Compare 2016 Chevrolet Cruze vs 2016 Hyundai Elantra

2016 Chevrolet Cruze
2016 Hyundai Elantra
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4-Door Sedan Automatic LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic LS 30 42 $18,450 $19,120
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic LT 30 42 $20,275 $21,120
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic Premier 30 40 $22,079 $23,120
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Manual L 29 41 $16,536 $16,620
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Manual LS 29 41 $17,485 $18,120
Cruze Limited 4-Door Sedan Automatic ECO 26 39 $20,611 $21,470
Cruze Limited 4-Door Sedan Automatic LT w/1LT 26 38 $19,387 $20,195
Cruze Limited 4-Door Sedan Automatic LT w/2LT 26 38 $22,435 $23,370
Cruze Limited 4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 38 $23,273 $24,370
Cruze Limited 4-Door Sedan Manual ECO 28 42 $19,387 $20,195
Cruze Limited 4-Door Sedan Manual LT w/1LT 26 38 $18,398 $19,165
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4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited 28 38 $20,766 $21,700
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited PZEV 28 38 $20,766 $21,700
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 28 38 $17,629 $18,250
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport 24 35 $20,344 $21,250
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport PZEV 24 35 $20,344 $21,250
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Value Edition 28 38 $18,997 $19,700
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Manual SE 27 37 $16,734 $17,250
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Manual Sport 24 34 $19,406 $20,250
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Automatic 24 33 $19,071 $19,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,450
$20,766
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,120
$21,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$319 / month
$362 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze inches closer to mid-size, while growing lighter, leaner, and more fuel-efficient. Not quite a hot hatch, the 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT gives up some rear-seat space in the name of cargo room and European style.
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Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
42 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.90 55.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 95.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.30 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.20 54.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.00 43.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.20 53.5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.10 33.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.90 40
Second Hip Room (in)
51.90 52.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
183.70 179.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.40 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.30 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.50 69.9
Track Width, Front (in)
- TBD - 61.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.80 14.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
- TBD - 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.3
Brake Type
- TBD - 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.1 12.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P215/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
Q1M NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P215/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
Q1M NA
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)
- TBD - 2818
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 17 X 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 90
Engine
Displacement
1.4L/- TBD - 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
153 @ 5600 145 @ 6500
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 2000-4000 130 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
LE2 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
42 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
35 32
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.83
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.44
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.73
Trans Order Code
MNU A6GF1
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.39
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.77
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 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
5.0 5.9
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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