Hyundai's design direction with these sedans makes them standouts, but the down side, to these eyes, is that it risks looking dated sooner than more conservative models. The dash and door panels also get the upscale two-tone grey treatment. Will definitely be contacting Emerson again when the need for another vehicle arises. It won't steer for you in case of a slide, only help you steer the correct direction. Apparently, the automatic throttle system infrequently caued the car to lag badly when the accelerator was pressed. But today's automotive landscape is rapidly changing, and in the three months since our last encounter with the Elantra, we've also found ourselves behind the wheel of the new and the new , vehicles that join the incumbent in the competition for buyers' C-segment dollars.
It does exhibit body lean in hard cornering but this is more than acceptable; it remains controlled and makes the driver aware it is working toward its limits. Only one jaded observer seemed less than duly impressed, noting that Hyundai made such major strides with the Genesis and Sonata he was accustomed to expecting huge changes. And its 148 hp and 131 lb-ft is enough because the new Elantra weighs less than 2,700 pounds and, actually, 62 pounds less than its predecessor. Currently the Hyundai Elantra has a score of 8. Front seats have two-level heating. Continental wouldn't replace them for me.
Up front a hexagonal grille presents a more sinister smile than Mazda's 3, perhaps more eager to play or a Dustbuster with attitude. Virtually all reviewers wonder when Hyundai will update its transmissions to reflect the current driving needs of most families. Vehicle cannot leave the parking lot so a full test drive or trip to your mechanic to check out the vehicle is not possible. Cabin storage is fairly good in quantity, variety and location. Among budget-priced compact cars, not all safety equipment is always standard stability control, for instance is sometimes optional in this class. However, they also agreed that the Elantra Touring has a compliant suspension and capable handling for city driving. I sold my Nissan Titan a month ago because i couldnt stand the beating i was taking on fuel.
I am finally enjoying driving again. There are closing storage bins on the top of the dash and in the center stack, along with good storage room in both of the door pockets, glove box, and center console. They don't quite fold flat, but there's enough of an opening to easily fit skis, or a lamp. On the road, the Elantra feels like the Honda Civic used to in the '90s: making up for its notable lack of power by emphasizing lightweight, nimble handling. Hyundai has become known, in any of its vehicles, for sweetening the package with a few more features than you'll find standard elsewhere in that model's class. This just didn't feel right and so I left without purchasing the vehicle.
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April 2015, no cool air again. We found the new 2011 Elantra a nice car to drive and a nice one to ride in, with some driver involvement and good control of noise and bumps. Overall, the chassis feels solid and poised. Otherwise, the Elantra's interior is generously sized. Performance is pretty respectable from this engine, provided you're not afraid of eliciting downshifts. Hyundai claims a 500-mile range on the highway and we found nothing like wind noise, vibration or other fatigue-inducers that would make us stop for a break mid-way.
Like it's little brother, the 1. Options for both trims include Bluetooth hands-free communications, a rear spoiler, carpeted floor mats, and mud flaps. This just didn't feel right and so I left without purchasing the vehicle. New bodywork highlights the 2011 Elantra sedan and makes the old one resemble a deformed jellybean with lights and door handles. Help us grow so we can bring you more videos! For the price, its beautiful. Inside, the Elantra combines traditional Hyundai swoopiness with some interesting new cues—specifically, the pinch point where the center console meets the rest of the dash, as well as the strongly hooded gauge cluster.
Brakes are likewise described as powerful and true, with no inordinate pedal squish. I'm retired and travelling the country in a 34' motor home. Elantra Limited models can be distinguished by their larger alloy wheels, fog lights, and mirror-mounted signal repeaters. Its torsion-bar rear suspension doesn't stick to the road like the Civic's multi-link rear end. Passenger cannot roll down or up unless drivers side does it.
The Elantra Touring is available with Bluetooth, but reviewers noted that the ceiling-mounted microphone and speaker unit look cheap. Both of our 6-foot, 3-inch test dummies fit fine, even with a sunroof, and neither had the seat all the way back. Its now around 33 mpg with 60 percent highway 40 percent city use. Oddly, Hyundai makes the telescopic adjustment optional on manual-transmission cars, available as part of a Popular Equipment Package. While basic in appearance, these simple maps are very easy to read at a glance. ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter.