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Used Car: 2013 Hyundai Elantra Review

Review Last Updated: 10/24/14

Reviewers praised the 2013 Hyundai Elantra for its incredibly balanced ride and ample cargo space, but it may disappoint drivers looking for truly sporty performance.

The 2013 Hyundai Elantra comes standard with a four-cylinder engine and a six-speed manual transmission. A six-speed automatic is available. Reviewers said there’s enough power for daily driving, but the Elantra can feel strained on hills or while passing on the highway. The 2013 Elantra sedan gets an EPA-estimated 28/38 mpg city/highway, which is very good for the class. Reviewers noted that a sport-tuned suspension gives the Elantra GT the most athletic handling in the model line. However, they said that rivals like the 2013 Mazda3 and Ford Focus are more nimble. Still, the Elantra earned praise for its strong brakes, accurate steering and comfortable ride.

Reviewers said the 2013 Hyundai Elantra’s interior is well-built with premium materials. For 2013, the Hyundai Elantra is available in sedan, coupe and Elantra GT (hatchback) body styles. All Elantra models earned praise for their comfortable and supportive front seats, and some test drivers praised the Elantra GT for its ample back-seat legroom. Both the sedan and coupe have 14.8 cubic feet of cargo space, which is great for the class, while the Elantra GT offers 51 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded. The 2013 Elantra comes standard with air conditioning, cruise control, a six-speaker stereo, an auxiliary input, a USB port and satellite radio. Optional features when the Elantra was new include Bluetooth, leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats, a touch-screen navigation system and a rearview camera. Most reviewers said that the Elantra’s climate and audio controls are well-placed and intuitive, though some thought the available navigation display screen washes out in bright light, making it difficult to see.

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Automotive critics thought the 2013 Dodge Dart has responsive steering and impressive cornering ability. Most reviewers also liked its premium interior materials and said the cabin is stylish and sporty.

The 2013 Honda Civic has one of the best reliability scores in the class, and it uses less fuel than many compact cars. When it was new, the Civic also pleased critics with its precise steering and eye-catching interior design.

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