Compare 2013 Chevrolet Cruze vs 2013 Hyundai Elantra

2013 Chevrolet Cruze
2013 Hyundai Elantra
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4-Door Sedan Automatic 1LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic 1LT 26 38 $18,868 $19,655
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic 2LT 26 38 $21,432 $22,325
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic ECO 26 39 $20,040 $20,875
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic LS 22 35 $17,587 $18,225
Cruze 4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 38 $22,490 $23,550
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Manual 1LT 26 38 $17,817 $18,560
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Manual 2LT 26 38 $20,198 $21,040
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Manual ECO 28 42 $18,892 $19,680
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Manual LS 25 36 $16,530 $17,130
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4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 28 38 $17,105 $17,695
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS PZEV 28 38 $17,105 $17,695
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited 28 38 $20,218 $21,115
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited PZEV 28 38 $20,218 $21,115
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 28 38 $16,208 $16,695
Elantra Coupe 2-Door Automatic GS 27 37 $18,021 $18,595
Elantra Coupe 2-Door Automatic GS PZEV 27 37 $18,021 $18,595
Elantra Coupe 2-Door Automatic SE 27 37 $20,009 $20,895
Elantra Coupe 2-Door Automatic SE PZEV 27 37 $20,009 $20,895
Elantra Coupe 2-Door Manual GS 28 38 $17,066 $17,595
Elantra Coupe 2-Door Manual SE 28 38 $19,064 $19,895
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Automatic 27 37 $18,831 $19,545
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Automatic PZEV 27 37 $18,831 $19,545
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Blue Int 27 37 $18,831 $19,545
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Automatic w/Blue Int 27 37 $18,831 $19,545
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Manual 26 37 $17,881 $18,545
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Manual w/Blue Int 26 37 $17,881 $18,545
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,868
$17,105
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,655
$17,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$328 / month
$295 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Chevrolet Cruze is one of the smartest picks for anyone wanting practicality, comfort, and safety in a compact sedan—although it's missing the fun-to-drive edge of some other models. 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
26 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Midsize cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 4
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.40 52.700
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.76 55.900
Second Head Room (in)
37.90 37.100
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.90 54.800
Front Leg Room (in)
42.28 43.600
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.6 95.600
Front Hip Room (in)
53.00 53.500
Second Leg Room (in)
35.35 33.100
Front Head Room (in)
39.30 40.000
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.70 61.000
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.500
Length, Overall (in)
181.00 178.300
Height, Overall (in)
58.10 56.500
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.30 61.500
Wheelbase (in)
105.70 106.300
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.70 69.900
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 14.800
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 11.000 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
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)
- TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.6 12.800
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 14.200
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 34.780
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.900
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QYW NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
QYW NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 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)
3126 2701
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 2.200
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 90
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 1850 131 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
LUV NA
Displacement
1.4L/83 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 4900 148 @ 6500
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 32
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.774
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.400
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.834
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.440
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.726
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Order Code
MH8 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.53 3.065
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.392
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cruze Hyundai Elantra
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.866
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Torsion Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.5 5.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - - 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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