2013 Hyundai Elantra Review

August 7th, 2012 | Category: Hyundai | 1280 Views

2013 Hyundai Elantra Review, Release Date and Pictures. – Welcome to NeocarSUV, we will provide the latest information about the 2013 Hyundai Elantra. 2013 Hyundai Elantra is one brand new car from Hyundai that was released in 2013. We will also review about the price, interior, exterior and engine of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra.

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2013 Hyundai Elantra Review, Price, Interior, Exterior, Engine.
If it’s possible to point to one vehicle that illustrates just how deeply and how quickly South Korea’s automakers have intruded on the territory once owned by the Japanese brands, it’s the Elantra. Three years in, it’s still pwning the likes of the Civic and Corolla with its lofty gas mileage, improved safety scores, and rich standard features list.

The Elantra’s one of the best compact cars available today, period. The North American Car of the Year for 2012 as a sedan, the Elantra’s an excellent value on many fronts. But it’s also a new bit of visual shorthand for the Korean company. More fluid than the bigger Sonata, and more accomplished and refined too, the Elantra two and four doors slice their way through the field of dull looking compacts with even more authority than the tight Focus and honed Dart. Calling it the best possible evolution of Pontiac, had it lived, wouldn’t be an insult: the way the Elantra sedan’s rear quarter panels mimic the lightness of the last G6 can’t be lost on GM, which now has the handsome but staid little Chevy Cruze to sell. If anything, the Elantra’s cockpit’s a little more daring than the exterior, with the hourglass of the center console a defining shape that just happens to function perfectly as a comfy knee rest.

The Hyundai Elantra is a compact car with handsome styling and nice lines. It has excellent interior space and standard safety equipment. The Elantra is available in Sedan and Coupe body styles. Both body styles have seating for five and class topping cargo capacity. One engine is offered, a 148 hp, 1.8 liter four cylinder. A six speed manual transmission or a six speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC are available. Standard safety features include four wheel anti lock disc brakes, electronic stability control with traction control and six airbags. Available features include a power sunroof, turn signal equipped exterior mirrors, 17 inch aluminum wheels, heated front and rear seats, leather seating surfaces, satellite radio, navigation, Bluetooth and more.

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2013 Hyundai Elantra Price :
2013 Hyundai Elantra Price. – Pricing for the new 2013 Hyundai Elantra has been set at $16,695 – $20,945 based on current exchange rates. If there are changes on the 2013 Hyundai Elantra we will notify you as soon as possible, so keep follow our blog.

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2013 Hyundai Elantra Interior :
2013 Hyundai Elantra Interior. – Hyundai Elantra’s interior doesn’t resemble that of cost-cutter compacts, instead marrying style with interesting materials. We think the nice interior is part of the value proposition offered by the Elantra. It has neither hint of cheapness nor pretense of luxury.

Heated rear seats come standard on the Elantra Limited model, along with leather upholstery and faux leather door panels all perforated in a wave pattern. Elantra GLS models use cloth upholstery. All the Elantra seats are the same construction, however. The headliner employs a mix of material that includes volcanic rock to an interesting effect more attractive than fuzzy cardboard or plastic. Plastic is used on many surfaces, of course, though the only area we found that looks it is the backs of the front seats. We were pleasantly surprised to find the center AC vents were color matched to the surrounding trim, not always the case, even on more expensive cars.

The level of detailing for the Elantra’s exterior is particularly noteworthy. Up close, the front marker lights extend to a point almost directly over the front wheel center and to the front of the cowl and the windshield that looks like it might possibly be the steepest of any small car. Take another step back and there’s an entirely new dimension as the deep crease from beside the headlamps softens as it continues all the way to the C-pillar and that prominent, rising shoulder line emerges from smooth sheetmetal just inches behind the lipped wheelwells.

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2013 Hyundai Elantra Exterior :
2013 Hyundai Elantra Exterior. – The GLS comes with 16 inch steel wheels, heated mirrors, full power accessories, a height adjustable driver seat, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, a 60/40 split folding rear seat, a trip computer and a six speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio, an auxiliary audio jack and an iPod/USB audio interface.

Optional on the GLS (automatic transmission) is the Preferred package, which adds 16 inch alloy wheels, foglamps, upgraded interior trim, heated front seats, a sliding front center armrest, illuminated vanity mirrors, steering wheel audio controls and Bluetooth. An auto dimming rearview mirror is a stand alone option.

In general, the Elantra offers a lot more space than you’d expect from a compact car. Headroom up front is plentiful for 6 footers and the steering wheel is a bit smaller in diameter than usual, which enhances the sense of space in the first row. The backseat is fine for kids and even most adults, though vertically gifted folks will find its abundant legroom and shortage of headroom a mixed blessing. The Elantra sedan features a large trunk with 14.8 cubic feet of cargo room, a generous number for this segment. The 60/40 split pass through is also quite large.

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2013 Hyundai Elantra Engine :
2013 Hyundai Elantra Engine. – Every 2013 Hyundai Elantra has front-wheel drive and comes with a 1.8 liter four cylinder engine that produces 148 horsepower and 131 pound feet of torque. Vehicles sold in California emissions states get a partial zero emissions vehicle (PZEV) version of this engine, which lowers output to 145 hp and 130 lb-ft of torque. A six speed manual transmission is standard, and a six speed automatic is optional except on the Limited sedan, which comes standard with the automatic.

In Edmunds performance testing with a non-PZEV engine, an Elantra Limited sedan went from zero to 60 mph in 9.4 seconds slightly slower than average. EPA fuel economy estimates are the same for each transmission, with 29 mpg city/40 mpg highway and 33 mpg combined. In our testing, however, we’ve noticed that the Elantra struggles to achieve its highway number in real world driving.

The four-cylinder’s down from 2.0 liters of displacement in the last generation car, to 1.8 liters. Still, power’s more than acceptable, with acceleration equal to or better than the prior version. Likely, that’s because this Elantra sedan weighs about 60 pounds less than that pre 2011 model it’s just about 2700 pounds in base form, coupe or sedan. Hyundai’s also steered clear of adding expensive, weighty technology on the engine tech like direct injection or electronic throttle control.

The 1.8-liter engine makes 148 horsepower at 6500 rpm and 131 pound-feet of torque at 4700 rpm. (That’s for the regular ULEV, or Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle. It’s 145 hp at 6300 rpm in PZEV states). Like most in this class, it has to be revved to get the most out of it, and it’s fairly happy and unobtrusive doing so. Peak power is at 6500 rpm, though there seemed no point in going beyond 6300 to extract maximum performance. Like many Hyundai models, the gas pedal is calibrated for significant response, feeling like it initially gets a lot of power for just a little pedal, which then makes the second half of pedal travel not so exciting. EPA fuel economy ratings on the Elantra are 29/40 mpg regardless of trim or transmission. During our test drive, the onboard computer showed a best of 40.3 mpg and a worst of 30.9 mpg in various traffic and terrain. Source: edmunds.com, thecarconnection.com, Autocarrelease.com.

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Title: 2013 Hyundai Elantra Review
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