2015 Hyundai Elantra

Still a Leader in Value and Feature Content. Well-equipped small sedan.

With swoopy styling and lots of feature content for the price, the Elantra remains a strong contender in the compact sedan market, even if it no longer stands out as it did when the model was introduced.

Value has traditionally been key to the Elantra's appeal. It has a roomy interior, a spacious trunk, decent fuel economy and, like all Hyundai models in North America, a 10-year/ 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. So if low cost of ownership and features like bluetooth connectivity are priorities when car shopping, the Elantra is worth a look.

In US Government crash tests, the Elantra scored five out of five stars for overall protection, and in the Insurance Institute's tests, recieved a "good" rating in all but the small-overlap test, in which the Elantra scored "acceptable." These ratings are better than average for a small car, and add to the Elantra's appeal as a family car.

While the Hyundai Elantra is well-built and upholds the brand's reputation for good value, our shimmering air silver test car proved distinctly more at home in a daily commute than during enthusiastic driving. Fans of sporty handling and lively acceleration should look elsewhere, as the Elantra Limited's 1.8-liter engine gives the car a leisurely character. However, given the priorities of the segment, the Elantra's relatively meager 145-horsepower hasn't hurt sales.

Warranty/Service: 5-year/60,000 mile new vehicle warranty, 10-year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty, 7-year/unlimited mile anti-perforation warranty, 5-year/unlimited mile roadside assistance

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Specs

Base Price: $21,650

As Tested: $21,650

  • 27 / 37 mpg
  • EPA
  • 9.7 sec
  • 0-60
  • 145 hp
  • Horsepower
  • 119 mph
  • Top Speed
  • Engine: 1.8-liter inline-4
  • Horsepower: 145 hp
  • Torque: 130
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic
  • Curb Weight: 2,921 lbs
  • Wheelbase: 106.3 in
  • Length: 179 in
  • Width: 69.9 in
  • Height: 56.3 in
  • Brakes: Front and rear disc with ABS
  • Suspension: N/A
  • Traction: Traction and stability control standard; not fully defeatable
  • 0-60 mph: 9.7 sec
  • 60-0 mph: 123 ft.
  • Top Speed: 119 mph
  • EPA City: 27 mpg
  • EPA Highway: 37 mpg
  • Combined MPG: 31 mpg
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Safety: Front, front side and side-curtain airbags

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