2013 Hyundai ElantraJudy Wells - San Diego, CA08/22/2016
It has so much pep. It's just a 6-cylinder, but it has great acceleration, and the mileage is really good. I was driving an Xterra before, and I thought it was a good car, but this beats it all to heck. There's plenty of room for passengers in the back, the trunk is big enough to put several boxes or suitcases, etc. And the price was so reasonable, my payment is really low. Love this car!
It is a 4 cylinder so it doesn't eat gas crazily, and actually gets stellar gas mileage. Yet, it has an overhead engine, and is therefore capable of climbing to speed insanely quickly for a car of it's caliber. It's beautiful and extremely comfortable for anyone who sits in any seat. It's great for long trips with the best cruise control I've ever had on any car. It can make calls with the Bluetooth (which I adore) and the interior is gorgeous. My only complaint is the exterior white color, but that is easily fixable. Overall, best. Car. Ever.
Solid commuter vehicle.
2012 Hyundai ElantraPatrick R - Wichita, KS06/03/2016
I bought this car three years ago and it's been a great change from my '91 Buick Century. I considered other compacts but landed on the Hyundai for its gas mileage, low cost of maintenance, great manufacturer's warranty and modern styling. It has nice amenities for even the basic trim and gets good gas mileage (not as advertised by still superior) for the class. I've done regular maintenance every 3k miles and only had one issue so far that was taken care of by the manufacturer. If you're looking for a commuter vehicle or just a daily driver this is a great vehicle. The space is great for the compact class as well, I play in a band and can move all of my equipment in the backseat/trunk with a passenger very comfortably.
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