Compare 2014 Chevrolet Cruze vs 2014 Hyundai Elantra

2014 Chevrolet Cruze
2014 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 $19,113 $19,910
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic 2LT 26 38 $21,676 $22,580
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic Diesel 27 46 $23,985 $24,985
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic ECO 26 39 $20,284 $21,130
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic LS 22 35 $18,050 $18,705
Cruze 4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 38 $22,733 $23,805
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Manual 1LT 26 38 $18,062 $18,815
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Manual 2LT 26 38 $20,443 $21,295
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Manual ECO 28 42 $19,137 $19,935
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Manual LS 25 36 $16,906 $17,520
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4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited 27 37 $20,719 $21,650
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited PZEV 27 37 $20,719 $21,650
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 28 38 $17,582 $18,200
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport 24 35 $21,704 $22,700
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport PZEV 24 35 $21,704 $22,700
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Manual SE 27 37 $16,687 $17,200
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Manual Sport 24 34 $20,766 $21,700
Elantra Coupe 2-Door 24 34 $18,972 $19,600
Elantra Coupe 2-Door PZEV 24 34 $18,972 $19,600
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Automatic 24 33 $19,024 $19,750
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Automatic w/Blue Int 24 33 $19,024 $19,750
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Manual 24 34 $18,074 $18,750
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Manual w/Blue Int 24 34 $18,074 $18,750

Pricing

Invoice Price

$19,113
$20,719

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$19,910
$21,650

Monthly Payment Estimate

$332 / month
$361 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.8
8.4

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2014 Chevy Cruze is comfortable and practical--and now it offers a diesel engine that can return 40 mpg in real-world use. The Hyundai Elantra already had the bases covered--we'll see if a new engine and new tuning draws it even closer to best in class.

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Fuel Economy

City

26 mpg 27 mpg

Highway

38 mpg 37 mpg

Vehicle

Number of Passenger Doors

4 -

EPA Classification

Midsize Cars Midsize Cars

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

52.40 52.7

Front Shoulder Room (in)

54.76 55.9

Passenger Volume (ft³)

94.6 95.6

Second Head Room (in)

37.90 37.1

Second Shoulder Room (in)

53.90 54.8

Front Leg Room (in)

42.3 43.6

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Hip Room (in)

53.00 53.5

Second Leg Room (in)

35.4 33.1

Front Head Room (in)

39.3 40

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

60.7 61.1

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- TBD - 5.3

Length, Overall (in)

181.00 179.1

Height, Overall (in)

58.10 56.3

Track Width, Rear (in)

61.3 61.6

Wheelbase (in)

105.7 106.3

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

70.70 69.9

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

15.0 14.8

Brakes

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 10.3

Brake Type

Pwr 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

10.5 x 0.5 NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.8 x - TBD - 11

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

15.6 12.8

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

15.5 -

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

35.7 34.8

Steering Type

Pwr Rack-Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.7 -

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

N/A -

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

QYW NA

Front Tire Size

P215/60R16 P215/45HR17

Spare Tire Size

Compact NA

Front Tire Order Code

QYW NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P215/60R16 P215/45HR17

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA -

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA -

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA -

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA -

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3118 2818

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

16 x - TBD - 17 X 7

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact NA

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

16 x - TBD - 17 X 7

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel NA

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

4.25 -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

438 550

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

130 90

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

148 @ 1850 130 @ 4700

Engine Order Code

LUV NA

Displacement

1.4L/83 1.8 L/110

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

138 @ 4900 145 @ 6500

Engine Type

Turbocharged Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection MPI

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

38 37

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

26 27

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

30 31

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA -

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.91 1.83

Trans Type

6 6

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.94 3.44

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA -

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.96 2.73

Trans Order Code

MH8 NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.53 2.94

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.45 1.39

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.75 0.77

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

NA -

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.58 4.44

Summary

Vehicle Name

Chevrolet Cruze Hyundai Elantra

Body Style

Sedan Sedan

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

N/A -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- TBD - -

Suspension Type - Rear

Compound Crank Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA Torsion Beam

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

N/A -

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut Strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

- TBD - -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA Strut

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

6.1 5.8

Crash Test Ratings

Overall Rating

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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

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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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