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By Mlrollin91

on Sep/24/11

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Amazing Car!

I absolutely love this car.
Gas mileage is amazing on this vehicle.
Only car that I have had that comes even close to the EPA rating.
The only gripe I have is that when purchasing the Limited Premium Package, the so called 360Watt sound system is not even close to 360Watt. Maybe 200 at most.
Replacing speakers and putting in a subwoofer for the lows and the car is perfect.
Recommend to everyone.

By Dmee

on Nov/17/12

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Not being Truthful must be part of Hyundai's Culture

I would have never bought this car if the MPG was this low.
My low is 23 mpg and the high was 34 on a 8 hour drive, not using A/C or the fan.
I called the dealer shortly after buying it, they told me there was a break in period and just to wait.
There must of been email damage control so everyone would lie to customers and say the same thing.

When I questioned the MPG when the Hyundai dealer called me a week ago to try to sell me a newer car, he said he wasn't aware of any law suit but questioned me if I liked my Elantra besides the fuel mileage.
I said no, and he hung up the phone.
Quality!!
I don't want the $100 rebate a year, I want a refund plus 15% for the lies they told me.

By Zippie2

on Apr/26/12

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Great MPG

Mine has a little over 14000 miles on it.
I drove this car at the posted speed of 55 and got 52.5 mpg, so I can't complain my Jeep only got 16 on the road, so this was really a great improvement.

By Rtz

on Jun/02/11

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Great car for the price!

Love the looks inside and out.
Ride can be rough and road and engine noise loud.
Options installed are fantastic!
Bluetooth & ipod hook up.
I've had 3 tanks of gas so far (E10 in NY) and I am getting 31mpg with 15% city and 85% highway.
Its rated fpr 29 city/40 highway.
I'm barley getting over city rating with large percentage HW driving.Was hoping for 35mpg combined.
Hopefully it will increase over time.

By Carvedscissors

on May/04/11

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I love this car!!!

I was considering several vehicles (The Chevy Volt, Toyota Prius, and the Hyundai Elantra) when I decided to go for the new Hyundai Elantra. It looks and feels like a luxury vehicle, without the price tag. It is roomy and fun to drive. =)

By Rocks3

on May/14/11

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Must've gotten the one with the bad seats

The Elantra caught my eye with its good looks, lots of room inside and spacious trunk for a small car.
Comparatively the other cars I tested in the 30-40mpg range were very small inside. Mileage so far has ranged from 30mg to 36mpg, both city and highway.
Traffic light stops cut the fuel economy.
On the highway the suspension is very stiff, I feel all the bumps in the road, and the wind pushing the car on windy days. Also dissapointed that the Elantra does not come with a spare tire! I've never had a Hyundai before, I'm concerned about what winter driving in snow and ice will be like, mine has Continental tires.

By Txn

on Jun/03/11

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Questionable MPG

We got this car a week ago solely based on the 29-40 MPG.
So far we have gotten 27 during on the first tank.
I hope it improves.
The car appears to be made well and the quality of the interior is impressive.
I just hope the mileage gets into the advertised range.
Anyone here fall short of the low end of the range and try to deal witht he dealer on it?

By Jason010

on May/10/12

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Hyundai Does Not Stand Behind Their Product

I purchased a 2011 Elantra new just over one year ago.
I am a sales rep and I drive the car quite a bit.
I now have 45k miles on the car.
It gets good mileage (30-32 mpg in the hills of East TN).
The cab is roomy & comfortable & the engine has been fine so far.
Now, on to the issues I have with it.
The car rides very rough, the road noise is terrible (and gets worse with time), & overall quality of the materials is questionable. Recently, all the audio (radio, bluetooth, and button) just went out. Hyundai won't fix it & basically told me to [non-permissible content removed]. The radio/navigation only has a 36k warranty, along with the paint. This tells me Hyundai knows the audio system is crap & doesn't care.

By Cooperlr

on Jul/15/13

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LOVE this sedan. Have only a few dislikes

I love this vehicle. I am leasing this vehicle and would love to own it. Thinking of purchasing it or even rolling my new lease to another, newer Elantra. Overall, this car is excellent and has been very reliable. Hyundai has stood by their advertisements with the fuel-efficiency even though they give me a check for every five thousand miles due to a suit pressed against them for failed fuel-efficiency. I live in the city and drive highways daily. I get 38-40.5 MPG Highway and/ or
30-35 MPG City. I drive 60 miles give or take a day.

By Trafficjam

on Jun/26/12

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Weak in some areas

I no longer care about the mileage. At first it was great, 40 on the freeway 31 in town but after 22,000 miles it has fallen off. The major problem with this car is its horrible rear suspension. I cut someone off on the freeway, not because I wanted to but because i hit a bump and was thrown into the next lane.Can't wait to get rid of it.

By Mary151

on Jun/05/13

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WHITE PEARL ELANTRA-PAINT ISSUES ON PLASTIC SURFACES

I own a 2011 white pearl Elantra. The paint of the front bumper is a different shade of white than the side panels. Positively more yellow and less pearly. The dealer and Hyundai Motor representatives acknowledge the problem (fading) but states that my issue is, I quote: "consistent amongst all similar vehicles". In plain English :"we are aware of the problem but since nobody complains you'd better live with it". It is absolutely abnormal to observe this situation on a less than 2 years old car and the problem seems to get worst overtime...same problem started on door handles and rear bumper

By Jjwjr

on Dec/09/11

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Forget the EPA Rating

Among the items that entered into my purchase decision were, design, feature content, price and the MPG rating.
This vehicle shines in just about every category except what most of us have at the top of our list for a compact, mileage.
As a mature driver I fully expected to get at or near the 40 MPG that Hyundai touts.
Sadly I've never seen anything close to 40, 34 has been tops.
Where on earth did that rating come from?
This car has truly been a disappointment in that area.

By Youngblood

on Jan/21/12

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Mileage Update

Update on mileage: I now have over 6,000 on my 2011 Elantra and mileage numbers have not improved. I'm getting 23-24 mpg on city streets with moderate stop/go traffic (avg speed 26 mph). On the interstate I'm getting 32 mpg at 75 mph and 35-36 mpg at a steady speed of 65 mph. In the warmer fall weather I did get 40 mpg once when driving a steady 55 (with everyone else passing me). The city mpg is the most disappointing as it is not much better than our
larger Nissan Altima. I thought the EPA revised their mileage estimates downward to be more "real world," but it appears they are still inflated.

By Garoman

on Nov/23/11

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Excellent car but forgot the spare tire

The Hyundai Elantra is an excellent car but Hyundai has elected to not provide a spare tire. I have owned my car for 6 months now and have had it towed twice due to not having a spare tire. The repair kit provided is a joke- you are not going to fix a gash in the side of a tire with "fix a flat." Yes, you have free roadside assistance, but my family has been stranded twice now- once in a dangerous part of town. I have purchased a spare tire so that my family will not be in danger again. Don't let them tell you their tire repair kit will get you home safely; it won't. There are other good cars out there that come with the safety equipment you need to keep your family safe.

By Patsd

on Oct/05/11

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Stripes Earned

We have 6000 miles on it now..
I just drove from Chicago to NY, with my wife, our baby, and about a ton of baby gear. The MPG calculator never beat 37... but when we arrived I realized: we drove over 800 miles and stopped for gas twice, putting in ten gallons both times. The tank has more now than when we got on the road. That's 40 mpg (at 70-80MPH).
But MPG was not why we bought this car. We test drove everything in the class, and the handling's not quite as tight as the Focus or the 3, but it's also not so far off the pace to justify the price difference. The car's balanced and stable, and there's plenty of fun to be had. And while saving money, you get more space and features. Great Car.

By Whblack

on Sep/20/11

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Another Bad Car Decision

We traded in our 2006 CR-V because we really didn't need an SUV and were looking for a reliable car with excellent gas mileage. Getting the Elantra was a mistake. After reading the reviews on the Elantra, we thought we were getting a better car. We looked at the Corolla, Civic, and Hybrids. We decided to go with the Elantra because it was not a hybrid, offered really good gas mileage, and promised reliability. The Elantra's mileage is not as advertised. After 4 months and over 3000 miles, we are averaging about 23-25 mpg (around 31-34 on the hwy). I don't believe the mpg read-out on the car and don't know what the 'ECO' mode means (on most of the time). We're worried about quality now.

By Md2011

on Oct/13/11

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2011 Hyundai Elantra Ltd. Review

Bought this car in March of 2011 (Traded in my 09 Elantra GLS).
Over the time I have had the vehicle I have been very impressed in the advancements over the previous model.
Great performance, comfort, design, mpg the list goes on and on.
A couple cons I do have is them removing features that were in the 09 Elantra such as glove box light, double storage in the arm rest dual map seat back storage and top of dash storage.
As a sum they have done an excellent job on this vehicle and also requires less maintance than the 09 such as new timing chain and lifetime transmission fluid.
Been very impressed! Best bang for the buck with all the features! Intend to keep this car for many years!

By Jouett

on Jun/09/11

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40 MPG?

I've had my 2011 Limited for two months, and just under 2,000 miles.
Traded an '09 Accord EX.
Like the looks inside and out, and for the price, think it's very well equipped.

My only negative remark so far is with the advertised 40 mpg estimate.
I understand all the variables that go into the final average fuel numbers.
Driving conservatively on 30 mile r/t per day, I've not seen 30 mpg yet.


Prior to the Honda was an '03 Corolla that did provide 30+ mpg.
I'm hoping this one improve with time.

By Savian Walker

on Jul/27/15

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Six-Speed Manual; Great First Car

This is a great car for anyone seeking to learn how to drive/drive a manual transmission. The front seats are comfortable and the car is easy to control. All of this is coming from a fifteen year old who has a learner's permit. The only gripe are that the seat stain easily (with water!!!) and the rear end can get a little antsy in the highway. The car has been very reliable for only being in for the curtain airbags recall and regular service. The car now has 129,000.

By Lucd

on Nov/03/11

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Good looking and decent car - not so good EPA gas mileage

I traded my Mazda 3 Sport 2.5 liter because it did not give me good gas mileage.
After buying this 2011 Elantra for it's advertised 40 mpg, I'm feeling pretty foolish.
The car is a good looking car, but very disappointed in gas mileage.
I average 34 mpg in the summer with 70% highway and 30% city.
I baby the gas pedal.
Now I put on snow tires and I'm getting 31 mpg.
40 mpg not so much.
If I'd of known how deceptive the MPG was going to be, I'd of kept my Mazda.
Hyndai Sonata is a good car with very average MPG.

By Shanebro

on Sep/05/11

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If buying for Gas mileage, dont do it!!

Purchased the car in April of 2011, and I now have 11,000 miles on it. I have driven the car embarrasingly conservative (I have Smart cars and Pruis'es passing me like I am standing still... No joke) This car will NOT get 30-40 as advertized. I drive partial thruway and partial city, so I would say mixed driving. I get 26-29 mpg. I did get 35 mpg on the highway once, but I never went over 65 and I slowed up going up hills... You know the drill.)
Would love to know who they paid to get the rating that they received.
So in my opinion the only reason that you would buy this car would be for the warranty, it certainty is not "fun to drive" that for sure.

By Stellasmom

on Sep/17/11

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Horrible Navigation System

I've been driving my 2011 Elantra now for 9 months. I have a major complaint about the navigation system. It does not follow major highways and fastest routes. It takes you down every country road and very strange routes. Hyundai needs to update the system to better software now. I've tried using the alternate route option, but that just makes things worse. Also, everytime the car is stopped and I press the gas, both in reverse and forward, the rearend is making a pinging sound. I'm not sure what it is yet, it could be the brakes or something in the rearend. One additional problem that I am having is vibration of the engine w/ AC on. The steer wheel vibrates and something under drivers seat.

By Debbishaw

on Jun/13/11

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I wish i was getting the advertised gas mileage

i bought the car for gas mileage and i am very disappointed that i am only getting 31 MPG on highways. and they were not coming down on price due their gas fuel economy.is this even legal to advertise 40 mpg when it does not come close?

By Bacon777

on Jun/22/12

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Great Car!

A few years ago, I never would have given a Hyundai a second glance but I love my 2011 Elantra.
I typically average 40 (sometimes higher) on my long commutes during the day and still get about 30 in the city.
This has cut my gas bill quite a bit.
The entire looks amazing though the black can make it pretty warm during the summer.
Has many great safety features and the warranties beat pretty much any other car I researched before purchasing.
Only downside I've come across so far is Hyundai's replacement of a spare for the pump and seal device in order to maintain good fuel economy.
Once my roadside assistance is up, I'll probably invest in a spare.

By Carfreak24

on Jan/31/11

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The Mercedes of Compacts!!

I ABSOLUTLEY love this car! I was looking for a car that would deliver good mileage, comfort, and be inexpensive and this car does the trick. My brother works at a Hyundai, Toyota, Buick, GMC, Scion, Nissan, and Mazda dealership and he showed me all the cars in my range. It came down to the Toyota Corrolla, Nissan Sentra, Mazda 3, and finally the Elantra. When he showed me the Hyundai I thought it was totally out of my price range but it wasnt! The car is soo PERFECT throughout. It beats all the competition by far!

By Bhamcarshopper

on May/25/11

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Great looking car, questionable paint quality.

There were 4 paint deficiencies when I took delivery.
The worst were on the bottom of the car on the left and the right sides of the car between the front and rear doors.
The paint did not match in these areas...I did not notice until a few days after when we had a sunny day.
The clearcoat around the bottom sides of the car is splotchy also.
The local dealer will be repainting, repairing the problem areas.
Hyundai will be covering a loaner vehicle.

By Pa82

on Feb/10/11

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Best purchase ever... so Far!!

I absolutely love this car, it combines comfort with sportiness and excellent on gas. Definitely the best purchase I made to date. I traded in my 2003 Infiniti G35 sedan and have no regretted it one bit.
Everything on the new Elantra limited seems like its standard. Sunroof, blue tooth etc. You only find these options on mid level and top of the line luxury cars. Hyundai was really stepped up big time in the compact market.

By Deebi27

on Jun/03/11

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I am so glad I chose Hyundai Elantra GSL

I had a Honda CR-V, I loved my car however on April 19th a storm totaled my CRV. I had just paid it off in November. :o(

Enter May and I was on a mad research expedition to find a new car. I finally settled on 4 cars. I test drove 3 on Memorial Day and the 4th one, the Hyundai Elantra Tuesday after work. OMG! There was no comparison between the Elantra and the 1st 3.
The ride is wonderful! I have great 40+ mpg! I have my Bluetooth hook up, for what I believe will become in the near future...no hand held cell phone use! My husband (6') is quite comfortable in the passenger seat. Phone, radio
and cruise controls on the steering wheel.

I love my new Hyundai Elantra!!!

By K14k

on Dec/17/10

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Happy owner!

bought Elantra GLS on 12-14-10, and love it.
Handles great, averages in high 30's on fuel overall, and looks very sharp.
Would like more power, but it's good enough, and is the tradeoff for great fuel economy, which matters more to me.

By Catbarone

on Sep/29/12

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Great car

We have had our 2011 Elantra for about 1.5 years. We have about 28K on the car and have had no problems whatsoever. I regularly get 35 mpg in mixed driving and get 40 mpg in highway only driving.
We got the navigation and it works very well.
Its a fun little car that is great for commuting!

By Jakenoname

on May/31/13

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Wish I could buy another and save it for when this one is finished

I am middle aged so I have owned multiple cars from compact to SUV and vans.
This is my favorite car ever. At 50,000 miles I get 40 miles a gallon... 35 city.
I drive a long way to work so this really helps.

By Stellasmom

on Aug/06/11

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Annoying engine vibration

I bought my 2011 Elantra in January. My mpg averages 27 in the city and as high as 37 on a 600 mile trip. I'm not getting the advertised mpg.
My major compliant is that the car's engine vibrates at idle with the air conditioner on and the engine is hot. Very annoying. The steering wheel vibrates and the driver's side seat vibrates.
I took it to dealer service dept to have this checked out and was informed that there was no fix. The car has no idle adjustment. I've owned cars this size all my life and it's been since the 70s that I've owned a car that vibrated. Obviously the engine is not powerful enough to carry the load of the air conditioner. Cute car, but don't let looks fool you.

By M_aaslam

on Oct/21/11

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Misleading MPG Advertising

Have a 2011 Elantra GLS for 6 months now. Very, Very, Verify, disappointed with MPG not even close to advertised 40 mpg. I drive 80% highway, the best I got was 30mpg @ about 70-75mph. In the city I get 18-19mpg. VERY disappointing about the misleading advertising. Will NOT recommend this to anyone.

By Araz0001

on Aug/20/12

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Advertised gas mileage problem, reliability zero

I bought it in July 2011 and i investigated some problems. First of all, if you like drive fast, it doesnt dispose of buying that car because when the ECO is not seen, its fuel consumption is very bad and it is not economic about fuel consumption.The second one is about noise. After 6 month the noise emerged and while i am using it, the noise is increasing. It specifies itself when you are on the damaged road.The other one is that the car is very light. If you are going with 60 mile per hour and suddenly apply brakes the car will fly. The back of the car is dancing. Thats why in that car safety is zero!

By Danik1978

on Jan/05/11

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Can believe it's a hyundai

If someone told me 3 years ago i would be driving a hyundai i would laugh in their face, but I am not laughing anymore. I am flat out impressed. After 10 years of running a nissan/subaru dealership i have seen and driven them all. When my legacy lease was up i looked at 6 different cars - Civic, Corolla, Sentra, Elantra, Mazda 3 and Cruze. Impreza would have been on a list too but it was too expensive for my limited budget. I wanted something roomy (i am 6'0 and got two kids in boosters), economic, safe, stylish, nicely equipt and inexpensive. Sounds like impossible task? Elantra delivered and then some. it's eqiupt like a 40 grand car, gas milage is superb. Car looks sharp. Way to go hyundai!!

By Cheapster1

on Nov/06/14

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Tolerable

I bought the car used eight months (9500 miles) ago. The style is nice, the price was right, and it has lots of desirable features.. However, the gas mileage is poor, generally about 24 mpg, with 80% on city streets and 20% on California's freeways. The highway ride quality is barely tolerable. Even with new tires and wheel balancing there's considerable bouncing and vibration.

Update: Tolerable no longer felt tolerable. I traded it in for a 2013 Hyundai Sonata in early 2015. This one's better in ride quality, though not great, and the gas mileage is about the same.

By Luremakerfdl

on May/05/11

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What A Car

4 weeks ago picked up my new Elantra. Have been byuing cars since 1958. This with out a doubt is the best ever. Now have 2700 miles on it and there is nothing but smiles on my face. Took 4 adults, ea over 200 lbs, on a 330 mile road trip through the Ozark Mts. in north central Ar. averaged 35.3 actual MPG based on miles and gas used. This was abought 2 MPG less than the trip computer indicated. I traded an 07 Aveo. what a dif. Compared to the 6 Pont Bonnevilles i bought over the years this car beats all of them. Hyundai's Baloon purchase with extended amortisation sure keeps the payment lower, nearly $140 less than the best i could get from Chev Dealer for a Cruz.

By Skisurf1

on Jun/17/11

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Great car

I own a 2006 Civic currently and have owned a Chevy and Toyota.
The dealer experience was not up to speed but the car is.
You just can beat the warranty, the price and free road side assistance for 5 years.
Honda civic would cost $3000 more and probably have as many recalls like my current Honda's.
The transmission kills my 06 Civic.
I feel little vibrations in the seat and cabin is quiet compared to Honda.
I can't say enough about the design.
They have surpassed Honda and Toyota simply as that.

By Satexas

on Jun/16/11

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WOW!

My wife and i decided to depart from the luxury car segment and get something more practical. We decided on the hyundai because of the feature content of the limited and the gas mileage. We just werent sure of hyundai reliability. I am happy to say we have had the car 3 months and havent looked back. Sure its no speed demon, but if all you want is a great every day driver and a car that has most of the technology of a luxury car with great gas mileage; then this is the car for you. My wife has managed up to 44mpg hypermiling it on the expressway. Those people that arent getting the high 30 mpg on the highway may just need to have a lighter foot. Great car would totally recommended.

By Chris274

on May/22/11

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Gas Mileage

I love the car, its beautiful, comfortable and very fancy for the price compared to all the others in its class. I tested the Fusion, Civic and even considered some fairly new accords. I eventually went back to the hyundai. We love the car, but the gas mileage is not what was advertised. We get about 28 in the city and 32 on the highway. We went on a trip about 300 miles and never achieved over 32 MPH.
this was and still is disappointing. I cant figure it out, some folks say they get over 40. I dont see it. I would love some thoughts by other owners as to why?

By Youngblood

on Jun/16/11

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Mileage issue

I've had my Elantra Limited for 3 months and find that my mileage varies considerably based on a couple of factors. 1) Driving at a steady speed of 55-60 mph on an open highway or interstate, I'm getting over 40 mpg. But if I drive in the 70-80 mph range, my mpg drops to the low to mid 30s. 2) Driving in the city with lots of stops, the mph drops to the 24-29 mpg range. 3) Using regular unleaded gas (compared with the cheaper ethanol blend sold in the Midwest) results in significantly higher gas mileage. 4) The "ECO" system has no effect on MPG that I can determine.

By Tkbeyedoc

on Mar/25/11

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Love This Car

I have had my 2011 Elantra Ltd with Navigation package for about a week now.
I have averaged almost 37mpg (75% highway driving 70++ mph.)
I use the car to drop 4 kids off at school and then to make a 50 mile round-trip work commute.
The cars drives very nicely (and just for comparison, my previous everyday driver was an '05 XJ Vanden Plas!)
Of course, there isn't sports-car power, but ride, handling, and noise are excellent for this category.
The only thing I notice is a little motion in crosswinds. The features are just incredible. Being able to stream Pandora on android phone via Bluetooth is just too cool.
I honestly have ZERO regrets about this purchase. Now my dad wants one!

By Raoul_duke

on May/10/11

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Good commuter car

I drive 75mi round trip to work, so I needed a low cost car with good MPG.
So far so good.
I have been averaging 35-37 mpg 80% highway miles.
I wanted to stay under 20k out the door so it was between this and the Corolla.
The Corolla seemed really basic/bland and I would most certainly had buyer's remorse had I chosen to purchase the Toyota.
Performance is what you would expect from a 4-banger and the 6-speed transmission seems all over the place, but not too bad.

By Cdavidhess

on Jan/02/11

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Hyundai is going to sell a zillion of these!

I have had my Elantra for 2 weeks and driven over 1500 miles. I am thrilled with this car! Its interior is larger than a Nissan Maxima. Its fuel economy is better than a Honda Fit. My worst tank has been 25.8 mpg (all city driving). My best tank has been 39.6 mpg (highway, 70 mph). Performance is peppy. The ride is comfortable. The car handles WV curvy, hilly 2 lanes with aplomb.
The automatic transmission is a jewel! It is smooth and responsive. The 4 wheel disc brakes turned a potentially disastrous collision with a deer into a mild bump.
The car, inside and out, appears more expensive than it is. The switch gear has a nice feel. The seats are all day comfortable. Noise is unobtrusive.

By Unclogum

on Sep/17/11

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Don't buy for gas mileage

I bought it for mileage. The days when manufactures lied to you are suppose to be over.
At 3,000 miles power steering went out. Repair time 5 days. While on board computer says 38 MPG the real gas mileage is 31-34 mpg. Six thousand of car now and just did Oregon to Wy. trip taking northern route there and southern back. Cruise control, real gas, nothing got me above 35 mpg. I don't like being lied to so I will not buy another.

By Streetcarben

on Apr/08/11

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A big boring car for suburban American masses!

I bought this car in December after my 02 Mini was getting too expensive to maintain. I got sucked in by the 10 year warranty and the advertised fuel economy. An overall ok/good car. Not as fun to drive as my Mini. Harder to fit into small city parking spaces compared to my Mini. Fuel economy is not nearly good as what Hyundai advertises. The car is supposed to get 40 mpg's HWY. Hah! After 4 months, I average about 33/34 on the HWY. My Mini got 36 on the HWY. I live in Boston and had to go to a dealer 50 miles away to find an Elantra with a manual transmission! Transmission quality overall is pretty good. Based on my experience thus far with this car I would probably not buy another Hyundai.

By Hyundai12

on Apr/16/11

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Better than my 2007 Honda Civic

This car lives up to all the claims made by the company that built it. Great fuel economy solid build. In case any of you are complaining about the engine or road noise, I strongly suggest that you take a 2006-2007 Honda Civic for a test drive. Those models have more noise from the engine and road noise from the cheap tires from the factory. Oh yeah didnt Honda try to downplay the roadnoise with a commercial that played a Holiday tune when you drove on that specially grooved road.

By Bhamcarguy

on Jul/22/11

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Paint issues/update

Just a brief update...in general I like the car..the local dealer scratched my car in 2 places and made some mistakes while repairing the initial paint quality issues.
The main areas involved are under the doors and where the water drains around the trunk lid.
Unfortunately, this has esclated in the local dealer contacting the regional Hyundai mfg representative to go over the car with me before repairs go any further.
I've never had any issues of this nature with a brand new car and needless to say I'm disappointed (so far) with the local dealer's repair and the paint fit and finish.
Other than the paint, I generally like the car.

By Fmcpherson

on Jul/13/11

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Great compact car

Test drove the Honda Civic, Accord, and Scions.
None could compete with the Elantra's price, equipment, style, warranty, and mileage.
It is a very comfortable and fun car to drive.
Back seat leg room in very impressive for its class.
The only feature I don't like is the flat repair kit in place of a spare tire.

Local dealerships were trying to add an additional $3,000 over MSRP, but I found a customer oriented dealership that didn't feel like taking advantage of customers on the popular models and sold me the car at a very good price.

By Natr

on Apr/19/11

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Perfect except for 1

This car is amazing! I always lease cars because i want to drive the latest model without having to pay a big hefty sum every month. The Elentra was not an option at first, thinking it would be as tight on the inside as a Toyota Corolla. WRONG! this car is amazing! Both my husband and I are tall, we can comfortably sit in the front and back seats without anything touch our knees. Also we have an infant with a car seat plus we carry the stroller everywhere we go. Cargo space if nicely designed to fit more items. And the GPS and bluetooth are amazing features. got it for $1900 and $246/ month for 35 months.