2013 Hyundai Elantra: Now available in a coupe trim level, the 2013 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 Elantra is backed by a 5-year/60,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The Hyundai Elantra was given a complete redesign in 2011 and reintroduced to the American market as a 4-door sedan. For 2013 Hyundai has expanded the Elantra lineup to include a coupe and a hatchback. The hatchback, dubbed Elantra GT, has five doors, while the coupe is a 2-door with a traditional trunk. The sedan also receives minor trim updates, bumping up equipment levels on the more economical trims.
Economic; practical; well-equipped and available in a variety of body styles.
The Elantra is Hyundai's entry into the compact car market, competing with household names such as the Honda Civic and the Toyota Corolla. It is a competitive segment, but Hyundai hopes its standout styling, high level of equipment and outstanding warranty are enough to convince buyers that the Elantra is the car to have. Starting at $16,695, the Elantra has plenty of standard features and even manages to top 38 mpg on the highway, while offering much more than just basic transportation.