2007 Hyundai Elantra Consumer Reviews

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2007 Hyundai Elantra
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A "poor man's" Acura CSX

by from Toronto, Canada on November 15, 2006

My wife and I have owned a 2007 Elantra GL with the "Comfort Plus" option (ABS and side curtains) since October, 2007. We previously owned VWs and a Saturn and test drove a 2007 Mazda3 GL. So far, we...
My wife and I have owned a 2007 Elantra GL with the "Comfort Plus" option (ABS and side curtains) since October, 2007. We previously owned VWs and a Saturn and test drove a 2007 Mazda3 GL. So far, we are completely delighted/impressed by this vehicle; everything from its design, to its performance and options, offer a value/price ratio unrivaled by its competitors (Corolla, Mazda3, Civic, Sentra, etc.). In fact, if you take time to compare the 2007 Elantra GL (w Comfort Plus option) to a 2007 Acura CSX Touring, you will see that the differences are minimal (with the regrettable exception of alloy wheels and sunroof, both of which are by the way, available on the Elantra GLS). Yet, the Elantra is roughly $7,000 (CAD) cheaper than the CSX! Another impressive fact about our Elantra is its remarkable fuel economy: 28/36 mpg (8.4/6.0 l/100km) city/hwy. According to the US EPA 2007 Fuel Economy Guide, the Elantra places second among non-hybrid mid-size cars, surpassed only by the Nissan Versa. As a comparison, the Honda Accord hybrid has a reported economy of 28/35 mpg city/hwy. During our fist month of driving, we have come quite close to the above specified highway fuel economy. This car is definitely a fuel-saver. And to top things off, Hyundai ranked third in the 2006 J.D. Power's Initial quality study, with Porsche and Lexus leading all carmakers. Toyota (4), Honda(6), Acura(10), and Mazda(30), all received lower quality marks than Hyundai. You should check this facts for yourself, if you don't believe me. ;) In addition to the above, we love our Elantra because it handles great, it is *roomy* and exquisitely appointed; all controls and indicators are well placed and are very intuitive to operate. The car is generally very quiet, although engine noise is noticeable at high speeds (above 75 mph/120 km/h). On the highway, our 5-speed handles pretty much like an automatic: once it is in 5th gear, we can cruise or pass without down-shifting! In conclusion, my wife and I love driving our affordable, high-quality, fuel efficient Elantra. We plan on keeping this car for a long time, and having the 5-year/100,000 km bumper-to-bumper warranty gives us peace of mind as does the included roadside assistance plan. Kudos to Hyundai for making this car!
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Hyundai is 'Up and Coming'

by from Montgomery, AL on March 20, 2009

I just bought the Elantra GLS 07 used with 21k miles. It has XM and a sunroof. So far the car is perfect! I personally feel like Hyundai is a Honda/Toyota-brand in the making. In other words, I think...
I just bought the Elantra GLS 07 used with 21k miles. It has XM and a sunroof. So far the car is perfect! I personally feel like Hyundai is a Honda/Toyota-brand in the making. In other words, I think these vehicles will end up being quite dependable, yet we're getting in on market-entry pricing because their value hasn't quite caught on. It's a incredible buy! The driver's seat is VERY comfortable, with lots of lumbar support (important to me). The ride is also surprisingly smooth for a small sedan and quiet too. I also like how tight the steering is. All 07 Elantra's and above come equipped with an audio input jack, so I get to listen to my ipod over the speakers AND flip back to my XM radio anytime. This car is a fun drive for me, and I'm confident I'll get my money's worth. I highly recommend the Elantra!
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Simply, the best car!

by from San Jose, CR on September 8, 2012

It simply is a great car. My car is a Elantra GLS LE 2.0 automatic, it has a very nice appeareance, a digital climate control unit, power windows and mirrors (with extra button for electring swing and...
It simply is a great car. My car is a Elantra GLS LE 2.0 automatic, it has a very nice appeareance, a digital climate control unit, power windows and mirrors (with extra button for electring swing and an option for auto demist), sunroof, electric power steering (EPS), leather seats, 10 airbags, ABS, electronic stability control (ESC), multifunctional steering wheel (radio button controls, handsfree buttons for mobile phone and leather cover), 16 inches alloy rims, reversing sensor, disk brakes in all wheels, radio with MP3 CD player, 6 disk charger and XM, keyless entry, chrome handles in doors, auxiliar line and handsfree line with microphone in the roof, map lights, glass compartment, very very very roomy interior, very very very roomy trunk, blue lights in panel, trip computer, low price cost, great suspension, sport pedals etc etc etc... And most important, every detail is made with a great quality. I really love this car, I recommend it cause in all years I have own it (since 2007), it hasn't caused any trouble! Obviously, I give a good manteinance to it, in the kilometers it specify in the manual.
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Vastly underated auotomobile

by from Kansas City, MO on March 7, 2008

We needed to replace my wife's 3.4 V6 Alero and looked at Corollas, Civics, Sentras and Scion. We went for the Elantra SE as for the money, nothing comes close. Aslo, it appears its residuals are impr...
We needed to replace my wife's 3.4 V6 Alero and looked at Corollas, Civics, Sentras and Scion. We went for the Elantra SE as for the money, nothing comes close. Aslo, it appears its residuals are improving all the time. The room inside is amazing, it is a great cruiser, although noisy on hard accleration. I strongly advise going for the SE over the GLS with prefered package. In our case for an extra grand, you get Stability Control, with Traction and Brake Assist, along with other features. Consumer reports have named Stability Control as the most important safety feature since seat belts. It also has 4 wheel disc brakes. The ergonomics are superb, headrests move back and forth as well as up and down and are active in a crash, along with 6 air bags. I like the overide facility of the auto box for engine braking in bad weather too. The finsh and fit is excellent. The Elantra has been rated as a compact car due to its space inside. We were going to use this as a town car, but feel it is that good, we can use it on long trips too. Go and test one and discover this well kept secret, but do go for the SE, it could save your life with stability control. Consumer Reports have named the Elantra as its 2008 small car of the year, beating the Civic.
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Be cautious of the manual transmission

by from California on June 20, 2007

For being an inexpensive smaller sedan, the 2007 has a decently powerful engine. Additionally, the cabin space is a good size and I have been able to transport large amounts of cargo. However, the man...
For being an inexpensive smaller sedan, the 2007 has a decently powerful engine. Additionally, the cabin space is a good size and I have been able to transport large amounts of cargo. However, the manual transmission is difficult and I would not purchase another manual unless it is improved. It is remarkably easier to stall than any other manual I have owned. Additionally, the shift is very rough and the throw into fifth is too far away. Finally, the reverse is in the same spot as first (which is odd since it's not a 6-speed so there's no need to put reverse in that location), and it doesn't always come out of reverse when you shift out and back into first. (Imagine the surprise when you think you are going forward and you reverse instead.) Overall, the car is fine for what it is - just take it for a longer test drive if you are considering the manual.
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Great car for initial buy in

by from Beaverton, OR on January 8, 2007

The car is relatively inexpensive as a new car purchase but to keep that 100,000 mile/10 year warranty, you have to keep the car maintained by the book and it's not cheap. Check out the cost of maint...
The car is relatively inexpensive as a new car purchase but to keep that 100,000 mile/10 year warranty, you have to keep the car maintained by the book and it's not cheap. Check out the cost of maintenance at your local Hyundai dealer. 30K service is $400 and 60K service with timing belt and water pump is $800. That's a lot of money to shell out when a Nissan Sentra costs about $800 for the 30K, 60K, 90k, and 120K services combined! Don't let the long warranty fool you ... do the math and check the cost of keeping that warranty valid. Also, keep in mind that the warranty only covers replacement after the first 12,000 miles/1 year. If it ain't broke, they won't repair it once the above milestone is past ... it has to be something they can remove and replace. Hyundais are feature packed cars but they DON'T achieve the stated MPG ratings under any circumstances so they are not as fuel efficient as many of their competitors. The gains in the current model's EPA figures are only because they switched from hydraulic power steering to numb electric motor driven power steering, not because there were any internal improvements to the engine. Look closely at the details on this car ... it may look good at a distance but get real close and read the fine print ... it's not that great bargain it seems to be!
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As Good as an Accord, but for less the money.

by from St. Louis, Missouri on August 21, 2007

I recently traded in my 1997 Accord in for a 2007 Hyundai Elantra GLS. I was going to stay with Honda but the prices were way to high for me so I decided to check out the Hyundai. The elantra was as s...
I recently traded in my 1997 Accord in for a 2007 Hyundai Elantra GLS. I was going to stay with Honda but the prices were way to high for me so I decided to check out the Hyundai. The elantra was as spacious as the Accord but offered better gas mileage and about 5,000 dollars cheaper. So with Hyundai's excellent warranty and performance, I decided to go with the Hyundai Elantra. I have no complaints with my car, I guess the only bad thing would be my free 3 month trial of XM radio as ended so I will have to make a purchase on a XM plan.
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Hyundai Elantra 2007

by from Central NL, Canada on November 7, 2008

Car is pretty good however tires make a lot of noise. The radio is not worth anything. We are on a fringe area and the local station that I listen to is all static. Ok if you use satelite radio in ope...
Car is pretty good however tires make a lot of noise. The radio is not worth anything. We are on a fringe area and the local station that I listen to is all static. Ok if you use satelite radio in open areas. We have narrow roads and high hills which cuts out satelite radio. Want the old antenna system back!!!!!!!!!!
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Exceeded my expectaions

by from Fairfax, Virginia on July 22, 2011

My girlfriend's father gave her this car after owning it for just over two years. In that time he put nearly 90,000 miles on it driving between Washington D.C, New York and Louisville Kentucky. Never ...
My girlfriend's father gave her this car after owning it for just over two years. In that time he put nearly 90,000 miles on it driving between Washington D.C, New York and Louisville Kentucky. Never had a single issue or problem. Did national chain non-dealership oil changes every 4000 miles (with the synthetic oil), and the full 45,000 mile service. We have put another 10,000 miles with no issues whatsoever. We changed tires and all belts and have been advised to do the timing belt by the 100,000 mile mark. Overall I did not expect much from this car, but was immediately impressed by its nice comfy well laid out interior, decent power for being 138hp, and reliability. Definitely worth the price. My girlfriends dad got a new Hyundai Blue by the way and loves it.
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Hyundai have exceeded my expectations.

by from on January 2, 2012

This is the best midsize sedan in its class. Has more features than competitors for the bang. Drives flawlessly. Quick acceleration.Brakes are excellent.Safety features excellent.Very nice infinity so...
This is the best midsize sedan in its class. Has more features than competitors for the bang. Drives flawlessly. Quick acceleration.Brakes are excellent.Safety features excellent.Very nice infinity sound system. also has room for your MP3,Good on gas. Nice interior and exterior designs. Very spacy interior and comfortable ride.Durability so far already tested.Seen a lot of 1999/2000 Elantras on the road and kicking strong, the re-designed 2007 Elantra should be no different.
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