Used 2009 Hyundai Elantra

2009 Hyundai Elantra
List price range
$4,699 - $13,750

Pros

  • High-class cabin for the price, smooth and secure ride, spacious interior with adult-friendly backseat, well-equipped, low price, long warranty.

Cons

  • Engine is noisy at mid-to-high rpm, a bit bland to drive, a few cheap interior bits.

Used 2009 Hyundai Elantra for Sale

Hyundai Elantra 2009 SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
105,554 miles
Used 2009
Hyundai Elantra
SE
List$4,699
Est.Loan: $96/mo
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Hyundai Elantra 2009 GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
53,908 miles
Used 2009
Hyundai Elantra
GLS
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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Hyundai Elantra 2009 SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
75,155 miles
Used 2009
Hyundai Elantra
SE
Aero Motors
56.8 mi away
List$7,495
Est.Loan: $153/mo
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Hyundai Elantra 2009 GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
132,086 miles
Used 2009
Hyundai Elantra
GLS
List$5,995
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Dealer Notes
Premium Cloth Seat Trim,Active Front Head Restraints,Front, Front Seat Side & Side Curtain Airbags,Rear Center Armrest,ABS w/Electronic Brake Force Distribution %28EBD%29,Deluxe Armrest Console w/Storage Box,Adjustable Head Restraints,Map Lights,Remote Keyless Entry System w/Alarm,Tinted Glass,Power Door Locks,Power Heated Mirrors,Front Door Map Pockets,Power Windows,60/40 Split Fold-Down Rear Seat,4-Wheel Independent Suspension,Tire Pressure Monitoring System,Front Variable Intermittent Wipers,Passenger door bin,Passenger vanity mirror,Power door mirrors,Power steering,Power windows,Rear anti-roll bar,Rear seat center armrest,Rear window defroster,Remote keyless entry,Security system,Speed-sensing steering,Split folding rear seat,Tilt steering wheel,Variably intermittent wipers,Front beverage holders,Front Center Armrest w/Storage,Panic alarm,Overhead console,Overhead airbag,Occupant sensing airbag,Low tire pressure warning,Illuminated entry,Heated door mirrors,Front anti-roll bar,Four wheel independent suspension,Dual front side impact airbags,Dual front impact airbags,Driver vanity mirror,Driver door bin,Bumpers%3A body-color,Anti-whiplash front head restraints,ABS brakes,Tachometer,Front Bucket Seats,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,Front reading lights
Hyundai Elantra 2009 GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
141,805 miles
Used 2009
Hyundai Elantra
GLS
List$13,750
Est.Loan: $281/mo
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Hyundai Elantra 2009 SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
115,023 miles
Used 2009
Hyundai Elantra
SE
List$4,998
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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Great Deal!
$137 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
REDUCED FROM $5,998!, FUEL EFFICIENT 33 MPG Hwy/25 MPG City!, $1,200 below Kelley Blue Book! U.S. News Best Compact Car for the Money, iPod/MP3 Input, CD Player, Satellite Radio, BLUETOOTH HANDS-FREE PHONE SYSTEM, Aluminum Wheels SEE MORE!KEY FEATURES INCLUDE: Satellite Radio, iPod/MP3 Input, CD Player, Aluminum Wheels MP3 Player, Keyless Entry, Remote Trunk Release, Child Safety Locks, Steering Wheel Controls.OPTION PACKAGES: BLUETOOTH HANDS-FREE PHONE SYSTEM. Hyundai SE PZEV with REGATTA BLUE exterior and GRAY interior features a 4 Cylinder Engine with 132 HP at 6000 RPM*.EXPERTS REPORT: Consumer Guide Recommended Car. It is a must-drive if you're in the market for an economy car. -Edmunds.com. 5 Star Driver Front Crash Rating. 4 Star Driver Side Crash Rating. Great Gas Mileage: 33 MPG Hwy.EXCELLENT VALUE: Was $5,998. This Elantra is priced $1,200 below Kelley Blue Book. Approx. Original Base Sticker Price: $17,800*.WHY BUY FROM US: Faulkner Subaru is a family owned and operated dealership with over 80 years of experience in providing our customers with great cars at an excellent price. Pricing analysis performed on 8/13/2018. Horsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration. Fuel economy calculations based on original manufacturer data for trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.
Hyundai Elantra 2009 GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
21,381 miles
Used 2009
Hyundai Elantra
GLS
List$8,495
Est.Loan: $174/mo
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Dealer Notes
Hyman Bros. accepts all trade-in's, If you have a Carmax Appraisal (We Will Beat It) We offer competitive financing in all states, If you are pre-approved with your credit union or bank (We can usually get you a lower financing rate) We have over 500 vehicles in our inventory to choose from! We are highly experienced in selling cars out of state and make the process simple and quick. Most of our vehicles include a 90 day/ 3,000 Mile Powertrain Warranty and a 3 day/ 150 Mile Moneyback Guarantee. We have been in business since 1946 and have maintained a perfect reputation! Please call 804-747-7007 to speak with a sales consultant or go to www.hymanbrosauto.com to view our complete inventory and more vehicle photos. ~WE FINANCE ALL TYPES OF CREDIT SITUATIONS AND GLADLY ACCEPT ALL TRADES~ SEE OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.HYMANBROSAUTO.COM
Hyundai Elantra 2009
38,157 miles
Used 2009
Hyundai Elantra
GLS
Aero Motors
56.8 mi away
List$7,995
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2009 Hyundai Elantra is often overlooked, but it's a roomy and well-built small sedan with surprisingly sophisticated road manners. It is a must-drive if you're in the market for an economy car.

vehicle overview

If you're reading this, that means you've stumbled upon the 2009 Hyundai Elantra. Good for you, because like Aladdin discovering the lamp inside that giant sand cavern, the Elantra represents a rewarding find among a variety of seemingly more tantalizing choices. Although compact sedans like the Honda Civic, Mazda 3 and Toyota Corolla get most of the attention from car buyers, the Elantra manages to match or even beat these little big boys at their own game, while featuring a lower price and a longer warranty. It's certainly a diamond in the rough.

For starters, the Elantra is the most spacious vehicle in the compact sedan class -- it's so big, in fact, that the EPA classifies it as a midsize. This can best be experienced in the backseat, where a high-mounted bench, generous foot room and ample head clearance make it an easy fit for full-size adults. The front seat also provides an impressive amount of space for taller drivers, given that competitors are often inhospitable for those north of 6 feet. The trunk and storage cubbies are also sizable.

On paper, the Elantra's engine is unremarkable. It's a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 138 horsepower and a heavy iron block. In the real world, however, it's surprisingly responsive and fuel efficient, with only a somewhat agricultural engine note at high rpm being a distraction. Once under way, the Elantra continues to impress with a smooth ride and confidence-inspiring handling. As long as you opt for the Popular Equipment package, even the lower trim level GLS cossets its passengers with a generous amount of features and a handsome, well-built cabin. In short, this Hyundai feels much more expensive than it is.

Now in its third year, the current-generation Elantra carries over with only the addition of a new USB/iPod audio jack, redesigned gauges and radio displays and enhanced suspension and steering tuning (although we never really complained about either). All said, the 2009 Hyundai Elantra continues to be one of our top choices in the compact sedan category -- especially for buyers who prioritize space and comfort over a fun driving experience. If your priorities are reversed, you should check out the Mazda 3. And if you're somewhere in the middle, try the Honda Civic. But no matter where you think you may land, congrats once again for stumbling upon the Elantra. We can't promise a genie, but you should at least be pleasantly surprised.

trim levels & features

The 2009 Hyundai Elantra is a small sedan available in GLS and SE trim levels. The base GLS is sparsely equipped with 15-inch steel wheels, full power accessories, keyless entry, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat and a tilt-only steering wheel. The Popular Equipment package adds air-conditioning, foglights, cruise control, illuminated vanity mirrors and a six-speaker stereo with a CD/MP3 player, USB/iPod audio jack, auxiliary audio jack and satellite radio. The SE adds that equipment, plus 16-inch alloy wheels, a telescoping steering column and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls. The SE Premium package adds a sunroof (optional on GLS) and heated front seats. Leather upholstery can also be added to that package.

2009 Highlights

The Hyundai Elantra gets enhanced suspension and steering tuning for 2009, along with new interior instrument and radio displays. A USB/iPod audio jack is now available.

performance & mpg

The front-wheel-drive Elantra is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine good for 138 hp and 136 pound-feet of torque. Both trim levels can be equipped with either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic. In California-emissions states, automatic-equipped Elantras are certified as squeaky-clean Partial Zero Emissions Vehicles (PZEV) but are rated for 132 hp. In performance testing, an Elantra with the five-speed manual went from zero to 60 mph in a respectable 8.4 seconds. Fuel economy also is right up there with the class leaders at 25 mpg city/33 mpg highway and 28 mpg combined for an automatic-equipped Elantra. The manual transmission drops the city and combined numbers by 1 mpg.

safety

Each Elantra comes standard with antilock disc brakes, active front head restraints, front side airbags and side curtain airbags. The Elantra SE adds stability and traction control and brake assist. In government crash testing, the 2009 Hyundai Elantra received five out of five stars for frontal protection and four stars for side protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Elantra its top score of "Good" in its frontal offset test but the second-worst score of "Marginal" in the side test. Rear-seat side protection was rated as "Good," though it was "Poor" driver torso protection that resulted in the low overall score.

driving

The 2009 Hyundai Elantra only has 138 horses, but they're a hard-working bunch capable of getting this spacious sedan up to speed surprisingly well. They're also rather noisy, however, particularly above 3,500 rpm. More refined is the ride quality, which is smooth and stable, even at highway speeds. Wind and road noise are also negligible, making the Elantra one of the better choices in its class if you do a lot of highway driving. Although it's not especially fun to drive, the Elantra manages to hold tight through turns, offering plenty of grip and decent steering response.

interior

As far as economy car interiors go, it doesn't get much nicer than the Hyundai Elantra. Sure, there are a few plastic bits, and the buttons are notably downgrade, but for the most part materials and build quality are impressive. For instance, the dash-top grain and cool blue lighting look like they could have been removed from an Acura. Indeed, the overall design is attractive and pleasing, looking as if it belongs in a much more expensive car. Your carpool buddies should be impressed. They'll also appreciate the Elantra's generous head-, shoulder-, hip- and legroom found in both the front and rear seats. Storage is also plentiful, with lots of cubbies and a 14-cubic-foot trunk.


Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2009 Hyundai Elantra.

Competent Commuter Except in Snow
waldteufel, 2/15/2011
I bought this car new in July 2009 for my daily commute and to run kids around town for music lessons, sports, you name it. The positive reviews, incredibly low price, and long warranty make this basic piece of transportation ideal for my needs now. MPG varies from 28-33 combined depending on the weather, really expected much better. It took a long time to get adjusted to the clunky, sticky manual transmission; nothing like the Mercedes 230 or VW Golf sticks I used to drive. I tried to find an American brand vehicle of similar cost and quality but nothing came close.
Great car after 3+ years
sreston, 4/15/2012
I bought this new for under $15k, and am delighted with the features, low cost of ownership, and overall quality of the car. I love the problem-free driving, nicely peppy engine, comfort and interior space (I am 6'5"). The car still looks new inside and out. I have had a few small issues as follows: *Driver's seat makes a clicking sound in the lowest position *Rear window sometimes made a crackling/popping sound when going over laterally uneven ground, but this went away last year after I put some product on the weatherstripping *Driver's side window made a popping sound when rolled down--it was sticking to the stripping. Silicon lube fixed it Otherwise the car has required zero repairs.
LOVE my car
shivelyk, 11/21/2011
This makes the 2nd Elantra I have owned, & don't think I would own any other vehicle. Mine has 72,000 miles on it & other than replacing both fog lights (due to driving in snow & on salted roadways), I haven't touched it for anything other than tires, brakes, air filter, & the other routine maintenance that is suggested in the manual. I get EXCELLENT gas mileage--with a combo of city & hwy miles I get at least 32 mpg with every tank. It drives smooth, & it fires right up in cold weather. Roomy interior, lots of nooks & crannys for storage, & an awesome factory stereo system are just some of the plusses on the inside. I would recommend this car to anyone who needs a good car for less $$$
Great purchase, superior in many ways
Mike, 11/13/2008
I bought my Elantra just a couple of weeks ago and I am so happy with it. I did have an extended search and compared it with other cars like Honda Civic, Fit and Toyota Corolla, and my Elantra has everything I need, nothing to envy the competitors. Great look, smooth ride, the hp 138 gives great torque enhancing performance, very spacious inside, not feeling like driving in a "can" as I was feeling in others. Interior design is superior definitely, plenty of storage in easy to reach places. Blue tooth, ipod, satellite radio, what else do you need? Prior reviews on the '08 about safety speak for themselves, and this one has 5 star crash rating... Oh, of course, great gas mileage 33-35 mpg...
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Features & Specs

MPG
25 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
138 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
25 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
132 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
24 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
138 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
25 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
138 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
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 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
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Acceptable
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2009 Hyundai Elantra
Used 2009 Hyundai Elantra Overview

The Used 2009 Hyundai Elantra is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A), GLS PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A), GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A), SE PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A), and SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M).

What's a good price on a Used 2009 Hyundai Elantra?

Save up to $137 on one of 8 Used 2009 Hyundai Elantra for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $4,699 as of08/21/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from2.3 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2009 Hyundai Elantra trim styles:

  • The Used 2009 Hyundai Elantra GLS is priced between $5,995 and$13,750 with odometer readings between 21381 and141805 miles.
  • The Used 2009 Hyundai Elantra SE is priced between $4,699 and$7,495 with odometer readings between 75155 and115023 miles.

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