A compact car that offers a good deal for the money, the Hyundai Elantra, two years after it underwent major redesigning continues to impress compact car enthusiasts and critics with its yearly innovations. The 2013 Hyundai Elantra remains to be the good-looking car with its enhanced technical features, a reliable powertrain and a 10-year/100,000-mile warranty. New for this year’s Elantra are its 2-door Coupe and 5-door hatchback. In addition to new models is a front-wheel drive standard feature for all of Elantra models. Moreover, the 5-door hatchback Elantra GT is the first model of Hyundai to be equipped with a driver-selectable steering mode giving drivers easy maneuverability.
The 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe is available in two trims: GS and SE. The powertrain of the compact coupe is a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that pumps 148 hp and 131 lb-ft of torque. The engine is matched with a six-speed manual transmission, while a six-speed automatic transmission comes in as optional. EPA estimated fuel economy for the four-cylinder engine is 28/38/32 mpg on all of its transmission.
The 2013 Elantra coupe is pretty exceptional when it comes to space as it provides more room area better than its closest contender, the Honda Civic coupe. Its legroom is pretty spacious for its front seats while the rear seats get almost the same amount of space. Adding up to the generous space inside the cabin is impressive headroom that is not usual for a coupe. The trunk space offers 14.8 cubic feet.
There are two primary gauges found inside the Elantra coupe making it easy for the driver to navigate, a speedometer, tachometer, climate control. The coupe’s standard safety features include traction and stability control, antilock disc brakes, front seat side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags and active front head restraints.