2013 Hyundai Elantra User Reviews
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- $16,965 - $21,115
- Good MPG. Value for money. Nice design!
- Ride is kind of bumpy.
Purchased As New
I purchased a 2013 Hyundai Elantra one week ago. The outside of the car looks really slick. I got the limt. with technology package. The GPS shows the current traffick conditions of the freeways. That is really convenient since I live in the LA area and there are always accidents.
One thing I want to note is that I got the cargo net for the trunk and it's actually very useful. It holds my groceries and they don't fall out.
MPG have been pretty good. At one point I was averaging 50MPG I was going about 65mph. In city I get about 27.5. I am very satisfied with my new car.
I looked at Toyota and Honda and am so glad I went with this option.
I initially went to different dealerships to price shop and then went home and contacted a internet manager. It was a much better experience and the offer a price that can't be beat.
The only con I have for this vehicle so far is when I am driving you really feel the road beneath you. I notice it more when I am driving through town and pull into a driveway and there is a bump. It's pretty jolting....read morehide
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- Good Fuel economy, smooth ride, Navigation system, heated seats, leather, looks, great dealership
- I added tinted windows, didn't come like that, just my added touch
Purchased As New
First NEW car I've ever bought. I loved the salesman, dealership, and can't complain about a single thing, and I have had it since first week of Oct.
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- very attractive futuristic look inside out, nice features, loaded, quite ride
- not much
Purchased As New
About me; I owned audi,vw, bmw, nissan,Chevy both new and used, and like most of us i had high milage used very first car in high school/college , so i have some experience to make a good comparison head to toe , i drove in Asia, Europe and States plus i am an engineer I hope this review will be helpful and you all drive safe and be happy.
I just bought a new elantra limited after checking out Ford focus, honda civic, mazda, and few others. For starters it is best looking under $20K, loaded with features that you don't expect in this price range, big trunk , interior space is good for a compact , material quality is alot better than honda civic.Some says ride is rough but hey, with 17inch wheels with road full of huge cracks , uneven patches and potholes, you shouldn't expect a pillow ride :) Brakes are little touchy, stops very well, you can always get quite ride tires with paying more with better braking distance, not continentals are adequate.
If one to complain, you should go for those construction companies who do all the repairing on interstate/city roads.(no offense)
About mpg, i pushed the limits and drove like holding a new born baby, accelerating very gentle and keeping the speed around 40 miles per hour, i have seen 41mpg on the trip computer.But again it is not very realistic in real world driving so with 65-70% highway 30-35% city , you should be getting around 28-30mpg.
Performance/Engine; Car doesn't feel like 145hp but after about 2000 miles i am sure it will accelerate better but still don't expect a Acura RSX a Camaro performance or a V6 performance.During acceleration engine roars but not too bad, and it sounds like lawn mower somehow :) It takes to get used to electric steering wheel, it is very light , easy to drive in slow speed but on high speeds it makes you little nervous to hold the car in line without making any corrections.Civic and corolla have the same problem.
Reliabilty; Exhaust gas smell coming from manifold sometimes, may be a small leak , not sure and slight burning smell when heat on high , it can be coming outside though.
I hope car goes 60K miles without any major problems.Todays world you can buy a porsche or lexus and still can get manufacturing problems since car companies are buying parts from other companies and they can make mistakes.So thats why we have warranties :)
Comfort; Seats are very firm, i am getting used to, it doesn't feels bad as the day i bought it. I am 5'10 and 180 lbs so there is alot space on the front and the back seat.4 adults around my size can seat comfortably in this car, i don't recommend the 5th.Leather is perforated so it won't stick on you when it is too hot in summer.2 stage front heated seats and 1 stage back heated seats are working alot faster than the ones in new Audi.
Audio system is quite good, it also has 3 months free XM radio,ipod connection,mp3 CD playing and bluetooth phone connection including bluetooth music streaming through your cell phone, you can control everything from the streering wheel including the trip computer.Trip computer shows only basic information.
Vision; it is quite good considering the shape of the car, you will definetly need blind point mirrors on both side mirrors ( you can get 2 for 6-7 dollars online) or you should turn your head to see before changing lanes.In europe they are standard on side mirrors.
For those considering to buy this car, i would recommend the american made one (built in Alabama) not only you can save some jobs for many fellow americans, but also tires (continental) are better than the ones built in South Korea (hankok), especially in winter conditions.
Good luck to you all!...read morehide
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- Excellent Fuel Economy and Great Ride
- Passenger seat would be better if powered for short passenger to raise up and see out better.
Purchased As New
After driving and riding in large premium sedans for more than 20 years, the Hyundai Limited has proved to be an excellent choice for downsizing and better fuel economy. The ride is quiet...it has 17" tires, quieter than on the lesser model with 16" tires. Combination driving is consistently 35.5 to 35.6 MPG and highway only getting 49.2 MPG. It feels like a sports car and handles very responsively. Have owned it for 2 months and so far no negatives on any performance aspect. Plenty of take off and great braking response. It is the most and best car for the money available today. I did plenty of shopping....read morehide
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- Sporty look, inexpensive
- Horrible fuel economy, rough ride, road noise
Purchased As New
I have a 2011 Elantra Limited that I bought new, absolutely loved it...stylish, leather, sunroof, great warranty, roomy interior and supposedly good fuel economy. Had my car a year and a half and average 29 mpg when 3/4 of my driving is highway...not as advertised, and Hyundai of course says it is due driving habits. All our other cars we have always gotten better than reported hwy economy by at least 2 mpg. Fuel door sticks and they have tried to fix it twice but fail each time...have to open with a credit card or other object. The computer programming for the back door locks keeps messing up...do not unlock when put in park, and they have tried to fix twice but reverts back to staying locked....read morehide
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- Good fuel economy, stylish, many standard accessories, great sound system
- No spare tire, poor sound system interface
Purchased As New
Overall meets my expectations. Fog lights and heated seats a bonus for the price. Have actually achieved 37 MPG on 300 mile trip. Have experienced some bogging down of the engine before it downshifts. The sound system interface is poorly located. When you insert the power plug it blocks the USB and AUX ports. Also there is no "always on" power outlet, such that you can charge devices when the car is not running. The biggest flaw is no spare tire. I was aware of that when I bought it. However if you read the warranties closely the use of the repair kit voids the tire and tire pressure sensor warranties. I find it a poor practice to have a repair kit sold with the care instead of a spare that voids the warranties. I was able to get a spare tire and jack kit online. The dealership was useless being able to help me get one. So far my dealership has been next to useless after the sale....read morehide
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- more comfortable than previous model
- very nice car
Purchased As Used
I'm owner of hyundai elantra M/T and this is very nice car as per my experience it's good car for comfort and appearance.
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- Nice Car for the money.
- Speedometer is running five MPH over actual speed at 55 and over.
Purchased As New
I had a problem with some of the lights in the center cluster going out. Dealer had me to bring it in for repair. They had to send new cluster off to get the odometer calibrated to actual miles on car. I told the tech guy, I thought something was off about the calibration on the old cluster and Speedometer, to have it checked. The MPG calculator in the cluster was giving me 2 1/2 MPG more than my hand calculator after filling with gas and checking. I went out of town the next week and used my GPS, which is dead on by GPS satelite when checking your speed. The speedometer was showing I was going 70 MPH and my GPS was showing 65 MPH. I called the dealership on that Monday and after telling the Service advisor about the wide difference, he sounded surprized and said to bring it in and they would check it out. What a waist of time. Someone in the service office and a mechanic, drove off with my car and another new car, just like mine. When they returned, I was told all their cars were set up to run five MPH slower than what is actually on the speedometer to keep there customers from getting speeding tickets. Have you ever heard such a line of crap!!
If everything is off bye 5 MPH or 5MPG on the cluster and if all there cars are running 5 MPH slower than we are going at 60 MPH. Hyundai will not be responsible for 5,000 miles of your 100,000 mile warranty, or 2,900 of your 6,000 mile warranty. If this is what is going on with all Hyundai cars, then we Hyundai car owners at large are losing hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of thousands of miles of warranty miles. How many times have you had car problems right after your warranty ran out. How much money will Hyundai save by just setting your speedometer up 5 MPH. I don't know about you, but I bought this car on warranty and gas MPG. The car looks good, but in this digital age. I think we can do better than 5 MPH off. Then try to convince me its for my on good. This was an insult. To keep me from getting a speeding ticket !! Is that the best you can come up with??...read morehide
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