon Automatic FWD L 25 32 $18,603 $19,685
5-Door Wagon Automatic FWD S 21 29 $19,199 $20,755
5-Door Wagon Automatic AWD S 20 26 $20,086 $21,715
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4-Door Wagon Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 23 31 $15,539 $15,995
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 23 30 $16,685 $17,195
4-Door Wagon Manual SE 23 31 $18,687 $19,495
4-Door Wagon Automatic SE 23 30 $19,443 $20,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,808
$15,539
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,845
$15,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$314 / month
$267 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Toyota Matrix combines the frugality of the best-selling Corolla with a little more sportiness and versatility--but it still comes up a bit short in features. Compact wagons are few and far between, and with its fine handling and interior room, the 2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring wagon makes us wonder why there aren't more.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 43.5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.3 53.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.2 101.2
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.5 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
43.7 52.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 55.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 39.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
61.0 59.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.5 69.5
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
171.9 176.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
19.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
49.4 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 24.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 65.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x - 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)
10.7 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 34.2
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 13.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P195/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2844 2937
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.8 3.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
132 @ 6000 138 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 4400 136 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 31
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 1.96
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 4.19
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.26
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Body Style
5 Door Wagon 4 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name
Toyota Matrix Hyundai Elantra Touring
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 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)
0.8 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.9 0.91
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.6 7.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7 (2010)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-- -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-- -
Overall Side Crash Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-- -
Rollover Rating
-

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