The Hyundai Elantra is a compact car that was originally introduced for the 1991 model year. Today's Elantra is in its fifth-generation - last redesigned for the 2010 model year. It has grown modestly in size, yet it offers sleeker styling and a much longer list of standard equipment. New for 2011, Hyundai has introduced a more efficient and cleaner burning 1.8-liter powerplant, offered as a PZEV - partial zero-emissions vehicle - in some states.
Standard models in GLS trim feature cloth upholstery, power windows, power door locks, tilt steering wheel, six-way adjustable driver's seat, 60/40 split fold-down rear seats, and 15-inch steel wheels; air conditioning is optional. The Limited model is upgraded with leather upholstery, air conditioning, power- sliding moonroof, telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, Bluetooth phone connectivity, leather-wrapped steering wheel, fog lamps, solar control glass, 17-inch alloy wheels, and more.
Both the GLS and Limited models share the same 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that is rated at 148 horsepower and burns regular unleaded fuel; models with PZEV certification are rated at 145 horsepower. All Elantra models are front-wheel drive. The GLS is fitted with a standard six-speed manual transmission, with a six-speed automatic optional. The automatic transmission is standard on the upscale Limited model. The EPA rates the fuel economy of the 2011 Hyundai Elantra between 29 mpg city, and 40 mpg highway, depending on driveline.
The 2011 Hyundai Elantra GLS starts with a base price of about $15,500 and tops out with the Elantra Limited model, which starts around $20,500.
|GLS (M6)||6 speed manual||$14,945||148-hp / 1.8L 4-cyl||28/38|
|GLS (Ulsan Plant) (M6)||6 speed manual||$14,945||148-hp / 1.8L 4-cyl||28/38|
|Limited (A6)||6 speed automatic||$20,195||148-hp / 1.8L 4-cyl||28/38|
|Limited (Ulsan Plant) (A6)||6 speed automatic||$20,195||148-hp / 1.8L 4-cyl||28/38|