Although well-equipped, the Elantra is largely basic transportation.
The ride is comfortable, especially on the highway and the cabin is quiet.
Handling is secure, but neither agile nor sporty.
Fuel economy is unimpressive, but acceleration is on par with other small sedans.
This version of the Elantra's IIHS offset-frontal-crash-test score has improved to Good and its overall crash protection is average.