2016 Hyundai Elantra

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$17,250

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Sedan

Body style

32
Combined MPGe Combined MPGe

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5

Seating capacity

179.1” x 56.3”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

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 blocks views
  • Unconvincing faux-metal interior trim
  • Steering feel
  • Overly sensitive gas pedal

4 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • Sedan or hatchback body styles
  • Choice of four-cylinder engines
  • Six-speed manual or automatic transmission
  • Ventilated front and heated rear seats available

2016 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, Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus and Chevrolet Cruze. All versions of the sedan except the Sport come with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine. The Sport and the GT hatchback use a 2.0-liter four-cylinder. Both engines are available with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.

New for 2016
A new Value Edition sedan has 16-inch alloy wheels, a power sunroof, keyless entry with push-button start and heated front seats. The Limited sedan adds keyless entry with push-button start and automatic climate control.

Significant Standard Features

  • 145-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Air conditioning
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Electrically adjustable steering effort
  • Split-folding backseat
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 173-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder
  • Six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission
  • Leather upholstery
  • Power moonroof
  • Heated front and rear seats; ventilated front seats
  • Navigation system with 7-inch touch-screen and Pandora integration
  • Backup camera

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior 4.5
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.6
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews

4.0

Satisfied Elantra SE owner

I love my elantra. I haven't hardly had any problems with it at all. However I also experienced the paint chipping on my white hyundai. I was also told that it was a rock. Now reading others comments about their paint shipping I question it. I paid out of pocket because it wasn't worth going through insurance with deductible and everything. Other than that I have had absolutely no problem with my Hyundai. I also like the look of it on the outside. I thought about trading for a newer one but I also don't like the styles of the new ones. I wish they still made them like the 2016 exterior. I would love to have a newer one but I would like for it to look like the 2016 hyundai. The reason for that is you could look at the car and see it was a Hyundai elantra. Now I feel like the new launchers look like every other car on the road.

5.0

Happy Elantra owner x 2

I had a 2015 Elantra that that I loved but it was totaled in a wreck. It kept me safe so I looked for another Elantra and found my 2016 with low miles in 2021. It's given me zero issues in almost 20K miles of driving. I just did the 45K maintenance at the dealer and got the security issue updated; otherwise, just oil changes and tire rotations. Lots of room, even with two car seats in the back. Decent power for its size and great gas mileage. My 2016 has a few less features than my 2015 did (no Bluetooth, no audio controls on steering wheel, no heated leather seats) but performs just as well. My only complaint is that the tint is starting to peel but that's due to the Florida sun.

5.0

Great car!!

Bought this car new in 2016 and have had it for 7 yrs. I have had no problems with it, just regular maintenance. This is the longest I’ve ever owned a car, usually I find something I don’t like and sell it. Not this one. I love the sporty look and has all the features I need. It has been nothing but good to me. I wish they still made this model, I would love to buy a new one but I’m not a fan of the new body style.

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Safety

Based on the 2016 Hyundai Elantra base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
4
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
5
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
4
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
4
Overall rating
5
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
10.9%
Rollover rating
4
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
4
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Hyundai
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
60 months/60,000 miles
Corrosion
84 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
120 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 80,000 miles; less than 7 years old (currently MY18- MY24)
Basic warranty terms
Remainder of the 5-Year/60,000-Mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty. From original in-service date and zero (0) miles.
Powertrain
10-Yr/100K-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. From original in-service date and zero (0) miles.
Dealer certification required
173-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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