Elegant exterior styling.
Cabin is as attractive as some luxury models.
Generous leg and head room in front seat for even the tallest driver.
-Top Safety Pick- award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Lively and fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine.
Automatic and manual transmissions available.
Six-speed automatic shifts flawlessly.
Impressive base six-speaker audio system.
Available navigation system is excellent.
Large trunk offers 14.8 cubic feet.
Four-wheel independent suspension delivers a smooth ride.
Road and engine noise can be loud in the cabin.
Not overly exciting to drive.
The backseat is more practical for children and small adults. Taller passengers may need more leg room.
Although cabin materials offer a rich look, they are not best-in-class.
Sedan takes 9.4 seconds to reach 60 mph, making it one of the slowest models in the segment.
Depending on traffic and weather, Elantra struggles to meet its 40 mpg highway rating.