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Hyundai Elantra
2020 Hyundai Elantra
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$18,950
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2020 Kia Forte
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2020 Mazda 3 Sedan
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Overview

Engine
2.0-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.5-liter Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 30 MPG
Hwy: 40 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 27 MPG
Hwy: 37 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 35 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
14 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
14 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
14.4 ft³
Trunk Volume
15.3 ft³
Trunk Volume
13.2 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0-liter Inline-4 Gas
2.0-liter Inline-4 Gas
2.5-liter Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
147 hp @ 6200 rpm
147 hp @ 6200 rpm
186 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque
132 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
132 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
186 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
6-Speed Manual
6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
17.4 ft
34.8 ft
34.8 ft

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
15" x 6"
15" x 6"
16" x 6.5"
Rear Wheel Size
15" x 6"
15" x 6"
16" x 6.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Torsion Beam
Torsion Beam
Torsion Beam

Tires

Front Tire
P195/65TR15
P195/65HR15
P205/60HR16
Rear Tire
P195/65TR15
P195/65HR15
P205/60HR16
Spare Tire
Compact
N/A
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
34 MPG
31 MPG
30 MPG
City
30 MPG
27 MPG
26 MPG
Highway
40 MPG
37 MPG
35 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.2 Tons/yr
5.7 (2019) Tons/yr
N/A

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
14 gallons
14 gallons
13.2 gallons
Cruising Range City
420 miles
378 miles
343.2 miles
Cruising Range Highway
560 miles
518 miles
462 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
181.9 in
182.7 in
183.5 in
Height
56.5 in
56.5 in
56.9 in
Max Width
70.9 in
70.9 in
70.7 in
Front Width
61.5 in
61.5 in
61.7 in
Rear Width
61.9 in
61.9 in
62.2 in
Wheelbase
106.3 in
106.3 in
107.3 in
Ground Clearance
5.3 in
5.3 in
5.5 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42.2 in
42.2 in
42.3 in
Front Seat Headroom
40.3 in
38.8 in
38 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
56.2 in
56.1 in
55.7 in
Front Seat Hip Room
53.4 in
53 in
54.6 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.7 in
35.7 in
35.1 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.3 in
37.5 in
37.3 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
55.3 in
55.3 in
53.5 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
51.9 in
51.1 in
50.9 in

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
2,844 lbs
2,707 lbs
3,071 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
14.4 ft³
15.3 ft³
13.2 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Calypso Red
  • Fluid Metal
  • Lakeside Blue
  • Machine Gray, Build Out: 10/01/19
  • Phantom Black
  • Portofino Gray
  • Quartz White Pearl
  • Scarlet Red Pearl
  • Stellar Silver
  • Symphony Silver
  • Clear White
  • Gravity Grey
  • Deep Crystal Blue Mica
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica
  • Sonic Silver Metallic

Optional Exterior Colors

N/A
Aurora Black
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Beige, Premium Cloth Seat Trim
  • Black, Premium Cloth Seat Trim
  • Gray, Premium Cloth Seat Trim
  • Black, Woven Cloth Seat Trim
  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Not Available
Not Available

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Climate Control
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Start
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Telematics
Not Available
Not Available
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
7 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
10 Years / 100,000 Miles
10 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles