2013 Hyundai Elantra
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Great Value

by from Ohio on June 1, 2013

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...
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 the first car I have owned that I don't have to put the seat all the way back. Plus there is ample head room as well. The car rides like a large car, and the part I like the most is 38 mpg. on the first tank! I drive 33 miles to work and it is mostly rural with little stop and go till the last 5 miles. My third tank is getting 40.1 mpg. and I don't use the stupid "ECO" mode because I don't like how the car performs with the ECO button pushed. To each his own on that. I like the way the interior is laid out with easy access to all the controls. The sound system is good but not great. Only negative is the vision, which of course you are going to lose with the more aerodynamic design, but you get used to it soon. I got the Bronze color which really looks sharp. I have not driven the competitors in this class, but I can't imagine a better ride and gas mileage for the price. Nice job Hyundai!
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Almost a Hyundai Fan

by from Wilmington DE on June 3, 2016

After having driven Nissan's, Chevy's, & Pontiac's I decided to purchase a Hyundai. Hyundai had come a long way from the cars they were making 20 years ago. They styling was better, the options were...
After having driven Nissan's, Chevy's, & Pontiac's I decided to purchase a Hyundai. Hyundai had come a long way from the cars they were making 20 years ago. They styling was better, the options were better, and to some extent their engines and transmissions are better. I ended up getting a great deal on a 2013 right off the truck in March 2012. The fuel mileage estimates were attractive, and so was the car ...inside and out. This being said I did enjoy the initial quality of the vehicle and it was fun to drive for about the 1st two years. Had no major or minor issues with the car at all. Basic services, a new set of tires, and oil changes were all it needed. From @ 75,000 miles on the engine started to fall off a bit, and fuel mileage suffered a bit. At @101,000 miles the engine developed a terrible valve knock. This conveniently happened right after the Hyundai 100,000 mile warranty expired. The car was totaled @ 104,000 miles after a rear end collision that both I and my dog walked away from. I gave this car 2 stars for reliability because of the mechanical issues, but it did take a rear end collision well enough to spare major injury to the vehicle occupants. All together its a great car for the money...unless you plan on keeping it longer than 100,000 miles. This is probably a good safe car to lease for 2 or 3 years and then trade in. I will probably never buy a Hyundai again though.
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Turning heads....

by from Indianapolis, IN on May 5, 2012

From the unique exterior to the roomy interior this was the perfect choice for my family. The fact this car won the north american car of the year last year made me interested, but when I saw it I was...
From the unique exterior to the roomy interior this was the perfect choice for my family. The fact this car won the north american car of the year last year made me interested, but when I saw it I was hooked. I purchased the gls with upgraded package for the eco boost system. This package also includes many of the features of the limited models. I have to say with all of the warranty provided I couldn't have made a wiser choice.
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Best car so far I've owned

by from Newark, Ohio on July 4, 2013

Bought this car in 2012 handles very well great pick up and performance for a 1.8L. Descent gas mileage 29-30mpg city if I don't launch it to hard otherwise about 27mpg. Haven't had it out on the high...
Bought this car in 2012 handles very well great pick up and performance for a 1.8L. Descent gas mileage 29-30mpg city if I don't launch it to hard otherwise about 27mpg. Haven't had it out on the highway much but from what experience I've had anywhere from 37-42mpg. Interior is very nice and clean lines even inside. This is one car that can't be beat.
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Great car for what it is

by from Bellingham Wa on October 10, 2013

If you are looking for a very affordable new car with great gas mileage, a nice exterior design and comfortable ride you can't go wrong with an Elantra. One of the best in its class.
If you are looking for a very affordable new car with great gas mileage, a nice exterior design and comfortable ride you can't go wrong with an Elantra. One of the best in its class.
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Japanese automakers take note....

by from Colorado Springs, CO on September 10, 2012

Hyundai has a winner not just with the Elantra but with all of their vehicles. They are just making very, very good cars now. I was initially looking for a high mpg used car but found the prices to be...
Hyundai has a winner not just with the Elantra but with all of their vehicles. They are just making very, very good cars now. I was initially looking for a high mpg used car but found the prices to be way over-inflated. The Elantra was exactly what I was looking for (less than $20K with 35+mpg). Have had the car for a week and like it more every time I drive it. Especially now that I am creeping up on 37mpg with 75/25 hwy/city driving. The car looks sporty and is very comfortable for us taller drivers. All of the extras you get with the base model are fantastic and should be a source of angst for Honda and Toyota.
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Never thought I would have bought this car

by from Lancaster, PA on November 8, 2013

My wife and I had a 2001 Hyundai Elantra that I hated. It was real junk. My wife's car was hit while parked a few months ago and they gave us an Elantra (2012) as a rental. I actually argued that I wa...
My wife and I had a 2001 Hyundai Elantra that I hated. It was real junk. My wife's car was hit while parked a few months ago and they gave us an Elantra (2012) as a rental. I actually argued that I wasn't gonna drive it, but had no choice. When I started driving the rental I was blown away. Smooth ride, comfortable interior (I'm a big dude), nice stereo with ipod controls and satellite radio, Bluetooth hands free phone system, steering wheel controls, alloy wheels, decent gas mileage, and I had a lot of compliments on it. I actually got embarrassed to say that it "was only a rental." I liked it so much that I traded my Tacoma on a 2013. I doubled my gas mileage, cut my payments in half, and got a ton more features. My only real negative comment is at higher speeds it tends to not handle as tight to the road as it does on the back roads around my small town.
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Great small car

by from Clovis, California on December 9, 2012

Easy to drive, great gas milage and very comfortable. Base model has many great features other cars do not. Such as heated front seats.
Easy to drive, great gas milage and very comfortable. Base model has many great features other cars do not. Such as heated front seats.
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Biggest bang for the buck in its segment

by from Rockford, IL on June 11, 2012

Glad we waited for the 2013 Limited to come out. We love the dual zone climate control and the 6 way power driver's seat with power lumbar support. We travel about 140 miles round trip to and from wor...
Glad we waited for the 2013 Limited to come out. We love the dual zone climate control and the 6 way power driver's seat with power lumbar support. We travel about 140 miles round trip to and from work each day and that combo is mostly comprised of what I would call city driving and a small portion of highway and are averaging ~32 to 33 MPG so the mileage is not stellar but it is close to the combined rating so overall it gets 4-5 stars for that. The quality of the materials are very good for the price and the features for that price simply cannot be had in any other compact for that price. We've owned our black on black 2013 Elantra Limited sedan since mid April and have put almost 5000 miles with no issues so overall I feel it rates 5 stars. Great job Hyundai!
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2013 Elanyta LTD. Base

by from Philadelphia, PA on September 7, 2012

I bought my 2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited on July 24th, and have loved it ever since. This car drives great, and you can't beat the price for all the options you get. I think it is a much nicer looking...
I bought my 2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited on July 24th, and have loved it ever since. This car drives great, and you can't beat the price for all the options you get. I think it is a much nicer looking car interior and exterior wise compared to other cars in its class. I get about 28 MPG City, and right around 40 for highway. Only cons I can think of are that I wish it had more horsepower and a quieter ride. Needless to say, I love my Elantra and if I had to do it all over again I would!
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