Compare 2008 Hyundai Elantra vs 2008 Nissan Sentra

2008 Hyundai Elantra
2008 Nissan Sentra
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4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 25 33 $14,547 $14,970
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS PZEV 25 33 $14,547 $14,970
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 25 33 $16,949 $17,670
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic SE PZEV 25 33 $16,949 $17,670
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 33 $13,592 $13,970
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Manual SE 24 33 $16,004 $16,670
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4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 25 33 $15,483 $16,140
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 S 25 33 $16,018 $17,170
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 SL 25 33 $17,786 $19,070
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SE-R 24 30 $18,716 $20,070
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.0 S 24 31 $15,275 $16,370
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SE-R Spec V 21 33 $19,181 $20,570
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,547
$15,483
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,970
$16,140
Monthly Payment Estimate
$250 / month
$269 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Hyundai Elantra doesn’t have a lot of personality, but it’s the undeniable practical choice. The 2008 Nissan Sentra is worth a drive, but its CVT may turn off some buyers.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.0 34.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.9 97.4
Second Hip Room (in)
54.0 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 56.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.5 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
54.2 54.1
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 70.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
177.4 179.8
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 59.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.7 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 105.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 13.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 11.02 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.9 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.9
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/65TR15 P205/60HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65TR15 P205/60HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2895 2925
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.0 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 110
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6000 140 @ 5100
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
- TBD - SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4600 147 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 33
Transmission
Trans Type
4 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.48 1.75
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.85 5.41
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 2.35 - 0.39
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra Nissan Sentra
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Strut

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