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2005 Hyundai Elantra Sedan


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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

  Average Consumer Rating (63 total 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 !

Gas Mileage


  • 23
  • cty
  • 31
  • highway
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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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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 ?...

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. ;)...

I check my oil in all my cars once a week. I have a 2005 Elantra, 2005 Sonata GLS and a 2011 Limited. I have had NO problems with any of my cars. Hyundai makes a great car....


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