The new Hyundai Elantra models are better than ever. With more standard features and styles to choose from, this is an economical car that every driver will surely appreciate. Hyundai stuck with the specs and features that worked in the past and redesigned the ones that needed improvement. The 2013 Hyundai Elantra models offer comfort, control, and fuel efficiency in a way none of its competitors have been able to deliver.
Hyundai is no newcomer to the world of automobile manufacturing, as it has been around since the 1960’s. In 1967, the company was established with the name Hyundai Motor Company; and ever since then, has become a worldwide reputable name by selling their vehicles to over 190 different countries. Although the company has been around for awhile, it did not get off to a promising start. When it came to economical cars, it was not until the past few years that they have started offering consumers great looking cars for a very affordable price.
Hyundai took its time, especially with the Elantra. They first focused on the sedan version of the model and in 2011, the Elantra sedan was introduced with more power and features than ever before. One of the most important new features to this car is definitely the high MPG relative to the rest of the competition. Since then, the hatchback and coupe models have been developed to give more options for consumers to choose from; but each and every model is loaded with top notch features, a roomy interior, and great performance.
Hyundai Elantra Overview
Standard features for the 2013 Hyundai Elantra include not only all the features that you would expect to find in a car in its class, but also some that may surprise you. These include: heated mirrors, 60/40 split folding seat for for even the smaller sedans, satellite radio, and a six speaker sound system with CD player which all come standard. Not all car manufacturers offer you all of that without a high price tag, but Hyundai gives you the features that you need and want at a price you can afford. There are upgrade packages that you can choose from which will give you more in the interior, exterior, and under the hood. One such package that Hyundai offers that is superb is the Preferred Package. With it, you get larger wheels, a higher grade interior with heated front seats, steering wheel controls with Bluetooth, and a sliding front armrest for added convenience and comfort.
The standard features for the more affordable models are impressive, but if you decide to go all out with the Limited model, you will drive in true style. With even larger wheels, a sunroof, leather interior, and both heated front and back seats you may be asking yourself what more could you possibly need, but Hyundai offers even more. With a Technology Package upgrade to the Limited models, you pay for features such as a touchscreen navigation system that offers real time traffic, weather, and news updates that is also voice activated, a rearview camera, automatic headlights, and an upgraded sound system. If you are looking for a luxury compact car that still offers fuel efficiency, then the new Elantra is exactly what you need.
This vehicle offers 29 MPG city and 40 MPG highway for a combined 33 MPG. Not only will the MPG ratings impress you, but also the power that is under the hood. Standard for all models of the Elantra is 148 hp 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, with the exception of cars sold in a few states with emission laws. Due to the emission laws for these states, the horsepower is 145 with 130 pound-feet of torque, that is only a 3hp and 1 lb-ft difference. With all Hyundai Elantra models, except the Limited, a six speed manual transmission comes standard, but you can choose to upgrade to an automatic transmission. The Limited comes standard with the automatic option.
The new Elantra not only gives you the features that you want, but also ones that make your life easier. The trunk size is large, the backseat legroom is enough space for adults (an unexpected, yet valued feature for compact cars), and traction and stability control. Safety is always a concern for drivers and with a perfect rating for overall crash protection, you will know that all of the passengers in your vehicle are completely safe. When driving an Elantra you will notice a few things that you may find very unexpected in compact car. First, being how easy it is to drive, and how well controlled it is. You will also appreciate the quietness of the interior, and unlike other compact models, there is little wind noise.
Hyundai Elantras may have not started out strong, but with the launch of the 2011 sedan models, they have came a long way. The redesign of the Elantra was successful needed, and now Hyundai is offering consumers a vehicle that is safe, powerful, and luxurious without the need to give up 40 MPG on the highway.