Limited trim levels come with heated front and rear leather seats standard. The Elantra Limited sedan features stylish 17-inch alloy wheels, as well as body-color side mirrors with integrated turn signals, front fog lights and a power glass sunroof. The Outback also pleased critics with its controlled handling and roomy back seat. While at the dealer, I pointed out the wear on the… May was an unusual month for me, in large part because I spent a relatively small amount of time in my trusty Hyundai. Except for the 1,200 lbs of put together furniture. The swoopy roofline makes rear seat head room tight for taller drivers, but rear legroom is good.
The front seats of some models have slightly elevated sides, as if there's some support, but it's just a tease. But in the federal tests, the Elantra only managed three stars in frontal impact despite top five-star results in both side impact and the rigorous side-pole test. Also blows white smoke with heavy acceleration. Passengers have remarked on how loud the ride is. Despite those restrictions I got a great deal on this vehicle. Ride quality is excellent, though, and the Elantra soaks up road noise as well as, or better than its competitors, with noise levels about as low as some mid-size sedans.
Eventually the engine locked up and they replaced the engine under warranty. If it's possible, a single car shows exactly how far Korean automakers have come, and how much trouble they're causing for Japanese car companies. Rear Cross-traffic Alert is a supplemental system and the driver must still exercise extreme caution when backing up. It was only 3 years old with pretty low mileage. The new Elantra follows Hyundai's current corporate look, with liquid curves and prominent side creases.
I will mention a couple of negatives: 1 It does not come with a spare tire. Engine starts and runs quietly and is a smooth ride. It gives a smooth quiet ride and has lots of get up and go. Great tires will help to lessen somewhat the road noise that some have referred to. To see what's new for 2012, click , or check out a side-by-side of the two model years.
Both models have the same powertrain but there are some mechanical differences between the two. Three new paint color choices complete the updates for 2012: Shimmering White, Midnight Black, and Indigo Blue. Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. Even pumping them did nothing. A navigation system is also available top-level Limited cars, including a 7-inch screen, 360-watt amplifier and automatic headlamps.
Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 500,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2018 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. The 2012 Hyundai Elantra was my final choice. The sensor will not function if it is blocked by foreign material, bicycle racks, luggage carriers, bumper stickers, mud or snow. The safety recall began during April 2013. If this is not done, the oil pump may be damaged.
The base manual-transmission-equipped Elantra carries a value-laden feature list. The car is very stylish and has pep. The down side of this strategy is that there are still holes; you can't, for instance, get the navigation system if you want a manual transmission. The condition rectifies itself after driving approx. The back seat has plenty of leg room but a tall person will hit their head on the roof. A year later the same problem occurred with the front suspension. The head was replaced under warranty at 75,000 miles.
The one major tradeoff for the diet that the Elantra was placed on, to optimize mileage, is that there's no spare tire--not even a porta-spare. The car still has get up, but you will loose much mileage by slamming on the gas versus more consistent gas use. Except for changing the oil and replacing front brakes the only thing this car needs to run is gas. Included equipment is well above its class and includes 17-inch alloy wheels, a power sunroof, fog lamps, power-adjustable leather seats, a heated rear seat and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. It has nice amenities for even the basic trim and gets good gas mileage not as advertised by still superior for the class.