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  • (4.5) 77 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $8,836–$15,868
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 28-32
  • Engine: 145-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2016 Hyundai Elantra

Our Take on the Latest Model 2016 Hyundai Elantra

What We Don't Like

  • 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

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 Reviews

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

(4.5)

Average based on 77 reviews

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Excellent car

by Allen T from Coraopolis, Pa on December 8, 2017

Excellent! Very reliable with great gas milage. I liked it so much I bought a brand new one! 2018 Hyundai Elantra

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7 Trims Available

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2016 Hyundai Elantra Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Hyundai Elantra Limited

Front
A
Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Hyundai Elantra Limited

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
G
Overall evaluation
A
Retraints and dummy kinematics
A
Structure and safety cage
M

Head Restraints and Seats

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

Moderate overlap front

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

Other

Roof Strength
G

Side

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

Small overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
A
Small overlap front
A
Structure and safety cage
M
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Hyundai Elantra Limited

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Hyundai Elantra Limited

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Side Barrier
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $1,400 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

60mo/60,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/unlimited

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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