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Starting at
$21,250
EPA - est City/Hwy
24/35
Engine
2.0L inline4
Seats
5
Power
173 hp

2016 Hyundai Elantra Overview

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The 2016 Hyundai Elantra is one of the most stylish small sedans on the market, and its generous feature content gives it a strong value proposition. The 2016 Elantra offers solid fuel economy, though the 1.8-liter engine's acceleration sometimes struggles. The 2016 Hyundai Elantra is a likable all-around small sedan, but some newer rivals could be more appealing.

The 2016 Hyundai Elantra still looks fresh compared to other small sedans, and that's quite an achievement for the segment's elder statesman. But the fact remains that the current-generation Elantra debuted way back in 2011, and it exceeds all other major players for length of tenure. A savvy consumer might wonder whether the Elantra can continue to compete against its relatively youthful rivals or whether this head-turning Hyundai is finally past its sell-by date. Judged purely on its value proposition, the Elantra has hardly aged a day. Hyundai always seems to throw in more features than you'd expect, and that trend continues for 2016 with the attractively priced Value Edition. Stuffed with desirable add-ons like alloy wheels, a sunroof and keyless entry and ignition, this new trim level may make you question the point of the pricier Limited and Sport. But those trims come with even more accoutrements should you want them, and the Limited and Sport are priced lower than the premium versions of many competitors. If you're looking for signs of age, then, you won't find them on the equipment list. That means you'll have to get to know this Hyundai a little better. Driven back to back against its rivals, the Elantra impresses with its quiet cabin, but its suspension struggles to absorb major impacts so it doesn't ride as smoothly as some other small sedans. The popular 1.8-liter engine, meanwhile, can struggle a bit when climbing hills or dealing with a full roster of passengers. Opting for the Sport with its stronger 2.0-liter engine could be wise, but you'll lose some fuel efficiency in the process. Those may seem like minor quibbles, but if you sample the Mazda 3, for example, you're bound to notice its relatively zesty performance and refined ride, with no fuel economy compromise. Same goes for the Ford Focus, although, like the Hyundai, it's getting on in years. You've also got the affordable Kia Forte and the well-rounded Honda Civic to consider, while the Volkswagen Jetta offers diesel engine frugality in a slightly larger package. But the 2016 Hyundai Elantra can still hold its head high in this distinguished company, and that says a lot about its fundamental goodness.

Just because you're buying a compact sedan doesn't mean it has to be boring. The 2016 Hyundai Elantra is one of the most stylish small sedans on the market, and we like how its generous feature content gives it a strong value proposition. Find out more about the Elantra and what makes it appealing.

The 2016 Elantra adds a well-equipped Value Edition trim level, with the base SE losing a bit of standard and optional content in the deal. In other news, the Limited trim gains standard keyless entry and ignition and automatic climate control, while the Sport sacrifices its standard leather seats.



2016 Hyundai Elantra Reviews From Owners
(33 Reviews)

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By MOHAMMAD GHAFERI

on Sep/12/16

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Too noisy for a small car

I bought it a month ago. It does the job of taking me around but for an engine this size it is too noisy.

By Mark Strominger

on May/08/16

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By Alfred B. Rai

on Feb/19/16

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Excellent.

Beautiful to look at and excellent in performance.

By Melissa Dawn

on Oct/05/15

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Love my car!!!

this is my first NEW car and I love it!!! its super stylish, I picked the pearl white with glitter lol, but I cant complain at all
no regrets here!!

By Doug N.

on Jan/27/16

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My 2nd Elantra and still loving it

I bought my first Elantra back in 2013. The GT hatchback automatic. After 3 years and 80K miles I thought I'd trade it in while still under warranty to get a better deal. And I certainly did. My new SE with Popular Equip Pkg listed for $20, 550. I paid $16, 885. WOW!
They allowed me $8350 for my GT and threw in a spare tire kit and mud guards too. It was so cheap I paid cash...lol. No payments. Yippee!
Its silver with grey cloth and has the auto dimming mirror with homelink and compass. The only thing I miss is no heated seats which the GT had.
The gas mileage is averaging 36.5 with mostly highway driving in heavy rush hr traffic. Acceleration is decent. The Hankook tires are great. Sure glad I got the '16 because the new '17 is kinda boring looking and many of the great standard features are gone unless you really add on pkg after pkg.

By Tom Miller

on Oct/06/15

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Black Phantom Beauty!

Besides being a little hard getting in and out, I have become use to sliding the seat back! I love this car! I feel like I stole it from Phil Long of Motor City in Colorado Springs as I can't believe the deal that I got! I had to drive to and from Arkansas (2000 miles) due to an emergency not long after I bought it so got to know the car very well. The car handled like a dream the whole way! Many people on the way at rest stops, gas stations, etc. complimented me on my car and it made me swell with pride! Hyundai definitely has a winner with this one!

By Stephanie

on Jul/28/15

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Black, Curvy, and Sporty!

I know your initial thought: am I talking about Serena Williams? No, but you can bet it was not hard to name my new 2016 black and beautiful Hyundai Elantra after the world's best women's tennis player of all time. I bought my car fully loaded from Rick Case Hyundai in Duluth and I could not be more happier! I came in pre-approved so I was pretty much shopping for what I wanted. I sealed the deal in the same day with minor tit-for-tat negotiating and walked away with my new baby! Salesman, Blessing Iyere blessed me with the vehicle of my liking and I could not be more satisfied. Truly grateful!

By Bigboy42

on Jul/26/15

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Upgrade!

We just upgraded from a windy sea blue 2013 to a windy sea blue 2016 (we really love the blue color). Our 2013 was the preferred equipment package which we thought was comparable to the 2016 Value Edition. After some research, we realized that the Value Edition is actually a huge upgrade when it comes to options. Our new car has black cloth interior. It is a huge upgrade from the 2013. the cloth feels much more upscale. The shifter actually has a leather boot instead of the plastic track, definitely better. Push button start and proximity keys are great. The back-up cam and touch screen work great so far as well. We also love the sun roof. The exterior chrome and turn signal indicators on the mirrors are nice touches . Our 2013 averaged about 33mpg all the time and 40-42 on the highway. So far the new one is averaging about 31. I think it will be comparable with a few more miles. I only have two minor issues. This car has great fuel economy, but it really could use more horsepower. We have two fairly steep inclines that we travel regularly, and the engine really works hard to maintain speed. I know the sport and limited models have more horsepower, but just 15 or 20 more in this car would make a noticeable difference. My other issue is with the rear view mirror. My 2013 had the auto dimming mirror with the compass. I know it seems like something small, but shouldn't a car with all these great options have an auto dimming mirror?

By Litesong

on Nov/13/15

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2016 Manual Elantra...to Replace Our 2013 Elantra

From another reviewer: We just upgraded from a windy sea blue 2013 to a windy sea blue 2016......we love the blue....////////// Well! We replaced our 2013 Venetian Red auto Elantra with a 2016 Venetian Red manual Elantra!!! The 2016 is deeper with a bit more metal flake, but still not spectacular. As good as Hyundai cars are, their colors need to be much more like Ford colors, richer, more depth, more undertones, more.....jump. Other unadvertised improvements between the 2013 & 2016, are more precise & responsive electric steering, & major improvement in the really quiet & smooth 1.8 liter engine. Both the auto 2013 & manual 2016 obtained the same mpg, ~33mpg to 35mpg with 25%-30% city driving, 36mpg with 15% city driving, & with 100% ethanol-free gasoline & 15% city driving, 39mpg. Also with E0, long distance highway driving gave 43mpg for the auto(could be more?), & 46mpg with the manual.

By Devonstrickland@att.net

on Oct/27/15

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I'm in Love

I am in love with my Elantra! I love the way it drives, I love the way it looks, but more importantly I love how much money it saves me on gas. It takes like $15-20 less than what my old car took to fill up and that is awesome to me. I definitely recommend this car!

By Doug

on Aug/30/15

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Blue Elantra Won't Leave You Feeling Blue

Best car on the road for the money. Quiet ride, superb fuel economy, very comfortable car. Car got 46 mpg on recent road trip.

By Julia Stapp

on Aug/20/15

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Sparkly Red, Sunroof, and Attitude!

This is a great vehicle with features I only dreamed of having. I have under 2,000 miles on my car so far and am averaging 34 MPG in a mix of town and freeway driving, mostly in town. Plenty of pep, very comfortable, and great styling. I love the comprehensive warranty...a special blessing for a single senior woman. The trunk is gigantic. Highly recommended.

August 2016: I have now had the car fourteen months and love it more than ever. Absolutely no problems whatsoever. It went through a lot of snow like a champion last winter.

By Jay Cobbs Aka. Justhanginon

on Sep/05/16

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Know what your getting A VALUE CAR , but....

I have driven and owned almost every make...Opel, ford, toyota, dodge, nissan, pontiac, saturn, and the list goes on. Having driven commerical trucks for over30 years in the California Bay Area I was very excited to find a car that was both sexy and practical, with great safety features, warranty and styling all in on package. Drove many dealership cars like subaru impressa, ford focus hathback, toyota prius 2013-2015 models Honda CR-V and yes, enen a Honda Insight. If your catching a theme here, your right...A HATCHBACK ( not listed on edmunds site so put it here) I'm 59 years old now and set in my ways of safety, be a carefull driver and can hypermile even my current 2000 chevy malibu 6 cylinder full size car to 26 miles average using "PRIUS STEALT MODE" driving modes...yes I'm pretty good at this for a car that the epa said was only 20 mpg. Anyway....after driving the sporty ELANTRA GT HATCHBACK...I was hooked...But there are some things you need to know first...It's not a LEXUS OR BIG CAR RIDE...Its listed as a compact but has room inside bigger than a AUDI A4, toyota matrix ( I drove two of those too) and bigger cargo space than even a CHEVY VOLT ( yes, drove that, did that) tthe pick up is great like a turbo( they use the 2.0 GDI ENGINE in thier currnt 2016 turbo models). NOW TO THE PUNCHLINE...THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW.. This is a sporty, sport tuned ride and as one review said TAUNT" in ride. BUT THE REAR SHOCKS are crap and my new car had to have them replaced before 30,000 miles because I thought the backend was falling off just taking it home about 50 miles from the HYUNDIA DEALERSHIP in MODESTO,CA. After calling them the same day I picked it up, upset and only 1 hour old..they told me to wait till thursday (picked it up on friday) due to the long weekend. I could drive it that way so went to my mecahnic Ive used for years and was told the Hynudia shocks where shot and unsafe and most any speed, not just freeway. I shelled out 300.00 the next day, after picking up the car from the dealer and it rides much better....so moral of the story...take any used car to a trusted mechcinic BEFORE YOU BUY THE CAR and pay him up to 100.00 for a Full "TUG AND PULL AND FLUID CHECK AND ROAD TEST BY A PROFESIONAL its well worth it if you plan to keep the car and all the safety features it has..but make sure it's safe first, THEN TALK PRICE NOT BEFORE !!!! Yes I'm seeing the dealer this week. Yes the warranty is hella long and can take it to a local dealer then drive from UNION CITY TO MODESTO HYUNDIA but "LUCY...YOU HAVE SOME SPLANIN TO DO".... Love the car and all it can do and hold, performance is great...desgn is wonderful and jazzed about finding a RUBY RED "HOT HATCH" color to boot. The 2016 Elantra gt hatchback is the last of it's kind due to under 36 mpg ( which you can get with ECO on the hwy) and power, power, power...did I say power. TEST DRIVE THIS GEM and see what I mean..P.S. the 2015 GT is the same car but more simple front styling..GO GET THE SONATA-GENESIS inspired model... get practical, sexy, family hauler, outdoor gear packer, fun to drive and toss into corners 6 speed fun mobile. Just check it out completely , then pull that trigger and watch it go...Jay Cobbs Tri-cty area BAY AREA California

By Michael

on Aug/12/16

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Bad paint

The paint started peeling, dealer tried three times to fix and did a real crappy job. Tried to contact Hyundai and they won't even respond. Bought the car for the warrant, but Hyundai won't back the warranty, will never buy a Hyundai again. No support.

By Jason

on Aug/08/16

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Good car overall, but beware of a few weaknesses

The car is roomy and looks good in and out. Acceleration, braking and handling are also good for a car in this class. However, I feel that a few weaknesses must be pointed out: (1) Very poor design of the air vents in the dashboard. At the highest position, the air blows right on the driver's wrists on both sides. If you try to hold the wheel differently, it will be in your face and shoulders. Lower directions are about as inconvenient and also reduce the air flow. (2) Poor engine braking when descending steep slopes. I drove this car up Mount Washington (average slope 12%) without any problems but on descent the first gear (selected manually) could not hold it. Even on the less steep portions of the road, in a few seconds it was approaching the red line. I had to brake a lot and wait for the brakes to cool off a couple of times. There is no excuse for this. Every other car I had the chance to observe was doing better. A few years ago I drove a 2006 Corolla (also automatic) into a canyon in Colorado (average slope 16%) and the first gear held beautifully at no more than 15 mph. (3) So-so rear visibility. (4) No spare wheel.

By Big Mike

on Jan/31/16

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GREAT CAR, no soul

this has been an VERY good car at a great price. in 12,000 miles have had no problems. I would recommend this car to anyone as a great "a to b" mode of transportation - gas mileage has been excellent - in the low to mid 30's. rides nice, handles nice, roomy interior and trunk. while it has performed very good in EVERY respect it has no soul, no wow factor, nothing to make you go "awesome".

By David

on Jan/22/16

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Navigatio n System is Worthless

I love just about everything about this car. It's too bad that Honda decided to sell me a $2,500 in dash GPS system that is totally useless. The voice recognition is impossible to use, the maps are inaccurate from day one, & a map update cost hundreds of dollars. The very last thing that I want to do after spending $22,000 on a car is get home and find out I need to spend another $250 for accurate maps. It's a deal breaker for me and will steer me away from the Hyundai dealership the next time I'm looking for a car. I feel like they have taking me for a ride, and not the kind I was hoping for when I purchase my Elantra.

By Millet George

on Nov/11/15

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2106 Elantra SE Great Choice

Was going to lease a Sonata but was more impressed with the 2016 Elantra SE. Seats were more comfortable, handling was better,
overall like the Elantra better. Have driven for 1 month very happy with our choice, have gotten 38 MPG on the highway also good
gas mileage in the city.

By Sherrie Almes

on Sep/06/15

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Bronze 2016 Elantra VE seriously rocks!

I love my Elantra! This is the best vehicle I've bought in 10 years! Well, to be fair that's because my last one was a 2005 Hyundai Tucson that my eldest grandson is now driving. Due to mobility problems, sedans became difficult for me years back because they were too low, but the 2016 Elantra has a height-adjustable driver seat which makes is perfect for me. I'm my 83-year-old 4'9" mother's caregiver so the Elantra is a perfect match for her, too, whereas the Tucson was a bit too high for egress safety. This is my first vehicle with keyless ignition about which I was a bit dubious, but I've come to love not having to carry a key ring around. I love the sunroof (standard on the VE), and the backup camera has been very useful at night backing out of our long driveway which has a curve in it.

My only two negatives are:
1. The curve of the roof line toward the A pillars is a bit shallow as it goes toward the windshield which makes getting in and out a little bit difficult without bumping my head. It's taken a while to remember to lean back into the seat but I'm getting the hang of it.
2. Visibility, especially obliquely, is somewhat reduced by the wideness of the C pillars combined with the narrowing of the rear windows.

These are things that one can adjust to eventually so I'd just advise additional caution until adapted.

All-in-all I would heartily recommend this vehicle. My sister, who went with me to buy mine, liked it so much she bought one the next day.

By Ruben Saldana

on Jun/10/16

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Best Looking Mid-Size Sedan - The Fluidic Design

I believed this was the last batch of 2016 inventory of the fluidic design Elantra, before they introduced the 2017 new look. For me I still preferred the fluidic design because it can easily be identified as originally Hyundai design. Like it has it's own trademark which really became famous in the auto industry, where other car manufacturer tried to copy but nothing came close to it. Aside from it's looks of course, is the performance which is highly rated as well, plus the comfort and safety of the car. On top of that with Hyundai 10 year power train warranty, where else can you go wrong in choosing this car. It's really an excellent investment.

By Pastor Jef

on Apr/30/16

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2016 Base Elantra, manual tranny

Dependable, easy driving, good space in the back with the seats down.

By Brittany

on Mar/30/16

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Love my 2016 Hyundai Elantra

Highly recommend this car. I am so proud to own it, only 2 problems i have noticed. One, driving with passenger side window down there is always a funny noise like driving on a flat (not a big deal to me). Two the handling when driving over a bump is kind of shaky but not too bad it only took me a few times to learn my car and how to handle a big bump. Above all this car is amazing and can not talk negative about it in any other way. I made the right decision and picked the right car for me!

By Joe C

on Feb/15/16

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Smooth driving must cost more

If you are looking for quick take off and power with four in the car forget it. Noise in cabin from suspension is poor. terrible in snow. the traction and anti-lock brakes make it hard to drive. the car won't move if you get stuck. shifts gears terribly.
great gas millage. nice sound system. great controls for everything. very well equipped. lots of space. nice color choices. looks good.

By Nicole

on Aug/08/15

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My new shiny red car

I have owned many different vehicles in the past include two Grand Cherokees, a Firebird, Escape, Land Rover, and a Corolla. My new 2016 Elantra is by far the BEST car I've ever owned! The Value Edition offers many bells and whistles that I've not been used to on other vehicles I've owned. I was highly impressed with the heated seats, touch screen radio, Bluetooth, back up camera, sunroof, and XM. With Hyundai, they give you 90 of XM subscription for free. However, I already had XM in my Corolla so all I had to do was transfer the service from the Onyx box to the vehicle itself. I absolutely love the fact that my vehicle includes hands free calling. I travel A LOT for my job and being on the phone while driving is part of my everyday job. I was not even planning on really buying a vehicle the day I purchased my 2016 Elantra. My Corolla had just turned 100,000 miles and was starting to really show its wear and tear. I went into the dealer to look at a 2013 model that I saw for sale online. My luck-they had just sold the car that morning. The salesperson asked me to consider buying new due to the warranty and the fact that a new car was not much more expensive than a used one. He asked me what features I was looking for in a car and after I told him, he suggested the value edition for me. After looking at the car and starting the engine, I fell in love with it instantly. It had so many features! After taking it for a test drive, I knew I was going to purchase the car that day. The only changes I would make to the vehicle is the power of acceleration. (I am cognizant of the fact that it's only a 1.8 4 cylinder and that it's not going to have much power). However, it gets great gas mileage despite not having a lot of power. The only other feature I would add is power seats. The handling is perfect and it has an extremely smooth ride. The sound system is excellent. I will definitely buy Hyundai again!

By Sebrena

on Jul/08/15

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Very attractive

My only two complaints is that the electric steering is hard to adjust to. Feels stiff. The road noise and ride could improve more.

By Richard Newsom

on Jan/13/16

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Drive it, You'll like it

Very good car. This is the 4th Hyundai I've owned (the 2nd Elantra) and I've been satisfied with each one. The acceleration is a little sluggish but OK. Nice front seat area though the center console on the 2016 could go back to the slightly larger one on the 2013. Back seat area is a little small for bigger adults but really good for kids. Overall features in the Value Edition are top notch and the trunk is a good size for this type of car. Warranty is top notch and Columbia Hyundai in Cincinnati is the best dealership I've ever dealt with.

By Deanna Caldwell

on Apr/25/16

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Hyundai Elantras are the best!

This is my second Hyundai Elantra purchase. My first one was a 2010 and it still runs like a champ! Need another car so went back to Hyundai. I couldn't be happier with my choice.

By Big Mike

on Aug/29/15

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My little/bid red elantra

I cross shopped cruze, focus, corolla and sentra. I bought an elantra for the unbeatable room, ride, performance, features and warranty!! I am 6'4'' and I am very comfortable in this car - in most of the above cars the console cut on my right calfe of my leg. And the gas mileage is AWSOME I drive about 500 miles per week and with only 1000 miles on this car I am getting 33 - 37 mpg!!!!!!! the only thing I miss is not opting for the automatic headlights - trivial issue at best. I would HIGHLY recommend this car

By Jeff

on Nov/21/15

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Do an online check

Did most of my dealing online and spent less time and hassle than going to a dealership. Saved money, too.

By Sam

on Aug/31/15

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The little engine that could!

I recently purchased this vehicle, and I am in love with it. This is my first Hyundai and I'm glad I got the 2016 Elantra SE with popular package over an older, used version of this car. My sales consultants Tim and Aaron at Malcolm Hyundai were amazing! They helped me through this entire process and I was able to purchase the car I wanted in the color I liked for the price I wanted. This is also my first new car so I'm extremely excited about that. The 2016 Hyundai Elantra combines the best of both compact and midsize cars. The outside has this sporty, compact look and it's bigger on the inside like a TARDIS! It's still spacious even with four adults in the car; although, tall people may be uncomfortable riding in the car for long periods of time. It's no sports car but the engine still packs a punch. I routinely drive on city streets and highways and I haven't had a problem keeping up with the traffic even though it only has a 4 cylinder 145hp engine. My Elantra is an automatic but it has manual capabilities with this transmission they call Shiftronic. I'm terrible at using a manual transmission so I haven't tried this feature yet. The good thing is there's no clutch to worry about if you use the Shiftronic.

I really love the touchscreen media system, Bluetooth, and rearview camera. The rearview camera is really awesome. I've never been this calm backing into a parking spot before! It only took seconds to connect my phone to the Bluetooth and I didn't have to use the owner's manual to figure out most of the bells and whistles in the car (I still recommend reading it). The noise level in the cabin isn't loud but it's not silent either. The Sonata was quieter than this but the Elantra still does a good job keeping out a lot of the road noise.

Overall, I really like my 2016 Hyundai Elantra. It's a beautiful, sporty looking car that's packed with a lot of features.

By Mike

on Jan/23/16

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Worst car I've ever owned

Fit and finish Terrible. Handling poor. Bad weather Handling DEADLY. It is so bad in snow and ice I just left it home. Brakes were bad from DAY 1. Dealers response was they couldn't find anything wrong. I eventually had to do an entire brake job. New pads and rotors. Dealer put an inspection sticker on it even with bad brakes and worn tires.

Corporate Hyundai is a total waste. They are uninterested in anything but M O N E Y!!! You get subtle threats when trying to resolve an issue. I could go on and on but there isn't enough space here.

But something else this company vehicles are a waste of time.

By Jake Tayler

on Oct/13/15

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Good buy for the money!

This is my first brand new car to purchase. I may be a little biased due to the fact this was the first car that I looked at, first dealership that I went to, and I ended up buying the car. I have put 1600 miles on the car so far in the month I have owned it ( I know, my girlfriend loves it and always wants to drive it). The car has been great so far, it feels nice on the road, when i get on the highway going at a fast speed the tires grab the road very well when sliding, if i hit a bump i never feel like my tires aren't in contact with the road, I know this has to do with the traction control the car has. Once you get on the road or highway the drive is nice, its a little noisy but nothing you can't get used to, the stock radio/cd/xmsiruis rado is delightful. I got the base model SE which my only upgrades are rubber mats (highly recommend) and the auto-dimming mirror/compass. You can hear road noise but it's not overwhelming, I don't expect silence when I drive anyways, its really not safe when driving long distances and with this car you will get amazing gas mileage doing that. I have been getting around 38 MPG although I drive a lot of highway, once you put on the Active ECO you can get higher, my highest yet is 40 MPG. My only gripe with the model I got is there isn't automatic headlights and I would have liked the window lock button to light up the same way that the other window buttons on the driver side light up. The car drives great though even with a 1.8 liter 4 cylinder engine, the transmission shifts very smooth and I never have a problem merging with traffic or accelerating to make a lane change. The body of the car is very sexy. I chose the black version and with tinted windows its a very good looking car. If you are looking for a reliable car with a 100,000 mile power train warranty and a 60,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty that will definitely last the length of your car loan, this is a great choice.

By Roy Smithson

on Mar/01/16

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Fantastic and Fun little car at low cost

Be sure to get the Option 2 package with larger, wider alloy wheels and P205/55R16 tires. These wheels and tires increase handling and stopping power immensely. Beware the Korean Kumo tires that come with it, as I had tred break lose inside on one on my 2009 Elantra SE. This can be fatal, but fortunately I caught this when it was just beginning to cause vibration due to a lump when tires were perfectly balanced. I immediate had all 4 tires changed to Michelin Premier A/S. For the 2016 Elantra I just bought, I had the dealer take car to Costco across the freeway from them to install 5 new Michelin Premier A/S for about $750. I bought a 5th wheel identical to the 4 on ground, and a tire change kit, thus ending up with a full size spare--which fit in trunk well, rather than the ridiculous air and sealer kit, which will ruin tire if used. Another cheap mfr deal: There is no auto-transmission fluid dipstick, and no key locks on door or trunk. If you lose keys, you're out of luck, as only way in is with push button on key fob. This saves them a few pennies and says to heck with my customers... just as no spare tire at all does. Only thing is, all mfrs are going this way.



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Exterior Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

  • WHEELBASE
    106.3 Inches
  • OVERALL LENGTH
    179.1 Inches
  • OVERALL HEIGHT
    56.3 Inches
  • MIN GROUND CLEARANCE
    5.3 Inches
  • BASE CURB WEIGHT
    2923 pounds


Interior Dimensions

Interior Dimensions

  • Passenger Capacity
    5
  • Front Leg Room
    43.6 Inches
  • Front Shoulder Room
    55.9 Inches
  • Second Leg Room
    33.1 Inches
  • Second Shoulder Room
    54.8 Inches
  • Cargo Volume
    14.8 cubic feet


Transmission

Transmission

  • Transmission Type
    AUTOMATIC
  • Final Drive Ratio
    3.07 Inches
  • Driven Wheels
    front wheel drive


Suspension

Suspension

  • Front Suspension Classification
    Independent
  • Rear Spring Type
    Coil Springs
  • Independent Suspension
    Four-wheel
  • Rear Suspension Classification
    Semi-independent
  • Front Stabilizer Bar
    Yes
  • Front Spring Type
    Coil Springs


Wheels

Wheels

  • Tire Type
    All Season
  • Rear Tire Width
    215
  • Rear Tire Profile
    45



Safety

Safety

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System:
    Yes
  • Head Airbags
    Front And Rear
  • Passenger Airbag Deactivation
    Occupant Sensing Deactivation
  • Side Airbags
    Dual Front


Entertainment

Entertainment

  • Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
    Yes
  • Total Number Of Speakers
    6
  • Cd Player
    Single CD Player
  • Digital Audio Input
    Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
  • Cd Mp3 Playback
    Yes
  • Radio
    AM/FM
  • Watts
    360


Exterior

Exterior Features

  • Exterior Mirror Adjustment
    Power
  • Heated Exterior Mirrors
    Yes
  • Turn Signal Side Mirrors
    Turn Signal In Mirrors


Interior

Interior Features

  • Rear Heat
    Rear Ventilation Ducts
  • Air Filtration
    Interior Air Filtration
  • Front Air Conditioning Zones
    Single
  • Front Air Conditioning
    Yes
  • Air Filtration
    Interior Air Filtration


Mechanical

Mechanical

  • Engine
    2.0L Engine
  • Front Suspension
    independent
  • Rear Suspension
    semi-independent
  • Fuel Capacity
    13.2 galons
  • Rear Brake Type
    Disc
  • Front Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc

Vehicle Performance

Value Edition Sedan / FWD / 6A

  • 0-60 Mph
    9.5 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    17.1 sec @ 82.6 mph
  • Source
    Motor Trend

True Market Value

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edmunds The TMV® shows how much a car could be traded in for at the dealership. The TMV® price shown is always based on the style of the vehicle selected. Options and color adjustments are not taken into consideration. *

  • Trade In Price
    $12,052
  • Private Seller Price
    $13,591
  • Dealer Price
    $14,752
  • Original MSRP
    $21,250

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2016 Hyundai Elantra
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  • Better than most

  • About average

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INITIAL QUALITY STUDY

The Initial Quality Study (IQS) examines issues experienced within the first 90 days of new-vehicle ownership. This study measures car quality by analyzing problems reported in the mechanical quality and design of areas such as powertrain, body and interior, and features and accessories.


  • OVERALL QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • BODY & INTERIOR QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • FEATURES & ACCESSORIES QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • OVERALL QUALITY - DESIGN
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - DESIGN
  • BODY & INTERIOR QUALITY - DESIGN
  • FEATURES & ACCESSORIES QUALITY - DESIGN

2016 Hyundai Elantra Features


Fuel Efficiency

  • CITY
    24 mpg
  • HIGHWAY
    35 mpg
  • EMISSIONS STANDARD
    Federal Tier 2 Bin 5
  • GREEN HOUSE GAS SCORE
    5
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2016 Hyundai Elantra Key Factors: Current Warranty

Warranty Terms Are Listed In Years/miles. Listed Details Represent Standard Offers. Programs May Vary By Model.


TYPE OF COVERAGE
REMAINING
  • BASIC
    5 years / 60,000 miles
    4 years
  • POWERTRAIN
    10 years / 100,000 miles
    9 years
  • CORROSION
    7 years / Unlimited miles
    6 years
  • ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
    5 years / Unlimited miles
    4 years

2016 Hyundai Elantra Key Factors

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Pros

  • Cabin is quiet on the highway
  • Large trunk has plenty of room for your stuff
  • Generous features for the money
  • Long warranty coverage.

Cons

  • Mediocre acceleration with the 1.8-liter engine
  • Somewhat stiff ride quality.
  • Limited headroom for taller adults


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2016 Hyundai Elantra True Cost Of Ownership

Data provided by Edmunds

The TCO® is the total five-year costs of owing a vehicle. Seven cost categories make up the TCO® (depreciation, insurance, financing, taxes & fees, fuel, maintenance and repairs), also take into account any applicable federal tax credit.

ITEMS YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4 YEAR 5 5 YEAR TOTAL
Insurance$1,307$1,353$1,400$1,449$1,500$7,009
Maintenance$73$311$503$396$2,176$3,459
Repairs$0$0$0$0$670$670
Taxes & Fees$2,028$158$149$141$134$2,610
Financing$858$682$500$310$111$2,461
Depreciation$8,825$1,372$1,207$1,070$960$13,434
Fuel$1,447$1,491$1,535$1,581$1,629$7,683
True Cost To Own ®$14,538$5,367 $5,294$4,947 $7,180$37,326

*Warranty’s Cover 75% Of Anticipated Maintenance And Repairs.

**Prices provided by Edmunds True Cost to Own® (TCO®)



2016 Hyundai Elantra NHTSA Service Bulletins

Date Complaint Filed: 10/31/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

While driving the clock will start to flash then the headlights will flash as the radio/clock flashes. if head lights are off the light by gauges will start flashing making a clicking noise, the battery light will sometimes come on and flash also. if i turn the air on the flashing will stop. this has happened about 6 times in the last two weeks.


Date Complaint Filed: 09/26/2015

Component(s): UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

On july 6, 2016 we purchased a 2016 elantra limited. we do like the car. however, in less than 2 months, just over 2400 miles the new 2016 has the same problem as a 2013 elantra that we used to have. we would press the brake, then press the push start button. nothing happened, it didn?t even try to crank. it was as if the brake and start button had never been depressed. the car would not start. it was dead as a door nail. then we would try starting the car a second time and the car would start. these events happened with a cold start and also a warm start. we took the 2016 car in to the dealership, but they could not duplicate the problem. between the 2013 and the 2016 model years it would seem that something could be figured out to correct and fix the starting problem. we still have a new 2016 car that has a starting problem with the push button start.


Date Complaint Filed: 10/20/2015

Component(s): ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | SERVICE BRAKES

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

When entering a fairly severe curve, like a 270 degree freeway on-ramp or off-ramp to an overpass, or 90 degree curves on mountain roads, at normal speeds, the esc appears to sporadically turn on and off aggressively. the behavior is severe. the brakes are applied, hard, about twice per second. hard enough to feel like you hit a pothole. the throttle seems to be cut as well. pressing the accelerator does nothing while in this state, as if its been disconnected. after straightening out of the curve, the behavior stops. disabling via the esc button has no effect, the problem persists. a trip to the dealer (10/2015) resulted in the diagnosis of a bad 'lateral sensor' - that it wasn't communicating to the esc. however the problem apparently was more involved: they kept the car for 17 days and had two other 2016 elantra gt models in the service department with the same issue. ultimately they could not find a fix for the problem and returned the car, stating that the problem was not a "safety concern". however they intended to continue troubleshooting the issue with one of the problem cars being used as a "test mule". the service department stated that the problem seems to be limited to the 2016 elantra gt. i am not entirely convinced of the "safety" verdict. while i agree that its fairly safe for "me", since i'm aware of the behavior and its consistent, it might be a surprise for another elantra gt owner whose first experience might be in the rain or snow. winter is coming, and while i'm aware of the issue and therefore will take curves slower as to not antagonize the car - what about others?


Date Complaint Filed: 10/19/2015

Component(s): SUSPENSION

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The rear of the car is bumpy.i had 3 family memebers at the back and travelling was uncomforable for them.they complainted about shocks good.i have 4458 miles on my car.


Date Complaint Filed: 11/24/2015

Component(s): ENGINE

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Engine light comes on and engine shuts off while driving. this occurred twice on the freeway and once on a city street while the vehicle was in motion. vehicle only has 1800 miles. i have taken it to the hyundai dealership for repair numerous times. when i pick it up they say "its been repaired" but hours or days later the same problem occurs. i demanded that they void the purchase contract but hyundai refused. i had to retain an attorney who recently filed a lawsuit against hyundai regarding this matter (case # 15k14065).


Date Complaint Filed: 11/21/2015

Component(s): ENGINE

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Wife was driving a new three week old 2016 elantra with appox. 500 miles on it. the car started to loose power and just died. she coasted to a stop on the side of the road. would not restart. no lights came on indicating any problem till the car quit running. then all the lights came on as they should. called aaa had them tow the car to the dealership. service department checked the car over and thought it might be an alternator. some time went by, and the service writer said they were putting me in a rental car as the repair was going to take time. two days later get a call and the motor is ruined and they are going to replace it with a long block. this is just great. new car three weeks old and is going to be tore apart. lucky it is a long block not a short block. the big break comes from my wife deciding not to go to the mall that day to finish xmas shopping. the mall is twenty miles away on an interstate. if this car had died on the interstate with cars going 70 plus behind her, instead of our subdivision street. she stood a good chance of being rear ended and in a very serious accident. plus no power steering or brakes and trying to get over to the shoulder with a dead car! we were very fortunate to have this happen on a side street with little or no traffic and three blocks from home. this would have been horrible to have happened on an interstate while out of state or some back road off the beaten path. we now will have no confidence in the car at all and constantly afraid it is going to break down again. darn shame.


Date Complaint Filed: 01/12/2016

Component(s): STEERING

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The sport steering is over sensitive which is a hazard. the slightest turn of the steering wheel causes the vehicle to turn abruptly. i have measured that a quick lane change could take place by moving the steering wheel by 1/4 of an inch in either direction. the slightest movement could cause an accident and bodily injury at highway speeds.


Date Complaint Filed: 02/15/2016

Component(s): WHEELS

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tire blow out on highway:( hancook p215/45r 17 driver side front) car purchased new only 377 miles on it when blowout occurred. road was smooth speed was 60 mph was told by service dept. no bubbles were found, problem is the tire. not covered under warranty.


Date Complaint Filed: 02/23/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

I have taken my car to 2 hyundai dealerships to be looked at. when i drive my car gets stuck in a high gear & gives me a hard time driving unless i accelerate dramatically to drop the rpms & the car will drop gears. i live on a very steep hill & came close to a very dangerous accident due to this issue. my car did not want to make it up my hill because the car makes a loud noise. the day this happened it was snowing & i had to accelerate to make it up & almost crashed because my car was rolling back down the hill & i live off of a busy intersection.


Date Complaint Filed: 04/15/2016

Component(s): FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

I bought a new elantra in oct. 2015 with 13 miles on it. i was told by dealer that i would get no less than 30 miles per gal. i have never got more than 25 mpg i'v taken it back to the dealer three time they drive it and say the computor says your getting 35 to 40mpg. i tried to show them actual documentation sense i have kept written records every sense the day i've bought this car.


Date Complaint Filed: 04/11/2016

Component(s): WHEELS

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

We have a brand new 2016 hyundai elantra purchased january 22, 2016 and only has @ 4,000 miles. the rear drivers side tire has already received a flat two weeks ago from today and was told that it was not covered under warranty and had to pay for it out of our pocket. the tire is the standard hankook optimo. the car is driven on the freeway and side streets, normal everyday driving. the day after replacing it with another tire, it also went flat. today, april 11, 2016, the front drivers side tire is flat and was not drivable. there is something going on with the wheels or tire pressure monitoring system to cause this.


Date Complaint Filed: 04/07/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Crash: NoFire: YesNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Vehicle spontaneously ignited 4/5/2016 @ ~3:45pm (see pictures attached) while parked in a fenced, guarded, private corporation employee parking lot, destroying itself & both vehicles parked on either side of it. 5 months old, 11,000 miles on odometer, only prior services were oil changes at 3k & 10k @ walmart & jiffy-lube.


Date Complaint Filed: 04/13/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

I was driving on a city street going approx. 30 mph when the car felt like it had downshifted into a low gear. the tachometer wa revving between 4,000 and 5,000 rpms even though i was slowing. i pulled to the side of the road but was unable to put the car in park as the gear shift was stuck in drive. after several attempts to put the car in park, i pulled the gear shift down as low as it would go past d(rive) and then i was able to push it up into the park position. once i put the car back into drive again the engine and transmission were normal.


Date Complaint Filed: 05/02/2016

Component(s): STEERING

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 hyundai elantra. while driving at any speed, the steering wheel turned to the left and right independently without warning. the vehicle was taken to a local dealer where it was diagnosed and an alignment was performed. the failure recurred and the dealer performed another alignment. the failure recurred and was not remedied. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failures. the vin was invalid. the approximate failure mileage was 60.


Date Complaint Filed: 05/17/2016

Component(s): AIR BAGS | STEERING

Crash: YesFire: NoNumber of Injured: 1Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The 2016 hyundai elantra was wrecked at 501 miles . it was bought brand-new it struck a telephone pole at 45 miles per hour the airbags did not deploy hyundai has a defective airbag system which needs to be looked into i have a claim number against hyundai the claim number is 8922194. the telephone number to the claim agent is1-714-965-3105. my son who was driving the car at the time of the accident suffered injuries due to the fact that the airbags did not deploy. i have asked the hyundai claim agent to do an inspection on the vehicle which was done on may 4th and not received any information about receiving any information on what happened at the time of impact . i would like for your agency to look into hyundai motor company in there airbags that do not deploy . you may contact me at 864 365 8179 my name is zeke edge


Date Complaint Filed: 06/17/2016

Component(s): ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 hyundai elantra. the contact stated that the timing chain and the motor were off sync and the vehicle would not start and stalled several times. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the timing belt was loose, which caused the vehicle not to start. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was kept for longer than three weeks. the vin and failure mileage were not available.


Date Complaint Filed: 06/08/2016

Component(s): VISIBILITY/WIPER

Crash: YesFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The visibility on this car is so bad. in 40 years of driving i had 1 accident until i got this car. i have had 3 minor accidents in less than a year all due to backing up and looking out passenger side. when you back up you can't see out of the passenger side in the front due to mirror placement and door frame and in the back due to frame and headrest in same position. i feel this car was designed poorly, i have never had a problem like this before.


Date Complaint Filed: 06/07/2016

Component(s): UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

When parking our car, the key got stuck in the ignition switch and could not be removed. obviously, we could not leave the car in a parking lot with the key in the ignition. i looked at a video on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4t6ydzkb5g and this guy's video saved the day. this obviously has happened for other people and seems to be an intermittent problem. we will be taking this to the dealer to fix, however, since it apparently has been happening to others for years i thought i should report it to you. if it is not fixed by hyundai i will let you know. the vehicle was not in motion.


Date Complaint Filed: 07/11/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 hyundai elantra. while driving 55 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. the driver coasted to the side of the road, restarted the vehicle, and resumed driving. on another occasion, while driving 55 mph, there was a knocking noise. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the air conditioner compressor failed and needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 21,000.


Date Complaint Filed: 09/05/2016

Component(s): UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

My vehicle did not come with a spare tire, but with something called a "tire mobility kit" which is used to inflat a flat tire (maybe). in anticipation of the need to use this gadget, i have read the instructions and came across this item: "warning: sealant is an irritant to skin, eyes and respiratory passages. overexposure may cause central nervous system and kidney effects......do not breathe vapor or mist.....avoid contact with skin and eyes....wash thoroughly after handling....in case of skin or eye contact, immediately flush affected area with plenty of water. needless to say, i is highly unlikely that i will suffer a flat tire close to a source of clean water. this product is poisonous and dangerous to use. the public should be alerted and the product should be recalled and replaced with a safe alternative. please let me know if your agency will pursue this matter with hyundai.








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