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Compare 2011 Hyundai Elantra vs 2011 Nissan Sentra

2011 Hyundai Elantra
2011 Nissan Sentra
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4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 28 38 $16,629 $17,195
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS PZEV 28 38 $16,629 $17,195
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Ltd 28 38 $19,349 $20,195
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Ltd PZEV 28 38 $19,349 $20,195
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 28 38 $14,536 $14,945
Elantra Touring 4-Door Wgn Automatic GLS 23 30 $16,685 $17,195
Elantra Touring 4-Door Wgn Automatic SE 23 30 $19,443 $20,295
Elantra Touring 4-Door Wgn Manual GLS 23 31 $15,539 $15,995
Elantra Touring 4-Door Wgn Manual SE 23 31 $18,687 $19,495
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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 27 34 $16,535 $17,240
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 S 27 34 $16,781 $17,990
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 SL 27 34 $18,084 $19,390
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 SR 27 34 $16,781 $17,990
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SE-R 24 30 $18,763 $20,120
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.0 24 31 $15,406 $16,060
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SE-R Spec V 21 28 $19,228 $20,620
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,629
$16,535
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,195
$17,240
Monthly Payment Estimate
$287 / month
$287 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
38 mpg; a sleek, sophisticated look; and even more value for the money confirm that this little sedan has officially left the Corolla in the dust. The 2010 Nissan Sentra looks plain on the outside and is only offered in one body style, but there's a lot to love for shoppers who value a comfortable, well-appointed interior.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.6 42.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.6 97.4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.5 54.1
Second Leg Room (in)
33.1 34.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 40.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
178.3 179.8
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 59.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 105.7
Liftover Height (in)
NA 28.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 70.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.8 13.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.02 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
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)
12.8 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
NA 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.9
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P205/60HR15
Spare Tire Size
NA T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P205/60HR15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2701 (est) 2948
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
2.2 2.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
NA - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
131 @ 4700 147 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6500 140 @ 5100
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 30
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.40 2.35 - 0.39
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.83 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
SHIFTRONIC NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.44 1.75
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.73 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
NA 5.41
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra Nissan Sentra
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Axle Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 6.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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