Used 2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring Consumer Reviews

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Excellent value

crowcanada, 02/06/2015
GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
15 of 15 people found this review helpful

My wife and kids positively *love* our Touring! They're all short (5'2 to 5'4) so they love the visibility and low-dash design The controls are well laid out and easy to use. The radio is small and fiddly. Ride is stiff, but handling is good. Not truly sporty, though. Hyundai seems to think making things stiff and heavy = sporty, but that's not true. It is a vastly better driver than my '13 Elantra Sedan, which, although more comfortable, has "unsettled" handling. Handling is predictable and road holding good. Engine is weak and mileage is not great in this class. Seats are hard and flat, but surprisingly don't kill you on long (14+ hour) drives.

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2012 Elantra Touring GL

rooke1991, 10/10/2012
GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
13 of 13 people found this review helpful

Had it for 8 months now, pretty damn good! Really comfortable and spacious, driven with 5 average guys, between 20-27. and everyone had enough space for a 3 hour drive. Fit enough stuff(tent, beer, air mattresses, etc) for 3 people for a weekend camping trip, not comprimising on seating space at all. Alittle slow acceeration wise but once going its all good! Sound system is good, the usb input is kind of a pain, auxillary cable works fine though. Tons of compartments, all mine are empty dont have enough stuff to fill them. ONly complaint is seeing as im 21 I get called a soccer mom alot.

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It's Okay

urbanhippie001, 01/27/2015
GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
9 of 9 people found this review helpful

Overall, the car is reliable. However, I've had to replace the odometer/dash twice (w/in 60K miles) due to the numbers disappearing on me. Not sure if due to malfunction, heat/sun, etc... But it's annoying because the fix resets the odometer back to 0. I really miss my old 2005 Hyundai (accent). It was made better than this car. Other than that, the car has been reliable. No major problems aside from odometer. Does not accelerate quickly. Would I buy one again? Unfortunately, no.

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Whish They still made it.

Northa40, 01/28/2020
SE 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
7 of 7 people found this review helpful

I have owned this car from new and have 295000km (183000 miles) and would recommend this vehicle to anyone that is more concerned about quality and good value than trying to, LOOK GOOD. Myself I like the way it looks. This car has adequate power good handling and you can't beat the storage space, nothing comes close not even the new GT version. What a let down that was. I was hoping Hyundai would update the engine and keep the utility. Oh well I won't buy a GT because of the poor interior space. I have only done normal maintenance on this car including spark plugs, oil and filter, brakes and timing belts. The car still has the original radiator, water pump, alternator, starter and fuel pump. I have owned one other Hyundai and it was a 2002 Santa Fe I put 420000 km(291000 mile) on it as well. If you are looking for a reliable inexpensive used car, its hard to beat.

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Other than the odometer LCD...

JT, 04/29/2017
GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
9 of 10 people found this review helpful

I'm happy enough with my 2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring GLS, except for having to repeatedly replace the odometer/trip LCD. I think I'm on my third replacement. I have 13K on it (each replacement odometer LCD is set at "0" miles), and this one is now starting to go. Once it goes bad it can only be read in the morning. After the car sits in the sun all day the odometer fades until it is unreadable. Other than that I'm happy with the car.

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