Contemporary compact sedans have grown roomier, more substantial, and more fuel efficient. These aren't the tiny, "first new cars" the segment used to be. Case in point, the redesigned 2017 Hyundai Elantra. The Elantra delivers the roominess and fuel economy to compete in this crowded segment, but it falls short in refinement and performance.
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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


E G., CA (2017 Hyundai Elantra)

"it accelerates reasonably well and handles very good."

RAUL P., FL (2017 Hyundai Elantra)

"Extremely comfortable extremely smooth ride strong acceleration when needed. Warning systems fantastic. Android Auto wonderful."

DAN W., IL (2017 Hyundai Elantra)

"Has nice pep for small engine"

ALAN Z., NY (2017 Hyundai Elantra)

"The car rides great, much better than my last Elantra. It's quiet and takes bumps in the road well. Also, there are no squeaks or rattles."

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Hyundai Elantra)

"Compared to my 2012 Elantra Limited, this 2017 accelerates quietly and handles much more surely over rough roads"

DOUGLAS H., CO (2017 Hyundai Elantra)

"Acceleration, handling, smooth ride."

LES S., CA (2017 Hyundai Elantra)

"the sport mode makes the car quite feisty."

Anonymous, VT (2017 Hyundai Elantra)

"So far all is fine"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Hyundai Elantra)

"Very nice ride...comfortable seats...outstanding infotainment center...ease of use...very user friendly the mineral beiget color"

RON T., NJ (2017 Hyundai Elantra)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"The seats are "comfortable enough" but the overall road noise at highway speeds is a bit too high for my liking. The ride is good, but the car needs more insulation or sound buffering to reduce road noise."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Hyundai Elantra)

"your report claims noise in the car, this car is very quiet as good as my 09 lexus, it recorded 43.3 mpg on a recent highway trip, seat are very comfortable."

RAUL P., FL (2017 Hyundai Elantra)

"Although the car is noon my experience with my 2013 Elantra leads me to think that the 2017 Elantra is going to be just as good or better I am very satisfied with this model"

BERNARD S., CA (2017 Hyundai Elantra)

"The head rest could be a little lower. I'm 5'5", and it's a little high for me. The road noise is a little more noticeable than on the Sonata I had before this."

DANIELA F., NY (2017 Hyundai Elantra)

"Passenger seat can be elevated by a hand pump which my wife likes because she is vertically challenged."

NELSON E., OH (2017 Hyundai Elantra)

"Took a 2000 mile trip & ergonomics of seats (i suppose) gave me total comfort. Did not have leg discomfort, back comfort-- totally comfortable the entire trip. Not the best car for tall people though."

MICHELLE L., WA (2017 Hyundai Elantra)


E G., CA (2017 Hyundai Elantra)

"Great gas mileage"

WILLIAM W., TN (2017 Hyundai Elantra)

"It is a fantastic well built car, has all the bells and whistles. Very comfortable to drive and get in and out with the memory seats is great. The car does a good job at keeping outside noises out. But most of all I love the mpg in the city around 31 and on the highway 40+."

KEN W., TX (2017 Hyundai Elantra)

"Seats are a bit stiff"

BILLY C., FL (2017 Hyundai Elantra)

"Pre-set is perfect for my short stature. Quietest vehicle ever! Beautiful design, easy and reliable handling and responsiveness. Easily the best care I have ever owned."

PATRICIA T., AZ (2017 Hyundai Elantra)


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

What Owners Say

"Since I own a Hyundai we got a great price on this vehicle. We paid $ 16,000 for the popular package equipped car. The car is still at the dealers lot."

Anonymous, MN (2017 Hyundai Elantra)

"Based on price this a real value vehicle. Has many of the latest high tech features such as blind spot detection, rear clearence detection and in addition great infotainment features such as navagation, bluetooth, bluelink and apple play. Really a great car fot the money."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Hyundai Elantra)

"Depending on what Hyundai you go to you can get a better price with true car website."

BOB T., NY (2017 Hyundai Elantra)

"It's a lot of car for the money."

JOHN L., MA (2017 Hyundai Elantra)

"Our Hyundia Elantra was all new design for 2017. It is a very good value for the money and it has been worry free since purchase. The only thing I can think of is the car play app does not work with all android phones including my Samsung Galaxy Note5. The 2017 has a new engine and gearbox which work well together especially in Sport Mode that extends the shift points and keeps the motor at higher rpm for crisper responses in traffic. Very good choice for a sedan."

STEVEN K., FL (2017 Hyundai Elantra)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Love the interior compared to the 2016 model. The exterior styling is not as sporty as the 2016 model."

REECE T., CA (2017 Hyundai Elantra)

"The new styling of the 2017 Elantra pleases me it has a very nice look to it and I also like the layout of the interior as it has everything I wanted such as a moonroof leather seats navigation heated seats rear camera"

BERNARD S., CA (2017 Hyundai Elantra)

"Don't like the "aggressive" grille styling"

DOUGLAS H., CO (2017 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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