The 1995 Hyundai Elantra is a compact car manufactured in South Korea. The Elantra made its debut in South Korea in 1991. It was launched in the United States in 1991 for the 1992 model year. It was also sold under different nameplates in some European countries. It is the last year of production for the first generation, as Hyundai is looking to redesign and introduce a new generation for the following year.
Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 1.8-liter four-cylinder, 1.6-liter four-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, five-speed manual
Models: Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai Elantra SE, Hyundai Elantra GLS
The 1995 Hyundai Elantra is being sold with no further changes with a complete redesign expected next year.
The 1995 Hyundai Elantra has a wheelbase of 98.4 inches and a length of 173.4 inches. The width is 66.1 inches, and its height is 54.7 inches. The last facelift it received was last year, when the front and rear fascia was changed.
The 1995 Hyundai Elantra offers a generous amount of space inside considering it is a compact car. Both the front and rear seats are spacious enough to comfortably seat adult occupants. There is enough headroom in the front and at the back to accommodate tall people as well. However, despite the size of the rear bench, it is too narrow to allow three adults to sit without having to squeeze. On a positive note, the controls are well laid out and easy to find and use, except for the radio controls that are mounted too low for comfort. Visibility is good in all directions. The trunk at the back is not only big enough for most people’s luggage-carrying purposes, but low as well with a bumper-height lift-over for convenience.
Performance & Handling
The 1995 Hyundai Elantra is available with two engine options. The first is a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine that delivers 113 horsepower and comes only with a manual transmission. The second is a 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine that delivers 124 horsepower combined with a four-speed automatic transmission. The combination of the 1.6-liter engine with the manual transmission offers a fairly spirited performance. While the engine is relatively smooth, it does make a lot of noise. The 1.8-liter engine and automatic shift offers better performance, and the engine itself is quieter and much smoother. Road and wind noise is quite evident and can get rather overpowering. The suspension is not something to write home about either. It has a very floaty ride, and the suspension fails to absorb bumps properly. The ride can get rough on uneven roads. Another con is the excessive body lean when it is turned sharply. The front tires also put up a little too much resistance while turning. The basic brakes are adequate, but it tends to feel a tad bit over-assisted. However, the optional ABS fixes this problem.
The 1995 Hyundai Elantra receives a decent four-star rating for driver safety but a very lowly one star for passenger safety by the NHTSA.
EPA Fuel Economy
Hyundai Elantra: 22/29 mpg city/highway
- Well laid out controls
- Spacious cabin
- Good visibility
You Won't Like
- Noisy ride
- Poor ride quality
Gives compact competitors a run for its money.
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