2012 Hyundai Elantra  -  $16,120


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $16,120
Base Invoice: $15,693
Destination Charge: $775
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn Man GLS (Alabama Plant)
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 32 | City: 28 | Hwy: 38
Body Style: 4dr Sdn Man GLS (Alabama Plant)
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission
Engine: 1.8L DOHC MPFI D-CVVT 16-valve I4 engine

Pros

Great modern looks; extremely efficient; impressive standard features; excellent starting price


Model News

Following a complete redesign in 2011, the Hyundai Elantra returns largely unchanged for 2012, save for several trim modifications. The base GLS model now has air conditioning, cruise control and a telescopic steering wheel all standard on automatic-equipped versions, and all optional with manual transmission. Navigation is no longer available on the GLS, but is still optional on the Limited.


Value Writeup

The Hyundai Elantra is no longer just an affordable alternative to the Honda Civic, it aims to match, and in some ways, beat it. For 2012, the Elantra features a powerful and very efficient engine and a choice of two 6-speed transmissions. With either transmission option, the Elantra is capable of an amazing-for-any-class 40 mpg on the highway. The base model starts at just under $16,000 and a fully loaded Elantra tops out around $23,000.


Model Highlights

The Elantra is offered in two different body styles--a 4-door Elantra sedan or a 5-door Elantra Touring wagon. Both models have the same powertrain but there are some mechanical differences between the two.

The new Elantra follows Hyundai's current corporate look, with liquid curves and prominent side creases. A short hood and rear deck maximize interior space. It comes with a new 1.8L 4-cylinder engine that uses variable valve timing to make 148 horsepower. Connected to either a 6-speed manual or optional 6-speed automatic, in either form, it's capable of an astounding 38 mpg on the highway and 28 mpg in the city.

The base manual-transmission-equipped Elantra carries a value-laden feature list. It includes heated mirrors, an iPod-integrated stereo, power windows, power door locks, remote keyless entry as well as advanced safety equipment such as stability control, anti-lock brakes and front, side and curtain air bags. Air conditioning, cruise control and a telescoping steering wheel are all now standard on automatic-equipped versions, but remain optional on manual-equipped cars. Alloy wheels, steering wheel audio controls and Bluetooth all come with the optional Preferred Equipment Package.

The Elantra Limited sets new standards for compact sedans. Included equipment is well above its class and includes 17-inch alloy wheels, a power sunroof, fog lamps, power-adjustable leather seats, a heated rear seat and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Other Limited-only features include keyless entry and remote start, both of which are optional. A navigation system is also available top-level Limited cars, including a 7-inch screen, 360-watt amplifier and automatic headlamps.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
38 MPG

Cruising Range - City
358.40 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
28 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
32 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
486.40 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
1.8L/110

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6500

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
131 @ 4700

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.63

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.33

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90

Total Cooling System Capacity
2.2 qts

EPA Classification
Midsize cars

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
95.6 ft³

Front Head Room
40.0 in

Front Leg Room
43.6 in

Front Shoulder Room
55.9 in

Front Hip Room
53.5 in

Second Head Room
37.1 in

Second Leg Room
33.1 in

Second Shoulder Room
54.8 in

Second Hip Room
52.7 in

Wheelbase
106.3 in

Length, Overall
178.3 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.9 in

Height, Overall
56.5 in

Track Width, Front
61.5 in

Track Width, Rear
62.0 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.5 in

Trunk Volume
14.8 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2661 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Axle

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.9 in

Front Tire Size
P195/65R15

Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15

Front Wheel Size
15 x 6.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
15 x 6.0 in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.2

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.8 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
11.0 x -TBD- in

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

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
12.8 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
15V871000

Mfg's Report Date
DEC 23, 2015

Component
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

Potential Number of Units Affected
155,000

Summary
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Elantra vehicles manufactured October 29, 2010, to October 25, 2011. Due to an electronic stability control (ESC) sensor malfunction, the brakes for one or more wheels may be applied unexpectedly and the engine power may be reduced. These symptoms will be accompanied by illumination of the ESC indicator lamp in the instrument cluster.

Consequence
If the one or more of the brakes are inappropriately applied, control of the vehicle may be lost, increasing the risk of a crash.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will verify the proper operation of the ESC sensors, and update the ESC system's calibration, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 19, 2016. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's number for this recall is 137.

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.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V115000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 01, 2013

Component
AIR BAGS , STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected
186,250

Summary
Hyundai Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Elantra vehicles manufactured from November 12, 2010, through March 5, 2013. A support bracket attached to the headliner may become displaced during a side curtain airbag deployment.

Consequence
If the headliner support bracket makes contact with an occupant during a crash, it may cause a laceration injury.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will apply adhesive strips to the headliner, free of charge. The safety recall began during April 2013. Owners may contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's recall campaign number is 109.

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.

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Star ratings are valid for models produced after June 22, 2011 if manufactured at the Hyundai Alabama plant (on or after VIN# 5NPDH4AE0CH084176), or July 19, 2011 if manufactured at the Hyundai Ulsan plant in South Korea (on or after VIN# KMHDH4AEXCU255243).

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
10.9%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. 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.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Not Applicable

1.8L DOHC MPFI D-CVVT 16-valve I4 engine

6-speed manual transmission

Front wheel drive

MacPherson strut front suspension -inc: coil springs

Torsion axle rear suspension -inc: coil springs

Front stabilizer bar

Motor driven pwr steering (MDPS)

4-wheel disc brakes

15 x 6.0" steel wheels w/full wheel covers

P195/65R15 tires

Tire mobility kit

Chrome grille

Body-color pwr heated exterior mirrors

Tinted glass

Front 2-speed intermittent wipers

Body-color door handles

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: XM satellite radio, (6) speakers, iPod/USB aux input jacks

Cloth front bucket seats -inc: 6-way adjustable driver seat w/height adjustment, adjustable head restraints

60/40 split fold-down rear seat -inc: adjustable head restraints

Front passenger seatback pocket

Front/rear door map pockets

Center console w/storage & armrest

Rear center armrest w/cupholders

Lower multi-box w/cover

Tilt steering wheel

Instrumentation -inc: speedometer, tachometer, digital odometer, digital clock, external temp

Trip computer

Warning lights -inc: oil pressure, battery charge, door ajar, seatbelt, low fuel, trunk lid open, brake, check engine, ABS, TPMS, ESC, water temp

Pwr windows w/driver auto-down

Pwr door locks

Remote keyless entry system w/alarm

Air conditioning prep pkg

Rear defroster

Visor vanity mirrors

Interior lighting -inc: map lights w/sunglass holder, dome lamp, cargo area light

Trunk lid inner cover

Vehicle stability management (VSM)

4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) -inc: electronic brake force distribution (EBD), brake assist

Electronic stability control (ESC) w/traction control system (TCS)

Daytime running lights

Advanced dual front airbags w/occupant classification system

Front seat-mounted side airbags

Front/rear roof-mounted side curtain airbags

Child rear door locks

Emergency trunk release

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

 
FEDERAL EMISSIONS
$0

 
STANDARD EQUIPMENT PKG 1
$0

 
COMFORT PKG 2
$1,250

 
SHIMMERING WHITE MICA
$0

 
RADIANT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
DESERT BRONZE METALLIC
$0

 
INDIGO NIGHT MICA
$0

 
MIDNIGHT BLACK MICA
$0

 
HARBOR GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
INDIGO BLUE PEARL
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BEIGE, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
GRAY, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
IPOD CABLE
$35

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$50

 
REAR BUMPER APPLIQUE
$50

 
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE KIT
$40

 
CARGO NET
$50

 
CARGO TRAY
$70

 
MUD GUARDS
$85

 
CARPETED FLOOR MATS
$95

 
AUTO-DIMMING REARVIEW MIRROR W/HOMELINK
$250


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