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2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring 2013 Subaru Outback 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid
     
4dr Wgn Man GLS
  • 4dr Wgn Man GLS
  • 4dr Wgn Auto GLS
  • 4dr Wgn Man SE
  • 4dr Wgn Auto SE
2.5i Manual
  • 2.5i Manual
  • 2.5i Manual PZEV
  • 2.5i Automatic
  • 2.5i Automatic PZEV
  • 2.5i Premium Manual
  • 2.5i Premium Manual PZEV
  • 2.5i Premium Automatic
  • 2.5i Premium Automatic PZEV
  • 3.6R Automatic
  • 2.5i Limited Automatic
  • 2.5i Limited Automatic PZEV
  • 3.6R Limited Automatic
5dr HB SE
  • 5dr HB SE
  • 5dr HB SEL

Prices

MSRP $15,995 $23,495 $25,200
Invoice $15,539 $22,123 $23,499
Avg. Paid $12,914 $22,481 $18,485

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.0 8.5 8.0
Critics' Rating 8.8 9.0 8.8
Performance 7.5 8.7 7.8
Interior 9.0 8.6 7.4
Operating Cost 8.2 7.9 8.6
Safety N/A 9.4 8.6
Reliability 2.5 3.5 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Spacious seats
  • High-quality interior materials
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Very spacious cargo area
  • Roomy back seat
  • Great gas mileage
  • Lots of passenger space
Cons
  • Unimpressive acceleration
  • Poor reliability rating
  • Poor sound quality from base stereo
  • Limited cargo space for a wagon
  • Infotainment system is difficult to use

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front-wheel drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.0L/121 Gas Flat 4 2.5L/152 Gas/Electric I4 2.0L/122
MPG 23 City / 31 Hwy 21 City / 28 Hwy 42 City / 37 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Wagon Wagon Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 106.3 107.9 104.3
Length, Overall (in) 176.6 189.0 173.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.5 71.7 72.0
Height, Overall (in) 59.8 66.1 63.9

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Panoramic Roof Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2937 3423 3607

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
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Standard
Luggage Rack Optional Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Power Liftgate Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Navigation from Telematics Optional
Trip Computer 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 Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 101.2 105.4 99.8
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 40.8 41.0
Front Leg Room (in) 43.5 43.0 40.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 56.3 55.9
Front Hip Room (in) 53.9 54.5 54.3
Second Head Room (in) 39.4 39.3 39.4
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 37.8 36.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 56.1 55.2
Second Hip Room (in) 52.6 53.9 51.9
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 24.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 65.3 71.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 24.3 34.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
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 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 Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights 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 Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 4 Gas/Electric I4
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.5L/152 2.0L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 138 @ 6000 173 @ 5600 188 Combined
Torque (Net @ RPM) 136 @ 4600 174 @ 4100 - TBD -
Transmission Manual w/OD Manual Continuously Variable Ratio
Turning diameter 34.2 36.8 - TBD -

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 21 42
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 28 37
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14 18.5 13.5

Suspension

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

Transmission

Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard