2016 Hyundai Elantra consumer reviews

$17,250–$18,250 MSRP range
side view of 2016 Elantra Hyundai
88% of drivers recommend this car
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
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Good car/Questionable value

I purchased my 2016 Elantra new. So far no major problems but not completely happy with how the car runs. I realize it has a small engine but shouldn't feel and sound like it's dying out when using the A/C and when car is parked and the engine is turned off the car makes a horrible loud creaking like sound when I'm getting out of my car it sounds like the body of the car is under stress and something's going to collapse. The inside and trunk space is roomy, I have a problem with my inside trunk latch sometimes it opens the trunk and sometimes it dorsn't. I was told by the dealership that something mechanical is probably going out and after paying 100.00 when my trunk all of a sudden wouldn't close I just use the button on my alarm to open my trunk. My car was 6 months out of warranty and even with a good extended warranty that I purchased at time of purchase they still got me for a 100.00 copay for a latch clip that cost as low as 25.00 on Amazon ad took them less than 10 mimutes to replace. Another annoying feature is the glasses case next to the rear view mirror that I never use opens everytime I use my visor. I bring these what may seem like small things up because they happened very shortly after the factory warranty ended and to have them replsced or fixed at the dealetship can be costly. The other problems I was faced with were having to replace all 4 tires and both the front and back brakes at 3 years and under 20,000 miles. I am disabled and my car is used mainly for around town stops and local medical appts, has only taken 2 long distance trips has beem regularly serviced and at a little over 6 years old still only has under 32,000 miles on it. As much as I would like to give my car a 5 star rating across the board I can't because for a car that isn't used on a daily basis and has only 1 driver has left me qiestioning the quality and value of the so called genuin Hyndai parts and the little extra's that this car offered. I have definitely learned as a single, little older woman not to take my vehicle to the dealership for regular services or anything else that a reputable auto repair shop with good mechanics can take care of.


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


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.


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


I love my car. Extremely reliable and comfortable.

This vehicle has met all my personal needs. Would definitely recommend. The gas mileage is amazing and the ride is smooth. My favorite color too


This car was ok

I owned this car for two yrs. It was great on gas but it was terribly underpowered. I had to floor it on hills and it would whine at high speeds. Also, the shocks were terrible.


Best car I've owned

This is a wonderful roomy car, it's really more than what I expected. I love the look and the feel of it. Easy navigation and no blind spots.


Amazing on gas

This car has been my daily driver, and it’s been so reliable. The gas mileage is my favorite. I would definitely recommended this car to anyone.


Reliable and comfortable car!

This car has been a reliable and very comfortable car to drive. The heated seats and technology are great! I would say this car is a good choice for anyone looking for valule and comfort.


Best bang for your buck ...

This car has taken me from one side of the United States. All the way to the other side. With proper maintenance, you will enjoy years of trouble free transportation.