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2011 Hyundai Elantra Sedan

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Tolerable
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By cheapster1
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2011 Hyundai Elantra Sedan Limited 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)


Review

I bought the car used eight months (9500 miles) ago. The style is nice, the price was right, and it has lots of desirable features.. However, the gas mileage is poor, generally about 24 mpg, with 80% on city streets and 20% on California's freeways. The highway ride quality is barely tolerable. Even with new tires and wheel balancing there's considerable bouncing and vibration.


Favorite Features

The style is great and the features - GPS, bluetooth phone - are appreciated.


Suggested Improvements

The ride quality is atrocious. Going over a speed bump at five mph is jolting, and the constant, jittery bouncing on concrete freeways is annoying.


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41000 Leased Miles Review
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By vixyswillie
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2011 Hyundai Elantra Sedan Limited 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)


Review

Review based on 41000 leased driving miles in SE Wisconsin. No major mechanical problems. One recall repair for defective airbag headliner support bracket. Scheduled maintenance costs low. Ride somewhat noisy and rough, including side-to-side jostling over stretches of rough roads. Poor performance in snowy/slippery conditions (could have been a tires issue). Maneuverability excellent. Feature set excellent - an amazing value for the money. Beautiful exterior styling - got lots of compliments on the car. Interior comfortable, fairly roomy and well designed. Outstanding fuel economy (low to mid 30's combined city/highway). I would recommend this car.


Favorite Features

Favorite features include overall fuel economy, maneuverability (very small turning radius makes parking and tight u-turns a breeze), heated front AND REAR seats that heat quickly, keyless FOB with push-button start (very convenient for opening trunk or unlocking doors with a touch of the hand), light blue exterior color somehow never looked dirty, great Bluetooth connectivity with iPhone, backup camera with green/yellow/red distance markings, heated exterior mirrors.


Suggested Improvements

I wish the car had a quieter, smoother and more confident ride - especially in snowy/slippery conditions, power seats (at least for the driver), an auto-dimming mirror, and a better navigation system (often could not find addresses I entered - I eventually used a GPS app on my iPhone instead). Tan leather seats showed dirt and wear from use. I would choose a darker color leather next time.


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blows smoke
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By seprfi
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2011 Hyundai Elantra Sedan Limited 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)


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i have seen multiple comments online about the elantra blowing smoke. i have had the same problem,almost causing an accident on the freeway at 65 mph. people were swerving behind us. the dealership said we were blowing the carbon out, but we were doing 65 mph for quite a long time before i had to go into passing gear to change lanes to get off the freeway. Who do we escalate our complaint too ?


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update on 2011 Elantra Limited
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By youngblood
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2011 Hyundai Elantra Sedan Limited 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)


Review

Now have 13,500 miles with no change in gas mileage due to "break-in." On the highway, still get 33 mpg at 75-80 mph; 35-36 mpg at 65 mph; and 38-40 mpg at 55 mph. City driving (avg. 25 mph) is 22-24 mpg. Mileage is better with "regular" gas vs. 10% ethanol blend. No mechanical problems although I was told that rear wheels cannot be aligned - no adjustment possible. Ride is harsh and noisy at times. "Leather" seats are comfortable and showing no wear yet. Still get compliments on appearance of car.


Favorite Features

Sound system works very well with controls that are intuitive and easy to use. Bluetooth phone and streaming connection are clear and loud with my iPhone. XM radio reception is good except in garages, underpasses, or when any barrier (tall buildings, drive-throughs, etc.) blocks the signal. No warranty repairs needed so far!


Suggested Improvements

Better city mileage; less road noise and smoother ride would be nice; a spare tire; decent wiper blades.


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Hyundai Does Not Stand Behind Their Product
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By jason010
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2011 Hyundai Elantra Sedan Limited 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)


Review

I purchased a 2011 Elantra new just over one year ago. I am a sales rep and I drive the car quite a bit. I now have 45k miles on the car. It gets good mileage (30-32 mpg in the hills of East TN). The cab is roomy & comfortable & the engine has been fine so far. Now, on to the issues I have with it. The car rides very rough, the road noise is terrible (and gets worse with time), & overall quality of the materials is questionable. Recently, all the audio (radio, bluetooth, and button) just went out. Hyundai won't fix it & basically told me to [non-permissible content removed]. The radio/navigation only has a 36k warranty, along with the paint. This tells me Hyundai knows the audio system is crap & doesn't care.


Favorite Features

Comfort, space, design, decent fuel mileage


Suggested Improvements

The Navigation system is horrible. It sometimes takes you on paths that are obviously not the best & quickest ways to get you to your destination. It simply will not work 1/4 of the time. My audio is completely out and Hyundai will not fix it. Their customer service is terrible and will not help. The stereo/navigation warranty is only 3 yrs/36k miles, along with the paint. This makes it obvious that the system poor quality. Road noise is terrible. Car rides very rough.


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