Based on Hyundai Elantra GLS
With seating for up to five, the compact Elantra's looks and fuel efficiency — it's rated at 38 mpg on the highway — make it a compelling choice in the segment. The Elantra is available as a four-door sedan, a coupe or a four-door hatchback. Competitors include the Honda Ci... Read Full Report
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Editor's note: Estimated mileage ratings have been lowered to reflect a Nov. 2012 EPA audit of this car's stated mileage. The new 2013 Hyundai Elantra coupe provides the same fuel-efficient driving experience as its sedan counterpart, and it doesn't sacrifice much backseat comfort or cargo room. The Elantra coupe is one of two new body styles joining the Elantra lineup for the 20... Read full review for the 2013 Hyundai Elantra
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I traded in my 2000 Elantra with 175,000 miles on it for a new one with 10. The 2000 was a good reliable car. The new one so far with only 1,000 miles is a delight! I am 6'3" and 240lbs, and this is t... Read Full Review
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Roadside Assistance Coverage
What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.
Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.
Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.
Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).
Free Scheduled Maintenance
Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.