Compare 2013 Chevrolet Cruze vs 2013 Hyundai Elantra vs 2013 Kia Forte

2013 Chevrolet Cruze
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2013 Hyundai Elantra
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2013 Kia Forte
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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
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4-Door Sedan Automatic EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 26 36 $16,950 $17,800
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 26 36 $16,080 $16,400
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 23 32 $18,380 $19,300
Forte 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 34 $15,100 $15,400
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB EX 26 36 $17,430 $18,300
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB SX 23 32 $18,860 $19,800
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $17,520 $18,400
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 23 31 $18,860 $19,800
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Manual EX 24 33 $16,570 $17,400
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 32 $17,900 $18,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,868
$17,105
$16,950
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,655
$17,695
$17,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$328 / month
$295 / month
$297 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.4
7.4
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. It's a family affair: the Kia Forte lineup is more comfortable, more eager, and better finished than ever, and a step up from what its sticker price might suggest.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 28 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 38 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 4 -
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Midsize cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.00 53.500 53.000
Second Leg Room (in)
35.35 33.100 35.000
Front Head Room (in)
39.30 40.000 40.000
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.40 52.700 53.300
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.76 55.900 55.700
Second Head Room (in)
37.90 37.100 37.600
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.90 54.800 54.700
Front Leg Room (in)
42.28 43.600 43.300
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.6 95.600 96.800
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.30 61.500 61.600
Wheelbase (in)
105.70 106.300 104.300
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.70 69.900 69.900
Track Width, Front (in)
60.70 61.000 61.300
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.500 5.900
Length, Overall (in)
181.00 178.300 178.300
Height, Overall (in)
58.10 56.500 57.500
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 14.800 14.700
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 11.000 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.300 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.6 12.800 13.700
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.900 2.890
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 14.200 14.200
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 34.780 33.900
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/55R16 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
QYW NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/55R16 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QYW NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3126 2701 2791
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 2.200 6.300
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 - TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 90 110
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 1850 131 @ 4700 144 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
LUV NA NA
Displacement
1.4L/83 1.8L/110 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 4900 148 @ 6500 156 @ 6200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 32 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 38 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 28 26
Transmission
Trans Order Code
MH8 NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.53 3.065 2.880
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.392 1.380
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.774 0.770
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.400 4.210
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.834 1.800
Trans Type
6 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.000 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.440 3.380
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.726 2.630
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cruze Hyundai Elantra Kia Forte
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.866 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Torsion Axle Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.5 5.7 6.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - - TBD - 8
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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