After undergoing a complete overhaul, the Hyundai Elantra Sedan comes back with a vengeance, proving the negative feedback of its predecessor is gone with the 2012 model. Indeed, the 2012 Hyundai Elantra Sedan surprised everyone with its sharp-looking exterior that is comparable to high-end competitors.
All 2012 Hyundai Elantra Sedan models are equipped with an improved 1.8 Li engine with 4 cylinders that can produce an output power of 148 horsepower. The base model is a 6-speed automatic transmission sedan with 15" steel wheels, which makes driving the Elantra smooth. With its desire to be lined with the eco-friendly sedans offered, the Hyundai Elantra incorporated the Active Eco technology, which gives the Elantra a relatively zero-emission engine. Additionally, the fuel rating efficiency was greatly improved, now rated with 29 mpg for city driving and 40 mpg for highway driving.
The interior design is not as impressive as the high-end competitors, but it proves to be a great improvement compared to its predecessor. The base Hyundai Elantra comes with comfortable seating design, cruise control, keyless remote entry, adjustable front and rear seat, and air conditioning, which was previously not included in the base model.
In terms of safety, 2012 Hyundai Elantra has standard safety features including stability and traction control, active front head restraints, airbags in the front seat and side curtains, and antilock disk brakes.
Aside from all the features mentioned, what attracts customers to the Hyundai Elantra Sedan is the 5 year warranty per 60,000 miles. Not only is it a cheap alternative, but a practical choice when considering the length of warranty.