Compare 2015 Hyundai Elantra vs 2015 Nissan Sentra

2015 Hyundai Elantra
2015 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 $20,766 $21,700
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited PZEV 27 37 $20,766 $21,700
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 28 38 $17,629 $18,250
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport 24 35 $21,610 $22,600
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport PZEV 24 35 $21,610 $22,600
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Manual SE 27 37 $16,734 $17,250
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Manual Sport 24 34 $20,672 $21,600
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Automatic 24 33 $19,071 $19,800
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Manual 24 34 $18,121 $18,800
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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 $17,329 $17,780
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT S 29 39 $16,940 $17,380
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SL 29 39 $19,689 $20,720
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SR 29 39 $18,969 $19,960
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SV 29 39 $17,442 $18,350
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual S 27 36 $16,115 $16,530
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,766
$17,329
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,700
$17,780
Monthly Payment Estimate
$362 / month
$296 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Snappy sheetmetal and smart packaging puts the 2015 Hyundai Elantra on most must-drive lists, though it's not as engaging to drive as some compact sedans. The 2015 Nissan Sentra isn't at all the performer of the segment, but it's certainly a comfortable, spacious car for the money.
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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
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 58.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.8 15.1
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 9
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.8 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2818 2859
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 470
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 110
Engine
Displacement
1.8 L/110 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
145 @ 6500 124 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
130 @ 4700 125 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
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
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
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
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra Nissan Sentra
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 5.1
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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