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.
Really like this car
2010 Hyundai ElantraJohn Y - Santa Fe, NM09/23/2015
This is not a perfect car but it is a great value for commuting. It has a surprising amount of space for its size, both interior and cargo, and handles pretty well. I wouldn't want to have 4 adults and luggage in there for a long road trip, but packing around the family is no problem. It's a little light on power but I still can maintain highway speed going uphill. So far (~10,000 miles since I've had it, almost 60,000 overall) it has been reliable, no repairs needed. It's reasonably fun to drive and I get 34-35mpg (regular fuel) on the highway. Biggest downside is technology - the radio is bad and the speakers are average at best. No temperature reading (engine, cabin or outside) and no separate controls for anything for passengers.
Perfect for me!
2011 Hyundai ElantraAnita Alfaro - San Antonio, TX10/15/2015
The rear cargo space is highly configurable when you lift the floor cover which helps keep things from sliding around on small shopping trips. Leaving the floor cover down provides ample space for bulky or larger trips. The amount of cargo space easily competes against small - mid size SUVs while enjoying the easy handling of a car. It also has an amazingly small turning radius, comparable to any compact car.
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