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Used 2016 Hyundai Elantra for Sale

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About the 2016 Hyundai Elantra

Vehicle Summary

In the market for a family-friendly sedan that's still fun to drive? Take a look at a used 2016 Hyundai Elantra, a midsize sedan that offers seating for five and a generously sized trunk for all your cargo needs. This sleek yet sensible sedan delivers a smooth and quiet ride, even in highway conditions, while offering standard equipment like full power accessories, cruise control, and a six-speaker sound system.

Meanwhile the 2016 Elantra is powered by a 1.8L four-cylinder engine, but the Sport trim's 2.0L four-cylinder may be more your speed if you're looking for a little more zest under the hood. Regardless of which trim best suits your tastes, the 2016 Hyundai Elantra can be a practical choice for solo riders, couples, and small families alike.

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Q: What is the fuel economy of the 2016 Hyundai Elantra?

A: Engine size and other factors can affect fuel economy, but the 2016 Hyundai Elantra base SE trim with 1.8L four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission gets an EPA-estimated 31 mpg combined.1 The 2017 Elantra Sport trim with its 2.0L four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission gets an EPA-estimated 28 mpg combined.1

Q: Does the 2016 Hyundai Elantra offer smartphone integration?

A: No, smartphone integration is not offered on the 2016 Elantra.

Q: What is the length of the 2016 Hyundai Elantra?

A: The total length of the 2016 Elantra is 179.1 inches.

Q: Does the 2016 Hyundai Elantra have a sunroof?

A: A sunroof is not standard equipment on the 2016 Elantra base trim, but it is included on the Value Edition trim and was optional on the Sport and Limited trims.

1Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Actual mileage will vary based on things like battery age, vehicle condition and history, driving and charging habits, accessory use, and driving conditions. Battery capacity may decrease with time and use. See for more info.

Generation Overview

Did you know that the Hyundai Elantra used to be classified as a compact sedan? Beginning with the fifth generation (2011-2016), the Elantra grew long enough to officially be labeled as a midsize sedan by the EPA. This generation also launched with a refreshed 1.8L standard engine—and by 2016, a new Value Edition trim was introduced.

2016 Hyundai Elantra Engine Options

The 2016 Elantra SE, Value Edition, and Limited trims all come standard with a 1.8L four-cylinder engine at 145 hp, as well as a six-speed manual transmission; a six-speed automatic is optional.

The Sport trim, on the other hand, receives a more powerful 2.0L four-cylinder engine at 173 hp. This engine is paired with a sport-tuned manual or automatic six-speed transmission. Every 2016 Elantra is offered exclusively with front-wheel drive.

2016 Hyundai Elantra Interior

A 14.8-cubic-foot trunk with a low opening makes the 2016 Elantra a breeze to load and unload. For additional storage space, the split-folding 60/40 rear seats can be manipulated as well. Speaking of the rear row, it's best-suited for children—but still spacious enough for adult riders when the need arises.

2016 Hyundai Elantra Trim Configurations

Four distinct trims are offered on the 2016 Elantra, ranging from the base SE to the performance-oriented Sport. Browse stand-out features of each trim below to figure out which will best suit your driving needs.


  • 15-inch steel wheels
  • Full power accessories
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Cruise control

Value Edition

  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Heated front seats
  • Sunroof
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter


  • Larger 17-inch wheels
  • Automatic dual-zone climate control
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • Power driver's seat


  • 2.0L four-cylinder engine
  • Sport-tuned suspension and steering
  • Black chrome grille accents
  • Aluminum sport pedals

Safety Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's independent crash tests help you make informed decisions about vehicle safety. NHTSA's 5-Star Safety Ratings give consumers insights into how vehicles perform in crash tests, with more stars equaling higher safety ratings. Here are the ratings for the 2016 Hyundai Elantra. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Visit to look up a specific vehicle.

NHTSA Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Test: A head-on collision between two similar vehicles traveling at 35 mph.
Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side
Side Barrier Crash Rating Test: A vehicle standing in an intersection sustains driver side impact from a vehicle moving at 38.5 mph.
Rear Passenger
Side Pole Crash Rating Test: A vehicle slides sideways at 20 mph and impacts a tree or telephone pole.
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Crash Ratings: Test data is combined to indicate overall safety by passenger location.
Front Seat
Back Seat
Rollover Resistance Test: A single vehicle moving at 55 mph loses control on a curve, leaves the road, and rolls over.
Rollover Rating
Dynamic Test Result
No Tip
Risk of Rollover

Reviews for 2016 Hyundai Elantra

Overall Rating

4.3 out of 5 (37 reviews)

Wonderful Car with space!

I would recommend carmax to everyone, after having bad experiences at some other dealerships I needed a very positive experience & Carmax Ocala team went above and beyond for me with the most amazing experience I’ve have had the pleasure of purchasing a vehicle alongside with my mother being with me.


  • Fuel Economy: eco friendly to our planet and with the gas prices rising it was prefect!
  • Cargo Space: a lot of space for traveling with family and definitely for my dogs to travel safely with us!

- Katrina Pickup, 2016 Hyundai Elantra

Love my hyundai

I am a 21 year old female without kids. I do a lot of driving every single day, at least 50 miles. My hyundai gets great gas mileage and is really comfortable to ride in for long road trips. This car has not given me any problems since the day I got it. I took it out to the mountains a while back during winter with ice on the ground. The car handled the mountain climb very well and I still got 29 miles to the gallon even thought j was in 4th or 3rd gear the whole trip. The way home I get about 35 mpg. This car is not a very fast car, but has plenty of pickup to get up and around the person in front of you if neccessary. The sound system is awesome in the car stock.


  • Braking: Stops on a dime
  • Interior Space: Can comfortably fit 4 adults in the car even with the front seats pushed back
  • Value: For as cheap as the car is, it does an amazing job at feeling like a luxury car


  • Weather Versatility: Not amazing in the snow, but also not the worst being fwd
  • Cabin Noise: You can feel every rock in the road, but it does feel sporty.

- Tori Schroeder, 2016 Hyundai Elantra

Fantastic car

I love this car! It’s very roomy for legs in the front and back seats. The seats themselves are also comfortable and large. It’s spacious interior but the body is not overly large. Large trunk and can push down the back seats for larger trunk space. Easy to maneuver and windows large enough around vehicle to see all angles.


  • Interior Space: Large leg room and seating
  • Cabin Noise: Little to no outside noises.
  • Ride and Handling: Smooth ride and easy maneuvering


  • Fuel Economy: Vehicle has an eco option but doesn’t do much as far as fuel saving.

- Tiffany M, 2016 Hyundai Elantra

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