Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,217 - $5,476
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 33 HWY
Horsepower
138
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,217 - $5,476
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 33 HWY
Horsepower
138
Seats
5

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Ranks #8 Compact Cars by Owners

Ranks #9 Compact Cars by Experts

Ranks #4 Compact Cars by Fuel Economy

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Hyundai Elantra Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

2008 Hyundai Elantra Owner Reviews

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Inexpensive reliable car with a few issues.

2008 Hyundai Elantra

It's a nice little car, reasonably priced, with one of the best warranties in the industry. At 115k miles I've never had any real mechanical problems. I have had a problem in which the passenger door has been rusting for several years and is almost rusted through. For even longer than that I've had an issue where the visors fall out of the ceiling. This happened when the car was only a few years old but the visors were all out of warranty. It is rather unforgivable that this wasn't a recall since it usually happens when driving, causing the driver's view to be obstructed without warning. I eventually had to remove the visors altogether. I looked into replacing them, but they are over $200 each just for the part.

- Tony I

Affordable, reliable, and a long lasting first car to own.

2008 Hyundai Elantra SE

I have owned this car for 11 years and have not had any serious/significant problems. Other than general repairs for wear and tear, it has been extremely reliable. I have 154,000 miles on it and it is still going strong. Comfort is decent for the price. It handles well in the snow and ice. The shape of the trunk could be better- due to the curved edges of the opening to the backseat, there is less room for loading large items with the back seats flat. The space within the trunk itself is good though. The beige material covering the seats is not forgiving to stains- even spilled water will leave a mark when it dries. Overall I highly recommend this as an affordable car that you will get a lot of miles out of.

- Victoria B

It is not good for a big family pretty small. I think it pretty good on gas and has a lot of storage space.

2008 Hyundai Elantra

I like the car it get the job done. I bought it used so there is a sound from the back that drives me crazy. The car is a nice small car, it is pretty good on gas a full take driving local (to and from work and daycare ) last about 2 weeks. The passenger side has a little hook to hang your purse. Radio is good you can pay for addition stations has cd player and Aux cord. Also thought is was strange it came with a car lighter and a charging port so it has two if you do not use the lighter. Has a lot of storage space I love the sunglasses holder . 4 cup holder 2 front and 2 back. Trunk is big has escape latch. over a pretty good car. has electric windows and locks

- Stephanie U

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$13,970 - $14,970
$16,670 - $17,670

Horsepower

Horsepower
138 hp
138 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L DOHC CVVT 16
2.0L DOHC CVVT 16

Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

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
43.5 in.
43.5 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40 in.
40 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35 in.
35 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.6 in.
37.6 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14.2 cu. ft.
14.2 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P195/65TR15
P205/55HR16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
104.3 in.
104.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
33.9 ft.
33.9 ft.

Length

Length
177.4 in.
177.4 in.

Width

Width
69.9 in.
69.9 in.

Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2751 - 2895 lbs.
2751 - 2895 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
138 hp
138 hp

Torque

Torque
136 ft. lbs.
136 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
150 lbs.
150 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14 gal.
14 gal.

Combined

Combined
29 - 25 mpg
29 - 25 mpg

City

City
24 - 25 mpg
24 - 25 mpg

Highway

Highway
33 mpg
33 mpg

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

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