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

"Bad driving experience, noisy cabin."

Anonymous, PR (2015 Hyundai Elantra)

"I don't like how it feels at highway'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)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"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)


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

What Owners Say

"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)


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)


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)


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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