Safety features include all-disc antilock brakes, six airbags, an electronic stability system, and a tire pressure monitoring system all standard. Chrome Data makes no guarantee or warranty, either expressed or implied, including without limitation any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to the data presented here. Economy subsequently improved slightly to an even 26. Our fuel-economy related difficulties were partially explained in early November when and adjusted fuel-economy ratings on numerous vehicles. It's unfortunate that we encountered these problems with our 2012 Elantra, because while the compact sedan is a far cry from a driver's car, it has the amenities to be a good commuter.
A roadside-assistance kit is optional. Additionally, Hyundai equipped the Elantra with enough space to comfortably shuttle four people and their gear not one complaint was lodged about rear-seat legroom, for example and enough style one staffer likened it to a stainless-steel refrigerator to look good while conveying you to whatever evening event strikes your fancy. Fortunately for his physical well-being, he did this in early March. In fact, our main ergonomic gripe, the lack of adjustable lumbar support, is a detail that has been addressed for the 2013 model year. A high-resolution touch-screen navigation system that incorporates a backup camera is optional, and the screen is mounted high on the dash. The roofline slopes gracefully down to the trunk lid, and the rising belt line makes a sharp upturn at the rear or the car, giving the rear side windows a triangular shape.
The first, a rattle in the front-passenger door caused by a loose wire, was sorted during the first dealer service. One person who felt particularly vindicated was associate online editor Christian Seabaugh, who often goes on 1100-mile round trips from Los Angeles to Redding in the name of love. The second, excessive wear on the steering wheel manifested by the peeling of the outer layer of coating from the top section, was not. Fuel economy would prove the main source of controversy and complaints. The 2012 Hyundai Elantra remains the class of the compact segment and a great choice for commuters who want to save some green at the pump or for young drivers with its low sticker price and great safety features. There is also a new horn and revised steering so the car tracks even straighter. New for 2012 On automatic-transmission Elantras, a new Active Eco System is designed to improve real-world gas mileage by smoothing throttle response.
Under the hood, there is only one engine option: a 148-horsepower, 1. Competitors include the Honda Civic, Ford Focus and Chevrolet Cruze. The Elantra is also available with class exclusive rear heated seats, in addition to front heated seats and leather upholstery. The 2012 Elantra also gets a horn with improved sound and new steering calibration for better straight-line feel. This diminishes backseat-passenger visibility, but it gives the car a distinctive and sporty shape. The initial three-month figure of 28.
Fresh off of a complete redesign in 2011, the 2012 Hyundai Elantra picks right up where the previous year left off delivering great value and 40 highway mpg across all trim levels. Further tech options are also available, like a high-res navigation system and Bluetooth® connectivity. Pronounced fender flares and dramatic sheet-metal creases along the sides of the car enhance its visual appeal. Especially if the weight of your foot is closer to that of a feather than of a lead brick. It's not fun, but it's feature-rich, looks good, and gets the job done. As logged in the notebook, our Elantra rarely made it past the 30-mpg barrier, even on long highway trips in the hands of some of our softer-footed drivers. This information is supplied for personal use only and may not be used for any commercial purpose whatsoever without the express written consent of Chrome Data.
On one occasion, he made the drive in the Elantra and went out of his way to try to achieve the then-touted 40-mph highway mark. . Among the gas-burners, the Elantra's 25. . . .