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4-Door Manual Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual Base 24 34 $14,923 $15,545
4-Door Automatic Base 24 29 $15,979 $16,645
4-Door Manual S 24 34 $16,008 $16,675
4-Door Automatic S 24 29 $17,064 $17,775
4-Door Manual S w/Sunroof 24 34 $17,113 $17,825
4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 24 29 $18,168 $18,925
4-Door Manual PZEV SE 23 33 $18,235 $18,995
4-Door Manual SE 23 33 $18,235 $18,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE 24 31 $19,291 $20,095
4-Door Automatic SE 24 31 $19,291 $20,095
4-Door Manual PZEV SE w/Convenience 23 33 $19,497 $20,310
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience 23 33 $19,497 $20,310
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE w/Convenience 24 31 $20,553 $21,410
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience 24 31 $20,553 $21,410
4-Door Manual PZEV SE w/Convenience/Sunroof 23 33 $20,785 $21,650
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience/Sunroof 23 33 $20,785 $21,650
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE w/Convenience/Sunroof 24 31 $21,841 $22,750
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience/Sunroof 24 31 $21,841 $22,750
4-Door Manual PZEV SEL 23 33 $21,979 $22,895
4-Door Manual SEL 23 33 $21,979 $22,895
4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $22,071 $22,990
4-Door Automatic PZEV SEL 24 31 $23,035 $23,995
4-Door Automatic SEL 24 31 $23,035 $23,995
4-Door DSG TDI 30 42 $23,127 $24,090
4-Door Manual PZEV SEL w/Nav 23 33 $23,185 $24,150
4-Door Manual SEL w/Nav 23 33 $23,185 $24,150
4-Door Manual TDI w/Premium 30 42 $23,452 $24,430
4-Door Automatic Hybrid 42 48 $23,995 $24,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV SEL w/Nav 24 31 $24,241 $25,250
4-Door Automatic SEL w/Nav 24 31 $24,241 $25,250
4-Door DSG TDI w/Premium 30 42 $24,508 $25,530
4-Door Manual TDI w/Premium/Nav 30 42 $24,855 $25,890
4-Door Automatic Hybrid SE 42 48 $25,911 $26,990
4-Door DSG TDI w/Premium/Nav 30 42 $25,911 $26,990
4-Door Automatic Hybrid SEL 42 48 $28,153 $29,325
4-Door Automatic Hybrid SEL Premium 42 48 $29,933 $31,180
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4-Door Sedan Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 28 38 $16,465 $16,965
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS PZEV 28 38 $17,105 $17,695
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 28 38 $17,360 $17,965
4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited 28 38 $20,218 $21,115
4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited PZEV 28 38 $20,218 $21,115
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,923
$16,208
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,545
$16,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$259 / month
$278 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Civic who? Corolla what? The Hyundai Elantra's one of the new standard bearers in the compact class, with 38-mpg fuel economy, better safety, and class-leading standard features.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 4
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Midsize cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.100
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 54.800
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 43.600
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.500
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 33.100
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 40.000
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.700
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 55.900
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.1 95.600
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 56.500
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 61.500
Wheelbase (in)
104.4 106.300
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.0 69.900
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 61.000
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.500
Length, Overall (in)
182.2 178.300
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.7 14.800
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.300 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.1 x 1.3 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x 0.9 11.000 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 12.800
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 34.780
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.01 2.900
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.40 14.200
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
195/65HR15 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
195/65HR15 P205/55R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2804 2661
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.7 2.200
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5200 148 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 4000 131 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.8L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 38
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.778
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.18 3.583
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.962
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.93 4.333
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 0.976
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.633
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.308
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.257
Trans Type
5 6
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Jetta Sedan Hyundai Elantra
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.866
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A NA
Suspension Type - Front
McPherson 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)
N/A NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 5.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- - TBD -
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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