(4.2) 15 reviews
MSRP: $4,627$10,123
Body Style: Hatchback
Combined MPG: 27
Engine: 138-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring

Our Take on the 2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring

Our Take

The Elantra compact sedan should appeal to value- and safety-conscious buyers, as its price undercuts many in its class. Its trim levels are the fuel-efficient Blue, the GLS and the better-equipped SE; competitors include the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla and Chevy Cobalt. The Elantra also comes in... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Engine noise
  • Highway comfort
  • Uninspired styling
  • Highway acceleration
  • Some basic features not standard
  • So-so mpg with hatchback

Notable Features

  • Sport-tuned Elantra Touring hatchback
  • Manual or automatic
  • Six airbags and ABS standard
  • iPod-compatible stereo


Our Expert Reviews

Someday in the not so distant future, people will own more cars, not fewer.There will be one they drive only on the weekends -- the family and boat in tow.Then there will be a small two-seater that they'll putt along to work in every day -- at least those who still go to an office instead of telecommuting.There may be other specialized family vehicles that promote efficiency and have speci... Read full review for the 2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring

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Consumer Reviews


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Practical and Attractive

by Bookworm from Brookline, MA on November 3, 2010

I chose this car because it has 65 cubic feet of cargo space and a comfortable ride. It has been getting about 29 miles per gallon. 5,000 miles into ownership, it has proven to be a hit. No bells and ... Read Full Review

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


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Warranties Explained


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.


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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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