(4.4) 19 reviews
MSRP: $1,048$5,684
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 30
Engine: 132-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2004 Hyundai Elantra

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

3 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 5 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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