Hyundai Elantra


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Hyundai Elantra Variants

Petrol Variants

Hyundai Elantra 1.8 S
1797 cc Petrol, 16.3 kmpl | Check Features
Rs. 12,73,614
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Hyundai Elantra 1.8 SX
1797 cc Petrol, 16.3 kmpl | Check Features
Rs. 13,93,855
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Hyundai Elantra 1.8 SX Automatic
1797 cc Petrol, 16.3 kmpl | Check Features
Rs. 14,91,459
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Diesel Variants

Hyundai Elantra 1.6 L
1582 cc Diesel, 21.9 kmpl | Check Features
Rs. 13,15,649
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Hyundai Elantra 1.6 S
1582 cc Diesel, 21.9 kmpl | Check Features
Rs. 13,87,039
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Hyundai Elantra 1.6 SX
1582 cc Diesel, 21.9 kmpl | Check Features
Rs. 15,05,135
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Hyundai Elantra 1.6 SX Automatic
1582 cc Diesel, 21.9 kmpl | Check Features
Rs. 16,02,737
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Hyundai Elantra Review

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Editorial Test Drive Review of Hyundai Elantra

The new Elantra is a sea change over the one that had come to India long time ago. It follows the Hyundai Fluidic design language and is probably the best looking of all the cars in the Hyundai range.  Design wise, the new Elantra is no different. The Elantra also gets the now famous Hyundai’s “Fluidic Sculpture” design principles and in many ways is an evolution of the design qualities found in the new Sonata. At front there are stunning looking swept-back headlights plus coupled with Hyundai’s signature hexagonal front grille, the result is an aggressive and handsome face. The interiors are also well equipped and futuristic.The curvy centre-console looks funky and the buttons are neatly laid out.

The steering wheel looks similar to the one in the Sonata! Expect features like push button start, power sunroof, one touch windows, leather seating, Bluetooth/USB/auxiliary inputs and a rear-view camera. There are a lot of features on offer and the new Elantra is the best equipped when compared with rivals. The Elantra comes with two engine options- a 1.8 petrol and a 1.6 diesel. The 1.8 petrol makes 142 bhp with 182 Nm of torque. Its a silky smooth motor that impresses a lot. But the diesel is the one to go for, it is the same 1.6 potent CRDi engine as seen on the Verna. It makes 126 bhp and 265 Nm of torque. Even the extra weight of the Elantra over the Verna doesnt really hamper the performance.

It has a bit of turbo lag under 1800rpm but once past that, expect to see speeds of over 175km/h thanks to the 6 speed manual ‘box and autobox. The petrol gives 16.3 kmpl and the diesel gives 22.7 (ARAI). The suspension set-up of McPherson strut at front and coil spring at rear gives a very good ride and its comfortable over bad roads, high speed stability is decent too. The handling could be better though. When it comes to steering the Elantra has a light yet direct steering which makes driving easy. The Elantra starts at 12.5 lakhs ex-showroom for the base petrol to 15.85 for the top of  the line diesel. All the variants are well loaded with features like CD/MP3 player, USB, Bluetooth, touch screen, auto climate control. rear view camera. The Elantar is a brilliantly equipped sedan and offers brilliant value for money. For a detailed analysis of the car read below

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Hyundai Elantra Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Best looking in its class
  • High equipment list
  • Good quality interiors
  • Large Hyundai dealer network

Cons

  • Looks too much like a Verna
  • Quality not class best
  • Light steering
  • Performance not class best

Hyundai Elantra Exteriors

The recent success of Hyundai cars can be attributed to the pricing package, comfort and ofcourse looks. Design wise, the new Elantra is no different. The Elantra also gets the now famous Hyundai’s “Fluidic Sculpture” design principles and in many ways is an evolution of the design qualities found in the new Sonata. At front there are stunning looking swept-back headlights plus coupled with Hyundai’s signature hexagonal front grille, the result is an aggressive and handsome face.


What we like

The new Elantra is the best looking in its segment with a futuristic look.


What we don't like

The looks are too similar to the Verna and should have been different.

 
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Hyundai Elantra Exterior vs Similar Cars Exterior


Hyundai Elantra

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Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013

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Exterior rating
What we like
  • Stunning looks
  • Good build
  • Better looking than last version
  • Good build quality
  • Presence
  • Muscular looks
  • Handsome looks
  • Great build quality
  • Great build quality
What we don't like
  • Design too Verna like
  • Build not class best
  • Still bland looks
  • Not as tough as European rivals
  • Lacks build quality of rivals
  • Starting to look old
  • vRS needs more colour options
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Hyundai Elantra Front design

The major highlights of the new 2012 Hyundai Elantra is the narrowed down nose. The front end of the car has sharp and edgy curves, which make it look more stylish and trendy. The stretched out headlamps are brilliant and eye catchy. The grille has been improved and enhanced, which affects the entire front end of the car in a good way. The windscreen is smooth and features effective rain sensing wipers. The ‘Hyundai’ badge has been proudly placed in the centre of the nose, while the fog lamps ar

Hyundai Elantra Rear design

The rear end of the car, the rear bumper has been held a bit high with prominent stop lamps.

Hyundai Elantra Side profile

The side profile of Hyundai Elantra, this sedan has body colored door handles, which give the car a very elegant look altogether. The top-end variant of 2012 Hyundai Elantra features the very charming and electrifying sunroof.

Hyundai Elantra Ground Clearance

Hyundai Elantra Ground Clearance is about 185mm.

Hyundai Elantra Bumpers

Elantra has body coloured bumpers at the with integrated fog lamps at the front.

Hyundai Elantra Head lamps

The front and rear lights wrap-around the car and render it with an elegant look. The front lights get twin chambers with the main beam taking the center position. Fog lamps neatly take their place in the front bumper alongside the radiator cooling duct.

Hyundai Elantra Tail lamps

The tail lamp is well designed and fits the rear design of the car beautifully.

Hyundai Elantra Fog lamps

The fog lamps of the car are well placed at the front and rear to give better visibility in bad weather conditions.

Hyundai Elantra Tyres

16 inch alloy wheels shod with 205/60 R16 tyres provide decent grip while the 5-spoke design renders it with a sporty character. The rubbers are sticky and provides sufficient amount of grip at any terrain.

Hyundai Elantra Alloy wheels

Elantra has been provided with a 15inch alloy wheels which is unique and stylish.

Hyundai Elantra Outside mirrors

The outside mirrors in the Elantra are electrically operated.

Hyundai Elantra Colors

The new Fluidic Elantra comes in Coral White, Sleek Silver, Bronze, Phantom Black, Maharajah Red and Twilight Blue shades.

Hyundai Elantra Rear wiper

There is an option of rear wiper in the Elantra.

Hyundai Elantra Roof rails

There is no roof rails in the Elantra.

Hyundai Elantra Sun roof

There is an option of sunroof in Elantra

Hyundai Elantra Spoiler

There is no spoiler in the Elantra

Hyundai Elantra Side Steps

There is no side step in the Elantra

Hyundai Elantra Spare wheel

There is a spare wheel at the boot of the car.

Hyundai Elantra Comfort & Suspension

The suspension set up of the Elantra is a McPherson Strut type along with coil spring for the front and for the rear it has a coupled torsion beam with gas type shock absorbers. The ride quality is smooth and better than in the Verna and swallows bumps very well. Going over potholes, the Elantra gives a comfortable ride with its soft suspension. There is a good amount of storage and the 420 ltr boot capacity is good.


What we like

The Elantra has a soft suspension which gives it a smooth and comfortable ride, it goes over potholes very well and also scores on refinment.


What we don't like

At high speeds the Elantra ride is not as good as some other rivals and the boot space could have been bigger.


Hyundai Elantra Comfort

The Hyundai Elantra manages to be a really comfortable executive saloon despite its soft suspension setup. The ride of Elantra is one of the best in class. The power air conditioning system and heater is accompanied with automatic climatic controls add a hint of extra luxury to this sedan.

Hyundai Elantra Front suspension

The front end is sprung via McPherson struts and coil springs which make sure the wheels remain in contact of the road surface at all time.

Hyundai Elantra Rear suspension

The rear suspension is torsion beam type with gas shock absorbers for a comfortable ride and improved handling.

Hyundai Elantra Engine & Performance

The new Hyundai Elantra comes with two engine options. There is the 1.8-litre petrol which develops a healthy 146 bhp with 182Nm of torque. The other engine is the diesel, its the familiar 1.6-litre CRDI which has 126 bhp with 265Nm of torque. The petrol has a top speed of 195 kph and the diesel has a top speed of 190 kph. Both the manual and automatic are 6-speed gearboxes.


What we like

The Elantra has a high top speed which impresses, the petrol is also a strong performer with a punchy bottom end and the automatic gearbox is easy to use as well.


What we don't like

The Elantra diesel is not as powerful as rivals and lacks performance and has turbo lag. The automatic is not as smooth as a dual clutch automatic.

 
Hyundai Elantra Engine

Hyundai Elantra Acceleration

The petrol variant of the sedan has a top speed of 195 km per hour. Hyundai Elantra also has an excellent acceleration and pick- up and has a top speed of 190 km per hour.(approx)

Hyundai Elantra Top speed

Hyundai Elantra has a top speed of 190 km per hour (approx), which is certainly impressive and notable.

Hyundai Elantra In-gear acceleration

Hyundai Elantra is a power-packed car that can do 40-60 in a couple of seconds and also at the higher speeds including 80-100 Kmph.

Hyundai Elantra Gearbox

The new Hyundai Elantra comes with an option of a 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission.

Hyundai Elantra Power

The 1.8 litre DOHC VTVT petrol engine generates a peak power of 149.5 PS @6500 rpm. The diesel powerplant in the form of a 1.6 litre CRDI with a variable geometry turbocharger puts out 128 PS @ 4000 rpm

Hyundai Elantra Torque

The diesel is the more torquey for obvious reasons. It generates a peak torque of 26.5 kgm @ 1900-2750 rpm while the petrol does 18.1 kgm @4700 rpm.

Hyundai Elantra NVH levels

The NVH level in the Elantra is very low due to its refined engine there is no sounds from the engine if you push it hard.

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  • Hyundai Elantra Petrol 1.6 M/T

Hyundai Elantra Diesel Performance

Hyundai Elantra Diesel Maximum speed

True Speed 189.1 km/h
Speedometer Reading 198 km/h

Hyundai Elantra Diesel Acceleration

0-20 1.36 seconds
0-40 2.81 seconds
0-60 5.1 seconds
0-80 7.99 seconds
0-100 11.04 seconds
0-120 15.83 seconds
 
Quarter Mile Sprint
Terminal Speed
15.54
129.55
seconds
km/h
0-1000m Sprint
Terminal Speed
30.03
0
seconds
km/h

Hyundai Elantra Diesel Overtaking Acceleration (seconds)

KM/H 3rd Gear 4th Gear Top Gear
40-60 3.6 8.03 22.45
60-80 2.97 4.43 12.33
80-100 3.33 4.23 5.42
100-120 5.94 4.88 2.83

Hyundai Elantra Diesel Braking Performance

From 80 km/s to 0 3.67 Seconds / 53.61 Mtr  
From 100 km/s to 0 3 Seconds / 43.43 Mtr  

Hyundai Elantra Diesel Performance Factors

Power/mass(PS/Tonnee) 96
Power/letre(PS/Leter) 80
Kerb Weight (KG) 163

Hyundai Elantra Handling Braking & Safety

The new Elantra has ABS with brake assist. It also features traction control and stability control. The Elantra has an alarm system and power door locks. It also features driver and passenger airbags. The handling of the Elantra is along with class standard and there is enough steering directness and the braking performance is also quite good.


What we like

The Elantra offers all the necessary safety features and stops very well as well as the ABS works well.


What we don't like

The handling of the new Elantra is not class best as there is body roll and the steering too is quite light.


Hyundai Elantra Handling

The soft suspension and a ride tuned for comfort does not encourage one to throw the car around corners. Hyundai's have never been about outright handling and the Elantra too isn't one. That said the car is joy to drive on long unbroken pieces of tarmac. Hyundai Elantra is packed with all the modern engineering technologies to provide a good handling and better stability everything is perfect about the car the car handles extremely well in both higher as well as lower speeds.

Hyundai Elantra Braking performance

With disc brakes all around the Elantra can be quickly brought to a complete halt without much pantomime. ABS and EBD come standard which further improve braking performance. Hyundai Motors India knows it very well that how important is the safety of the car and the passengers. Therefore, the company has strongly concentrated on the braking and handling segment of the car by providing the sedan with four wheel disc brakes, which are very responsive and active.

Hyundai Elantra Safety features

As far as the on-board safety features are concerned, the Elantra comes with driver and passenger airbags as standard fitment. The top-end model on the other hand gets curtain airbags as well. ABS and EBD also aide the driver when the going gets tricky. Hyundai Elantra has tried to provide almost every safety feature in the sedan that should be present in a car to ensure that the passengers including the drivers are safe and sound while driving and in case of accident as well. This luxurious sed

Hyundai Elantra ABS

Elantra is equipped with ABS in the car.

Hyundai Elantra Traction control

Elantra has traction control in the Car.

Hyundai Elantra Mileage and Running Costs

Fuel economy is extremely important in this segment and thus the Elantra gives godd figures in this regard. The 1.6L diesel gives a mileage of 22.7kmpl (ARAI certified) while the 1.8 L Petrol will give a 16.3 kmpl  mileage (ARAI certified). These figures are one of the best in its class.

Hyundai Elantra Mileage

Hyundai Elantra Petrol Variants
Hyundai Elantra 1.8 S 16.3 kmpl
Hyundai Elantra 1.8 SX 16.3 kmpl
Hyundai Elantra 1.8 SX Automatic 16.3 kmpl
Hyundai Elantra Diesel Variants
Hyundai Elantra 1.6 L 21.9 kmpl
Hyundai Elantra 1.6 S 21.9 kmpl
Hyundai Elantra 1.6 SX 21.9 kmpl
Hyundai Elantra 1.6 SX Automatic 21.9 kmpl

Hyundai Elantra Petrol Mileage

The Hyundai Elantra gets a 1.8 litre petrol engine. The powerplant produces 149.5 PS and 104 Nm of peak torque. The engine is said to deliver an overall mileage of 16.3 kmpl as per ARAI test figures.


Hyundai Elantra Diesel Mileage

The diesel variant of the Elantra is powered by a 1.6 litre CRDI engine which generates 128 PS and 260 Nm of torque delivering a mileage of 21.9 kmpl in the process. 


Hyundai Elantra Mileage vs Similar Cars Mileage


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Similar Petrol Cars Mileage 1.8 S16.3 kmpl
1.8 SX16.3 kmpl
1.8 SX Automatic16.3 kmpl
1.8 JS14.53 kmpl
1.8G14.53 kmpl
1.8G (AT)14.36 kmpl
1.8GL14.53 kmpl
1.8VL (AT)15.22 kmpl
Similar Diesel Cars Mileage 1.6 L21.9 kmpl
1.6 S21.9 kmpl
1.6 SX21.9 kmpl
1.6 SX Automatic21.9 kmpl
D-4D G21.45 kmpl
D-4D GL21.45 kmpl
D-4D J21.45 kmpl
D-4D JS21.45 kmpl

Hyundai Elantra City fuel economy

The super-efficient 1.6L Diesel engine offers a mileage of 22.7kmpl (ARAI certified) while the 1.8 L Petrol version will give a 16.3 kmpl (approx)

Hyundai Elantra Highway fuel economy

The super-efficient 1.6L Diesel engine offers a mileage of 22.7kmpl (ARAI certified) while the 1.8 L Petrol version will give a 16.3 kmpl (approx)

Hyundai Elantra ARAI rated economy

The 1.8 petrol engine delivers a mileage of 16.3 kmpl while the 1.6 diesel is rated to deliver an overall fuel efficiency of 21.9 kmpl

Hyundai Elantra Tank Range

The tank range of the Elantra is somewhere about 910 Kms (approx) to give your long drive pleasurable.

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Hyundai Elantra Features

Hyundai Elantra 1.8 S 1.8 SX 1.8 SX Automatic 1.6 L 1.6 S 1.6 SX 1.6 SX Automatic
Safety
ABS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
EBD Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Airbags Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Child safety lock Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Immobilizer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Traction control No No No No No No No
Hill control No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Hill descent No No No No No No No
4WD No No No No No No No
ESP No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Central locking Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Interior
Power Steering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power windows Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Auto down for power windows Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
Anti-pinch for power windows Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
Cup holders All-Yes All-Yes All-Yes All-Yes All-Yes All-Yes All-Yes
Air-con Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear A/c vents Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Audio system Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Keyless start-stop button Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Electric mirrors Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Electric foldable mirrors Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Deffoger Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tachometer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Leather seats No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Arm rest Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Reversing camera Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Steering controls Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bluetooth connectivity Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Driver info display Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cruise control No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Foot rest Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Remote boot release No No No No No No No
Driver seat height adjust Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Chilled glovebox Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power Seats No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Exterior
Keyless entry Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Fog lights Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Sunroof No No No No No No No
Moon Roof No No No No No No No
Rear wiper No No No No No No No
Auto headlamps No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Rain sensing wipers No No No No No No No
Steel rims No No No No No No No
Alloy wheels Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear spoiler No No No No No No No
Roof rails No No No No No No No
Chrome grille Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Projector lamps No No No No No No No
Day time running lamps No No No No No No No

Hyundai Elantra Colors

  •  Coral White
  •  Twilight Blue
  •  Maharajah Red
  •  Bronze
  •  Sleek Silver
  •  Phantom Black

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Hyundai Elantra Petrol Price
Hyundai Elantra 1.8 S Rs 12.74 Lakh On-Road Price
Hyundai Elantra 1.8 SX Rs 13.94 Lakh On-Road Price
Hyundai Elantra 1.8 SX Automatic Rs 14.91 Lakh On-Road Price
Hyundai Elantra Diesel Price
Hyundai Elantra 1.6 L Rs 13.16 Lakh On-Road Price
Hyundai Elantra 1.6 S Rs 13.87 Lakh On-Road Price
Hyundai Elantra 1.6 SX Rs 15.05 Lakh On-Road Price
Hyundai Elantra 1.6 SX Automatic Rs 16.03 Lakh On-Road Price

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Rs 12.74 L - 14.91 L On-Road Price Rs 13.16 L - 16.03 L On-Road Price

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Rs 12.10 L - 16.38 L On-Road Price Rs 12.80 L - 16.25 L On-Road Price

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Dr Feminath | Posted on Jun,16,2013 at 16:44 PM
very pathetic except for its looks .I was the 1st among who bought elantra in Trivandrum due to its stunning looks.
After 20,000 km clutch started giving sounds. they changed the clutch assembly. now gear shifting is difficult and
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somesh agarwal | Posted on Jul,22,2013 at 12:04 PM
i also mentally prepared to buy this car in two days whats ur view to buy or not
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Wonderful and a car full of royalty! Reply to this post  
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over oll good Reply to this post  
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  • Best in class fuel economy
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