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Volvo did that too a while back. That clip starts at 7:18: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ln-lZNpQpW4
This is all well, if you are gently stacking cars on your own car. Lets see the Elantra get dropped upside down from 8 feet...Like this Saab, from an episode from Top Gear a few years ago...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4cPWZ9VdI8
27,780/7=3968 Holy cow, an Elantra compact weights two TONS?Ditto what Andy said: Physics 101, Baby. I'm calling BS on this, putting it on-par with the SmartCar's titanium chassis ad.
those aren't compacts, they are 4 doors. Regardless, the weight is between 2800 and 3400 pounds according to a variety of websites. So... the math is off. I bet if you parked one next to a 68 Camaro, 67 Mustang, etc, they'd be about the same size
Jesse, don't know Hyundai's product line so no clue what category they fall in (mid-sized today means compact, just hit a car rental to see that in action). That said, from the post's title: "Hyundai is demonstrating the strength of the Elantra compact’s chassis". Regardless, two tons is porky for that car. My Toyota Land Cruiser is a full sized SUV that seats eight, has a V8, and weighs 2 1/2 tons.
Cars aren't light anymore... no one seems to make a small compact unless it's some weird Smart for 2, or Fiat 500. Name a Ford 2 dr. Mustang. Big car, nothing like a 65 Stang size at all. 2 dr VW is the Beetle... it's like the 60s bug was pumped like a balloon. 2 dr Chevy is the Camaro and that is bloated... or the Vette, still a tiny little thing. 2 door Dodge? The Challenger or a truck. Big beasts. No one wants to make a tiny 2 door any more, the econo box seems to have mostly disappeared, because there aren't any American cars that are small 2 drs... not from the big 3. The Local Motors isn't small, nor the Tesla, etc etc. If you want a small econo box, your options are pretty limited on what you can buy in America.As for what a rental car company labels anything, well, I don't give rental car companies the respect needed to set the vehicular world's definitions on anything. Just a lot of minimum wage workers that have to wear uniforms and their name on their shirt. Compact means compact. It's the result of a car crusher - compacting that scrap heap into a cube. Compact is the tiny make up kit with a mirror women use. Compact ain't no 4 door. That is, and always will be a sedan. And your land cruiser is a box that is mostly empty space. That's why the car weighs nearly as much