2015 Hyundai Elantra

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$17,250

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2015 Hyundai Elantra
2015 Hyundai Elantra

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Ride and handling poise
  • Gas mileage doesn't come at the expense of drivability
  • Roomy cabin
  • Stylish design

The bad:

  • Telescoping wheel doesn't extend far enough for tall drivers
  • Driver-side A-pillar, rearview mirror limit visibility
  • Unconvincing faux-metal interior trim

3 trims

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Notable features

  • Sedan or hatchback body styles
  • Six-speed manual or automatic transmission
  • Heated rear seats available

2015 Hyundai Elantra review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The Elantra compact car is offered in sedan and GT hatchback body styles. It seats up to five people and primary competitors include the Honda Civic, Ford Focus and Chevrolet Cruze.

New for 2015
Hyundai has revised the Elantra’s option packages but there are no other significant changes.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.
Exterior Highlights

  • 15-, 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Available power moonroof
  • Available fog lights
  • Available projector-beam headlights with LED accents

Interior Highlights

  • Available leather upholstery
  • Front bucket seats
  • Split-folding backseat
  • Air conditioning
  • Available heated front and rear seats
  • Available navigation system with 7-inch touch-screen and Pandora internet radio

Under the Hood

  • 145-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Available 173-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder
  • Six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission
  • Electrically adjustable steering effort

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Available backup camera

 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

I love this car!

I purchased my 2015 Hyundai Elantra Limited without really even knowing all the extras it has. I'm learning new things about it all the time. I've never had a car so fancy! Hey, after 12 years with a Kia Spectra, this car is FANCY! I've never had leather seats, let alone heated leather seats! I've never been able to make a phone call by telling the car to call someone! I cant really think of anything about this vehicle that disappoints me at all. I'm just grateful to Gustman Honda in Appleton and my salesman Jon Devet for being so great and helping me keep to my budget while still getting SO much car! I know she's 6yrs old but shes like new to me, and I love her. Great car!

1.0

Most unreliable car that I have ever bought!!!!!!!

The engine has problems with piston slapping and under sized oil pump, which made a noise drive and wondering when the engine would break. Had the oil pan seal gasket redone 5 times and the crankcase seal 3. Had enough and decided to trade it in Then when to purchase a new vehicle from a different manufacture, they called the Hyundai dealership for vehicle record and they responded by saying that my vehicle had a defective engine. This is ironic because it was the first time Hyundai was honest but it cost me $1000 on the trade in. Hyundai dealership could not say to my face that had a defective engine it ,or when the vehicle when under warranty.

5.0

Great acceleration

I enjoy the power, the acceleration, of this small sedan. The small profile of this auto helps it, I believe, get the fantastic mileage that it gets. I also enjoy the comfortable seats.

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