2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring - Road Test Specs

2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring Hatchback

(2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)


Model year2009
ModelElantra Touring
Style4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
Base MSRP$17,800
Options on test vehicleiPod Cable, Carpeted Floor Mats, Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone System
As-tested MSRP$18,945


Drive typeFront-wheel drive
Engine typeInline-4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,975cc (121 cu-in)
Block/head materialIron/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC 4 valves per cylinder with continuously variable intake-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)10.1:1
Redline (rpm)6,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)141 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)137 @ 4,600
Transmission type5-speed manual
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I = 3.308, II = 1.962, III = 1.257, IV = 0.976, V = 0.778, FD = 4.188, R = 3.583


Suspension, frontIndependent, MacPherson struts, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent, multilink, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric-assist rack-and-pinion power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)13.75:1
Tire brandHankook
Tire modelOptimo H426
Tire typeAll-season
Tire size, frontP205/55R16 89H
Tire size, rearP205/55R16 89H
Wheel size6-by-6 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAluminum alloy
Brakes, front11.8-inch ventilated disc
Brakes, rear10.3-inch solid disc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)5.5
0-60 mph (sec.)8.7
0-75 mph (sec.)13.4
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.5 @ 83.7
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)8.4
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)30
60-0 mph (ft.)120
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)62.6
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.81
Sound level @ idle (dB)41.4
@ Full throttle (dB)85.2
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)64.2

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsWith the traction control disabled, there's plenty of power to spin the tires for a good launch. Nice shift action and good ratios. Power doesn't fall off much near redline. Intuitive clutch engagement. Not really the penalty box I was expecting.
Braking ratingGood
Braking commentsPretty crude ABS with obvious pulsing and protesting tires, but you can't argue with the impressive results. Steady stops and no signs of fade. Pedal effort/effectiveness is linear and predictable.
Handling ratingGood
Handling commentsSkid pad: Steering feels a little springlike, but the car's balance is superb, right between under- and oversteer. Changes attitude/direction with the throttle -- nice! ESP on is old-school intrusive. Slalom: There's a little steering delay/gain, but once anticipated, what a hoot this car is to throw around. There's just enough rotation to keep things interesting but not so much as to be dangerous or spooky. Still, the tires' limited grip is the determining factor here despite the better-than-average athleticism in the chassis tuning. Sounds like a handling review for most Hondas, doesn't it? ESP is again conservatively tuned.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)67
Wind (mph, direction)3.6 SW

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)23 city/31 highway/26 combined
Edmunds observed (mpg)23.6 worst/33.6 best/25.6 average
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)14

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)2,937
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)2,998
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)60/40
Length (in.)176.2
Width (in.)69.5
Height (in.)59.8
Wheelbase (in.)106.3
Track, front (in.)60.6
Track, rear (in.)60.5
Turning circle (ft.)34.2
Legroom, front (in.)43.5
Legroom, rear (in.)36.4
Headroom, front (in.)40.0
Headroom, rear (in.)39.4
Shoulder room, front (in.)55.4
Shoulder room, rear (in.)54.7
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)24.3
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)65.3


Bumper-to-bumper5 years/60,000 miles
Powertrain10 years/100,000 miles
Corrosion7 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance5 years/Unlimited miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionNot available
Tire-pressure monitoring systemStandard tire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driver5 stars
NHTSA crash test, passenger5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side front4 stars
NHTSA crash test, side rear4 stars
NHTSA rollover resistance4 stars

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