14 reviews
2004 Hyundai Elantra
2004 Hyundai Elantra
Available Price Range $1,135-$5,643 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 30 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2004 Hyundai Elantra

Our Take

Hyundai’s most popular model slots between the subcompact Accent and the midsize Sonata in size and price. The Elantra GT five-door hatchback joined the regular four-door GLS sedan in 2002. A four-door GT sedan with a conventional trunk joined the hatchback in Hyundai’s sporty GT series... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Instrument readability in GT
  • Frontal-offset crash-test rating

Notable Features

  • 2.0-liter four-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic
  • Sport-tuned suspension on GTs
  • Face-lifted for 2004


Our Expert Reviews

Nimbly Avoiding Confrontation 2004 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback The offset news was upsetting. Hyundai Elantra models for the 2001-03 model years received "poor" ratings in frontal offset crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Poor means the drivers of those cars have a high risk of head, neck and leg injuries in 40-mph, 40-degree-angle, frontal crashes ... Read full review for the 2004 Hyundai Elantra

Consumer Reviews


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Solid Performer

by Driver from on June 13, 2009

The car isn't fancy, but it performs. There is a surprising amount of kick and pep in the engine. The interior is well thought out and the materials are not flimsy. Aside from the usual maintenance we... Read Full Review


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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 5 recalls for this car.

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