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2011 Hyundai Elantra Touring 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2011 Subaru Outback
     
4dr Wgn Auto GLS
  • 4dr Wgn Man GLS
  • 4dr Wgn Auto GLS
  • 4dr Wgn Man SE
  • 4dr Wgn Auto SE
4dr Man S SportWagen
  • 4dr Man S SportWagen
  • 4dr Auto S SportWagen
  • 4dr Auto SE SportWagen
  • 4dr Man TDI SportWagen
  • 4dr DSG TDI SportWagen
2.5i Automatic
  • 2.5i Manual
  • 2.5i Automatic
  • 2.5i Premium Manual
  • 2.5i Premium Automatic
  • 3.6R Automatic
  • 2.5i Limited Automatic
  • 3.6R Premium Automatic

Prices

MSRP $17,195 $19,995 $24,195
Invoice $16,685 $19,195 $22,766
Avg. Paid $11,292 N/A $17,154

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4 8.7 8.5
Critics' Rating 9.0 9.4 9.2
Performance 7.7 8.5 8.6
Interior 8.9 7.7 8.6
Safety 9.4 10.0 9.0
Reliability 3.5 3.0 3.5
Operating Cost 8.4 N/A 8.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Competent handling
  • Higher fuel economy than most rivals
  • Optional TDI engine with great fuel economy
  • Cargo volume on par with compact SUVs
  • High quality interior
  • Sporty performance
  • Balanced handling
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Large cargo hold
Cons
  • Lackluster highway performance
  • Less cargo space than competing wagons
  • Tight rear seats
  • Standard 2.5-liter engine is less refined
  • Low fuel economy for the class

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.0L/121 Gas I5 2.5L/151 Gas Flat 4 2.5L/150
MPG 23 City / 30 Hwy 23 City / 33 Hwy 22 City / 29 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Wagon 4 Door 4 Door Wagon

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 106.3 101.5 107.9
Length, Overall (in) 176.6 179.4 188.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.5 70.1 71.7
Height, Overall (in) 59.8 59.2 65.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2969 3186 3495

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
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Optional
Chrome Wheels Optional Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Standard Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Optional Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Optional Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 101.2 91.7 105.4
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 38.4 40.8
Front Leg Room (in) 43.5 41.1 43.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 54.8 56.3
Front Hip Room (in) 53.9 - TBD - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 39.4 38.1 39.3
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 35.5 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 53.1 56.1
Second Hip Room (in) 52.6 - TBD - - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 24.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 66.9 71.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 32.8 34.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard
Driver Lumbar Optional Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag 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
Rear Body Air Bag Optional

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

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

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
5 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I5 Gas Flat 4
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.5L/151 2.5L/150
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 138 @ 6000 170 @ 5700 170 @ 5600
Torque (Net @ RPM) 136 @ 4600 177 @ 4250 170 @ 4000
Transmission Automatic w/OD Manual CVT
Turning diameter 34.2 35.8 36.1

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 33 29
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14 14.5 18.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
4-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard