2016 Hyundai Elantra

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$17,250

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2016 Hyundai Elantra
2016 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 blocks views
  • Unconvincing faux-metal interior trim
  • Steering feel
  • Overly sensitive gas pedal

4 trims

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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 4.6
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews

2.7

The paint is chipping off do not buy ANY WHITE HYU

When we bought it and cosigned for our daughters FIRST CAR EVER she loved it! After 2 months we noticed the paint chipping and flying off down the highway. We took it back to the dealership and they said it was a ROCK. They told us sorry and sent us on our way. Nothing they could do for us. Wow. Never ever will buy another Hyundai again. The car is great but the looks of it is crap. She feels like she is back in a crappy car again like going to high school. She finally has a great career and drives this car that looks like xxxx on the the out side of it. All Hyundai cars we found out all white Hyundai 2005 to 2019 all have this E Paint so do not buy. They will chip. If they say they were repaired they will chip. Trust me

5.0

Definitely the best car I have driven

It has a great and roomy interior. It drives so smoothly and handles with ease. Some of the controls take some getting used to but overall it's a great car.

5.0

Best car hands down

This vehicle has made me very happy and I can’t complain about it. Definitely will recommend this vehicle to my family and friends and will definitely buy another one of these

See all 158 consumer reviews

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