Compare 2014 Hyundai Elantra vs 2014 Nissan Sentra

2014 Hyundai Elantra
2014 Nissan Sentra
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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 I4 CVT FE+ S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT FE+ S 30 40 $16,804 $17,240
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT FE+ SV 30 40 $16,922 $17,940
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT S 30 39 $16,416 $16,840
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SL 30 39 $18,521 $19,640
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SR 30 39 $17,675 $18,740
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SV 30 39 $16,547 $17,540
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual S 27 36 $15,590 $15,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,719
$16,804
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,650
$17,240
Monthly Payment Estimate
$361 / month
$287 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
6.8
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 Nissan Sentra focuses on comfort, spaciousness and style over driving dynamics in an attempt to push this economy car up-market.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 36.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.6 95.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
43.6 42.5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.5 50.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
33.1 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
40 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 50.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 54.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 58.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.1 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 6.4
Length, Overall (in)
179.1 182.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.8 15.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 9
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.8 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/45HR17 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/45HR17 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2818 2836
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 470
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
130 @ 4700 128 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8 L/110 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
145 @ 6500 130 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 30
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.44 4.01 - 0.55
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.52
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.83 -
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.44 3.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.73 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra Nissan Sentra
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.8 5.3
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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