We've owned our Elantra for a year now and we love driving it daily. It's sporty and very quick to respond to sudden turns and stops. We dropped from a Honda Accord to this car and at first were worried about the size, but after a few days, we quickly feel in love with it. The savings on gas is amazing, the trunk space is massive and at 6'2" tall, I have plenty of leg and head room in either the driver or passenger seat. It handles well in all weather conditions and is super quiet. We haven't had any issues and never mind taking it in for an oil change with inspection since the warranty is so extensive. I recommend this car to anyone needing a solid, dependable vehicle.
Mpg is one of the biggest pluses of this car. We've hit 38 mpg average multiple times and surprisingly on trips where we are driving long distances at 80+ mph.
Also love the trunk space, it's incredible how much luggage will fit back there!
The only problem I have with this car is that it lacks a standard issue spare tire. You can buy one as an optional add-on, but it should just come with one in the first place.