Compare 2020 Hyundai Elantra vs 2020 Nissan Sentra

2020 Hyundai Elantra
2020 Nissan Sentra
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ECO DCT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra ECO DCT 33 41 $20,684 $21,450
Elantra Limited IVT 30 40 $21,919 $23,000
Elantra Limited IVT SULEV 30 40 $21,919 $23,000
Elantra SE IVT 30 40 $18,511 $19,150
Elantra SE IVT SULEV 30 40 $18,511 $19,150
Elantra SEL IVT 30 40 $19,220 $19,900
Elantra SEL IVT SULEV 30 40 $19,220 $19,900
Elantra Sport DCT 26 33 $22,974 $24,000
Elantra Value Edition IVT 30 40 $20,070 $20,800
Elantra Value Edition IVT SULEV 30 40 $20,070 $20,800
Elantra GT Automatic 25 32 $19,825 $20,650
Elantra GT N Line Automatic 25 32 $23,538 $24,600
Elantra GT N Line Manual 23 30 $22,504 $23,500
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S CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sentra S CVT 29 39 $18,144 $19,090
Sentra SR CVT 28 37 $20,362 $21,430
Sentra SV CVT 29 39 $19,263 $20,270
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,684
$18,144
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,450
$19,090
Monthly Payment Estimate
$358 / month
$318 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.7
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Hyundai Elantra is a well-equipped value. The 2020 Nissan Sentra is sportier and better equipped but is still a value.
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Fuel Economy
City
33 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
41 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 54.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 44
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 53.5
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 34.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.8 96
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 56.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 36.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 4.8
Length, Overall (in)
181.9 182.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.4 14.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
8 -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8 -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
Front Disc/Rear Drum Front Disc/Rear Drum
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 12.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
17.4 38.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65TR15 P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65TR15 P205/60HR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2857 3047
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 150
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
128 @ 5500 149 @ 6400
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
156 @ 1400 146 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.4 L/83 2.0 L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
41 39
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
33 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
36 33
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.10 1.80
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)
0.84 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.81 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12 5.25
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 -
Trans Type
7 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra Nissan Sentra
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.9 5.4
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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2020 Hyundai Elantra
  • 2020 Elantra available
  • Rebates: Up to $1,250 stackable cash
  • Finance: 0.0% APR for 72 months
  • Lease: From $149 for 36 months (SE)
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2020 Nissan Sentra
  • Redesigned 2020 Sentra is here; 2019s are still available
  • Rebates: Up to $1,500 cash back
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 60 months
  • Lease: From $139 per month for 36 months
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