By patsd on
2011 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)
We have 6000 miles on it now..
I just drove from Chicago to NY, with my wife, our baby, and about a ton of baby gear. The MPG calculator never beat 37... but when we arrived I realized: we drove over 800 miles and stopped for gas twice, putting in ten gallons both times. The tank has more now than when we got on the road. That's 40 mpg (at 70-80MPH).
But MPG was not why we bought this car. We test drove everything in the class, and the handling's not quite as tight as the Focus or the 3, but it's also not so far off the pace to justify the price difference. The car's balanced and stable, and there's plenty of fun to be had. And while saving money, you get more space and features. Great Car.
little/no body roll in corners.
the interior is an awfully nice place to be.
We average 30mpg driving almost all city in NYC.
Voice activated blue tooth system in a car priced less than the competitors' base models - and it works great!
That no spare/emergency sealant & compressor thing is actually WAY easier than changing a tire, especially when my very petite wife ran over some post-hurricane debris.
5 yr 24 hour roadside assistance. When wife and kid are out on the road, you just can't beat that feeling of security.
Honestly it could use a seventh, even taller gear for high speed driving.
Low rolling resistance tires = jumpy driving when the roads suck.