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Hyundai Elantra GLS


The Hyundai Elantra is proof that stunning design and elevated fuel economy aren’t mutually exclusive. Chiseled and tense unlike any other small car you’ve ever seen, the Elantra’s sheetmetal is fascinatingly sculptural. If  you are seduced by its looks, be assured that more beauty lies beneath. Inside, there’s a roomy cabin whose materials and design remind us of the Elantra’s big brother, the Sonata. Other upmarket features include the only heated rear seats in the class. Every Elantra, manual or automatic, clears the 40-mpg marker in the EPA highway test; unlike the competition, there isn’t an extra-cost fuel-sipping package to run up the price. Every Elantra also comes with a 148-hp, 1.8-liter four-cylinder that provides an 8.9- second 0-to-60 time. This Hyundai could use a bit more power, and we wouldn’t complain if it were a bit more fluid in its movements and felt a bit more substantial and refined. But it is a stylish and spacious choice among the gas-powered mega-milers.

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Base Price: $16,120
Price As Tested: $18,620
Power: 148 hp
Torque: 131 lb-ft
Weight: 2749 lb
EPA City: 29 mpg
EPA Hwy: 40 mpg
EPA Combined: 33 mpg
C/D OBS HWY: 41 mpg
Max For 40 mpg: 74 mph



 
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