Used 2007 Hyundai Elantra Sedan
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As part of Hyundai's program to update or introduce several new models, from its flagship Azera to the entry-level Accent and a luxury sedan coming in 2008, the Korean manufacturer has rejuvenated and revitalized its mid-size Elantra four-door sedan. For 2007 it's been given a high priority on safety, and it's now a spacious, fuel- and budget-conscious car that can comfortably pack in a family of five and its cargo. From front to rear, the Elantra's new styling, interior and engineering qualifies this fourth-generation version as a fully contemporary and economical sedan, and it's available in three trim levels: basic GLS, sporty SE and upscale Limited.
You'll Like This Car If...
You'll like this car if high mileage is a must and regular is your gasoline of choice; its 28/36 city/highway EPA fuel economy numbers trump the Volkswagen Rabbit's, for example. If safety is your issue, the Elantra offers front, side-impact and side-curtain airbags, plus antilock brakes (ABS), as standard equipment.
You May Not Like This Car If...
You may not like this car if your daily drive demands constant gear shifting, as the SE's five-speed manual transmission tends to be notchy.
What's New for 2007
This year's Elantra is taller and wider than its predecessor, with more space than the Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla. Challenging competitors for price, value and quality, the Elantra has a new chassis, many appealing features as standard equipment and it's included on the "Greenest Vehicles of 2007" list of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
Zippy little engines are no longer a surprise in economy cars, but the SE's 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder, 138-horsepower CVVT ULEV engine, teamed with the five-speed transmission, is particularly impressive, especially on uphill climbs. Quieter than one might expect, engine noise is drowned out by wind and tire noise when the windows are rolled down. Ride and performance are average, with handling far more responsive than the previous version. A comfortable car to drive, the Elantra feels secure and reliable, and its owners will likely appreciate its straight-forward predictability and control.
Audio System Controls
Steering wheel-mounted audio controls are a huge convenience and are standard with the Elantra SE. Nestled neatly into the left side of the wheel, the flush-mounted buttons for Volume, Seek and Mode are within easy reach.
The generously-sized trunk stretches into the car and, with the 60/40-split rear seat folded down, the space is even larger.
The interior is comfortable, functional and spacious, with well-padded seating, but not necessarily an example of modern style. The SE's somewhat dated-looking velvety seat fabric, the instrument panel with its expanses of plastic and the over-designed door panels appear a little old-fashioned. Otherwise, the roominess, headroom and rear-seat legroom are welcome in a car of this size, the trunk is exceptionally deep and large, the rear seats split 60/40 for added convenience and an auxiliary jack and power outlet allow for plug-in accessories.
The impressive exterior styling, with its clean lines and sculpted body sides, borrows design characteristics from the larger and more expensive Azera. With increased width, the 2007 Elantra has a wider stance than the 2006 model, and the short decklid covers a generous trunk. Prominent among the pleasing exterior appearance features is the grille, with three horizontal bars, finely integrated headlights and a two-bar air duct with corner lamps.
Notable Standard Equipment
The SE's generous list of standard equipment includes air conditioning, tilt/telescope leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, cruise control, remote keyless entry with alarm, power locks/windows/mirrors, a sunglass holder and rear window defroster. In addition to the front, side-impact and side-curtain airbags, other safety features include anti-lock brakes (ABS) with four-wheel discs, active head restraints and available fog lights.
Notable Optional Equipment
If carpeted floor mats are all you want to add, you'll pay just a little extra for them, but most buyers will likely want the four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive and lockup torque converter, as well. The only other options on the SE are a power sunroof and heated seats. On the GLS model, the optional cruise control also includes fog lights. Optional on the Limited is a more powerful audio system, and XM satellite radio is available on all three trim levels.
Under the Hood
A competent 2.0-liter super-clean engine powers all three Elantra models, scoring high on the EPA's Green Vehicle Guide. The combination of Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) and dual overhead camshafts gives the engine a very broad power spread, coupled with high fuel efficiency and low emissions. The manual transmission helps get the most out of the engine.
2.0-liter in-line 4 (ULEV)
138 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
136 lb.-ft of torque @ 4600 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 28/36 (manual and automatic)
2.0-liter in-line 4 (PZEV)
132 horsepower @6000 rpm
133 lb.-ft of torque @ 4600 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 28/36 (automatic)
Hyundai is betting that with its comprehensive standard equipment packages and the 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, the Elantra SE's modest $16,495 Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) will bring in buyers needing a small, capable four-door sedan, and families wanting space for children as well as an ample trunk. Take into account, too, that Fair Purchase Prices, representing prices consumers are actually paying, can differ substantially, so click on Fair Purchase Prices to compare.
Hyundai Elantra Consumer Reviews
September 16, 2018
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About my second owner 2007 Elantra Limited Auto
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May 21, 2018
Bought new in 2007 - best car I have owned
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January 11, 2017
Love Hyundai's vehicles
I have had this car for 8-1/2 years now. The dealership offered free oil changes, free tires for life, free inspections, etc. for the...
July 17, 2016
Best Car I've ever owned
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Good car for T & C
June 23, 2016
Very happy with the car
We (from what we know) are the 2nd owners of this car and it has been very dependable.
April 16, 2016
500,000 miles - Here I come!
I have 240,000 miles on my 2010 Elantra. Very Reliable. My commute is 182 highway miles. I drive 40,000 miles per year. I change the oil...
February 23, 2016
Bought wife a 2013 Elantra I loved it so much !
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October 16, 2015
Very Reliable Car
Bought the car new after my Corolla was totaled. this is a much heavier car than the corolla so I feel safer in this car and I still get...
August 16, 2015
I purchased this car about 3 years ago with 26K miles. This was the best purchase I have ever made. Something to remember is that it is...