The Hyundai Elantra is an award-winning car for its reasonable price, sporty, unique, and innovative styling plus a great road performance, spacious and has a very attractive interior. The Elantra is very enjoyable to drive, with its nice stability of smooth travel and very reactive handling. The Elantra’s one of the best compact cars available today, it was named by as the North American Car of the Year for 2012.
The 2013 Hyundai Elantra is an outstanding worth on many of the cars in its class, and also a new bit of visual appeal for the Korean company. It can store more fluid than its bigger bother Sonata, and more accomplished and advanced in terms of specs, and performance. The Elantra’s two- and four-doors made their way through the field of usual and boring looking compacts with even more appeal and detail than its tight rival, the Ford Focus. Calling it the best possible evolution compact cars in this generation. The way the Elantra rear section panels mimic the precision of the last G6 can’t be lost on GM, which now has the handsome but staid little Chevy Cruze to sell. If anything, the Elantra’s cockpit is a little braver than the exterior, with the center console that defines a shape that just happens to function perfectly as a relaxing knee rest.
A 2.0-liter four down to 1.8 liters in this generation powers the Hyundai Elantra, with 148 horsepower and 131 pound-feet of torque in all, the Elantra performs efficiently and decently with either a six-speed automatic or a six-speed manual. The Elantra feel more vigorous or appealing than its competitor Ford Focus. Ride excellence is good on every Elantra model, and this car soaks up road noise as well as, or better than its competitors, with noise levels about as low as some mid-size sedans.
The 2013 Hyundai Elantra has improve some of its possessions, the sedan’s front seats could use a little more bolstering and on the side sustain, as in the coupe, but on either, they’re surrounded by ample space in all directions. In back, the legroom is fine for adults. Coupes don’t have an uncomplicated single-lever display, which makes it a bit futzier to get into the back. The rear seats fold forward effortlessly, if not completely flat, and that allows longer objects to be loaded into the relatively large, wide trunk. The Elantra’s interior has lots of useful cubbies and storage bins, including a covered one that sits ahead of the shift lever: it also contains the aux jack, a power point, and the USB port in an easy to reach module, perfect for connecting smartphones, and everything a person needs in his car while traveling.
The Elantras come with special features, and others that make it one of the best-equipped base vehicles in the division, the Elantra comes with power windows, locks, and mirrors; keyless entry; and on automatic models air conditioning, cruise control, and telescopic steering. Other options can even turn the Elantra into a luxurious vehicle; the navigation system has one of the largest LCD touchscreens in the class, and it’s striking to look at and to use, with voice recognition for phone, audio, and destinations, plus real-time traffic and weather. Bluetooth and audio streaming are standard, too; a rearview camera comes with the navigation system, and to top it all off, the Elantra four-door earns the IIHS’ Top Safety Pick designation and now, the NHTSA’s coveted five-star rating for crash safety.
The Elantra’s 6-speed manual shifts smoothly and allows utmost performance. The 6-speed automatic is just as good, holding gears as needed to maintain speed and eliminate a lot of gear changes trying to save fuel by uphsifting only to have to downshift two seconds later because speed fell off.
Electric-assist steering points the car where you want to go with least exertion, practical feedback and U-turns in less than 35 feet. The Elantra’s very reliable brakes are all disc on all models and more than capable of slowing down anything the 1.8-liter engine gets going.
The 2013 Hyundai Elantra will also be among the finest in the compact car models. It is very elegant on the exterior and very pleasant inside. Every car owner and occupant likes the smooth and quiet ride, the airy cabin, and also delivers superb fuel economy.