2013 Hyundai Elantra

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OK, but MPG is inaccurate by An MSN Autos Consumer on 05/12/2012. Trim: 2013 Hyundai Elantra, Owned less than 1 year.
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Pros: Style, features, tons of trunk space, and cost.
Cons: Listed Gas mileage is inaccurate, seats get stained easily, and big blind spot.
Overall review: The best MPGs that I have gotten is 38 and that was when I was driving 45 MPH. I commute mainly on the Highway, about a 70/30 split between highway and city streets and I average 27 MPG. Have been running a test with this tank of gas and keeping car at 65 MPH or lower and not using the AC; so far average is 32. Car still gets better mileage than my old SUV so I'm not mad, just wish it was constantly between the listed amounts. I have 15,000 ,miles on the car. Other than that I love the car and very happy I got it. :o)
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Say Away From Buying Hyundai by Seattle Area on 12/01/2012. Trim: 2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited, Owned less than 1 year.
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Pros: This vehicle is OK. You get some features in it that others charge you extra.
Cons: My gas mileage is extremely lousy. Aroung town I recently was getting 22 mpg, a far cry from the advertised mpg. The EPA has found the Hyundai & KAI, sister company were over stating MPG. They are both issuing gas cards to try to help. Mine was for $63.00. WOW, maybe two tanks, big deal. Also, I know for a fact the a law firm back east has filed a class action law suit against Hyundai for the Elantra mileage claims on behalf of owners.
Overall review: My overall review is, do not buy a Hyundai or KAI. You would be better off with some other vehicle. I will never ever buy another Hyundani or KAI. I own a KAI Soul, also.
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Wish I would have Bought a Different Brand by Washington State on 12/15/2012. Trim: 2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited, Owned less than 1 year.
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Pros: It is Average for Korean made vehicle
Cons: Lousy Customer Service from Hyundai
Overall review: bought this car after reading reviews and test drove looking at the MPG listed on the sticker. Well my mileage has been lousy and I complained to Hyundai corporate and all they are doing in giving me the run around sending a speedsheet to track my mileage. Well it is still lousy using the speedsheet. Averaging 25 MPG combined driving and than, freeway I have been less than 29 MPG. Their sticker said 40 MPG for freeway -- kinda far cry from 40 MPG. Also, come to find out the EPA has stepped in and made both Hyundai & KAI (sister company) restate mileage for several vehicles, Elantra being one of them. They are also issuing gas cards for the mileage driven each year for the owner, as long as the owner verfies mileage at the dealer a few times a year, I guess till the car dies. A big hassle. In addition a law firm back East has filed a class action law suit against Hyundai on behalf of Elantra owner and the lousy mileage they have experienced. Buy from a different company!
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What the Elantra is Really Like by Tim B on 09/11/2012. Trim: 2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS A/T, Owned less than 1 year.
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Pros: The Elantra's handling is well balanced and the short front overhang amplifies the nimble feeling. The power is ample for this size car, aided by how smooth the 6spd trans operates (auto). If you are stepping up from a compact - the Elantra will feel upscale. The interior space and trunk space are mid-size class. Unless you want all the premium adds (SAT, leather, etc), the best value and comfort is the GLS w/preferred package. The best trade off was not dealing with the rougher ride and road noise of the 17" wheels on the Limited. If the supsension was a bit more high tech (independent rear vs. torsion beam axle) the Limited would be ok. The 16" alloys are stylish and handle well.
Cons: If you are downsizing, you will feel some minor trade-offs (ride, power). You may have to get used to the A-pillar that is a bit wide when looking at turning traffic. The overall driving characteristics are more euro but soft enough to allow you to go for miles (though i wish the seat support was a little longer in the thigh). You will need to level your expectation on how the steering is a bit over-weighted on center or how the supsension is comfortable but you definitely feel the road bumps. Gas mileage is good but your driving habits affect it heavily (typical of smaller hp cars). Also, I have heard the Nav is somewhat hard to see in sunlight glare on the Elantra Limited.
Overall review: Overall, this is a very good car. Your view of this car will vary depending on what type of vehicle you are coming out of. You need to take a good test drive of the Elantra before making a final decision. The materials in the car are on level with an economy car; luckily the styling overshadows some of the hard plastics. The fit and finish are on par with cars at least a class up. There is no other car that packs the value of the Elantra. Again, test drive and do some comparisons of the other guys (Civic, 3, Cruze, Corolla) and you should agree that if you are in the market for a well featured, comfortable, reliable (need i mention the 5yr/100K warranty), roomy, and stylish car then the 2013 Elantra GLS is the top pick. As a package daily driver, you cannot go wrong with the Elantra GLS w/preferred pkg.
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Learn Before you Buy by An MSN Autos Consumer on 08/21/2013. Trim: 2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS A/T.
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Pros: Read my description it will shed light on a few things.
Cons: See below...
Overall review: Its about how you drive the car that determines the fuel mileage not what a sheet of paper says. We feel as though the mileage for any car will be the same for every person and every environment based on its window sticker at the dealership. Get yourself educated on some automotive basics. For starters, the EPA's method of obtaining mpg figures comes from a calculation, hence the reason for it being an "estimation". I live in a very hilly area and as far as my mileage goes, it is not what you might call brilliant, but that is life. If you are an owner of this vehicle or even others, there is usually more than one reason you bought it. If the mileage is not to your liking, enjoy and embrace the other aspects of the car. Comfort, styling, technology, spaciousness, price, these are all wonderful attributes of the Elantra as a smaller car. If every last mpg is your thing, try electric or hybrid. Weigh your desires against the car so you do not have to complain after it is purchased.
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