The 2013 Hyundai Elantra took on all comers when it appeared in the compact market three years ago and ever since it has remained in the top of multiple lists from respected automotive authorities. The Elantra is obviously extremely popular with the public as well with any inspection of dealer inventory listings will reveal that it’s consistently among the vehicles with “shortest days in inventory”. With the trio now offered from Hyundai in the sedan, the Elantra GT, and the all new Elantra Coupe there are even more choices.
According to a recent report from U.S. News, the Hyundai Elantra is a good buy for the money ranking 9th out of 43 other affordable small cars. This accolade only adds to the number of awards that have been won by the compact favorite over the last couple of years. Of particular note from reviewers of the 2013 Elantra is its spaciousness inside and the abundant cargo space for a compact vehicle. In addition, the 2013 Elantra comes equipped with interior features that make other more expensive cars seem Spartan in comparison.
All of the 2013 Elantra body styles come standard with four cylinder engine and six speed manual transmission with the six speed automatic version optional. Reviewers of the Elantra rave about the responsive and accurate steering, smooth shifting and overall comfort of the ride and interior seating. The 2013 Elantra records very good fuel economy ratings from the EPA with 28/38 city and highway regardless of which transmission the vehicle is equipped with.
The Elantra has an impressive standard features list which meets that of competitors in the class but also brings additional options such as USB port and satellite radio, plus an optional GPS navigation system and rearview backup camera. All Elantra models for 2013 have ample front and rear interior space according to reviewers although most agree that the rear seating in the GT and sedan are much more comfortable for adults.
Here are a couple of quotes from Industry publications regarding the 2013 Hyundai Elantra:
“In the Elantra GT, Hyundai combined function with style and adorned it with better driving dynamics than the coupe. For those reasons, we prefer the GT. If it doesn’t look young enough, we’ll wear a Tapout hat or take up kayaking.” — Edmunds
“Hyundai’s Elantra sedan follows the lead of the larger Sonata with attractive styling and good fuel economy. While it might not stand out in any one area, this compact car does most everything well. That makes for a compelling package in this highly competitive class.” — Consumer Guide (sedan, 2012)
If you are looking for a good all-around fun and affordable vehicle with great fuel economy and a phenomenal warranty you should consider the 2013 Hyundai Elantra. Come by Palm Springs Hyundai and drive the new Elantra today.
- 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT first drive from Consumer Reports (UPDATED) (confident-consumer.com)