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

Number of Passenger Doors

4 -

EPA Classification

Mid-Size Compact

Interior Dimensions

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

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

Exterior Dimensions

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

Track Width, Front (in)

61.5 59.8

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.5 5.6

Length, Overall (in)

178.3 179.8

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

14.8 13.1

Brakes

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

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

12.8 14.5

Steering

Steering Type

Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.9 2.9

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

Tires

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

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P205/55HR16 P205/60HR15

Trailering

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

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA 100

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

2701 (est) 2948

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

16 x 6.5 15 x 6.5

Front Wheel Material

Steel Steel

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

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

2.2 2.1

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

90 100

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

NA - TBD -

Engine

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

148 @ 6500 140 @ 5100

Engine Type

Gas I4 Gas I4

Fuel System

MPI SMPI

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

131 @ 4700 147 @ 4800

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

1.8L/110 2.0L/122

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

28 27

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

32 30

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

38 34

Transmission

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

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

Summary

Vehicle Name

Hyundai Elantra Nissan Sentra

Body Style

4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Suspension

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

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

NA NA

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

0.91 0.91

Suspension Type - Rear

Torsion Axle Torsion Beam

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

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Overall Side Crash Rating

--

Side Barrier Rating

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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

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Rollover Rating

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