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2018 Hyundai Elantra

2018 Hyundai Elantra

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$9,997 — $16,881 USED
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Sedan
5 Seats
25-35 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

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
2018 Hyundai Elantra exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2018 Hyundai Elantra
  • 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

from the Cars.com expert editorial team


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.

New for 2018


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

What drivers are saying

4.8
471 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

Read reviews that mention:

(4.0)

Very reliable auto.

by TerryZD loves auto from Dahlonega, GA on April 29, 2020

The auto has top notch design. Clean lines exterior exceptional style overall. The engine can move quickly, driving 0 to 60 without any lag. The one thing missing are mud flaps. Read full review

(5.0)

Tremendous value.

by Sporky from Atlanta, GA on April 23, 2020

Bought this car for our son who would be graduating and moving out of state so wanted a reliable car with warranty. The dealer was really willing to deal because it was right before the end of the ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

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

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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.*

Latch or Latch system

A

Infant seat

B

Forward-facing convertible

(second row)

A

Rear-facing convertible

A

Booster

(second row)

A
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.
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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.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker

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