(4.4) 179 reviews
MSRP: $7,609$14,761
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 32
Engine: 145-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2013 Hyundai Elantra

Our Take on the 2013 Hyundai Elantra

Our Take

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

What We Don't Like

  • Telescoping wheel doesn't extend far enough for tall drivers
  • Driver-side A-pillar, rearview mirror limit visibility
  • Unconvincing faux-metal interior trim
  • Artificial steering feel (coupe)
  • Touchy gas pedal (coupe)

Notable Features

  • Sedan, coupe or hatchback
  • Many new standard features on base GLS trim
  • Six-speed manual or automatic
  • 38 mpg on the highway
  • Available heated rear seats

6 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.