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2016 Hyundai Elantra

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$2,395 — $23,455 USED
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Sedan
5 Seats
28-32 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

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
2016 Hyundai Elantra exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2016 Hyundai Elantra
  • Sedan or hatchback body styles
  • Choice of four-cylinder engines
  • Six-speed manual or automatic transmission
  • Ventilated front and heated rear seats available

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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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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

What drivers are saying

4.6
120 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.4)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

Read reviews that mention:

(4.0)

I just got the car 3 weeks ago love it.

by Mma from Tampa on November 10, 2018

It?s sporty looking Runs great, I wish it would have had the reverse camera for parking and navigation system and tire rims instead of hubcaps. Read full review

(5.0)

Very reliable

by Valued costumer from Nashville tn on November 5, 2018

I think this vechicle has performed greatly for me being that it had a previous owner before me. If properly maintained I believe that I can honestly say that I got my money worth for a used car. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2016 Hyundai Elantra currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2016 Hyundai Elantra SE

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

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
acceptable
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.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Hyundai

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    60 months / 60,000 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

    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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