Roomy interior; comfortable ride; fuel efficiency; inclusive warranty; impressive safety features; strong overall value.
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.
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.
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.
Vehicle Price: 14,645.00
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