This version of the Elantra was a well-rounded competitor with rankings near the top of our small-sedan Ratings. An easy car with which to live, the Hyundai combines nimble handling with comfort and a well-controlled ride. The car also offers a neatly laid out and well-equipped interior. However, the coupe-like stylling dictates a beltline that swoops upward toward the rear. This can impede the view to the rear quarters.

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

"Need more acceleration"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Responsive acceleration, braking and "road feel""

Anonymous, NY (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"The car can be driven as a sporty car by making it downshift and stay in the power band and it STILL will get 37 MPG or better in mainly freeway driving"

Tim S., OH (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"The handling is great in making tight turns."

Anonymous, IL (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"It does ride a bit rough, but it is a small car. Handles well."

Leonard F., NE (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"accelerator needs to be reprogrammed for firmer acceleration off the line"

Anonymous, CT (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"It accelerates reasonably well, handing is fine."

Jon L., MD (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"It's peppy and handles well."

Jonathan R., HI (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Road noise is very loud. I do not like the 45 series tires."

Mike M., WA (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Quick response steering and very good excelling"

Timothy O., PA (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"The suspension is not as good as the Honda."

Anonymous, IL (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"It gets to 60 mph in a little less than 8 seconds, and sticks to corners on mountain roads. It is the Sport model with the 2 liter engine and a six speed, auto transmission that you can also use to manually select gears -- good for going downhill, etc. I used to have both a 2006 GTO and before that, a 1998 Corvette, and because I am getting older, got the Elantra Sport. It is adequate, but of course, it is not a sports or high performance car, but I am satisfied. It is the first automatic transmission car I have owned since 1960."

Anonymous, OR (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"heavy steering, lazy downshifting going up hills"

Jody H., PA (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Adequate in every respect."

W R., OR (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"The way it handles on the highway and in the mountains with 2 people in the car and lots of stuff in the trunk and back seat. The mountains are challenge."

Robert R., IL (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Handles well and has enough pep."

Frederick Z., PA (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"The transmission often "hesitates" as though it has slipped into neutral, (rpm revs up with no apparent acceleration) before catching up to requested acceleration based on the gas pedal. Nothing has ever been found wrong with it, but it is definitely noticeable. To overcome this, I momentarily relax pressure on the gas pedal, then press it down again. This "ONLY" occurs during acceleration. I've never noticed it during steady cruise."

Edward A., AL (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Doesn't have acceleration up hills"

Henry-Kathy B., PA (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"The acceleration is lacking especially in times of needed quick pick up needed."

Anonymous, OH (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Handles very well, and accelerates quickly for a non-supercharged 4 cyl, but the electric steering doesn't have the driver feedback I'd like to see."

John R., IA (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Bad driving experience, noisy cabin."

Anonymous, PR (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"I don't like how it feels at highway speeds.it's great just driving around the city.of the cars I've owned it only handles better at highway speeds than one car the Saturn Ion which was horrible at highway speeds."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"no problems accelerates well and very pleased with handling"

BRETT P., MB (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Bad:accelerator is touchy, easy to stomp on it when you don't mean to. Good: great acceleration, very peppy"

L S., NV (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"The handling is so precise and has no torque steering unusual for a front wheel drive car. Acceleration from a stop is very satisfying and keeps up with all other vehicles. It does lag when yhou are driving at 42-45 and try an immediae acceleration."

R L., CA (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"I feel the downshift points when the car slows down. Not a biggie, but a bit annoying. Dealer says this is normal but it doesn't show up in the 2005 model."

SHELDON C., MA (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Road noise is high. Great stying."

Anonymous, WA (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Acceleration bad / radio audio system bad"

Anonymous, IL (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"It drives like a sports car."

VINCENT A., NY (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Acceleration is very slow to engage dangerously. The brakes when applied hard make a quick sudden stop and Grind unbelievably loud so bad you can feel it in the steering wheel and seat"

Anonymous, ME (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Handling in icy and snowy conditions (with snow tires.). Stability in windy conditions. Braking."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"my opinion, poor brakes, poor design of brakes/accelerator, mileage a disappointment"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Poor handling, turning b into drive way, one rear wheel completely comes off the ground. Feel every bump on the road, poor acceleration."

MEHRAN L., CA (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"When stepping on the gas a little hard when passing ,engine revs a lot and takes a few seconds for car to actually accelerate"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"The handling of the car is good but the acceleration is not. When entering/merging on to the highway, there is a distinct hesitation before the car accelerates. This hesitation is in both "Eco" and non-Eco mode."

J D., QC (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"engine 1.8 liter is very sluggish from 1000 to 2000 rpm range. took it in the dealer but nothing will fix it"

Anonymous, MA (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Experienced sudden acceleration last week.Pulling head on into s pace car accelerated an d jumped an8in. curb. $1000 front end damage and under car plastic guards and brake cable. SCARY. Good that I was in an empty parking lot."

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Energy saving feature"

Anonymous, IL (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Slightly under-powered on acceleration, otherwise - great car"

Anonymous, BC (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"I like the way it handles, rides comfortably and gets great gas mileage."

DALE M., PA (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Wonderful front end handling in all respects. Solid."

JOSEPH L., FL (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Plenty of power, good ride, comfortable seats for 4 people."

ROBERT R., IL (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"love the 6-speed manual transmission, very smooth, great driving control, super gas mileage"

WILLIAM H., ME (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"too much cabin noise. Car is only 2 years old and want to replace it already."

Anonymous, TX (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"I dont like the seats after the fact I had the car for 3 years they did not wear very well and not that comfortable and now look dated."

Anonymous, MA (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Road noise is horrible, otherwise I like the car. Road noise would be the main factor in not buying another Elantra. I hope they have made newer models quieter."

Mike M., WA (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"ride and seats are good wish it was better at keeping the outside noise out"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Less noise while driving"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Cheap materials used in the interior. Noise level very high. Owned a Honda Civic at one time and there was more value for the dollars spent. I think these cars are too expensive for what you get. I bought it as a utilitarian vehicle but expected more in quality."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Ride is comfortable except on rough roads, then it is bouncy and loud"

Anonymous, OH (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Nice comfortable seats, sits a bit low though....however this is a small car that sits low to the ground. Rides nice and smooth for a small car."

Anonymous, GA (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Passenger seat sits too low."

Betsy W., VT (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"- very uncomfortable seats ; difficult to adjust; too low,; head rest not good height for me - love the heat - fast and keeps temperature steady"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Sharp and deep potholes crash the front end."

Frederick Z., PA (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"ride and noise level could be better"

Gilbert D., NB (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"I have difficulty getting in and out of the car, too cramped. It rides well, has a bit too much road noise."

Jon L., MD (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"It's an incredibly reliable car but it's not super comfortable or quiet. It will however, get you from one place to another safely and reliably."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Car rides hard and rough. Shocks are stiff and it rides more like a Jeep than a car. Wish they made the car ride more smooth. My previous 2001 Elantra rode better that the 2015 I have."

Jeffrey S., IN (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Road noise is very high especially compared to a Hyundai Sonata"

Jonathan R., HI (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"The only area that I don't like is the NOISE!"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Road noise and bumpy ride on some road surfaces"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"I often get back aches when driving this vehicle. My daughter says the same thing. It is difficult to find the right seat position to prevent this."

Michael J., TN (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Road noise is worse than it should be."

WILLIS M., BC (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"The car sits low and I have difficulty getting in and out of it, due to back problems...not the car, it's ME!"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"The driver automatic seat controls are very helpful in obtaining a good riding experience including the lumbar support. The climate control is very effective and responds instantly to a change in setting. The noise level is excellent and approaches my BMW noise level. The ipod control and display is second to none in showing the full available information on an easy to read screen."

R L., CA (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Noise is biggest problem in 13 and 15"

Anonymous, UT (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Poor handling, rough ride, feels unstable in hwys and a lot of wind noise."

MEHRAN L., CA (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Cabin noise is higher than expected. A/C had to be recharged less than 30 days after bought."

Anonymous, PR (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"a lot of wind and road noise. the ride is more comfortable with the Rav4 as compared to the elantra"

Anonymous, LA (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"The Elantra was a cheaper model, without options like navigation, leather seats, some seat adjustments etc, etc, but was a LOT cheapers. It's fun to drive, and suits me fine."

JOHN R., IA (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Seats are comfortable and AC kicks in fast even on really hot days. Engine noise is very quiet but bumps or rough pavement is very noisy inside cabin"

Anonymous, MN (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Auto is very noisy - road noise, air conditioner. The support along the side front windows impede view while turning. Even so, car was inexpensive and is cheap to drive. I am used to the safety and comfort of a Volvo twin turbo."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Ergonomic seats fit my body and comfort my back"

Anonymous, PA (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Compared to my previous older Elantra this 2015 model rides very rough and hard. The suspension is very hard and thought it would ride smoother because its an newer model but it doesn't. Very disappointed about how it rides"

JEFFREY S., IN (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Smooth ride. good climate control."

Anonymous, IL (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Very well equipped for a compact car. Mush quieter than the 2011 Elantra we had. Only complaint is the tires, any winter driving is dangerous. NO SPARE TIRE!!!!! Big issue."

STEVEN C., IL (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"My wife has back problems, and really loves the lumbar support of the seating. Road trips are no problem because of lumbar support."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"This smaller car is very comfortable and significantly improved from our old 2005 Elantra. While it is no luxury car, it is very nice for longer rides on my older body."

MICHAEL C., IL (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Driver's seat is too low to be able to comfortably make left turns on a downhill slope, which I must do regularly. Seat adjustments are rudimentary. Lot of road noise when driving over 50. Climate control is okay but fan is loud!"

Anonymous, TN (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"I find it very difficult to get in and out of the car...and I'm not that tall. I reported that to Hyundai in one of their surveys."

JON L., MD (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"The seats are too low to allow ease of access and egress."

ROBERT B., ON (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Suspension can be improved. Unless the road is smooth, ride can be somewhat jarring."

JOAN R., ON (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"The cabin noise is unbelievably loud, the tires are loud"

Anonymous, ME (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"Bought it to replace a minivan that we had outgrown. Needed more economical transport. Bought what appeared to be a good deal on a okay small well made car. Not happy with the amount of cabin noise."

Anonymous, TX (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"The Elantra is a small car but rides nicely. Price for the car was reasonable."

Leonard F., NE (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"The price of the car itself was satisfactory, but I was (as usual) quite annoyed with the $595 "processing fee" the dealer wanted to tack on. We had to walk out before the salesman and manager ran out after us to finally concede even $200 of the "processing fee". It's so irritating when the retail price already includes a mark-up and profit over the wholesale price. It's one of the reasons I hate shopping for a new car. And TruValue doesn't eliminate that problem."

Anonymous, VA (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"We received $6475 off MSRP when purchased new. $16375 for a Limited sedan. MSRP was $22850"

Mike M., WA (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"This car gets you a lot of equipment as standard and has a lot of room for the money. It also gets great gas milage"

Tim S., OH (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Many standard options for the price. And the warranty."

John R., IA (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"There is rarely any maintenance besides oil changes."

Ralph B., ON (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Numerous options included in base price model."

Sal S., QC (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"In 46,300 miles I have done nothing to the car other than a set tires and oil changes. We have been to Vancouver, Canada and Connecticut many times. The car keeps up with everyone on the highway even on the steeps mountain grades. Everything on the car works perfectly."

Robert R., IL (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Very nice price point for the features."

Anonymous, GA (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Very comfortable and economical transportation for four. Some visibility problems due to wide front pillars."

W R., OR (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"This car was a great value, getting a lot of comfort, gas mileage, spaciousness, and quality for a great price."

Robert R., CA (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"The Elantra has come a long way from the butt of many jokes a decade ago to a solid competitor in the subcompact sedan arena holding it's own against the Civic and the Corrola. It's only drawback is it's interior space. It can be cramped for anyone over 5' 8'' ."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"FIT AND FINISH, NOISE LEVEL ALL BELOW PAR FOR THE PRICE. THESE ARE NO LONGER INEXPENSIVE VEHICKES."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Great value"

Ronald E., NJ (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"a lot of car for the $"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"great reliable basic car who move people from point A to B without flashing or extra blink-blink"

Nicolas T., MD (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Price is very good, lots of safety features, best warranty of all manufacturers, so far great reliability"

Anonymous, SC (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"- feels cheaply constructed - eg. after first few months of ownership a fender just came loose without any impact - purchase prices was way higher than we anticipated using on-line site - maintenance costs very high compared with our maintained 1992 Chrysler New Yorker at time we purchased Hyundai Elantra"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Bought it new for $6475 below MSRP. No negotiations needed"

Mike M., WA (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"There are a lot of nice features for the money, back-up camera bluetooth and best of all I get 41 mpg when driving the Interstate."

Anonymous, VA (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"It seats five comfortably, gets good gas mileage, has ample trunk capacity, has many luxury features you only get on higher priced cars, and is very reliable and inexpensive to own."

Anonymous, OR (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Lots of amenities, good gas mileage, very reliable and good handling."

Anonymous, AB (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"In it's class loaded with full options included for the price. Other brands had to add on and pay muck more for same class car."

Anonymous, ON (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"good value for money when new - depreciation sucks"

Gilbert D., NB (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Got a lot of perks for the price"

Nichole S., AK (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Disposable cars. Run great and great gas mileage but you get beat up on resale."

Anonymous, NC (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Lots of options for what I paid"

RICHARD W., ON (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"purchased new for $16,375 MSRP was $22850. Great price at dealer with NO dickering"

Anonymous, WA (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"I would tell others to get a written guarantee as to the milelage advertised on the sticker. I also would have the sales person explain in detail the electronic system."

EDWARD M., CA (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Good little car. Comfortable to drive, I love the styling."

JOHN W., FL (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"You get a great car and warranty for the money."

ROBERT R., IL (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"style"

MALCOLM B., CA (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Many options standard on the limited trim level normally extra on luxury cars. Decent gas mileage."

STEVEN C., IL (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Great amount of features for the price compared to other vehicles in its class"

TYLER F., FL (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"I was surprised with the Back-up camera system"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"a lot of car for the money great warrenty"

Anonymous, PA (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"For a little over 17K, this is a nice economical car. Gets 42 mpg on the highway on trips and over 30 around town for an average of about 35mpg."

Anonymous, SC (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"I got a demo with 2000 miles n it do price wasgood and just like a new one"

DARLENE N., MO (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"10 year warrantee"

ARMANDO D., CA (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"For what I wanted - a fun car to drive, without paying for all the extras - this car was a good value"

JOHN R., IA (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"amazing performer cost much less than competitive set"

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Excellent value for the type of vehicle"

Anonymous, QC (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"got a good deal"

VICTOR E., PA (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Price was great and the car handles very well even in snow. Pleasure to drive."

ED H., BC (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Price was under 20,000."

FREDERICK Z., PA (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"discount of $5000 made for great value"

RICHARD B., ON (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"love the colour/blue very sporty looking car"

BRETT P., MB (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Very sporty, clean lines, roomy interior"

Anonymous, CO (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Great lines. Speak. Good looking vehicle."

ROBERT B., PA (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"I think it is a very good looking car, both inside and out."

JOHN W., FL (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Too low. My wife can get in and out; I always bump my head - unless I duck uncomfortably."

D M., NC (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Back end is so high I cannot reach center of back window to clean well. Also cuts visibility of traffic on passenger side since side mirror does not have insert that shows vehicles at/near right back corner"

Anonymous, TN (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"shape"

MALCOLM B., CA (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Such a good looking car! Has a lot more style than the majority of other cars on the road and it's a fraction of the price."

Anonymous, MN (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"This car does not look like all the other cars. My friends all like the styling."

IAN R., BC (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Love the body style of the car. Actually prefer it over the updated style of the 2017s."

MICHAEL C., IL (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"Very sporty looking."

PAUL-DONNA M., CA (2015 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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