Compare 2017 Hyundai Elantra vs 2017 Nissan Sentra

2017 Hyundai Elantra
2017 Nissan Sentra
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ECO 1.4T DCT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra ECO 1.4T DCT 32 40 $19,928 $20,650
Elantra Limited 2.0L Automatic 29 38 $21,311 $22,350
Elantra Limited 2.0L Automatic PZEV 29 38 $21,311 $22,350
Elantra SE 2.0L Automatic 29 38 $17,566 $18,150
Elantra SE 2.0L Automatic PZEV 29 38 $17,566 $18,150
Elantra SE 2.0L Manual 26 36 $16,621 $17,150
Elantra Sport 1.6T Automatic 26 33 $21,799 $22,750
Elantra Sport 1.6T Manual 22 30 $20,765 $21,650
Elantra Value Edition 2.0L Automatic 28 37 $19,550 $20,250
Elantra GT Automatic 24 32 $19,071 $19,800
Elantra GT Manual 24 32 $18,121 $18,800
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NISMO CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sentra NISMO CVT 25 30 $23,736 $24,990
Sentra NISMO Manual 25 31 $23,736 $24,990
Sentra S CVT 29 37 $17,631 $18,090
Sentra S Manual 27 35 $16,562 $16,990
Sentra SL CVT 29 37 $20,429 $21,500
Sentra SR CVT 29 37 $18,997 $19,990
Sentra SR Turbo CVT 27 33 $20,892 $21,990
Sentra SR Turbo Manual 26 32 $20,892 $21,990
Sentra SV CVT 29 37 $17,907 $18,840

Pricing

Invoice Price

$19,928
$23,736

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$20,650
$24,990

Monthly Payment Estimate

$344 / month
$417 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.8
5.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

We miss the brash, buzzy looks, for sure—but the 2017 Hyundai Elantra is now one of the most refined economy cars on the road. The 2017 Nissan Sentra spiffs up its performance in SR Turbo trim, but it's still more a need-to-buy than an want-to-buy car.

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Fuel Economy

City

32 mpg 25 mpg

Highway

40 mpg 30 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Midsize Cars Midsize Cars

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

95.8 96

Second Hip Room (in)

51.9 50.1

Front Shoulder Room (in)

56.2 54.7

Second Head Room (in)

37.3 36.7

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

55.3 53.9

Front Leg Room (in)

42.2 42.5

Front Hip Room (in)

53.4 50.9

Second Leg Room (in)

35.7 37.4

Front Head Room (in)

38.8 39.4

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

61.5 60.2

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.3 5.3

Length, Overall (in)

179.9 183.6

Height, Overall (in)

56.5 58.9

Track Width, Rear (in)

61.9 60.2

Wheelbase (in)

106.3 106.3

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

70.9 69.3

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

14.4 15.1

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11 11

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

Yes NA

Brake Type

Front Disc/Rear Drum 4-Wheel Disc

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

8 11.5

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

8 NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

- Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

14 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

P195/65TR15 P215/45VR18

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P195/65TR15 P215/45VR18

Spare Tire Size

NA Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

2857 3111

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

15 X 6 18 X 7

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

15 X 6 18 X 7

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

550 470

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

130 110

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

156 @ 1400 177 @ 5200

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

1.4 L/83 1.6 L

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

128 @ 5500 188 @ 5600

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

35 27

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

40 30

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

32 25

Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.81 4.01 - 0.55

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.12 3.52

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.96 -

Trans Type

7 1

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.84 -

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.72 -

Reverse Ratio (:1)

5.10 3.77

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.26 -

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.07 -

Trans Description Cont.

Auto-Shift Manual w/OD CVT w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.88 -

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

5.0 6.6

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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