I bought this car used a few months ago and couldn't be more pleased. I routinely get 37+ MPG on the highway and it handles great in the deep MN snow. Great storage with the hatchback and the interior is great. Can't beat the leather, sunroof, etc. that you won't get with a Civic or a Corolla.
Hatchback, leather, MPG, handling.
Fewer odd - albeit subtle - noises from the cabin.
FANTASTIC CAR - GREAT RIDE
My Elantra sedan is one of the best cars I have ever driven.
It is so comfortable on long rides with plenty of leg room and a cushy seat. The traction is great if you spend a little extra for good tires. It handles great on slick surfaces and in snow.
It has never let me down.
The one con I will say is the price of the 60,000 mile service and timing belt.
This car does town and highway with spunk and don't believe the comments that says it does not have enough ooomphh in acceleration.
It is great.
Keep up with the scheduled maintenance and you will have a super, trouble-free car for 150,000 miles or more.