2015 Hyundai Elantra

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Key Specs

of the 2015 Hyundai Elantra. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    28-31 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    145-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    6-speed manual w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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

Notable Features of the 2015 Hyundai Elantra

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

2015 Hyundai Elantra Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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

 

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

 


Latest 2015 Elantra Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.4)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.5)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Love it ?

by marvelyscruz83 from Daytona Beach on September 18, 2018

This car meets all my needs I?m just in love , so confortable good gas mileage and very spacious and especially for my little one. Read full review

(5.0)

My first car

by joy from New Orleans, LA on August 15, 2018

This car has everything a new college grad heading off to her first job needs! Plus I can afford it! Love the look, love my sunroof. Makes commuting a breeze. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2015 Hyundai Elantra currently has 0 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2015 Hyundai Elantra SE

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/thigh
good
Lower leg/foot
good
Overall evaluation
acceptable
Retraints and dummy kinematics
acceptable
Structure and safety cage
marginal

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Overall Evaluation
acceptable
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
acceptable
Structure and Safety Cage
marginal
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranties

Backed by Hyundai
New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    120 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Newer than 5 model years/less than 60,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    5 years/60,000 miles (from remainder of original)

  • Powertrain warranty

    10 years/100,000 miles and 10 years/100,000 miles for hybrid/electric vechicle batteries.

  • Dealer Certification Required

    150-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Elantra received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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