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2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

176.6” x 59.8”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Interior amenities
  • Value for the money
  • Warranty

The bad:

  • Uninspired styling
  • So-so mpg

2 trims

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Notable features

  • Distinct model from Elantra sedan
  • Hatchback body style
  • Manual or automatic
  • iPod-compatible stereo

2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The Elantra Touring hatchback is a distinct model in Hyundai’s lineup, with a different appearance than Hyundai’s Elantra sedan. The Touring battles it out with cars like the Toyota Matrix as well as hatchback versions of the Mazda3 and Nissan Versa. A new hatchback Elantra — the Elantra GT — debuts for the 2013 model year.

The Elantra Touring has a bit of a wagon look to it. Its smooth body sides and traditional cues give it a much more conservative appearance than the Elantra sedan, which received dramatic styling with its redesign for the 2011 model year. Fifteen-inch steel wheels are standard while 16- and 17-inch alloy wheels are optional.

Power comes from a 138-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that works with a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. The drivetrain isn’t as efficient as the one in the Elantra sedan, which is rated at 40 mpg on the highway by the EPA.

There’s room for up to five people in the Elantra Touring. Cargo room behind the rear seats measures 24.3 cubic feet; with the rear seats folded, there’s 65.3 cubic feet. Standard convenience features include air conditioning, power windows and locks, and a USB port for iPod connectivity.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior 4.5
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value 4.8
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.6
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Most recent consumer reviews


The only problems I've had with my 2012 Hyundai Elantra

The only problems I've had with my 2012 Hyundai Elantra touring, has been the recalls. It's very comfortable and very economical and I love the way it looks. I get a lot of compliments on my Elantra touring.


Super awesome

I love driveing my car super cool little car im very satisfied with the touring ,elantra very satisfied with in and out design nice feature putting in bluetooth and aux plug in


Lots of space, entertaining to drive

I needed to replace my 1998 Honda CRV and wanted a cheap car under $10,000 that had the same cargo space, less road noise, safer and as a plus was fun to drive. I stayed away from german cars because at that budget they would all require maintenance. The only two options left were the Acura TSX Wagon, Subaru Outback and a 3rd Gen CRV. I ran into this car and was impressed by how large the interior was for a compact car. It has the same cargo space as my old CRV, came in a manual and has a 1:12 turning steering ratio--thats tighter then some sport coupes! I had the GLS model with no frills. The only thing I added was a hitch to carry two mountain bikes and I had the interior Dynamatted for $300 which reduced road noise by 4db. The stereo speakers are also impressive for the price point.

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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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