Hyundai Elantra

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Base MSRP price range:
$17,250 - $21,700
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Ratings Category: Compact cars
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Hyundai Elantra Overview

The Elantra combines nimble and secure handling with a fairly comfortable ride. The 1.8-liter four-cylinder and six-speed automatic deliver solid performance and a very good 29-mpg overall. A more powerful 2.0-liter four-cylinder is available. The car is well-equipped for the price, the controls and features are logically laid out, and rear-seat room is fine for two adults. Our major gripe is the pronounced road and engine noise. The GT hatchback is competent enough but not a standout. Fuel economy of 27-mpg overall is nothing special, and the hatchback suffers from a loud cabin and stiff ride. Reliability has been above average. A redesign is just around the corner.

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