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2009 Hyundai Elantra 2009 Honda Fit 2009 Scion xB
     
4dr Sdn Man GLS
  • 4dr Sdn Man GLS
  • 4dr Sdn Auto GLS
  • 4dr Sdn Auto GLS PZEV
  • 4dr Sdn Man SE
  • 4dr Sdn Auto SE
  • 4dr Sdn Auto SE PZEV
Manual
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Manual Sport
  • Automatic Sport
  • Manual Sport with Navigation
  • Automatic Sport with Navigation
5dr Wgn Man (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Man (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Man (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Man (SE)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto (SE)

Prices

MSRP $14,120 $14,750 $15,750
Invoice $13,735 $14,236 $14,962
Avg. Paid $7,814 $9,035 $9,818

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4 8.9 8.6
Critics' Rating 9.0 9.8 8.6
Performance 7.5 8.3 7.8
Interior 8.2 9.1 7.6
Operating Cost 8.2 8.3 7.9
Safety 8.4 9.3 9.0
Reliability 4.0 4.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Comfortable, spacious seats
  • High reliability score
  • Good gas mileage
  • Fun to drive
  • Plenty of passenger space
  • Large, versatile cargo hold
  • Excellent safety and reliability scores
  • Outstanding reliability score
  • Ample cargo space
  • Plenty of standard tech and safety features
  • Good safety ratings
Cons
  • Below-average safety ratings
  • Competitors have standard electronic stability control
  • Low-for-the-class gas mileage
  • Noticeable body lean in corners

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.0L/121 Gas I4 1.5L/91.4 Gas I4 2.4L/144
MPG 24 City / 33 Hwy 27 City / 33 Hwy 22 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 5 Door Hatchback 4 Door Wagon

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 104.3 98.4 102.4
Length, Overall (in) 177.4 161.6 167.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.9 66.7 69.3
Height, Overall (in) 58.3 60.0 64.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2723 2489 3020

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Optional Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Optional
Fog Lamps Optional Optional Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Optional
Rear Floor Mats Optional Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Optional Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Optional
Passenger Vanity Mirror Optional Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Optional
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 97.9 90.8 100.8
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 40.4 40.0
Front Leg Room (in) 43.5 41.3 40.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 52.7 55.8
Front Hip Room (in) 54.2 51.5 52.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 39.0 41.2
Second Leg Room (in) 35.0 34.5 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 51.3 54.7
Second Hip Room (in) 54.0 51.3 46.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 57.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.2 21.7

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Optional Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Optional Standard Standard
CD Player Optional Standard Standard
Equalizer Standard
MP3 Player Optional Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional
Premium Sound System Standard
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Optional Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Optional Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.0L/121 1.5L/91.4 2.4L/144
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 138 @ 6000 117 @ 6600 158 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 136 @ 4600 106 @ 4800 162 @ 4000
Transmission Manual w/OD Manual Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 33.9 34.4 34.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 27 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 33 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14 10.6 14.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent Macpherson strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Torsion beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link

Transmission

Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.