Compare 2011 Chevrolet Cruze vs 2011 Ford Focus vs 2011 Hyundai Elantra

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
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2011 Hyundai Elantra
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4-Door Sedan ECO w/1XF
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cruze 4-Door Sedan ECO w/1XF 28 42 $17,688 $18,425
Cruze 4-Door Sedan LS 26 36 $15,864 $16,525
Cruze 4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 24 36 $17,688 $18,425
Cruze 4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 24 36 $20,088 $20,925
Cruze 4-Door Sedan LTZ 24 36 $21,336 $22,225
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Focus 4-Door Sedan S 25 35 $15,724 $16,640
Focus 4-Door Sedan SE 25 35 $16,131 $17,270
Focus 4-Door Sedan SEL 25 34 $18,315 $19,670
Focus 4-Door Sedan SES 25 35 $17,587 $18,870
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4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 28 38 $16,629 $17,195
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS PZEV 28 38 $16,629 $17,195
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Ltd 28 38 $19,349 $20,195
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Ltd PZEV 28 38 $19,349 $20,195
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 28 38 $14,536 $14,945
Elantra Touring 4-Door Wgn Automatic GLS 23 30 $16,685 $17,195
Elantra Touring 4-Door Wgn Automatic SE 23 30 $19,443 $20,295
Elantra Touring 4-Door Wgn Manual GLS 23 31 $15,539 $15,995
Elantra Touring 4-Door Wgn Manual SE 23 31 $18,687 $19,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,688
$15,724
$16,629
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,425
$16,640
$17,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$307 / month
$277 / month
$287 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Chevy Cruze certainly isn't a car that will set your heart racing, but it manages to combine a refined ride quality and tactile interior with the no-nonsense, space-efficient packaging--all with good value for the money. 38 mpg; a sleek, sophisticated look; and even more value for the money confirm that this little sedan has officially left the Corolla in the dust.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 25 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
42 mpg 35 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - 4
EPA Classification
Compact Sedan Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 50.4 53.5
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 36.1 33.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.2 40.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 50.9 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 53.4 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 38.3 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 53.6 54.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.7 43.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.6 93.4 95.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.1 NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 67.8 69.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 58.6 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
181.0 175.0 178.3
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 58.6 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 58.1 61.5
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 102.9 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 13.8 14.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Assisted Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.6 13.5 12.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 - TBD - 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 15.8 NA
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 34.2 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R17 P195/60TR15 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
RBB - TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55R17 P195/60TR15 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
RBB - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 2672 2701 (est)
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.11 - TBD - 2.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 - TBD - NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 110 90
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection SMPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 1850 136 @ 4250 131 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
LUJ 99N NA
Displacement
1.4L/83 2.0L/121 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 4900 140 @ 6000 148 @ 6500
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
33 29 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
42 35 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 25 28
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.83 3.56 NA
Drivetrain
Front wheel drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.96 1.03 1.39
Trans Description Cont.
manual w/OD Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 NA 0.77
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.27 3.67 4.40
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.45 1.83
Trans Type
6 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.77 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA SHIFTRONIC
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.82 3.72 3.44
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.16 2.14 2.73
Trans Order Code
MF3 - TBD - NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cruze Ford Focus Hyundai Elantra
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.98 0.83 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Independent Torsion Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Z-link SLA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 6.5 5.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 7 8
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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