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Hyundai Elantra Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 132 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 21/29 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

  Average Consumer Rating (7 total reviews)


2005 hyundai elantra review

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Vehicle: 2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)

1st hyundai purchased. Such a good car ended up buying two more hyundais 09 and 11 elantra! Bought this car after it was leased in Dec 05. Have this car over 5 years and never have been disappointed. Only service needed Made (Jul 04)is: Standard oil changes, replaced front brakes, first set of tires @ 30k and a new battery @30k The car has never broke down on us has been very reliable. MPG is good not great very heavy car for the size. We can get 24mpg out of it combined. Tons of features for a low price. For a economy car it is very spunky and has nice handling smooth on the road even rough roads. Pros: Great value, reliable Cons: AM Radio reception poor Awesome Car!



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Great for high mileage drivers

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Vehicle: 2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)

I bought this car "new" (it was a demo car with 160,00 KM on it) in 2005. Currently, it's traveled 300,000 KM (just over 200,000 miles) with only maintenance service so far. I had to service the clutch at 250,000 km - and have had the breaks done 2x (unfortunately full replacement due to the salted roads in Canada). As far as reliability goes it's been an awesome car for me, though it's not luxurious, it does get the job done!




Many problems

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Vehicle: 2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)

I've had this car for 3 years, bought it new. Have had many problems with seat back falling off, its been replaced five times and still not fixed (first happened three months after I got the car, on my second coolant leak, cylinder in clutch needed replaced, glove compartment handle fell off, cloth came off the center console, power mirror switch replaced twice, and seat frame has been replaced three times. I would not recommend buying any Hyundai. I have been going through trouble trying to get my whole seat replaced with someone from the Hyundai central office.




Better then expected

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Vehicle: 2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)

Bought new in 2005 equipped with abs/tcs and 5m. 70,000 miles at this time with no Major problems. Been twice in small accidents, repaired fast and inexpensive. Stereo and speakers not good enough for me, but not really bad. We drive the car mostly in suburban areas in upstate NY averaging 26-29 mpg, 32-38 mpg highways, depending on a drivestyle. Traction control combined with winter tires makes car driveable even during big snowstorms, no problems with snow so far. Also very good for long trips, seats are comfortable, driver`s with lumbar support, armrest in good position, roomy in back seats. Almost no rattles, over 3000 rpm you can hear the engine more, aerodynamic noise is low, good for money




Air bag did not deploy

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Vehicle: 2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)

I had a 2005 Hyundai Elantra and stupidly rear-ended someone. After the impact I sat there staring at the “AIR BAG DEPLOYED” flashing light and wondered where the bag was. Thank God I didn’t need it. Can you imagine if I had needed it what would have happened. Beware and get this equipment checked. I’ll never own another Hyundai. The Elantra was my second and had two bad experiences. Never again.




I love this car

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Vehicle: 2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)

Wonderful car! My first brand new car and i've had no complaints. It looks like its worth more than the 15G's its on the market for. Gotten so many complements and 'what kinda car is thats!?!?' It gets wonderful gas mileage (30 and up depending on how and where i drive it). I've had the car since May (now march) and I've had no problems and i've put almost 10G's on it. I'm so glad i picked this brand new car instead of a "better brand" used car. I had an excel years ago which was OK but had heard hyundai's gotten better and its true.



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

  • 21
  • cty
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  • 29
  • highway
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