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2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring

2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring

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Mostly an upgrade

by from Winnemucca, NV on December 5, 2011

This review is for the SE trim. I had been driving a 2001 VW Golf. It was starting to show its age and mileage, so I started looking for a new hatchback. I test drove a new VW Golf, a Mazda3, the new ...
This review is for the SE trim. I had been driving a 2001 VW Golf. It was starting to show its age and mileage, so I started looking for a new hatchback. I test drove a new VW Golf, a Mazda3, the new Ford Focus, and the Elantra Touring. I went with the Hyundai for a couple of reasons. First, I like the scaled back, simplified look of the car. Nothing too flashy or cartoonish, just a sleek car with a roof-rack. The roof-rack was the second reason I opted for the car, it saved me some money from having to buy it separately. Third, there is a lot more space in the ET than my Golf, both in the passenger compartment and the cargo area. Until I get some roof-rack accessories, it has no problem holding snowboards and other gear on the inside. The car doesn't get up and go like my golf, but it is better than the Focus and seems comparable to the Mazda3. I wasn't looking for a car with heated seats, but mine came with them and they make me happy on below freezing mornings. I agree with the first review in that I am disappointed by the MPGs. Every other option I drove could get up into the 40s on the highway. The ET struggles to hit 28 MPG highway (driving around 80mph). Overall, I like the car and I'm glad I bought it. Unless the fuel efficiency is improved, however, I wouldn't likely buy a second one.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Nice little car

by from Central massachusetts on March 12, 2013

I actually bought this to replace my poor old Dodge Dakota...while I will not be hauling any lawn mowers in it, its a comfortable little car that gets good gas mileage (23/24 mpg city in winter...one ...
I actually bought this to replace my poor old Dodge Dakota...while I will not be hauling any lawn mowers in it, its a comfortable little car that gets good gas mileage (23/24 mpg city in winter...one long highway trip...35.5 mpg at 60-65 mph, minimal secondary roads) and has enough room to haul the equipment I need in my part time (retirement) work. Plenty of room for this 6' 2" frame in front or back, seat good for my forlorn lumbar discs (can easily drive 2 hours without stopping). Peppy, perhaps too peppy...though it seems like it could use another gear on the highway. Handles adequately/well, great stereo. Wish I could have found a standard, just to add to the fun driving it. I am a little worried about the low profile tire/alloy wheel vs. pothole scenario. Compared with the immediate competition its a real buy.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

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ET - A good people mover

by from on November 24, 2011

I needed a car to carry a family of four and I needed enough cargo capacity to carry golf clubs for a foursome. I wanted a car that would fit easily in my garage and not cost me a fortune. The only ca...
I needed a car to carry a family of four and I needed enough cargo capacity to carry golf clubs for a foursome. I wanted a car that would fit easily in my garage and not cost me a fortune. The only cars that made the short list were the Elantra Touring and the Jetta (Golf) wagon. I finally picked the ET due to its better value for the money. Overall, this is a great car. Very comfortable and well designed. I am disappointed with the fuel efficiency. I am getting about 10.2 liters/100 km, which is not great for a 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine.
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Uses car for Just getting around

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Safe and reliable

by from montreal, Quebec on April 29, 2013

I love my Touring. My main concerns when looking to purchase a car were, roomy, safe, reliable and cost efficient. It has exceeded my expectations.
I love my Touring. My main concerns when looking to purchase a car were, roomy, safe, reliable and cost efficient. It has exceeded my expectations.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Greatest Small Car I've owned since 1980 Omni

by from Corpus Christi, TX on March 28, 2013

Replaced 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe with this Elantra Touring because I have very bad knees and had trouble getting in and out of Santa Fe. Did not want to lose the cargo room, so Elantra Touring was the n...
Replaced 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe with this Elantra Touring because I have very bad knees and had trouble getting in and out of Santa Fe. Did not want to lose the cargo room, so Elantra Touring was the next best thing. Unfortunately Hyundai will no longer build the Touring after 2012 and I had to search for one on internet, using Cars.com. Found what I purchased with 48 miles on odometer 180+ miles from home but was willing to travel to get it. Purchased it on 3/1/2013 and as of today (3/28/13) have 1034 miles on it after traveling to Austin, TX. Traveled a tat over 200 miles on half tank (holds 14) for 28.5 mpg and car is not yet "broken in." Great for older person for comfort, loading items in back & economical.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

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roomy vehicle

by from San Francisco, CA on November 28, 2012

The Hyundai Elantra Touring is a 5-door mid-compact that has good features. Back seat passengers have plenty of legroom. with the rear seats folded down, the clear space is great for hauling recent fi...
The Hyundai Elantra Touring is a 5-door mid-compact that has good features. Back seat passengers have plenty of legroom. with the rear seats folded down, the clear space is great for hauling recent finds at the antique auction including desks, bureaus etc. I was also surprised by the tucked away hold-down clips found on the bed of the cargo area. A nice feature!
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Uses car for Just getting around

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Mini-Minivan

by from Burlington, ON, Canada on March 6, 2012

The hatchback I have is the 5 speed manual/stick, with cruise control, heated seats & side mirrors. It is a fun car to drive and has a great turning circle. I definately enjoy the way the car handles,...
The hatchback I have is the 5 speed manual/stick, with cruise control, heated seats & side mirrors. It is a fun car to drive and has a great turning circle. I definately enjoy the way the car handles, it's spacious rear seating and spacious hatch area. The only cons I find are:- * The gas milage is a little dissappointing at 12.5km / 1 liter, average for both Hwy & town inclusive. *Engine noise is load beginning at 100km/p/h. *Very harsh/hard suspension at slower speeds over bumps for in town driving. Can feel every bump in the road. Overall I am still very pleased with the vehicle and am happy with the decision to buy it.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Short comings

by from on July 31, 2012

Shifting knob and emergency brake take up too much room in the front. The arm rest and the cup holders in the front are pretty much worthless for the driver. Good leg room in the back seat. Fun to dr...
Shifting knob and emergency brake take up too much room in the front. The arm rest and the cup holders in the front are pretty much worthless for the driver. Good leg room in the back seat. Fun to drive.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

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So Far So Good

by from San Diego on February 27, 2012

We just bought this vehicle and are so pleased! We were looking at the Chevy Cruz, Kia Sorento, Kia Rio, and Hyundai Accent Hatchback. The Hyundai Elantra Touring made the cut because it felt like a l...
We just bought this vehicle and are so pleased! We were looking at the Chevy Cruz, Kia Sorento, Kia Rio, and Hyundai Accent Hatchback. The Hyundai Elantra Touring made the cut because it felt like a luxury vehicle and it's spacious with a great turning radius; however, it was still affordable and it gets good gas mileage 28-30 hwy.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Great little wagon

by from Athens, Al.35611 on April 24, 2015

I cant believe that Hyundai , after just 2 years of production, dec ided to call it quits on the Elantra Touring. THis is a GREAT vehicle for the money. It hugs the road, very quiet ride, decent on ga...
I cant believe that Hyundai , after just 2 years of production, dec ided to call it quits on the Elantra Touring. THis is a GREAT vehicle for the money. It hugs the road, very quiet ride, decent on gas, and extremely roomy interrior.. What a SHAME it is that this style of vehicle is no longer readily available to the public. THAT is my ONLY complaint to Hyundai!
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Uses car for Work

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