2005 Hyundai Elantra Review | Edmunds.com

2005 Hyundai Elantra

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Hyundai Elantra Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 138 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 23/31 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2005 Hyundai Elantra

  • Between its low cost, solid performance, numerous features and long warranty, the Elantra presents one of the best values on the market in the economy class.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Solidly built, powerful engine for its class, long list of standard features, comfortable interior, ultralow price tag, generous warranty.

  • Cons

    Floaty ride on the freeway with base suspension, hard to find equipped with ABS, poor offset crash test score.

  • What's New for 2005

    This year Hyundai adds a GLS version of the five-door hatchback to the Elantra line.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 23
  • cty
/
  • 31
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Bought for college

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Vehicle: 2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Bought for my final year at school. So far I am very satisfied. The engine is quite powerful for its class and its handles well. The sound system is nothing to brag about but all in all it is a very good little car at a good price. Recommended to anyone also, I'm a big guy. 6,2 and build. I fit in it very well. Good head room and decent legroom




Decent little car

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Vehicle: 2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

I purchased my Elantra new in Nov of 05. I needed a new car after the electrical system in my 99 Jetta stopped working(very pricey repair) I have had absolutely 0 problems with this car. I have performed routine maintenance on the car, oil changes etc. New tires at 60,000 miles. I have been impressed with the peppy engine and love the gas mileage, I average 36 to 38mpg highway. I commute a lot to work and school. I do not like the fact the engine revs at higher rpms when shifting gears with the 5 speed manual transmission. Sheetmetal dents easily and paint has worn off the hubcaps. Interior has held up nicely, had to install new radio and upgraded the speakers. Wish I had the sunroof




No problems - love it

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Vehicle: 2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

I bought this car as a new left over and paid 12 grand and that includes tax and all dealer fees. A few later Hyundai sent me a check for 400.13 dollars. I didnt ask why and only made my purchas sweeter. Im a strong at the table when dealing with salemaen and they hate me for it. 88000 AND NO PROBLEMS, NO RATTLES, 28 MPG, NOT GREAT BUT I DRIVE VERY HARD. My car is a 5 speed and I tow a jet ski and somtimes a trailor for yard work and still get 28 mpg every time out. The motor is a 130hp and beats most others in its class. The is of good quality and im an old motor head and know cars. Safety and performance and reliable as Honda. Hyundai I will be back after getting 200000. I have no doubt !




Maybe a glitch?

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Vehicle: 2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

We bought the Elantra used with about 22,000 in the summer of 06 - it had previous been a rental car (Hertz?. The cars has performed flawlessly until it blew a head gasket at 68,340 miles. Since I was the second owner - the warranty expired at 60,000 miles. I asked Hyundai America to at least partially compensate me for the repair since I think it was a fluke and they just blew me off. Perhaps it was the last one off the assembly in on a Friday afternoon. The gas mileage has always been a bit lower than I expected - less than bothe the Corollas and Civics that I have owned. I am guardedly optimistic about the car since everyone else that has them say they are great.




No complaints here

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Vehicle: 2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

I bought a brand new 2005 elantra in 2005 for 2 reasons: good price and good warranty. Since then i have put 123K miles on it, changed the oil every 10K or so, and bye and large have beat it up. It hasn't flinched. At about 120K the brake pads wore out so i replaced them and decided to change my belts at the same time. Other than that no other work has been needed. I have gotten more than i ever expected out of it. Throw in the fact the excellent gas mileage makes that IRS per mile deduction go real far, and I'm a satisfied customer.




Elantra is solid car

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Vehicle: 2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Build quality is pretty good, some refinements missing. Example, light behind panel next to shift lever is BRIGHT at night and actually catches my eye and annoys. Won't dim with the dimmer knob like the rest of dash. Heater goes cold when idling at lights. Downshifts a little too easy, but overall good automatic. Good factory sound system. Seats okay, a little cardboardy. For price though can't really beat.



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Full 2005 Hyundai Elantra Review

What's New for 2005

This year Hyundai adds a GLS version of the five-door hatchback to the Elantra line.

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Talk About The 2005 Elantra

2005 Hyundai Elantra Discussions See all Started By

mortimer1
mortimer1
03-12-2014
This will be my first used car and I?m trying to make sure all my basis are covered as I would like to have it for awhile. After looking around I?ve seen some common problems posted about this model ?...


nickv41
nickv41
05-07-2014
My CEL came on a few weeks ago. I did not own a scan tool so I ordered one. By the time it arrived, the CEL light turned off. Great news. I plugged in the scan tool not expecting to find any codes bu?...


llamania
llamania
10-06-2005
BTW, I have asked for a quote from parts dept at the dealership. Oil filter for Elantra (2005) $5.xx. In case you wanna DIY your oil change. ;)...



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