$8,400 - $10,017
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Limited Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$8,400 - $10,017
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
28 City / 38 HWY

Mechanical Features

  • 1.8L DOHC MPFI D-CVVT 16-valve I4 engine
  • 6-speed automatic transmission w/SHIFTRONIC
  • Front wheel drive
  • MacPherson strut front suspension -inc: coil springs
  • Torsion axle rear suspension -inc: coil springs
  • Front stabilizer bar
  • Motor driven pwr steering (MDPS)
  • 4-wheel disc brakes

Exterior Features

  • 17 x 7.0" alloy wheels
  • P215/45R17 tires
  • Tire mobility kit
  • Pwr tilt/slide sunroof
  • Black chrome grille
  • Fog lights
  • Body-color pwr heated exterior mirrors -inc: turn signal indicator lights
  • Tinted glass
  • Solar glass
  • Windshield shade band
  • Front 2-speed intermittent wipers
  • Body-color door handles

Entertainment Features

  • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: XM satellite radio, (6) speakers, iPod/USB aux input jacks
  • Bluetooth hands-free phone system w/voice recognition

Interior Features

  • Leather heated front bucket seats -inc: 6-way adjustable driver seat w/height adjustment, adjustable head restraints
  • 60/40 split fold-down heated rear seat -inc: adjustable head restraints
  • Front passenger seatback pocket
  • Front/rear door map pockets
  • Leatherette door trim insert
  • Center console w/storage & sliding center armrest
  • Rear center armrest w/cupholders
  • Lower multi-box w/cover
  • Leather wrapped tilt/telescopic steering wheel -inc: cruise & audio controls
  • Instrumentation -inc: speedometer, tachometer, digital odometer, digital clock, external temp
  • Trip computer
  • Warning lights -inc: oil pressure, battery charge, door ajar, seatbelt, low fuel, trunk lid open, brake, check engine, ABS, TPMS, ESC, water temp
  • Pwr windows w/driver one touch up/down
  • Pwr door locks
  • Cruise control
  • Remote keyless entry system w/alarm
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear defroster
  • Illuminated visor vanity mirrors w/extension
  • Interior lighting -inc: map lights w/sunglass holder, dome lamp, cargo area light, illuminated ignition
  • Leather wrapped shift knob
  • Trunk lid inner cover

Safety Features

  • Vehicle stability management (VSM)
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) -inc: electronic brake force distribution (EBD), brake assist
  • Electronic stability control (ESC) w/traction control system (TCS)
  • Daytime running lights
  • Advanced dual front airbags w/occupant classification system
  • Front seat-mounted side airbags
  • Front/rear roof-mounted side curtain airbags
  • Child rear door locks
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

2012 Hyundai Elantra Owner Reviews

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The Wonderful World of Owning an Elantra

2012 Hyundai Elantra Limited

This car is extremely reliable. It has great gas mileage and even an ECO setting to help save more gas. It is equipped with a sunroof, heated front AND back seats and a great trunk space. The engine is easily accessible to the oil gauge, wiper fluid, coolant and much more. Even the headlight bulbs and easy access. It has a spacious area for foot space and even a fold-down middle section in the back for an armrest and cup holders. And the doors have a specific water bottle cup holder which I've never seen before. You have access to Bluetooth connection, along with the basic AM/FM radio and CD player. You can also get a subscription to XM Radio! Also a nice perk is lights behind the visor so when you look in the mirror it's easier to see. And the inside lights are very bright and have multiple settings. Great car that would last a lifetime with regular maintenance!

- Jessica Q

Small, comfortable and mighty

2012 Hyundai Elantra Limited

I have had no problems with my vehicle since purchasing it brand new as a commuter car. The gas mileage is not great as it was intended to be. Hyundai had to do a gas mileage reimbursement program due to it not getting the mileage advertised. The turning radius is fantastic and it has comfortable seating. It could be much quieter on the road for cabin noise as it's loud when you drive it. The heated front and rear seats work great for cold climates. The sunroof is perfect for nice days. There is plenty of legroom and the trunk is very large considering this is a compact car. The ride is pretty smooth on the highway at high speeds with no shaking. The pickup from the start of accelerating is really good for a 4 cylinder. I'm very pleased with my car of 7 years.

- Jennifer T

When looking for a great car that saves good on gas

2012 Hyundai Elantra Limited

This car has been a huge help just about in every way I can think of when it comes to basic needs and having more to bring to the table. First of all it is extremely good on gas. It looks very sporty which is nice for just the basic look of the car and feeling good driving it. The interior is really constructed well to look like a luxury car. Leather seats and a nice grey interior when it comes to the dashboard and all the setups like the touch screen. It's compact so I don't ever have to worry about my car being to wide or long when it comes to parking. Also the speaker system inside is very good quality sound and the bass booster is incredible.

- Andrew P

Review of 2012 Hyundai Elantra limited.

2012 Hyundai Elantra Limited

Absolutely love the interior and controls. The exterior has a sporty appearance. As my car is the limited trim, I have leather seats as well as a sunroof. I am very confident with the braking performance, when I need to suddenly brake. I wish my Elantra had a camera for when I backed up for parking. The shape of the rear windows makes a blind spot, the height of the rear end is too high to easily see while backing. Even on high beam, there is not much distance or light. High beam looks like dim compared to my previous vehicle. Although I drive at night often, I always have to wear my glasses to be sure I am clearly able to see.

- Grace L

Hyundai Elantra features

2012 Hyundai Elantra Limited

There are not much problems with the vehicle as it has a nice backup camera, smooth steering, great in car accessories such as no key start and auto defroster. The only issue is it occasionally has issues with standing water, not just a tire issue, but just be sure to drive carefully. Nice leather seats and heat front and back seats, auxiliary input as well and plenty of space to comfortably seat 4

- Kyle V

Comfort and Style in a Hyundai

2012 Hyundai Elantra Limited

My Hyundai Elantra has leather seats with warmers for cold months. I would love for it to have coolers as well for the summer. It has never had any problems under the hood, and I only do maintenance work on it. I travel often visiting family and my miles to the gallon is over 20. Depending on if I'm driving highway or city. There is a nice center console storage spot below the temperature dials.

- Jessica H

My car is small little car that doesn't have a lot of power but gets me around.

2012 Hyundai Elantra Limited

My airbag TPS system is broken. My airbag sensor is broken. My sunroof leaks. My car sometimes sputters. My battery has died. And my windshield has cracked. I like the leather seats. There is not a lot of room in the back seat for passengers. It's a good car for a single person. Heated seats in the back are a nice touch but sometimes are on without my knowledge.

- Brooke B

Great car, but a little small

2012 Hyundai Elantra Limited

I have not had any major problems with my car. The only small thing is that some of the leather on the driver's seat is starting to crack. This is annoying because you have to pay extra for heated leather seats. The car only has a little over 42000 miles on it and has not had any repairs yet except for battery and tires.

- Tina L

Good things are it has plenty space throughout the whole car.

2012 Hyundai Elantra Limited

The car is too light weight, when making turns even slowly if feels as if the car can tilt. A few months after purchasing the vehicle it would accelerate on its own or to quickly when given a little gas. I believe the clutch was getting stuck I am not sure as the problem stopped after the car kept revving on its own.

- Kim H

Roomie car perfect for commuter

2012 Hyundai Elantra Limited

It is super reliable. I haven't had any issues with it since I had it. Lots of room and you don't feel cramped like you usually do in a car. I would definitely recommend it as a commuter vehicle or a first car for a teen! It isn't as up to date as some newer vehicles but it still gets the job done.

- Ashlyn M

Old but still strong running car.

2012 Hyundai Elantra Limited

It's an older vehicle but it does get me to where I need to be. That little car has been through a lot but it is still running. One thing I do like is that it is not a gas hog and it is unique because it does have two colored doors. The car is on its last leg but what I love is it is still running.

- Joseph B

My car is this beautiful baby powder blue but sparkly at the same time.

2012 Hyundai Elantra Limited

This car really has had zero problems. Besides regular maintenance it drives very well and the gas mileage is pretty good. It hasn't broken down on me yet and has been very reliable. The leather on the interior is fantastic and has just began to show wear. I would definitely recommend a Hyundai.

- Leslie D

End of 2011, they were selling out of them quicker than they could stock them.

2012 Hyundai Elantra Limited

There have been a few recalls, but there have also been a few warranties that have been extended. I have had little-to-no issues with the car, aside from a new battery and normal wear and tear, and I love that there are not big blind spots. It is stylish and compact and gets good gas mileage.

- Kathryn M

2012 Hyundai Elantra limited.

2012 Hyundai Elantra Limited

The Hyundai Elantra is very reliable. I did buy a spare tire which is not included with the new car. No major mechanical issues. It came with a sunroof and heated seats. The headlight bulbs are a little difficult to replace as you need to remove the drivers side headlight itself to change.

- Kirk R

It has Bluetooth and SIRIUS music.

2012 Hyundai Elantra Limited

Car is like brand new! It's never given me any issues. The pedal feels so smooth and the quality of the car is just perfect for me. Inexpensive and gas saver! I'd definitely choose my car once again if I ever had to. My car takes me everywhere I need to be and it's just perfect for me

- Catalina H

I love the fact that I can find parts for my car cheaper than other brands.

2012 Hyundai Elantra Limited

The car is good it runs great no mechanical problems but other parts of the car are going bad fast. Seats quality is poor it break down quickly. The engine does make noise sometimes but it's not always there Present. Overall I like the car and it does need some maintenance.

- Bilal S

The body of the vehicle has an up to date, sporty look.

2012 Hyundai Elantra Limited

Body of the car is easily damaged. Car runs great with regular maintenance. I love the style of the body and the interior of the vehicle. The leather seats are very durable and the console is nicely accessible. For the price of the vehicle, it is a good investment.

- Colleen L

Feels like a luxury car, but looks sporty.

2012 Hyundai Elantra Limited

I get a smooth ride and good gas mileage with my Hyundai. It's quiet and I haven't had any problems with it. Dependable, and she's pretty! I have a bit of trouble with visibility. Seeing other cars when I'm changing lanes but I manage. I love my rear view camera though.

- Debbie Z

Hyundai is a very reliable car.

2012 Hyundai Elantra Limited

I love this car because I am hard on cars and this car has stood the test of time. It is a great value for the price and I have all the features that I want in a car. I have leather seats a rear-view camera and Bluetooth technology. This is the best value for my money.

- Toni M

Cute and reliable car easy to drive and good on gas.

2012 Hyundai Elantra Limited

Smooth riding car. The engine seems to be a engine that catches up with h how fast you're going because it does jolt some. It is good on gas and very comfortable to drive. Very cute car that is reliable. Would recommend to anyone especially first time car buyers.

- Savannah W

Improvements my car could have.

2012 Hyundai Elantra Limited

Had parts recalled pertaining to the fuel, not great in snow- slips and slides, does not accelerate as quickly as I would. Like especially on hills- may need more horsepower. The low air tire light stays on even if tires are full. Had it reset and still does it.

- Nicole P

Great gas mileage, affordable, comfortable, reliable featuring many extras.

2012 Hyundai Elantra Limited

Really enjoy all the added features-sunroof, GPS, heated seats in front and rear, Bluetooth compatibility. Never had any major issues just normal wear and tear. I find this vehicle to be very comfortable, it has a smooth ride on the road and great gas mileage.

- Nicole A

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