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2007 Hyundai Elantra Sedan - Overview

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$13,395 – $17,895 MSRP

$13,042 – $16,982 Invoice

28 / 36 MPG City/Hwy

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Overall Quality 4.0

Overall Dependability 3.0

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2007 Hyundai Elantra Sedan

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Overview

What's New
The Elantra gets a clean-sheet redesign for 2007, making it the seventh all-new Hyundai model in just 24 months. The new Elantra is bigger, more fuel efficient in automatic form, and has a new emphasis on safety, with features such as anti-lock brakes and side curtain air bags standard in all models. One thing that hasn't changed is value; the Elantra is brimming with standard equipment.

Overview
The Hyundai Elantra was introduced in the early 1990s, but it wasn't until after the turn of the century that this Korean compact sedan really came into its own as a competitor for the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic. A 2007 redesign aims to make the Elantra even more competitive, as the new Elantra boasts more interior space than nearly all of its rivals and it has a strong emphasis on safety; anti-lock brakes, front seat-mounted side air bags, and two-row side curtain air bags are standard across the board.

The new Elantra is powered by an updated version of Hyundai's 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder Beta engine, which features continuously variable valve timing and 138 hp. Improvements to the engine and drivetrain resulted in a 4 mpg increase in both EPA city and highway cycles for automatic Elantras compared to last year's car. In fact, both the 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic are rated for 28 mpg city and 36 mpg highway. The engine meets ULEV standards, and a SULEV version is available in states that conform to California emissions standards.

The new Elantra is sold in GLS, SE, and Limited trim levels. The GLS comes with all the aforementioned safety equipment as well as power windows/locks/mirrors, keyless entry, and a rear-seat armrest. Air conditioning and a stereo are optional. The SE adds those features plus cruise control, alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and other features. The top-of-the-line Elantra Limited comes with leather seats (heated in front). All Elantras are covered by a 5-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty with 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain coverage.

The Competition
The Hyundai Elantra competes in the Compact Conventional segment, which consists of 20 models. Buyers in this segment look for fuel economy, reliability, and safety, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2006 Avoider StudySM and the Escaped Shopper Study.SM

The top sellers in the segment during calendar year 2006, according to the J.D. Power and Associates Sales Report,SM were the Toyota Corolla (328,699 units sold), Honda Civic (316,638), and Chevrolet Cobalt (211,449). The Hyundai Elantra sold 98,853 units in 2006, a decrease of 15 percent compared to the previous year. Other models offered in the Compact Conventional segment include the Ford Focus, Nissan Sentra, Toyota Prius, Volkswagen Jetta, and Saturn Ion. Joining the segment in 2007 are the Pontiac G5, Suzuki SX4, and Volkswagen Rabbit.

Available Trims for the 2007 Hyundai Elantra Sedan

  Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
GLS w/Optional XM (M5) 5 speed manual $13,395 138-hp / 2.0L 4-cyl 28/36
SE w/XM (M5) 5 speed manual $15,895 138-hp / 2.0L 4-cyl 28/36
Limited w/XM (M5) 5 speed manual $16,895 138-hp / 2.0L 4-cyl 28/36

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