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The Suggested Retail value assumes that the vehicle has been fully reconditioned and has a clean title history. The Suggested Retail value also allows for advertising, sales commissions, insurance and other costs of doing business as a dealer. Most vehicles offered at this price have passed an inspection, and some may carry a warranty. Vehicle mileage is assumed to be normal or below normal.
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By Rick Popely
May 3, 2001
Vehicle Overview Hyundais most popular model has fresh styling, larger dimensions and a new lineup for 2001. The slow-selling station wagon body style is gone, and the sedan returns with a new appearance. Next spring, a four-door hatchback is expected to join the roster as a replacement for the wagon.
Side-impact airbags for the front seats are now standard an unusual feature for a car in this price range. Antilock brakes are optional.
The front-drive Elantra is a compact car that fits between the subcompact Accent and the midsize Sonata in size and price in Hyundais lineup.
Exterior Hyundai describes the Elantras new styling as more chiseled and European than the previous model, highlighted by strong character lines. The wheelbase is 2.3 inches longer this year at 102.7, and overall length increases about 3 inches to 177.
Interior Hyundai says the longer wheelbase and redesigned interior provides more passenger space in the five-seat Elantra. The three-place rear seat is split 60/40 and folds to expand the trunks cargo volume of 11 cubic feet.
Standard equipment includes air conditioning; power windows, locks and mirrors; a four-speaker sound system with a cassette player; and a rear defogger. A six-speaker sound system with a CD player is optional.
Under the Hood The front-drive Elantra will use the same 140-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder used last year, though Hyundai says this years version is quieter and smoother because of new internal parts, hydraulic engine mounts and other changes.
A five-speed manual transmission is standard, and a four-speed automatic is optional.