2011 Hyundai Elantra Limited

Matt Tierney

2011 Hyundai Elantra Limited

Base price (with destination): $19,980
Price as tested: $22,860

Standard Equipment:
1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine
6-speed automatic transmission
17-inch alloy wheels
Electronic stability control
Traction control
4-wheel disc brakes with ABS
Tire pressure monitoring system
Power sunroof
Fog lights
Air conditioning
AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 audio system with 6 speakers
iPod/USB and auxiliary audio input
Power windows/locks/mirrors
Remote keyless entry
Tilt/telescoping steering column
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
Leather seating surfaces
60/40 split fold rear seats

Options on this vehicle:
Premium package -- $2000
Navigation with high-resolution 7-inch touch screen
Rearview camera
Premium audio system with external amp
Automatic headlights
Proximity key entry with push-button start

Carpeted floor mats -- $95

iPod cable -- $35

Key options not on vehicle: None

Fuel economy:
29 / 40 / 33 mpg

1.8L I-4
Horsepower: 148 hp @ 6300 rpm
Torque: 131 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm


6-speed automatic

Curb weight: 2877 lb

Wheels/tires: 17-inch alloy wheels
215/45R17 Continental ContiProContact all-season tires

Competitors: Honda Civic, Ford Focus, Volkswagen Jetta, Toyota Corolla, Mazda3, Chevy Cruze

What's new? Everything

4 of 4
I agree with Phi and pxr911. I am new to this segment, and of all the vehicles I have test driven, the Elantra fits my needs best. Great price, great fuel economy, and the creature comforts required to make an econobox bearable to drive (you can buy a lot of gas with the money saved on the Elantra) on a daily work commute. The interior is what finallized my decision as it is easily the best of the group.
Honda should have been paying more attention to this car when they redesigned the Civic as clearly Honda did not do so as while the new Civic is good--it still falls far short of the Elantra in the areas in which most buyers are looking, the Civic only beats the Elantra in that it is better handling--hardly a major consideration for most buyer in this segment who will go with the less expensive, better looking and feature laden Elantra as it offer so much more than the Civic (ie. heated rear seats, back up camera, automatic headlights, 6 speed auto, proximity key and so on--features which the Civic does not even offer.

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