2009 Hyundai Elantra

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If you're looking for a practical, inexpensive wagon with European driving dynamics, you might want to visit your local Hyundai dealer. Seriously. The 2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring shares most of its name with the Elantra sedan, but the two are actually different vehicles. The wagon - which is 1.2 inches shorter but rides on a wheelbase two inches longer - is based on the European-market Hyundai i30 CW.
Happily, Hyundai didn't bother watering down the European driving experience for the United States. From behind the wheel, it's immediately obvious that you're not in a typical Korean economy car. The clutch engages positively, and the well-weighted gear lever has a standard B&M Racing short-throw shifter.
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The wheels and the front brakes are one inch larger than the biggest you can find on the Elantra sedan, and a 13.8:1 steering ratio is much quicker than the sedan's leisurely 15.4:1. To sharpen reflexes and provide the Touring with surprising cornering balance, the wagon has a moderately stiffer front suspension and a vastly stiffer rear. Stability control is standard.
The 138-hp, 2.0-liter in-line four is shared with the sedan. Its meaty torque curve and short, closely spaced gearing helps the Touring feel faster than it actually is.
Fans of high revs might be disappointed by the engine's boominess, and they might want to take note of the Hyundai's mediocre EPA ratings (23 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway) before redlining every gear.
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In typical wagon style, the cabin offers significantly more cargo space than the sedan, and rear passengers are treated to more head- and legroom. Included in the Touring's standard equipment is a well-integrated iPod interface, steering-wheel-mounted radio buttons, cruise control, and power windows, locks, and mirrors. A premium-sport package adds seventeen-inch wheels, a power sunroof, and heated front seats. A four-speed automatic is optional, but it likely reduces the fun factor - this Hyundai's most surprising standard feature - considerably.
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2009 Nissan Versa 1.6
Half the Hyundai.
For little more than half the price of the Elantra Touring, you can buy a Nissan Versa 1.6, although destination charges bring the total to just over the five-figure mark. A small sedan with a big back seat, the cheapo Versa is also one of the best-handling front-wheel-drive economy cars around. Its skinny tires may have modest limits, but great chassis tuning makes the best of them with surprisingly neutral cornering balance.
Unfortunately, you can't drown out any annoying interior rattles with the stereo, because there isn't one. There's one way to unlock the car - via the driver's door. There's also only one way into the trunk - with a key. And the lock broke on our test car. Harrumph.
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Let's be honest - if you can't afford a couple of bucks for a radio and a remote trunk release, you can't afford a new car. The Versa 1.6 is a lot of car for the money, but the regular Versa - radio and all - is, too. Even without marketing-stunt pricing.
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Hyundai launched the Hyundai Elantra LPI--its first hybrid car--yesterday in its domestic market of South Korea.
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Well, that was quick. Six days after the government inked the “Car Allowance Rebate System” (better known as “Cash for Clunkers”) into law, a Virginia woman became the first to use a CARS rebate — on a Hyundai.
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2009 Hyundai Elantra Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
2.0L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
24 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
33 MPG
Horsepower:
138 hp @ 6000rpm
Torque:
136 ft lb of torque @ 4600rpm
  • Air Conditioning (optional)
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control (optional)
  • Electronic Stability Control (optional)
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • CD Player (optional)
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
60,000 miles / 60 months
Powertrain
100,000 miles / 120 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 84 months
Roadside
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:10
Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
Summary
HYUNDAI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007-2009 ELANTRA VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 14, 2006, THROUGH NOVEMBER 1, 2008. THE FRONT PASSENGER SEATS IN THE VEHICLES CONTAIN A WEIGHT SENSOR DESIGNED TO DEACTIVATE THE RIGHT FRONTAL AIRBAG WHEN OCCUPANTS OF CERTAIN WEIGHTS OCCUPY THE SEAT. THE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR FOR THE WEIGHT SENSOR IS LOCATED UNDER THE CENTER CONSOLE, BETWEEN THE FRONT SEATS. UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES THE CONNECTOR COULD BECOME CONTAMINATED AND MALFUNCTION SUCH THAT THE FRONT PASSENGER AIRBAG WILL DEPLOY REGARDLESS OF THE WEIGHT OF THE OCCUPANT.
Consequences
THE FRONT PASSENGER AIR BAG COULD DEPLOY IN CRASHES IN WHICH IT SHOULD NOT DEPLOY, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE SEAT OCCUPANT FROM THE DEPLOYED AIR BAG.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A PROTECTIVE COVER OVER THE WEIGHT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM CONNECTOR TO PREVENT CONTAMINATION. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTING TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HYUNDAI'S CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE CENTER AT 1-800-633-5151.
Potential Units Affected
188,697
Notes
HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT
Summary
Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2006-2009 Accent, model year 2007-2011 Azera, Sonata and Sante Fe,2006-2011 Tucson, 2009-2011 Elantra Touring, 2007-2010 Elantra, 2008-2011 Veracruz, 2009-2011 Genesis, 2010-2011 Genesis Coupe, 2007-2008 Entourage, and 2006-2008 Tiburon vehicles. Originally, in April 2013, Hyundai recalled 1,059,824 model year 2007-2009 Accent and Tucson, model year 2007-2010 Elantra, model year 2007-2011 Santa Fe, model year 2008-2009 Veracruz, model year 2010-2011 Genesis Coupe, and model year 2011 Sonata vehicles. In September 2013, Hyundai informed the agency that it was adding more vehicles to this campaign, representing an additional 652,512 units. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 1,712,336. In the affected vehicles, the stop lamp switch may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. Additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake transmission shift interlock feature, preventing the shifter from being moved out of the PARK position and cause the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate.
Consequences
Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, when the ignition is in the 'ON' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of Park without first applying the brake. This may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. The safety recall began on April 22, 2013. Owners may contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's recall campaign number is 110.
Potential Units Affected
1,712,336
Notes
Hyundai Motor Company


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH
Summary
Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2006-2009 Accent, model year 2007-2011 Azera, Sonata and Sante Fe,2006-2011 Tucson, 2009-2011 Elantra Touring, 2007-2010 Elantra, 2008-2011 Veracruz, 2009-2011 Genesis, 2010-2011 Genesis Coupe, 2007-2008 Entourage, and 2006-2008 Tiburon vehicles. Originally, in April 2013, Hyundai recalled 1,059,824 model year 2007-2009 Accent and Tucson, model year 2007-2010 Elantra, model year 2007-2011 Santa Fe, model year 2008-2009 Veracruz, model year 2010-2011 Genesis Coupe, and model year 2011 Sonata vehicles. In September 2013, Hyundai informed the agency that it was adding more vehicles to this campaign, representing an additional 652,512 units. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 1,712,336. In the affected vehicles, the stop lamp switch may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. Additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake transmission shift interlock feature, preventing the shifter from being moved out of the PARK position and cause the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate.
Consequences
Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, when the ignition is in the 'ON' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of Park without first applying the brake. This may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. The safety recall began on April 22, 2013. Owners may contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's recall campaign number is 110.
Potential Units Affected
1,712,336
Notes
Hyundai Motor Company


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:50
Component
STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Summary
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2008-2010 Elantra vehicles manufactured June 1, 2008, to April 30, 2010, and 2009-2010 Elantra Touring vehicles manufactured November 1, 2008, to April 30, 2010. The electronic power steering (EPS) electronic control unit (ECU) may sense a discrepancy in the steering input signals and, as a result, disable the steering power assist.
Consequences
If power steering assist is lost, greater driver effort would be required to steer the vehicle at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will verify the proper operation of the Electronic Power Steering and update the EPS control unit, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-671-3059. Hyundai's number for this recall is 127.
Potential Units Affected
204,768
Notes
Hyundai Motor America


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
5
NHTSA Rating Front Side
4
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
4
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Marginal
IIHS Rear Crash
Acceptable
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Applicable
IIHS Best Pick
N/R

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