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2005 Hyundai Elantra Hatchback

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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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Great little car

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

I bought my car about a year ago with 114,000 miles on it. It drove like new. I never had a problem with it. While driving on the highway a deer jumped right out in front of me. I ended up hitting it. At 55 mph the car took the brunt of the impact. It felt as though I had hit a speed bump instead of a 6 point deer. When I got out of the car, and was able to see the damage done to it, I was amazed that no one was hurt. My beautiful car was totaled, but my family and I walked away without a scratch. I am now loyal Hyundai consumer.




Good buy

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

Purchased Jan '05. One of the best experiences from dealership. Logged considerable miles on vehicle now. Few complaints. Like the hatchback design, can move alot of odds and ends with little trouble. Getting ready to purchase a '09 model. Solid value. Thank you Hyundai for building a car people can believe in!




Great car... with bad surprises

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

I bought my Hyundai Elantra in march 2005 and I was totally satisfied with it! This car has a great look, does not consume a lot of gas and has enough power to shift any slow vehicle on any road. Also, this car really has a lot of space (can make 5 persons very comfortable, including 4 men over 6'0). But... Bad surprises appeared during the winter 2008/2009: My clutch began to slip more and more. I drive a manual car since I am 16 (12 years from now) and I never had troubles with clutches. And have always been gentle with my Elantra. Now, after 80000 km (50000 miles), my clutch is done, and I have to prove my dealership I did not beat my car:




Great car especially at the

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

My Chevy s10 pickup died without warning and I needed a car in a hurry and for little money. I wanted a new car but had used car money. I found the Elantra, researched it and made the purchase. I never had any problems in 70K+ miles; the only things I did were brakes (one set of pads) and tires. For the price you get a good ride, some luxury and very cheap to drive (fuel and maintenance).




Great lil' car

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

This was my first new car and before I bought it I felt I had done a good job researching and it paid off. This car gets better gas mileage the listed in the epa estimates. I get 34 miles per gallon hmy and about 29 in city. It is quiet, smooth, comfortable, and has the space I have needed for moving things around, shopping etc. (I was able to fit my dishwasher at one point as well as a full sized treadmill in box). Good car, good price, good service at the dealership.




Relatively reliable and good car

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

I have 47K miles with the GLS five- speed manual transmission hatchback, and I haven't had any problem with the clutch or engine. Both have been maintained on a regular basis, usually a few hundred miles over every 3000. However, I did have to get the rear brakes replaced at 30K. But this because I was a little abusive with the parking brake while driving. Immaturity I guess. Everything else has been great, but the tape deck needed to be replaced with a more digital deck because of an electrical short at 45K miles. Overall, you gotta be realistic that this isn't going to drive like any type of high end roadster, however I have been impressed with the handling and gas mileage 28-35 usually.



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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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 23
  • cty
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  • 31
  • highway
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