2011 Hyundai Elantra

  • 2011 Hyundai Elantra GLS Sedan

    GLS Sedan

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  • 2011 Hyundai Elantra Limited Sedan

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2011 Hyundai Elantra Review

Exciting new upgrades are something to talk about

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In a Nutshell
The 2011 Hyundai Elantra is a compact to midsize car that is less expensive than the competition but don't let that throw you. Now with its updated Sonata-like look, the Elantra is an attractive car with a great selection of standard and optional features. The improvements made the Elantra exciting, reliable and a terrific buy for the budget conscious consumer.

Equipped with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine paired to either a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission, the Elantra has a nice ride, especially if you are a commuter. The Hyundai Elantra offers a good selection of standard specs and amenities, including features such as traction control, stability control, and safety airbags. And with an EPA fuel economy rating of 29 mpg city/40 mpg highway, it gets great gas mileage.

New for 2011

The new 2011 Hyundai Elantra looks a lot like a small Sonata. Plus, it has an upgraded power train that generates more horsepower and gets better gas mileage than the previous model.


Engine: 1.8L I-4
Transmissions: 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic
Body Style: Sedan
Trims: GLS Sedan, Limited Sedan

On the Outside

With the body upgrade in 2011, Hyundai Elantra is distinguished by a sloping, coupe-like roof line and an increased wheelbase to give it a sporty, low profile.

From the Inside

The Elantra is an uncomplicated, value-minded car with easy-to-use controls to match. It has so much room in it that the EPA categorizes it as a midsize car.

Driving Performance

The 2011 Hyundai Elantra is equipped with 1.8L 4-cylinder engine in aluminum cylinder block that is 30% lighter than the previous model. In addition, Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT) improves engine performance for lower emissions and better fuel economy.

Safety Equipment

The Hyundai Elantra comes with six standard airbags, including dual front, front side, and side curtain. Also standard are four-wheel disc brakes with ABS and electronic brake-force distribution, and tire-pressure monitoring. Optional are traction control and stability control.

Gas Mileage

GLS Sedan, Limited Sedan: 29 mpg city/40 mpg highway


  • Loads of features at a low price
  • Great fuel economy
  • Roomy interior
  • Impressive leg space in the back


  • Slow, heavy steering
  • Bit of a rough ride


Exciting new upgrades are something to talk about

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