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2012 Highlights

After a complete redesign last year, the 2012 Hyundai Elantra gains an "Active Eco System" that modifies engine and transmission parameters at the push of a button to increase fuel economy by up to 7 percent. The names of option packages have also been changed.

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  • Outstanding fuel economy on all models
  • lots of features for the money
  • comfortable and well-built cabin
  • large trunk
  • long warranty coverage
  • distinctive styling.


  • Limited rear headroom
  • not as sporty as some rivals.

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Used 2012 Hyundai Elantra for Sale

Hyundai Elantra 2012 GLS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A) Desert Bronze Beige premium cloth96,474 miles
Used 2012Hyundai ElantraGLS
Est.Loan: $150/mo
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$220 Below Market
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Dealer Notes

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Hyundai Elantra 2012 GLS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A) Desert Bronze Beige premium cloth100,966 miles
Used 2012Hyundai ElantraGLS
Est.Loan: $122/mo
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Hyundai Elantra 2012 Limited PZEV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A) Harbor Gray Metallic Black leather106,967 miles
Used 2012Hyundai ElantraLimited PZEV
Est.Loan: $137/mo
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Features & Specs

GLS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6M)GLS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)Limited 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)
Transmission6-speed manual6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower148 hp @ 6500 rpm148 hp @ 6500 rpm148 hp @ 6500 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

  • Side Crash Rating

  • Side Barrier Rating

  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat4/5
    Back Seat5/5
  • Rollover

    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover10.9%

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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Consumer Rating

2012 GLS Elantra w/preferred pkg
So far, I love this car. I bought it 6/5/11 to replace a 2000 Ford Escort ZX2. I started my search by test-driving a 2012 Ford Focus, Chevy Cruz, Mazda3, and the Hyundai Elantra. In the end I went with the Elantra because, for the amount of money I could spend on a car, it had the most features (bluetooth, xm, tilt/telescopic wheel, cruise control, auto mirror w/ homelink, ipod jack) for the most reasonable cost. It also had the best leg room, which surprised me. I am finally able to have adult passengers in my back seat w/out having to send them to the chiropractor after a road trip.
Did Hyundai Provide Me Great Customer Service?
Hyundai’s safety recall Campaign 137 was on the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system, which may have caused my car accident with my 2012 Hyundai Elantra. I called the Hyundai Recall Campaign Center several times about my case. Many of the reps I spoke with either provided wrong information, inaccurate timeframes for supervisors to call me back, denied my request to speak to a supervisor, or hung up on me. National Customer Care Rep Larry Bane managed my case. He refused my request to have my car tested in post-accident condition. During an oil change visit at my local Hyundai dealer, a service advisor recommended replacing my car’s yaw-rate sensor (the key component to the ESC system), and I approved. More than five weeks later, Larry Bane’s first conclusion letter said, “Unfortunately, we were unable to inspect your vehicle in its post-accident condition since it had already been repaired.” The message ended by saying, “We believe your vehicle operated according to its design in the accident.” The following week Larry Bane sent a second conclusion letter. This letter stated, “We have re-reviewed all of the available information regarding your accident, as well as the points raised in your most recent correspondence. Based on all of the available information, we continue to believe that our previous response is accurate and that your accident did not involve a product defect. With respect to the recall referenced in your correspondence (Recall 137), we do not believe that the condition that the recall seeks to address was present or caused your accident.” Larry Bane’s supervisor Chris said, “We pride ourselves in customer service and delivering excellence to each and every person.” However, he said the decision on my case was already made, and there was nothing else he could do for me. Then he added, “I’m trying to be really honest with you. I’m in the business for helping people, and I want to make sure that I’m doing my part to make us close any gaps and make the process as smooth as possible for you, and unfortunately I don’t make any of those decisions.” I asked him to clarify Hyundai’s conclusion letters. He simply said, “That was the decision they made.” Then I called the Hyundai Recall Campaign Center and spoke with supervisor Ethan. He suggested that “someone that doesn’t know how to write out a letter” could have composed the conclusion letters. Ethan concluded, “Honestly, those letters just sound ridiculous.” I wrote a letter to Dave Zuchowski, the CEO of Hyundai Motor America. He didn’t address my customer service experiences or answer why Hyundai didn’t want to test my car in post-accident condition. He said, “We continue to believe that our previous response is accurate and that your accident did not involve a product defect.” Do you think Hyundai was correct in refusing my request to test my car with the same yaw-rate sensor and ESC system at the time of the accident as part of the recall? Do you think Hyundai provided me great customer service? Do you think my next car should be a Hyundai?
Can NOT reccomend this car
I hope a ton of people read Edmunds reviews and will not be lured in by Hynundais pleasing designs and high option content. I see there are others here that are dissapointed! I had TWO 2012 Elantras, the first one bought back due a intermitent "no start" problem that the dealership cound not fix. We had car #1 for about 3 months. Car #2 has suffered from several stall outs, this happens in the City, or on the Highway. My bluetooth has never worked right, cruise control worked when it wanted to, had a clunk in the front suspension from 8k miles, the engine developed a nasty ticking sound at idle, and of course the fuel mileage, I've seen best 28 mpg while drafting a semi in Montana. avg is 25
Used 2012 Hyundai Elantra Overview

The Used 2012 Hyundai Elantra is offered in the following submodels: Sedan. Available styles include GLS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6M), GLS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A), Limited 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A), Limited PZEV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A), and GLS PZEV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A). Pre-owned Hyundai Elantra models are available with a 1.8 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 148 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2012 Hyundai Elantra comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual, 6-speed shiftable automatic.

What do people think of the 2012 Hyundai Elantra?

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Save up to $269 on one of 59 Used 2012 Hyundai Elantra for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $4,905 as of 04/23/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Hyundai Elantra trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS is priced between $5,900 and $17,995 with odometer readings between 0 and 126254 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Hyundai Elantra Limited PZEV is priced between $7,299 and $10,922 with odometer readings between 59003 and 108019 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Hyundai Elantra Limited is priced between $7,799 and $12,998 with odometer readings between 40000 and 107212 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS PZEV is priced between $4,905 and $10,503 with odometer readings between 61663 and 159481 miles.

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2012 Hyundai Elantra Gas Mileage

2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6M), 6-speed manual, regular unleaded
32 compined MPG,
28 city MPG/38 highway MPG

2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
32 compined MPG,
28 city MPG/38 highway MPG

2012 Hyundai Elantra Limited 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
32 compined MPG,
28 city MPG/38 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG32
Transmission6-speed manual
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement1.8 L
Passenger Volume110.4 cu.ft.
Wheelbase106.3 in.
Length178.3 in.
Width69.9 in.
Height56.5 in.
Curb WeightN/A