Compare 2015 Chevrolet Cruze vs 2015 Hyundai Elantra

2015 Chevrolet Cruze
2015 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 $19,291 $20,095
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic 2LT 26 38 $22,339 $23,270
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic Diesel 27 46 $24,633 $25,660
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic ECO 26 39 $20,515 $21,370
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic LS 22 35 $18,209 $18,870
Cruze 4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 38 $23,177 $24,270
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Manual 1LT 26 38 $18,302 $19,065
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Manual ECO 28 42 $19,291 $20,095
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Manual L 25 36 $16,089 $16,170
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Manual LS 25 36 $17,123 $17,745
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4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited 27 37 $20,766 $21,700
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited PZEV 27 37 $20,766 $21,700
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 28 38 $17,629 $18,250
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport 24 35 $21,610 $22,600
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport PZEV 24 35 $21,610 $22,600
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Manual SE 27 37 $16,734 $17,250
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Manual Sport 24 34 $20,672 $21,600
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Automatic 24 33 $19,071 $19,800
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Manual 24 34 $18,121 $18,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,291
$20,766
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,095
$21,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$335 / month
$362 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Chevrolet Cruze might now be one of the oldest designs in its class, but it remains one of the strongest entries -- especially for those focused on comfort, practicality, and fuel-efficiency. Snappy sheetmetal and smart packaging puts the 2015 Hyundai Elantra on most must-drive lists, though it's not as engaging to drive as some compact sedans.
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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 Mid-Size 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)
42.28 43.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.00 53.5
Second Leg Room (in)
35.35 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)
- TBD - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
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
5.9 5.7
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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