Based on 152 Ratings for the 2011 - 2013 models.Review this car
By cindy (CA) on Tuesday, May 14, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 21,000overall rating 4 of 10rating details
Pros: "style, features, warranty"
Cons: "MPG, handling, acceleration"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2
"I sold a genesis and bought this thinking I would give up speed and handling for gas mileage. nope even in eco mode, 25 mpg - doesn't even hit 30 on highway. found out there is a reimbursement program because they falsely represented estimated mpg. integrity seems to be good, air works good, stereo reception on fm terrible, trunk has to be slammed to shut, navigation up to date but takes me miles out of my way. I have owned at least 25 cars, this is just mediocre at best."
By kt (CA) on Monday, May 06, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 45,000overall rating 7 of 10rating details
Pros: "navigation system, heated seats, back up camera."
Cons: "gas mileage claims totally bogus."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3
"The car is comfortable with all the bells and whistles for an inexpensive car. BUT, I have NEVER gotten over 32 MPG. They claim 40 HW, but I drive a straight, flat highway all the time and have NEVER come close! Very disappointed in this claim."
3 people out of 3 found this review helpful
By Ken (CA) on Monday, April 29, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Great interior + exterior, cheap, looks good"
Cons: "harder to switch lanes due to pillars, bad mileage"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"This is my 3rd car and my 1st new car. I never thought i would get a Hyundai considering it's the definition of cheap but i couldnt believe what i saw. They have improved in looks drastically over recent years and i decided to give it a shot. I got the 2013 elantra sedan limited with no tech package. I am very satisfied with this car so far but im getting really bad mileage. I know its how you drive but still... i average 20 mpg city with active eco off. I chose the car because of how it looks anyways, not gas mileage. I managed to get it out of the door for 21 grand flat, and it came with floor mats, cargo met, etc. I would definitely recommend this to students like myself who still go to school. Upgrades done: pioneer 8500bh head unit, dual 12s subwoofers, kenwood amp, 6.5 polk component speakers, and backup sensors"
2 people out of 3 found this review helpful
By Roger (IL) on Friday, April 12, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 17,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "style, comfort, features, handling"
Cons: "poor MPG lower than advertised, back seat design"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7
"It's a great car to own with minor exceptions. I purchased a Limited version new. Mechanically I have had no problems after about 1.5 years and 17,000 miles. Some things on the dash could be a bit more logically placed. With the habit of using cigarette lighter holes to charge cell phones and such, there should be at least 1 that stays powered when the car is off. It would be nice to have a headphone jack to listen to the stereo when the driver needs to consentrate and not be disturbed. It would be nice to be able to play a video or DVD on the sound system display (hijack it so to speak). My biggest criticism is the gas milage. It's no where near what was in all the advertising which was a prime reason to look at this car in the first place. Had I know this before I purchased, I'd have probably purchased something else. The company has addressed the issue with a credit, so to speak, but it's not nearly compensating the differences. What MPG number is on dash is not the same as the real calculated amount I get for milage. The dash display averages about 1.5 MPG above what I actually get. My work commute is about 10 miles per day round trip normal city traffic with stop lights. On the weekend I do much more city driving and some country driving. My real average is anywhere from 20 MPG to 26 MPG. Highway on cruise control has been 30-35 MPG. That is a substancial percentage lower than then advertised milage of 29 city and 40 highway MPG. The have been some exceptions but not so often that I can determine what was different. The back seat could have been designed a bit better for access and use. To lower the backseat you have to unlatch clips above th seat then open the trunk and pull a knob. The back seat seatback does not lay flat to the seat bottom. It lays at an odd angle making it virtually impossible to lay anything longer than about 3 feetinto the seating area. I carry a dog with me sometimes and she does not like to stand on the seatback. If you drive with the seatbacks down and open a window in the vehicle there is a disturbing sound that comes from the back seat/trunk and the air moves around. Overal I like the car, but...."
14 people out of 16 found this review helpful
By Ann (TX) on Sunday, April 07, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 20,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"This is just a good sturdy car. The price cant be beat. It is used as my family car with two toddlers."
2 people out of 2 found this review helpful