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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Great car for the money.
By kris66 on 06/18/14 22:17 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)

Review

I bought the 2013 model in August of 2012. If I drive normal speeds and on the interstate I will get around 39-45 mpg's. Around the city, 32-36. I have been to Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head the last two years and average around 42 mpg's on the trip. People need to understand mpg's matter when it comes to speed, weather, terrain and up keep of the car. I have a lead foot and I am happy with the mpg. People complaining about the rain and snow are dumb and probably just dont know how to drive. The electronic stability is great in this car. Handles above average in the snow.
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6 of 6 people found this review helpful
After 21K Miles Update
By jhunkins on 06/02/14 08:13 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)

Review

Been 18 months since I bought this car for commuting. Have seen a large number of negative reviews about this car so I thought that an effort to balance the scale was in order. Is it the greatest ever?...No, but it is rock solid and does what it is supposed to do. My observations at the 20K mile point: - Gas mileage = never been below 32mpg regardless of driving habit, season, hills, etc. On freeway, it easily surpasses 40mpg. - Electronics = Stock sound system better than average and much better than the crappy JBL system in my wife's Highlander limited. - Road noise/bumps = Yes, it is noisy and you feel every bump but it is an economy car. Have not seen the issues presented here.
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Badly worn rear tires, fishtailing and slipping since day 1
By ellegirl on 05/08/14 07:27 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)

Review

How do I get the dealership to acknowledge this issue? Both rear tires are extremely worn and cupping causing a deafening roar on the inside of the car. The rear slips and fishtails over bumps in the road (regardless of whether we are going 35 or 60 mph). I thought it was something we needed to get used to, but after much research we realize there is a serious issue. Finally took the car in yesterday to Rick Case Hyundai and the service tech told me it was normal because the rear axle is a solid fixed axle so it cannot be out of line and that the fishtailing/slipping is just because the car is lightweight. Rear tires are visibly pigeon towed and roll slightly inward.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Great car, I have certain dislikes
By rmasters2007 on 05/05/14 07:59 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)

Review

Car has only (or exactly) what I need and wanted, and no unnecessary gimmicks (which I would have to pay for and which can brake). The design is what caught my eye first. Plus the great gas mileage. Interior has plenty of space for hips and shoulders. Comfortable seats. Drives nice, very responsive, very comfortable (for a car this class and way built).
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Should have kept the 2007
By on_target on 04/23/14 06:53 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)

Review

I had a 2007 Elantra with 140,000 mile and only minor problems. My daughter still drives it. 2013 Elantra has been terrible: 1) persistent rough idle 2) the bluetooth, time, radio stations and other electronic gadgets keep resetting almost daily and I have to re-enter everything 3) I lose power steering while backing up. The dealers both say there are no error codes reporting from the car and Hyundai keeps telling me to allow the dealers to handle it.
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Very Pleased
By psjsms22 on 04/16/14 11:36 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)

Review

I do not understand negative reviews about gas mileage! The LOWEST we have gotten is 32.5. We live in an extremely hilly area.....rural, lots of stops, starts, slow down for curves and accelerating on steep hills. On the hwy., we get over 38 mpg. We previously owned a Ford Focus and a Chevy Impala (which I hated!) and the Hyundai Elantra Limited is way above and beyond both vehicles. The ride is so much quieter and smoother. The features in the Limited surpass the Ford Focus by miles!
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful
What is wrong with Hyundai?
By estateplanner on 04/09/14 17:21 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)

Review

I recently bought an Elantra. Suddenly I notice that the horn is incredibly weak. The turn signal sound is almost inaudible and the panic button alarm is only effective if you're 5 feet from the car. I complained to Hyundai and they have given me a real run-around stating nothing but my neighbor has a Limited Elantra and he told me that he knew about the sound problems. I like the car but I never would have bought it if I had known. I traded in a 2009 Camry which was perfect.
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2013 elantra bad rear axle
By rockkem on 04/07/14 06:22 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6M)

Review

they are replacing my rear axle for free. If I had rotated my tires like I should have I wouldn't have found out that my rear axle was bad. I had 1 rear tire with extremely odd wear, took it in and they found my axle was made very badly, had I rotated them like I should have, the wear would have been minimal and almost unnoticable on all 4 tires.
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Pleasantry surprised!
By rlfeen on 04/02/14 12:50 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)

Review

Don't believe everything you read. If you're interested in a car, go drive it for yourself - you may just be surprised. I had a 2013 Elantra as a rental for a week and after the week I fell in love. The car is very quiet, VERY smooth (smooth ride and steering) and the overall quality is excellent. I was worried about it being "underpowered" as some reviews have stated; however I find the power to be more than adequate (its no Porsche but it has great pick up). Yes the gas mileage isn't the best, but if that's not a huge deal for you, than this car is just fine. If you want good gas mileage, get a tiny car such as a Scion iQ or the even smaller Accent Hyundai offers.
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5 of 6 people found this review helpful
I'm so sorry to buy this car
By georgewahba on 03/31/14 18:47 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)

Review

Car acceleration is to bad and very slow. MPG is just 22 mpg. I had before camrey 1995, I was averaging 23 mpg . I regret to buy it.
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