This version of the Elantra is a considerable improvement over the model it replaces. Like other offerings from Hyundai during this period, it has user-friendly and clear controls, along with very good fit and finish, a comfortable and quiet ride -- and handling that's safe if not agile. The Elantra also offers good fuel economy for its class.
There are 6 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Delayed acceleration"

Anonymous, MN (2007 Hyundai Elantra)

"Car has jerky acceleration a lot of times, like a turbo car with turbo lag. Like the other Hyundai it's electric steering has no feel. and this is the worst car in rain I have ever driven."

Robert C., PA (2007 Hyundai Elantra)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"The car has lots of rattles. We have tried to fix the noise that stems from the rear view mirror at the dealer to no avail. We have to roll up a small towel between the mirror and windshield to keep it from rattling. The other parts in the ceiling, plastic panels and dashboard all seem to have squeaks and noises. It can be rather annoying when it is right by your head or it is a long car ride. I don't drive very often so these are not all that important to me but it is something that makes my ex"

LINDA G., OR (2007 Hyundai Elantra)

"Seats are uncomfortable, not supportive enough on long rides."

Anonymous, IL (2007 Hyundai Elantra)

"engine and road noise"

Anonymous, AB (2007 Hyundai Elantra)

"hard, clunky ride"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Hyundai Elantra)

"A very low noise level."

ALIAKSANDR T., PA (2007 Hyundai Elantra)

"We got the Elantra as a commuter vehicle till I retired in a few years. That was nine years ago. We are amazed how quiet and comfortable the car is. We rented a comparable vehicle for a long trip a few years ago. The Elantra is a much better vehicle. It's been a dependable and capable car."

MARK M., FL (2007 Hyundai Elantra)

"This car has been comfortable from day one and is still comfortable. Seat warmers are a godsend. Although the highway noise can be somewhat loud at times, for this model it is more than tolerable. At 10 years old the car is not as smooth as it once was but still tolerable as I don't drive on many rough roads."

Dayle P., AB (2007 Hyundai Elantra)

"TERRRRRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very uncomfortable and seat height is lacking."

Brian D., NH (2007 Hyundai Elantra)

"Moderate amount of noise and typical ride of a small car."

Anonymous, MN (2007 Hyundai Elantra)

"Surprisingly comfortable car to travel in, though the front seats lose support over a long drive. For a 10-year-old small car, it has a quiet and controlled ride."

Anonymous, IL (2007 Hyundai Elantra)

"for a 6'2" guy I fit perfectly"

Jonathan B., MA (2007 Hyundai Elantra)

"Firm and comfortable work well"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Hyundai Elantra)

"engine noise is exsesive"

Anonymous, AB (2007 Hyundai Elantra)

"Ride is too harsh for my liking with lots of thump at road imperfections. Seats are OK"

W K., ON (2007 Hyundai Elantra)

"Suspension is stiff and makes ride somewhat rough"

Joseph P., NY (2007 Hyundai Elantra)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Warranty is very good. Dealership honored 100,000 mile warranty in a very satisfactory way even though not original owner."

KELLY P., OH (2007 Hyundai Elantra)

"Easy to fix."

R B., IL (2007 Hyundai Elantra)

"We purchased this car for $11,000 in 2009 and it has always performed great. The car has 120,000 miles and it runs great. The engine is tight and so is the body. This car has been completely reliable."

MATTHEW S., IL (2007 Hyundai Elantra)

"I've been highly satisfied with this car until the past few months. During this time BOTH visors have "gone limp." Cost to repair: $176 EACH with free labor. I have suggested that the driver's visor is a safety hazard because it drops onto the driver's head unexpectedly. Both the dealer and the manufacturer remain unmoved."

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Hyundai Elantra)

"Inexpensive reliable car"

ROBIN R., IL (2007 Hyundai Elantra)

"Good return on investment--Reliable vehicles"

FRANK M., NV (2007 Hyundai Elantra)

"For the money and the features, this was my 3rd Elantra in 7 years, this model was exactly the composition of features I wanted. Larger interior feel, higher end feature details - that were ahead of its time and class. Value in the longevity over time and quality of components."

Anonymous, NY (2007 Hyundai Elantra)

"Nice amount of legroom for a C car. Leather seats."

MICHAEL B., FL (2007 Hyundai Elantra)

"Less Than average"

Brian D., NH (2007 Hyundai Elantra)

"At the time this car was purchased, I believe this was easily the best car for the money."

Anonymous, IL (2007 Hyundai Elantra)

"Never have any serious problems"

Anonymous, WI (2007 Hyundai Elantra)

"This is a great car with all of the features I wanted with a price that was much better than any other comparable car."

Calvin W., UT (2007 Hyundai Elantra)

"We knew when we got this car it was for commuting to work and back for the most part. So, we went basic with a standard shift and no cruise control. It has done it's job and for the price it was well worth it and has lasted a long time with regular maintenance."

Anonymous, ON (2007 Hyundai Elantra)

"this car has given me 185000 effortless miles"

Jonathan B., MA (2007 Hyundai Elantra)

"Miles per dollar this has been a champion"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Hyundai Elantra)

"My Elantra has been the best purchase I have made. With regular maintenance, this car's performance has pleasantly surprised me. The only non-regular maintenance I have had to do was the front struts - over the life of the vehicle this fact astounds me!! Although it lacks on the latest electronic gadgets and connectivity, the reliability and minimal upkeep costs far outweigh those ammenities for me."

Dayle P., AB (2007 Hyundai Elantra)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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