2018 Hyundai Elantra

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2018 Hyundai Elantra
2018 Hyundai Elantra

Key specs

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The good:

  • Fuel economy
  • Available safety features
  • Hands-free trunk access available
  • Handling
  • Multimedia system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto available

The bad:

  • Bland interior design and materials
  • Backseat headroom
  • Many active safety features only in expensive packages
  • Road noise

6 trims

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Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2018 Hyundai Elantra trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • New SEL trim level
  • Five-seat compact sedan
  • Turbocharged Eco and Sport models
  • Seven-speed dual-clutch transmission available
  • Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection available

2018 Hyundai Elantra review: Our expert's take

What it is: Hyundai redesigned its Elantra compact sedan last year with structural enhancements and new styling inside and out, as well as new powertrains, safety features and technology. Elantra competitors include the Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Mazda3, Nissan Sentra and Toyota Corolla. The Elantra GT four-door hatchback is covered separately in the Cars.com Research section.

A new SEL trim level slots between the SE and Value Edition. It includes blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert, a 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, a backup camera with dynamic guidelines, 16-inch alloy wheels, heated side mirrors and automatic headlights. The Sport version gains a power sunroof and blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews


Don't Purchase

We purchased this car used with 82k miles for daughter to use for college based on a lot of good reviews. Well we should have researched more because it broke down on the road 400 miles from home. These engines are crap and Hyundai knows but they don't want to take responsibility. They say it's not included in the engine replacement program but it's the same issues as the engine replacement program. WTH DON'T PURCHASE THESE VEHICLES.


Glad I bought it perfect car

I love the car it rides nice handles Performs good Comfortable roomie I have friends that wanna buy it now because they like riding in it and driving it Not a fan of the generation after because of the IVT in them prefer the generation I have with a regular transmission shifts nicer and peppier


My 2018 Hyundai Elantra

I bought my 2018 as a lease I just recently purchased to buy out the lease I have 34,000 miles on it and this car has been just wonderful. I average around 31 mi in the city and have been as high as 39.5 on the highway. The only thing I do is change the oil at every 5,000 miles rotate my tires at every 10,000 MI and I have bought a brand new set of michelins which the ride is so smooth. I have not had any major items go wrong on it it has been a great car for me the value is well worth it and I highly recommend it they are very dependable.

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New car program benefits
60 months/60,000 miles
84 months/unlimited distance
120 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/unlimited distance

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