Unreliable and inefficient.
After 5.5 years of ownership and approx. 83000km of driving, my clutch broke in the middle of a busy highway. Hyundai covered a portion of the repair but I was still out over $1500 to replace a part that, based on research and previous Mazda ownership experience, should have lasted much, much longer. As annoying as the repair was, I could not believe it when I discovered that my mechanic performed the same repair on another 2014 Hyundai Elantra! This infuriating discovery leads me to believe it is a manufacturing/part/assembly issue that Hyundai needs to address. If you want a reliable vehicle, I would suggest looking elsewhere.
I love it so much, it is the 2nd one I purchased!
We had a 2014 Elantra GT for nearly five years and loved it. My husband drives for Uber and riders are always surprised at how nice and roomy it is when they get in. It is large enough to be comfortable for four or five people, but small enough to get good gas mileage and easily zip around the city. When our first one had a run-in with a deer, we were so disappointed to let go of that car. We lucked out and found another 2014 Hyundai Elantra GT with very low mileage and a lot more features. I like having the panoramic roof, back-up camera, large screen, and the dual temperature controls. The only thing that I do not love about the car is the touch screen. Although it is convenient to have, it is a bit cumbersome and not as "sensitive" as I would hope it to be. We will likely only use the navigation on long trips. For quick trips around town, we will continue to use our phones.
Short life span
Intially, the car was great! I am a high mileage commuter, 100+ daily, and thought this would suit my needs. At 4 years, 145,000 miles the car began to burn 2 quarts of oil between oil changes (3000 miles). Before the car was paid off at 5 years and new catalytic converter needed to be installed. Six months later is failed as it was full of oil for rings that had gone bad on the engine. I have read on other forums there was a known engine problem with the Elentras 2013/2014 but nothing was done. The car was out of warranty long before this began. I did not expect this to be a throw away car for the price I paid. Cabin is not quiet and picks up a lot of road noise.