Providing Hyundai Elantra with a mix of sport and heightened practicality, the Touring model was introduced for the 2009 model year. A five-door hatchback, the Hyundai Elantra Touring offered increased cargo volume. With five-passenger capacity, the Elantra Touring could accommodate up to 24.3 cubic feet of cargo. Up to 65.3 cubic feet of cargo space is available when the rear-seating bench is folded down.
Engine power for the 2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring was derived from a 2.0-liter four-cylinder powerplant featuring dual overhead camshafts and CVVT (Continuously Variable Valve Timing). Offered with a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission, the 2.0-liter engine included on the Elantra Touring produces 138 horsepower and 136 pound-feet of torque.
Matched with the five-speed manual gearbox, the 2009 Elantra Touring can Standard features found on the 2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring included 16-inch alloy wheels, four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock braking system, air conditioning and a six-speaker 172-watt stereo system. With audio system for the Elantra Touring featured CD player and USB port. Offered as only a single trim level for 2009, the 2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring was expanded to offer a GLS and SE trim model.
EZ Lane Change Assist and headlight welcome function was added to all models of the Elantra Touring for 2011 while the SE received standard leather seating. The Hyundai Elantra Touring SE model also came standard with the Popular Equipment Package (renamed the Preferred Package in 2012) providing a telescopic steering wheel as well as drivers seat height and lumbar adjustment. The Following a complete redesign of the Hyundai Elantra line-up for 2012, the Touring model was replaced by the Hyundai Elantra GT.