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2010 Hyundai Elantra Review

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When it comes to purchasing a car on a budget, there are obvious compromises that must be made in the interest of affordability. A quick look at the current crop of compact sedans will reveal that performance, style and creature comforts are the first to be sacrificed at the altar of frugality. The 2010 Hyundai Elantra Blue, however, bucks the trend by offering more athleticism and standard features than the competition, while also maintaining very favorable pricing.

The Blue is the entry-level Elantra. Elsewhere in the world, blue is equated with environmental friendliness, and thus this Elantra gets its colorful moniker in reference to its slight increase in fuel economy over the rest of the Elantra lineup. This mileage increase — which accounts for 2 mpg in both city and highway driving — is attributed to a "smart" alternator management system, lower-friction engine components, taller gear ratios and other engine tweaks. We certainly welcome these small gains, but we were surprisingly more impressed by the Elantra Blue's spirited driving dynamics.

Engine output is a bit lower than other competing cars, but the 2010 Hyundai Elantra Blue feels much livelier and, dare we say, more fun to drive than those competitors. Handling is also surprisingly good, with plenty of confidence-inspiring grip and poise. Likewise, the interior is a cut above that of other economy sedans, with plenty of standard features that buyers would normally have to spend additional funds to obtain as options. Add in Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile warranty and that value gap widens even more.

When stacked up against the cheaper versions of firmly entrenched compact sedans like the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla (let alone the similarly eco-themed Chevrolet Cobalt XFE, the 2010 Hyundai Elantra Blue rises to the top of the heap by making you sacrifice the least. In our opinion, the Blue delivers more of everything for less, and should be on the top of your list.

Used 2010 Hyundai Elantra Overview

The Used 2010 Hyundai Elantra is offered in the following submodels: Elantra Sedan. Available styles include GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A), SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A), Blue 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), GLS PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A), and SE PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A). Pre-owned Hyundai Elantra models are available with a 2.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 138 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2010 Hyundai Elantra comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic, 5-speed manual. The Used 2010 Hyundai Elantra comes with a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 10 yr./ 100000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What's a good price on a Used 2010 Hyundai Elantra?

Price comparisons for Used 2010 Hyundai Elantra trim styles:

  • The Used 2010 Hyundai Elantra GLS is priced between $8,994 and$12,590 with odometer readings between 75670 and83883 miles.
  • The Used 2010 Hyundai Elantra GLS PZEV is priced between $7,791 and$11,990 with odometer readings between 90001 and129430 miles.
  • The Used 2010 Hyundai Elantra SE is priced between $6,490 and$12,590 with odometer readings between 86525 and102806 miles.
  • The Used 2010 Hyundai Elantra Blue is priced between $11,990 and$11,990 with odometer readings between 60739 and60739 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2010 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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