2012 Hyundai Elantra Consumer Review: Great Commuter
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2012 Hyundai Elantra Sedan - Consumer Review

2012 Hyundai Elantra Sedan

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22 of 36 people found this review helpful
Great Commuter
By cachec1883 on

Vehicle

2012 Hyundai Elantra Limited 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)

Review

Overall, this is a great car to own.
Purchase price was below other vehicles ($18,100), the
warranty is the best in the industry, and maintenance costs should be low.
Hyundai
uses a timing chain rather than a belt, so there will be no replacement needed every
60k miles like a Honda.
Hyundai also has a sealed transmission that will never
need to be flushed or have fluid replaced.
The owner's manual also recommends changing
the oil only every 7,500 miles under normal driving.
Fuel efficiency has ranged from 37-39 mpg at freeway speeds in good
weather, and 33-37 mpg in cold weather.

Best Features

Low maintenance Great style

Worst Features

Make the rear heated seats optional. Add a GDI engine, please. iPod/iPhone integration not 100% perfect. Fix the "Comm Error" when shuffling your entire library. iPhone sound stops after being plugged in for 3 seconds. It works when it's reattached. Volume on Bluetooth is lower than desired. Spring loaded arms on trunk rather than Hydraulic. Handling could be more responsive and less wavering. Rear suspension; Overpasses are jolting.
Recommend (22) (14)

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