2008 Hyundai Elantra  -  $14,645


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $14,645
Base Invoice: $14,267
Destination Charge: $675
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn Man GLS
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 24 | Hwy: 33
Body Style: 4dr Sdn Man GLS
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 2.0L DOHC CVVT 16-valve I4 engine

Pros

Roomy interior; comfortable ride; fuel efficiency; inclusive warranty; impressive safety features; strong overall value.


Model Highlights

A 138-horsepower, 2.0L four-cylinder engine powers all 2008 Hyundai Elantras, and this powerplant is paired with either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. The engine has variable valve timing for responsiveness and efficiency; fuel economy rates up to 25 city, 33 highway.

The Elantra has a four-wheel independent suspension, with MacPherson struts in front and a multi-link setup with twin-tube shocks in back, along with stabilizer bars both in front and rear for responsive handling.

Six air bags are standard on all Elantras, including front seat-mounted side air bags and full-length side-curtain air bags protecting all four outward occupants. Front-seat active head restraints and four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) are also standard across the line.

Elantra is offered in two different trims, GLS and SE. In addition to the safety equipment, the GLS has standard power windows and locks, remote entry, tilt steering, and a split-folding rear seat, while the sporty-themed SE adds 16-inch alloy wheels, a trip computer, a telescoping steering wheel with audio controls, air conditioning, and cruise control.

Option packages including a CD player, sunroof, cruise control, and fog lights can bring more luxury to the base GLS. Option packages on the SE add heated seats, a sunroof, and leather seating.


Model News

Redesigned last year, the Hyundai Elantra has minimal changes for 2008. For safety, a tire pressure monitoring system now comes with all Elantras, while the SE trim receives electronic stability control with traction control and brake assist. In addition, the SE now includes metallic interior accents and visor extensions.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Hyundai Elantra has more interior room than two of its leading competitors, the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, and is able to match the Acura TL's interior space. The Elantra can be considered a strong value based on standard features alone, but its standard safety features especially make it a standout. Front side air bags and full-length side-curtain bags, both options on many of the Elantra's competitors, come on all Elantras.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
33 MPG

Cruising Range - City
336.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
24 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
462.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.0L/121

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4600

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.26

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.19

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75

Total Cooling System Capacity
7.0 qts

EPA Classification
Mid-Size

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
97.9 ft³

Front Head Room
40.0 in

Front Leg Room
43.5 in

Front Shoulder Room
55.6 in

Front Hip Room
54.2 in

Second Head Room
37.6 in

Second Leg Room
35.0 in

Second Shoulder Room
55.1 in

Second Hip Room
54.0 in

Wheelbase
104.3 in

Length, Overall
177.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.9 in

Height, Overall
58.3 in

Track Width, Front
60.7 in

Track Width, Rear
60.7 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.9 in

Trunk Volume
14.2 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2751 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1500 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.91 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.67 in

Front Tire Size
P195/65TR15

Rear Tire Size
P195/65TR15

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
15 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
15 x -TBD- in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
33.9 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.8 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.3 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14 gal

Basic Years
5

Basic Miles/km
60,000

Drivetrain Years
10

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
7

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V429000

Mfg's Report Date
AUG 19, 2008

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

Potential Number of Units Affected
65000

Summary
HYUNDAI IS RECALLING 65,000 MY 2008 ELANTRA WITH 2.0 LITER BETA ENGINES. THE FUEL PUMP MOTOR MAY NOT HAVE THE PROPER UNIFORM INTERNAL ELECTRICAL SURFACE CONTACT. THIS MAY CAUSE THE FUEL PUMP TO PRODUCE LESS PUMPING PRESSURE THAN REQUIRED TO SUPPLY THE FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM.

Consequence
POOR ENGINE STARTING AND HESITATION MAY RESULT. OTHER ENGINE PERFORMANCE ISSUES MAY ALSO RESULT INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL PUMP SUBASSEMBLY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HYUNDAI AT 1-800-633-5151.

CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
11V179000

Mfg's Report Date
MAR 15, 2011

Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

Potential Number of Units Affected
95,783

Summary
HYUNDAI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007-2008 ELANTRA VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 14, 2006, THROUGH AUGUST 29, 2007. THE DRIVER'S SEAT TRACK POSITION SENSOR DETERMINES THE SEAT'S FORE AND AFT POSITION AND ALLOWS THE DRIVER'S FRONTAL AIR BAG TO DEPLOY AT THE PRESSURE APPROPRIATE FOR THAT SEATING POSITION, WITH A LOWER PRESSURE DEPLOYMENT IN THE MOST FORWARD SEATING POSITIONS. THE AIR BAG CONTROL MODULE MAY RECEIVE AN UNSTABLE ELECTRICAL SIGNAL FROM THE SEAT TRACK POSITION SENSOR SUCH THAT, IN A CRASH THAT REQUIRES DRIVER FRONTAL AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT, THE DRIVER'S AIRBAG MAY DEPLOY AT THE HIGHER PRESSURE THAN INTENDED IF THE SEAT WAS POSITION IN ONE OF THE FORWARD POSITIONS IN WHICH A LOWER PRESSURE DEPLOYMENT IS INTENDED.

Consequence
A HIGHER PRESSURE DEPLOYMENT THAN INTENDED INCREASES THE RISK OF INJURY RESULTING FROM AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT.

DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE AIR BAG CONTROL MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTING TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HYUNDAI'S CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE CENTER AT 1-800-633-5151.

HYUNDAI'S SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 100. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V694000

Mfg's Report Date
DEC 29, 2008

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

Potential Number of Units Affected
347

Summary
HYUNDAI DE PUERTO RICO (HPR) IS RECALLING 347 MY 2008 ELANTRA VEHICLES. THE FUEL PUMP MOTOR MAY NOT HAVE THE PROPER, UNIFORM INTERNAL ELECTRICAL SURFACE CONTACT. THIS MAY CAUSE THE FUEL PUMP TO PRODUCE LESS PUMPING PRESSURE THAN REQUIRED TO SUPPLY THE FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM.

Consequence
AS A RESULT, POOR ENGINE STARING AND HESITATION MAY RESULT. OTHER ENGINE PERFORMANCE ISSUES MAY ALSO RESULT AND LEAD TO A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE VEHICLE'S FUEL PUMP SUBASSEMBLY. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HPR AT 1-800-981-0188.

HPR RECALL NO. 086. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
11V143000

Mfg's Report Date
MAR 15, 2011

Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

Potential Number of Units Affected
188,697

Summary
HYUNDAI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007-2009 ELANTRA VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 14, 2006, THROUGH NOVEMBER 1, 2008. THE FRONT PASSENGER SEATS IN THE VEHICLES CONTAIN A WEIGHT SENSOR DESIGNED TO DEACTIVATE THE RIGHT FRONTAL AIRBAG WHEN OCCUPANTS OF CERTAIN WEIGHTS OCCUPY THE SEAT. THE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR FOR THE WEIGHT SENSOR IS LOCATED UNDER THE CENTER CONSOLE, BETWEEN THE FRONT SEATS. UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES THE CONNECTOR COULD BECOME CONTAMINATED AND MALFUNCTION SUCH THAT THE FRONT PASSENGER AIRBAG WILL DEPLOY REGARDLESS OF THE WEIGHT OF THE OCCUPANT.

Consequence
THE FRONT PASSENGER AIR BAG COULD DEPLOY IN CRASHES IN WHICH IT SHOULD NOT DEPLOY, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE SEAT OCCUPANT FROM THE DEPLOYED AIR BAG.

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A PROTECTIVE COVER OVER THE WEIGHT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM CONNECTOR TO PREVENT CONTAMINATION. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTING TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HYUNDAI'S CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE CENTER AT 1-800-633-5151.

HYUNDAI'S SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 099. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V113000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 01, 2013

Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC, EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected
1,712,336

Summary
Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2006-2009 Accent, model year 2007-2011 Azera, Sonata and Sante Fe,2006-2011 Tucson, 2009-2011 Elantra Touring, 2007-2010 Elantra, 2008-2011 Veracruz, 2009-2011 Genesis, 2010-2011 Genesis Coupe, 2007-2008 Entourage, and 2006-2008 Tiburon vehicles. Originally, in April 2013, Hyundai recalled 1,059,824 model year 2007-2009 Accent and Tucson, model year 2007-2010 Elantra, model year 2007-2011 Santa Fe, model year 2008-2009 Veracruz, model year 2010-2011 Genesis Coupe, and model year 2011 Sonata vehicles. In September 2013, Hyundai informed the agency that it was adding more vehicles to this campaign, representing an additional 652,512 units. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 1,712,336. In the affected vehicles, the stop lamp switch may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the crui...

Consequence
Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, when the ignition is in the 'ON' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of Park without first applying the brake. This may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. The safety recall began on April 22, 2013. Owners may contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's recall campaign number is 110.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

2.0L DOHC CVVT 16-valve I4 engine

5-speed manual transmission w/OD

Shift interlock system

Front wheel drive

Independent MacPherson strut front suspension w/coil springs, gas shocks

Independent multi-link rear suspension w/gas shocks

Front/rear stabilizer bars

P195/65R15 all-season tires

15" steel wheels w/covers

Compact spare tire

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) w/electronic brake force distribution (EBD)

Body-color bumpers

Chrome-accented front grille

Body-color manual folding pwr heated mirrors

Tinted glass

2-speed variable intermittent wipers

Body-color door handles

Body-color rear garnish

Cloth seat trim

Reclining front bucket seats-inc: multi-adjustable driver seat, adjustable active head restraints

60/40 split-folding rear seat w/adjustable outboard head restraints

Center console-inc: 2-level storage, fixed armrest, (2) cupholders

Rear center armrest

Tilt steering wheel

Instrumentation-inc: tachometer, coolant temp, trip odometer, digital clock, blue backlighting

Warning lights-inc: oil pressure, battery, door ajar, brake, check engine

Tire pressure monitoring system

Pwr windows w/driver auto-down & lockout

Pwr door locks

Remote keyless entry w/alarm

Remote trunk/fuel door releases

Rod-fixed antenna

Cabin air filter

Rear window defroster

Two-tone interior trim

(2) rear cupholders

(2) 12-volt pwr outlets

Front door map pockets, cloth inserts

Seat back pockets

Sunglass holder

(3) assist grips

Lighting-inc: map, cargo, glove box, ignition key, dome, window switches, front reading lamps

Front passenger bag hook

Rear coat hanger

4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) w/electronic brake force distribution (EBD)

Advanced dual front air bags w/occupant classification system (OCS)

Dual front seat-mounted side-impact air bags

Roof-mounted outboard side-curtain air bags

Front 3-point seatbelts-inc: height adjust, pretensioners

Rear 3-point seatbelts

Child-proof rear door locks

Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH) system

Emergency trunk release handle

Shift interlock system

Energy-absorbing steering column

Body-side reinforcements

Front/rear crumple zones

Side-impact door beams

Hood buckling creases/safety stops

 
FEDERAL EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
$0

 
STANDARD EQUIPMENT PKG 1
$0

 
POPULAR EQUIPMENT PKG 2
$1,750

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
CARPETED FRONT/REAR FLOOR MATS
$85

 
TRUNK CARGO NET
$45

 
MUDGUARDS
$85

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$50

 
CARPETED CARGO MAT
$80

 
REAR SPOILER
$375

 
REAR CARGO TRAY
$70

 
BLUETOOTH HANDS-FREE PHONE SYSTEM
$325

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