This is my first Hyundai vehicle after much research and i am pleased with my purchase. There are great discounts on this model in my case 3k discount. I wanted a reliable comfortable car with decent room and great gas mileage. The Value Edition Elantra fit the bill. My test drive revealed an uncommonly quiet and smooth ride for the class. Im 6 ft tall and was able to easily find a comfortable driving position. Once warmed up engine was smooth and quiet for a four cylinder. The performance for me was more than satisfactory as im not heavy on the gas. If i wanted more performance i would have opted for the sport version but you also pay more for it in gas and insurance. The sport driving mode gives this car a decent amount of pep if you want it but you take a hit in gas mileage. Regular mode is just fine with me. Ive been averaging 34 mpg in mixed driving. I hit 41 mpg in just hwy driving at one point. In addition this car has a real spare tire, a hand brake as opposed to electronic , real knobs for tuning , volume and other functions! Apple car play works flawlessly as with Bluetooth and phone functions. The fit and finish are top notch. I am impressed with Hyundai and will likely buy another one fir my next vehicle.
the vehicle is awesome.great ride and comfortable on long trips.handling is superb.but had my first problem ever was the lights went out on me when i used my turn signals.and it happened at night.now my elantra is in the shop having a turn signal harness installed.havent even made my first payment yet.very frustrating.
first of all,stay away from the dual clutch transmission,as i had in my 2016 veloster turbo..it's horrible.the ride of the elantra sport is just the icing on the cake.mine is a 6-speed manual with the tech package..enough said..you must drive this car..gas mileage is much higher than hyundai says,too.
I just purchased a 2018 Elantra VE back in January and have been enjoying it ever since. The price you pay in my area is at least a couple thousand less than a comparable Civic (what most experts feel is the best car in this segment). That plus a great warranty makes this the best value of your Buck in my opinion.
Owned it now a little over seven weeks. Can't speak to overall reliability yet, but overall very satisfied. Great mileage including four hours highway, steep mountain terrain riding and city driving and my overall mpg was around 41 on one tank of gas! Terrific first impressions (love the heated seats on the Value model) with just a few caveats on the transmission/shifting. (It could be just me getting used to the car.)