Although relatively competitive against its peers at the time, the 2007 to 2010 Elantra was a basic transportation, nothing more nothing less.
If you're considering buying one, make sure it's from 2008 or later with optional stability control, which came only on SE versions.
Side crash test results, as performed by the IIHS, were marginal.
Lacking agility, the car is boring to drive.
High points included a relatively roomy interior and easy to use controls.
Acceleration is rather leisurely and the engine gets noisy when revved.
On the other hand, the ride was compliant enough and not too noisy.
Fuel economy of 27 mpg overall was decent for that vintage.