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2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring consumer reviews

$15,995–$17,195 MSRP range
side view of 2012 Elantra Touring Hyundai
100% of drivers recommend this car
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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Great designed car. Back seats fold down to haul my three dogs around. The dash is sleek without a lot of "clutter" some cars have. Easy visibility and easy on the pocketbook when it comes to gasoline. I feel it is one of the nicest small autos for the price.


Not the car I really wanted but definitely the car

This car styling really caught me off-guard I didn't think that it would even fit my family at 5 I have a 14 year old teenager and two little ones and at that time my son was in the car seat I believe and we were looking at a full size minivan and my father-in-law is 6'3 or 64 couldn't fit in it but he could cross his leg in the back of this Hyundai and 2 Days after buying. it had to recall and we got a brand new Elantra to drive around and a brand new Impala to drive around and we missed this car already I put stuff on the racks I moved my whole house in this car I fit full bikes in it with a seat one side of the backseat down the driver's seat has a lumbar support has the telescoping steering wheel so my short wife can drive and just an amazing car I've never had it not start the air conditioning is super cold and I drive everyday to work and back at least 30 to 50 miles and yet I don't fill up but once every 3 to 4 days this car is worth its weight in gold and when I bought this one I thought i wont like it I went to look for another one to buy and you can't find them and that's because everyone that buys one of these keeps them and they don't get rid of them


First time Hyundai

This little vehicle fits all of the needs I asked of it and is a pleasure to drive. The gas mileage is a huge bonus!


Great little wagon

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!


My First Ever Hyundai

The sales person was excellent as was the over all buying process for my very first Hyundai. The Hyundai drives like a dream, gets excellent gas mileage and handles better then any car I've ever owned. My hat's off to the sales person who made it all possible in explaining in detail what I could expect from the new Hyundai. Everything she said was 100% true. Thank you Hyundai for the best car ever!


Solid, reliable Euro style car

I have manual transmission, about 50k miles put on it. Not one problem, and is a pleasure to drive in all conditions. The drivetrain is set up for Euro tastes, and probably gets less gas mileage that way, but sure is fun to drive. Storage is great, very roomy. Headroom and rear seat passenger legroom just fantastic. No complaints.


toughest car i have ever owned

bought the touring in july of 2012. i average 5,000 miles a month driving all boroughs of nyc,upstate ny, all nj and conn. i just passed 115,000 this week. the car works! good for fitting my 7 to 8 foot fishing poles when i actually get a chance to surf fish. zero breakdowns! love this car, sorry they stopped production.


Safe and reliable

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.


Greatest Small Car I've owned since 1980 Omni

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 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.


Nice little car

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 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.