Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,366 - $3,668
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 33 HWY
Horsepower
135
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,366 - $3,668
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 33 HWY
Horsepower
135
Seats
5

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2003 Hyundai Elantra gls

I bought my 2003 Elantra used with almost 130k miles on the odometer from one previous owner, which was fairly low for being a 16 year old vehicle. However, the vehicle was not cared for very well in the past. Upon further inspection I had to replace a cracked radiator, the axle shaft assemblies for worn out CV joints, rotted timing belt, and a weak fuel pump. Small things were tightened and fixed here and there and now the vehicle is running extremely well. I have driven it for almost 10k miles in the last 3 months delivering pizzas and I feel I could easily go over 200k without major problems. It is easy and affordable to maintain and a good starter vehicle for someone who is learning how to work on cars. The only problem that currently bothers me is the stiff ride because the shocks require replacement, but I don't want to spend too much money on this car apart from preventive and routine jobs. Sometimes the automatic transmission will take time to go from third to fourth, but nothing too alarming for an older vehicle. I like having power windows, air conditioning, and sun glass holder on a base model, however it was a big shock trying to adapt without cruise control. The trunk space looks huge for such a small sedan, the turning radius is excellent, and I appreciate the good gas mileage. Overall, it is a bland looking vehicle without anything special, which is just the way I like it. It will serve me well as long as I take good care of it.

- Luis Almeida

Older car, so it has some issues, but otherwise reliable and comfortable.

2003 Hyundai Elantra

Belts are worn out, battery has been replaced, tires need to be aligned often (about once a month, sometimes more, sometimes less), struts were worn, gas tank has an issue and requires slow pouring of gas - otherwise it'll trigger the gas pump auto stop; car runs fairly well despite it is age, and the small turn radius makes for excellent turning (especially U-turns); the radio, CD player, and other features all work fairly well except the fact that the clock is broken (cannot change the time at all) and the CD player does not play home-made or mixed CDs (not a big issue, just slightly disappointing); the comfort is great for someone short like myself, but tends to be a little awkward for those who are taller (5'10 and above, as far as I have seen) or who weight a bit more (such as over 250-300 lbs.); features include CD player, am/FM radio (works great), adjustable seats, auto locking (works only on driver's side, auto locks and unlocks when locking or unlocking driver door) - can be a bit inconvenient but has it is benefits, auto windows with auto roll feature (will roll down by themselves when the window button on driver's side is held down for a certain number of seconds, works only for down and on driver's side), medium sized trunk with room for spare tire and fold-down back seats to make extra room, back seats are spacious and comfortable.

- Bree H

2003 Hyundai Elantra overview.

2003 Hyundai Elantra

My car is kind of old and pretty loud but I love it. The grass mileage is great and it is never broken down on me. The radio is spotty but it plays CDs and has a AUX cord option. The trunk space is good and I am able to both take friends with me places and move smaller furniture. The color is gold which is exactly what I wanted for my car and the four door accessibility is way better than a two door. My school is kind of far away from where I live so that has mileage is a great money saver. It is got a couple dents and rings but it does not look bad at all. I guess the major thing is that it can be pretty loud when I accelerate. The humming can be almost deafening and I have got to really turn up the volume of the music I play. It is got a really convenient spot right underneath the CD port to store a couple CDs which I really do like a lot. My windshield wipers are kind of old but they came with the car and they get the job done. I take it in for repairs and check ups every now and again with a local Hyundai dealer.

- Theresa W

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$12,899 - $13,699
$14,449 - $15,249

Horsepower

Horsepower
135 hp
135 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L (120.5) DOHC MFI 16
2.0L (120.5) DOHC MFI 16

Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43.2 in.
43.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.6 in.
39.6 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35 in.
35 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38 in.
38 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
28.3 cu. ft.
28.3 cu. ft.

Entertainment

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P195/60R15
P195/60R15

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
102.7 in.
102.7 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
33.2 ft.
33.2 ft.

Length

Length
171.1 in.
171.1 in.

Width

Width
67.7 in.
67.7 in.

Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2635 - 2698 lbs.
2635 - 2698 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
135 hp
135 hp

Torque

Torque
132 ft. lbs.
132 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
120 lbs.
120 lbs.

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.5 gal.
14.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
29 mpg
29 mpg

City

City
24 mpg
24 mpg

Highway

Highway
33 mpg
33 mpg

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety