Ratings, Reviews, Pictures, Features | J.D. Power

2012 Hyundai Elantra Sedan - Overview

Research another Elantra:

$15,345 – $20,595 MSRP

$14,918 – $19,727 Invoice

28 / 38 MPG City/Hwy

GET YOUR ePRICE FROM
{referralAccountName}

2012 Hyundai Elantra Sedan

Enter your information and a representative will contact you for this 2012 Hyundai Elantra !

Overview

What's New for 2012:

  • New Active Eco System increases fuel economy by 7%
  • Revised option packages

Exterior Features
The 2012 Hyundai Elantra is a compact sedan and wagon, offered in two different trim levels. Although all Elantra models are gasoline powered, a special partial zero-emissions vehicle (PZEV) version promises lower emissions. While the sedan has recently been redesigned, the Touring (wagon) is still built on the older chassis, which is due to be replaced in 2013. Fifteen-inch steel wheels are standard.

Interior Features
The 2012 Hyundai Elantra offers seating for 5 passengers. Base Elantra models feature cloth upholstery, full power accessories, tilt steering wheel, rear window defroster, and more. Upgraded trim levels feature leather upholstery, heated front seats, keyless entry and ignition, power-operated moonroof, Bluetooth phone connectivity, and other premium features.

Optional Features
Major options on the 2012 Hyundai Elantra include an upgraded audio system, navigation with a touch-screen infotainment interface, and a rearview camera.

Under the Hood
Hyundai Elantra models are fitted with one engine-a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder rated at 148 horsepower (vehicles sold in California receive a PZEV version of the engine rated at 145 horsepower). While all Elantras come standard with a 6-speed manual transmission, a 6-speed automatic is optional, and is standard in the Elantra Limited trim level. All Elantra models are front-wheel drive.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Hyundai Elantra are:
  • Hyundai Elantra with automatic transmission: 29/40 mpg (city/highway)

Safety
Standard safety features of note on the 2012 Hyundai Elantra include side curtain air bags and active head restraints. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not tested the 2012 Elantra, both sedan and wagon. However, in tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Elantra sedan received a "Good" rating-the Institute's highest-for frontal-offset and side-impact crash protection. Roof strength results from the Institute were also "Good."

Available Trims for the 2012 Hyundai Elantra Sedan

  Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
GLS (M6) 6 speed manual $15,345 148-hp / 1.8L 4-cyl 28/38
Limited (A6) 6 speed automatic $20,595 148-hp / 1.8L 4-cyl 28/38

Top Rated Compact Cars

  • 2012 Toyota Corolla Sedan

    $16,130–$18,820 Base MSRP

    $15,243–$17,439 Invoice

    26/34 MPG City/Hwy

    Overall Quality 5.0

    Overall Performance and Design 3.0

    Overall Dependability 5.0

  • 2012 Toyota Prius Hatchback

    $24,000–$29,805 Base MSRP

    $22,560–$27,744 Invoice

    51/48 MPG City/Hwy

    Overall Quality 4.0

    Overall Performance and Design 3.0

    Overall Dependability 5.0

  • 2012 Honda Civic Coupe

    $15,755–$24,055 Base MSRP

    $14,661–$22,345 Invoice

    22/31 MPG City/Hwy

    Overall Quality 4.0

    Overall Performance and Design 3.0

    Overall Dependability 5.0

  • 2012 Honda Civic Sedan

    $15,955–$27,805 Base MSRP

    $14,846–$26,364 Invoice

    22/31 MPG City/Hwy

    Overall Quality 4.0

    Overall Performance and Design 3.0

    Overall Dependability 5.0

  • 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid Sedan

    $24,200–$26,900 Base MSRP

    $22,479–$24,979 Invoice

    44/44 MPG City/Hwy

    Overall Quality 4.0

    Overall Performance and Design 3.0

    Overall Dependability 5.0

Next Steps

Related Articles

more...