2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2001 Hyundai Elantra - Road Test Specs

2001 Hyundai Elantra Sedan

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


Model year2001
StyleGLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
Base MSRP$12,994
As-tested MSRP$13,992


Drive typeFWD
Engine typeinline 4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)140 @ 6000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)133 @ 4800
Transmission type4-speed automatic


Steering typespeed-proportional power steering
Tire size, frontP195/60R15
Tire size, rearP195/60R15
Brakes, frontventilated front disc / solid rear disc

Track Test Results

0-60 mph (sec.)8.6
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.6 @ 84.0
60-0 mph (ft.)133
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)37.5

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsEngine performance is spirited. The tachometer-indicated redline is 6,500, but a soft rev limiter started cutting in at 6,250 and got more aggressive as it climbed to the 6,500 mark. Needless to say we shifted as close to that limiter as possible and were launching at higher and higher rpms in order to achieve the best times.
Braking commentsBrake performance is outstanding, especially considering that this vehicle was not equipped with ABS brakes. The pedal modulation was excellent and allowed us to get the braking distance down to the level of ABS-equipped vehicles.
Handling commentsThe biggest complaint we could have is that steering feel is a little heavy when compared to some of its competitors, and could be a touch faster, but is still very good. Handling is very controllable with a solid, planted feel, that creates confidence in this vehicle and its abilities. This car is going to take names and kick some butt.
Neil G. Chirico

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)Auto 24/33 Manual 25/33
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)14.5

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)2635
Length (in.)177.1
Width (in.)67.7
Height (in.)56.1
Wheelbase (in.)102.7
Legroom, front (in.)43.2
Legroom, rear (in.)35
Headroom, front (in.)39.6
Headroom, rear (in.)38
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)11


Bumper-to-bumper5 years / 60,000 miles
Powertrain10 years / 100,000 miles
Corrosion5 years / 100,000 miles
Roadside assistance5 years / miles
Free scheduled maintenance3


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard
Head airbagsNot Available
Antilock brakesOptional
Traction controlOptional
Stability controlNot tested
NHTSA crash test, driverGood
NHTSA crash test, passengerExcellent
NHTSA crash test, side frontExcellent
NHTSA crash test, side rearGood
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested

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