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 28 37 $21,311 $22,350
Elantra Limited 2.0L Automatic PZEV 28 37 $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
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 39.4
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
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 69.3
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.4 15.1
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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
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)
17.4 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2857 3111
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 470
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
32 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
35 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 30
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 -
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 -
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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