Compare 2014 Hyundai Elantra vs 2014 Chevrolet Cruze

2014 Hyundai Elantra
2014 Chevrolet Cruze
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4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited 27 37 $20,719 $21,650
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited PZEV 27 37 $20,719 $21,650
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 28 38 $17,582 $18,200
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport 24 35 $21,704 $22,700
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport PZEV 24 35 $21,704 $22,700
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Manual SE 27 37 $16,687 $17,200
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Manual Sport 24 34 $20,766 $21,700
Elantra Coupe 2-Door 24 34 $18,972 $19,600
Elantra Coupe 2-Door PZEV 24 34 $18,972 $19,600
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Automatic 24 33 $19,024 $19,750
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Automatic w/Blue Int 24 33 $19,024 $19,750
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Manual 24 34 $18,074 $18,750
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Manual w/Blue Int 24 34 $18,074 $18,750
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4-Door Sedan Automatic 1LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic 1LT 26 38 $19,113 $19,910
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic 2LT 26 38 $21,676 $22,580
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic Diesel 27 46 $23,985 $24,985
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic ECO 26 39 $20,284 $21,130
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic LS 22 35 $18,050 $18,705
Cruze 4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 38 $22,733 $23,805
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Manual 1LT 26 38 $18,062 $18,815
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Manual 2LT 26 38 $20,443 $21,295
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Manual ECO 28 42 $19,137 $19,935
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Manual LS 25 36 $16,906 $17,520
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,719
$19,113
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,650
$19,910
Monthly Payment Estimate
$361 / month
$332 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Hyundai Elantra already had the bases covered--we'll see if a new engine and new tuning draws it even closer to best in class. The 2014 Chevy Cruze is comfortable and practical--and now it offers a diesel engine that can return 40 mpg in real-world use.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.5 53.00
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
33.1 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
40 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 52.40
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 54.76
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.90
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.6 94.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 53.90
Front Leg Room (in)
43.6 42.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 105.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 70.70
Track Width, Front (in)
61.1 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
179.1 181.00
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 58.10
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.8 15.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 NA
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 10.5 x 0.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.8 15.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.5
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/45HR17 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QYW
Front Tire Size
P215/45HR17 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QYW
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2818 3118
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 x - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 130
Engine
Displacement
1.8 L/110 1.4L/83
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
145 @ 6500 138 @ 4900
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
130 @ 4700 148 @ 1850
Engine Order Code
NA LUV
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 26
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.83 1.91
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)
3.44 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.73 2.96
Trans Order Code
NA MH8
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.44 4.58
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.53
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra Chevrolet Cruze
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam NA
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Compound Crank
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- N/A
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.8 6.1
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 4.25
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
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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