2016 Hyundai Elantra Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$13,016 - $14,971
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
28 City / 38 HWY
Horsepower
145-173
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$13,016 - $14,971
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
28 City / 38 HWY
Horsepower
145-173
Seats
5

Ranks #11 By Owner Reviews

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.2 Overall Score
Performance 3.6 Comfort 3.9 Styling 3.9 Value 4.5

Editor's Overview

For 2016, Hyundai’s Elantra compact sedan continues to offer consumers an impressive dose of style, features and fuel economy, while simultaneously giving the competition migraine headaches. The handsome Elantra sedan carries on this year with little change, but the Elantra GT hatchback receives bold new styling plus features you won’t find on a Honda Civic, Ford Focus or Toyota Corolla.

Hyundai Elantra Models & Trims

Base $13,016 - $14,971*
Horsepower: 145 hp - 173 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Leather, Cloth
Standard Wheels: 15 X 5, 17 X 7 in. - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Limited $13,016 - $14,971*
Horsepower: 145 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SE $13,016 - $14,971*
Horsepower: 145 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 15 X 5, 16 X 6 in. - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Sport $13,016 - $14,971*
Horsepower: 173 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Value Edition $13,016 - $14,971*
Horsepower: 145 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.39

450 Reviews

52% 38% 9% 2% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Good value, small compact, but spacious!!

I have had this car for a little over a year. I haven't had any problems really. The only small issue I have noticed is the tire pressure light comes on very frequently, nearly every 30-45 days. I am not impressed with the gas mileage. I would've thought for a car of this size and year, the mileage would have been better. It does well on the highway, but in-town driving it does not give the best mileage. I have not done an intensive computation of the mileage, just my observation. Overall, for the money it is a good value. I like the space inside and the trunk. I would've liked something a little larger, but couldn't afford it at the time. I am pleased with this car.

- Retia A

Good purchase, would buy again.

I have had no problems with the performance of this car since I have bought it. I have had it for about 2 years and put around 45, 000 miles on it, and nothing has broken down on it. I have gotten most of the recommended maintenance that they offer at the dealership. The features do leave a little to be desired, but I think I got the most basic package. The steering is not very smooth, but everything else is pretty nice. It gets good gas mileage, I average around 27 mpg and I pretty much only drive in the city. Overall, I think it was a good purchase and I would make the decision to buy it again if I had the choice.

- Sarah V

Cute stylish ride with the right amount of tech.

My 2016 Elantra gt is stylish, economically friendly, cheap to fill in gas, and roomy for a pretty small car. I love the Bluetooth connectivity and the heated seats, and the sound system is pretty nice. It is a really comfortable and pretty smooth ride, with nice looking and comfortable seats and enough leg room in any seat in the car. It has a spacious console that slides to be used as an armrest. I love having the hatchback and the rear wiper. I would say the biggest drawbacks are how low to the ground it is, and that the hatch has a non removable cover which does limit what you can fit in there.

- Stephanie A

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$13,016 - $14,971
$13,016 - $14,971

Horsepower

Horsepower
145 - 173 hp
145 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.8L DOHC 16V 4
1.8L DOHC 16V 4
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Standard
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Not Available

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43.6 in.
43.6 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40 in.
40 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.1 in.
33.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.1 in.
37.1 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14.8 cu. ft.
14.8 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather, Cloth
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Standard
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Standard
Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum, Steel
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/55R16
P215/45HR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
106.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 ft.
34.8 ft.

Length

Length
179.1 in.
179.1 in.

Width

Width
69.9 in.
69.9 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2773 - 2923 .lbs
2818 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
145 hp
145 hp

Torque

Torque
130 ft. lbs.
130 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
12.8 gal.
12.8 gal.

Combined

Combined
30 mpg
33 mpg

City

City
24 mpg
28 mpg

Highway

Highway
35 mpg
38 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings