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2012 Volkswagen GLI
2012 Hyundai Elantra
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4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 22 33 $22,795 $23,745
4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV 22 33 $22,795 $23,745
4-Door Sedan DSG 24 32 $23,851 $24,845
4-Door Sedan DSG PZEV 24 32 $23,851 $24,845
4-Door Sedan Manual Automaticbahn 22 33 $24,763 $25,795
4-Door Sedan Manual Automaticbahn PZEV 22 33 $24,763 $25,795
4-Door Sedan Manual Automaticbahn w/Nav 22 33 $25,627 $26,695
4-Door Sedan Manual Automaticbahn w/Nav PZEV 22 33 $25,627 $26,695
4-Door Sedan DSG Automaticbahn 24 32 $25,819 $26,895
4-Door Sedan DSG Automaticbahn PZEV 24 32 $25,819 $26,895
4-Door Sedan DSG Automaticbahn w/Nav 24 32 $26,683 $27,795
4-Door Sedan DSG Automaticbahn w/Nav PZEV 24 32 $26,683 $27,795
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4-Door Sedan Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 28 38 $14,918 $15,345
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 28 38 $17,010 $17,595
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS PZEV 28 38 $17,010 $17,595
4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited 28 38 $19,727 $20,595
4-Door Sedan Automatic PZEV Limited PZEV 28 38 $19,727 $20,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,795
$14,918
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,745
$15,345
Monthly Payment Estimate
$396 / month
$256 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Hyundai Elantra has officially left the Civic and Corolla in the dust, thanks to a 38-mpg gas mileage rating, a sleek look, and tremendous value for the money.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 4
EPA Classification
Compact Midsize cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 33.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 40.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 54.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 43.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.1 95.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
104.4 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.0 69.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.1 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.9 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
182.2 178.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 56.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.5 14.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x 1.0 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
- TBD - 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 x 0.4 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
- TBD - Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 12.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 14.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
225/45R17H P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
225/45R17H P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3124 2661
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 2.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 90
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1700-5000 131 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 148 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 28
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.68-2.92 4.33
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.63
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.77 3.30
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 1.25
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.55 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 1.96
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen GLI Hyundai Elantra
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Torsion Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -
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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