2018 Hyundai Elantra

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

179.9” x 56.5”


Front-wheel drive



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

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Our 2018 Hyundai Elantra trim comparison will help you decide.

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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
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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 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.8
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews


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Hyundai Elantra 2018 is running great and is a beautiful car very satisfied with my purchase thank you for all the help very happy with it


No matter how tall you are, you'll love this!

I bought mine a month ago and I LOVE it. It has wonderful gas millage (40-42 mpg highway) Drives smooth and is comfortable. I am 6 foot tall and have trouble in other cars, but this one I have plenty of room and my head is not hitting the top and it doesn't feel like I'm sitting on the ground. Visibility is great, I can see around with little blind spots. I think it is a very driver friendly car. Especially if you are on the highway a lot, like I am for work.


Something is fishy

Was told this make of car needs to be started at least every 3 days!!!. Never heard of such a thing. Had a problem after purchase of going away for 10 days came back and car wouldn't start 2018 elantra

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Based on the 2018 Hyundai Elantra base trim.
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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Hyundai
New car program benefits
60 months/60,000 miles
84 months/unlimited distance
120 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 80,000 miles; less than 7 years old (currently MY18- MY24)
Basic warranty terms
Remainder of the 5-Year/60,000-Mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty. From original in-service date and zero (0) miles.
10-Yr/100K-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. From original in-service date and zero (0) miles.
Dealer certification required
173-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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