Used 2005 Hyundai Elantra

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2005 Hyundai Elantra

Pros

  • Solidly built, powerful engine for its class, long list of standard features, comfortable interior, ultralow price tag, generous warranty.

Cons

  • Floaty ride on the freeway with base suspension, hard to find equipped with ABS, poor offset crash test score.

Used 2005 Hyundai Elantra for Sale

Hyundai Elantra 2005
93,968 miles
Used 2005
Hyundai Elantra
GT
List$3,300
Est.Loan: $68/mo
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Hyundai Elantra 2005
93,421 miles
Used 2005
Hyundai Elantra
GT
Hanover Hyundai
59.9 mi away
List$6,494
Est.Loan: $133/mo
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Hyundai Elantra 2005 GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
146,453 miles
Used 2005
Hyundai Elantra
GLS
ListNot Listed
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Hyundai Elantra 2005
95,523 miles
Used 2005
Hyundai Elantra
GLS
ListNot Listed
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Between its low cost, solid performance, numerous features and long warranty, the Elantra presents one of the best values on the market in the economy class.

2005 Highlights

This year Hyundai adds a GLS version of the five-door hatchback to the Elantra line.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2005 Hyundai Elantra.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Better than I could have asked for!
Amanda,06/29/2016
Last summer I was in the market for a 4,500 dollar car and I spent an hour or two a day on this website. I read the reviews on an '05 elantra because one was for sale close by- and they were all so positive- discussing how solid the engine is, how safe they feel in an accident etc. I purchased the car for 3,400 which was down from 3,800 because the family was leaving for Hawaii the next day. It had 105k miles and now has 120k miles. I was hit by a truck swinging back while I was parked- and the car didn't even dent. The car has made 2- thousand mile trips this last year and survived a Tahoe winter. It has been hearty, reliable and much more than I could have asked for in my price range. I receive a lot of compliments on it because it is so cute. Some people think I drive a Saab. I have had put $1,200 in repairs into the car- a new radiator and clutch about 5 months after buying it- those have been the only problems and it was very good about indicators and easy for mechanics to work on.*Update* it's a year later and Edmunds has asked me to update my review. The car is still so wonderful and reliable and has not needed any other repairs since the clutch and radiator and I have driven 8 thousand more miles and taken 2 more long distance trips. My friends are all a little in love with it for its cuteness and reliability.
Zero problems
morahno,03/30/2013
Bought with 128k miles on it. Changed the battery and windshield wipers 'cause they were old, that's it. After 8 months and 10k have had absolutely no problems.I get 28 mpg combined. The exterior is pretty cool comparing to other cars with same age imo, the interior of course is not good looking, in high speeds it shakes sometimes, the steering wheel shakes a little most of the time, but for the money I paid and the reliability I got, I can overlook those.
Great little car
magpie318,11/20/2012
I bought my car about a year ago with 114,000 miles on it. It drove like new. I never had a problem with it. While driving on the highway a deer jumped right out in front of me. I ended up hitting it. At 55 mph the car took the brunt of the impact. It felt as though I had hit a speed bump instead of a 6 point deer. When I got out of the car, and was able to see the damage done to it, I was amazed that no one was hurt. My beautiful car was totaled, but my family and I walked away without a scratch. I am now loyal Hyundai consumer.
Best Money Ever Spent On A Car
Don W,10/07/2016
I bought this car new for $10,500.00. I drove it for 8 years and then passed it to my daughter for school. It currently has 216,000 miles and going strong. Total for repairs, not including maintenance, about $1,000.00! It is on it's third set of brake pads and still the original rotors. It's also on it's third set of tires which were changed at 210,000 miles. Handling is great, but the engine had always strained going up steep hills. Without a doubt this is the best car I've I've ever owned! *-Update-Car still being driven every day and still going strong at 221,000 miles!
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Features & Specs

MPG
21 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
138 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
21 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
138 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
23 city / 31 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
138 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
21 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
132 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Poor
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Poor
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2005 Hyundai Elantra
Used 2005 Hyundai Elantra Overview

The Used 2005 Hyundai Elantra is offered in the following submodels: Elantra Hatchback, Elantra Sedan. Available styles include GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A), GT 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A), GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), GT 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A), GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A), GLS SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A), GT 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M), GT 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), GT SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A), GLS SULEV 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A), GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M), and GT SULEV 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A).

What's a good price on a Used 2005 Hyundai Elantra?

Price comparisons for Used 2005 Hyundai Elantra trim styles:

  • The Used 2005 Hyundai Elantra GT is priced between $3,300 and$6,494 with odometer readings between 93421 and93968 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2005 Hyundai Elantra?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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