2012 Hyundai Elantra Values

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2012 model year changes

Following a complete redesign in 2011, the Hyundai Elantra returns largely unchanged for 2012, save for several trim modifications. The base GLS model now has air conditioning, cruise control and a telescopic steering wheel all standard on automatic-equipped versions, and all optional with manual transmission. Navigation is no longer available on the GLS, but is still optional on the Limited.

Competitive comparison

Great modern looks; extremely efficient; impressive standard features; excellent starting price

Special features for 2012

The Hyundai Elantra is no longer just an affordable alternative to the Honda Civic, it aims to match, and in some ways, beat it. For 2012, the Elantra features a powerful and very efficient engine and a choice of two 6-speed transmissions. With either transmission option, the Elantra is capable of an amazing-for-any-class 40 mpg on the highway. The base model starts at just under $16,000 and a fully loaded Elantra tops out around $23,000.


The 2012 Hyundai Elantra is a FWD compact car powered by a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 148 hp and 131 lb-ft of torque. Transmission options consist of a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission. Fuel mileage falls is an EPA estimated 28 mpg city and 38 mpg highway. Features include 17-inch wheels, hands-free phone capabilities, USB/iPod connectivity, front/rear heated seats, navigation, hands-free phone capabilities, and rearview camera. Safety is comprised of six airbags vehicle stability management, electronic stability control, traction control system, anti-lock braking, electronic brake distribution, brake assist, and tire pressure monitoring. The Accent is backed by a 5-year/60,000-mile warranty.