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2014 Hyundai Elantra

The reality of growing up and living in Detroit is an interesting one. You're essentially born with minute traces of gasoline in your veins and everyone you know is associated with the auto industry in some way. That's not an exaggeration. They might be the child of a line worker at the local auto plant, or they may hold down a job at a restaurant frequented by employees at a big supplier, but no matter what, everyone is part of the auto-industry ecosystem. Because of this, the stories you may have heard about Detroiters and their distaste for foreign cars is, frustratingly, true. Simpl... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
1.8L I4
Power:
145 HP / 130 LB-Ft
Transmission:
6-Speed Automatic
Base Price:
$17,200
As-Tested Price:
$25,335
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    Followup: Krafcik: 90% of Hyundai owners satisfied with fuel economy reimbursement program
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    Hyundai (and sister company Kia) found itself in a bit of hot water recently over false fuel economy estimates on the window stickers of its cars. To remedy this, the automakers will be compensating some 900,000 owners based on their vehicles' odometer readings, and the companies will add an additional 15 percent over the dollar value. In simple terms, ...

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    Report: New car shoppers less willing to consider Hyundai, Kia after mileage overstatement
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    Summarizing the results of research carried out by Edmunds, Reuters reports that consumers' are less inclined to purchase cars from Hyundai and Kia due to the company's recent snafu over inflated mileage claims. The Edmunds metric of "purchase intent" declined by 1.9 percent for the Kia Soul (pictured), meaning that the largest drop in consideration ...

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    Report: Act Surprised: Hyundai, Kia sued over inflated fuel mileage ratings
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    You knew this was coming. Shortly after Hyundai and Kia admitted that their internal processes for calculating fuel economy were flawed, resulting in a major program to compensate drivers for lower-than-advertised mile-per-gallon numbers and the re-rating of a large percentage of the two-headed Korean automaker's vehicles, we have word of a ...

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    SEMA: Hyundai and Bisimoto ready 600-hp Elantra GT for SEMA
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    The twisted minds at Bisimoto Engineering took one look at the 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT and said, "Nice looking car, but , really? Only 148 horses out of 1.8 liters?" And, with help from the folks from Hyundai, they began constructing the most outrageous Elantra ever built. Active ingredients include forged Arias pistons, Bisimoto con-rods, a Turbonetics ...

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    Paris: 2013 Hyundai i30 3-Door is a tidy Elantra GT
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    Here in the United States, the Hyundai i30 is better known as the Elantra GT. And while the five-door version that we get is nearly identical to the model sold in Europe (save some specific suspension tuning), this new three-door variant will be an Old Country-only affair. Despite the fact that it's certainly a looker, we can't exactly blame Hyundai for ...

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    Report: NHTSA expanding Hyundai Elantra investigation over possible airbag danger
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    Back in May, we reported on the unlucky driver of a 2012 Hyundai Elantra who claimed his ear was sliced in half following the deployment of his side airbag. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has since looked into the incident, and while it did not issue a recall, it has expanded its investigation to include all fifth-generation (2011 ...

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    Report: Hyundai pondering creation of SR performance brand for Australia?
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    Hyundai won't confirm it's plans to introduce an SR performance badge to Australia, but GoAuto.com.au says it's coming. The Veloster SR Turbo is on its way and, now, there's speculation more performance-oriented cars could make their way Down Under. GoAuto says a performance version of i30 hatch could be announced as soon as October, when additional SR ...

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    Report: Hyundai readying "Sonata-lite" for China
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    Smaller Sonata or larger Elantra? Either way, Hyundai is indeed working on some sort of vehicle to slot between its two sedans in China. The intent, according to Reuters, is to create a vehicle that is smaller and more affordable than the current Sonata but still roomy and upscale enough for middle-class buyers looking to trade up from compact cars. Two ...

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    Report: 10 cities where homes cost less than a car
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    Things are not getting better everywhere. That's one of the themes in the 247WS.com story that points to 10 American cities where homes are cheaper than many new cars. The list spans across the nation from Florida, to New Jersey to Ohio. But Michigan catches the brunt of the poorly priced real estate market, with Detroit taking the best of the worst ...

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    Followup: Hyundai Elantra Coupe Zombie Survival Machine makes Comic-Con debut [w/video]
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    Hyundai showed off its Elantra-based Zombie Survival Machine at this year's Comic-Con. The coupe was penned by none other than Robert Kirkman, the creator of the now-famous The Walking Dead series and features a spike-laden cow-catcher plow up front. Aggressive spiked-tires, armored windows and plenty of lighting also help set this Elantra Coupe apart ...

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    Official: Hyundai Elantra subject of class-action lawsuit for 'misleading 40 MPG' ads
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    'Your mileage may vary.' We're all used to seeing those words at the end of any advertisement that mentions fuel economy, and we all know what it means: Not all drivers will get the same mileage, and oftentimes what you get will be lower than what it says on the car's window sticker. That explanation may not hold water with Louis Bird of Sacramento, ...

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    Hyundai Elantra subject of class-action lawsuit for 'misleading 40 MPG' ads
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    'Your mileage may vary.' We're all used to seeing those words at the end of any advertisement that mentions fuel mileage, and we all know what it means: Not all drivers will get exactly the same mileage, and oftentimes what you get will be lower than what it says on the car's window sticker. That explanation may not hold water with Louis Bird of ...

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    Quick Spin: 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe
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    Fashionable And Fun – In That Order It's an interesting time for the compact car class. On one hand, we're seeing the rise of the hatchback. On the other, we're seeing the compact coupe market dwindle. Think about it: When the Chevrolet Cobalt became the Cruze, the coupe bodystyle went away. And when the Ford Focus was redesigned for 2012, the ...

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    First Drive: 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT
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    Adding More Fun And Function To A Winning Formula Truth be told, we've always had a soft spot for the Hyundai Elantra Touring. Rather than being just another compact hatchback, the Touring was a bona fide small wagon – the sort of thing commonly reserved for the European market. It was a less-expensive alternative to the Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen ...

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    Official: 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe priced from $17,445*
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    Remember when Hyundai was a 98-pound weakling? Now it's become a muscle-bound bully, going and picking fights with the likes of Honda. As if the launch of the Elantra Coupe isn't enough of a slap in the face of Honda's two-door Civic, Hyundai's press release announcing pricing calls out Civic repeatedly. "At $17,445 shoppers will discover best-in-class ...

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    Official: Hyundai releases full 2013 Elantra GT pricing, equipment
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    After teasing us earlier in the week with a bit of info, Hyundai has officially announced full pricing for the 2013 Elantra GT. Buyers can pick up the five-door with a six-speed manual transmission starting at $18,395, excluding a $775 destination fee. Those who opt for a six-speed automatic gearbox will be asked to pony up an additional $1,000. The model ...

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    Confirmed: 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT to start at $18,395*
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    We don't have all the details just yet, but Hyundai has announced via Twitter that the 2013 Elantra GT (neé Touring) will be priced from $18,395. This does not include the destination charge(*) – Hyundai normally releases pricing numbers that don't factor in delivery, etc. – but we expect it to add around $775 to the GT's final ...

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    Report: Hyundai launching extended-wheelbase Elantra for China
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    Hyundai is reportedly adding a few extra inches to the Elantra in a bid to snag more sales in China. According to Bloomberg, the Korean manufacturer is opening a new $1 billion facility in Beijing to will produce a new, slightly longer version of the Elantra Sedan. The four door will also be a bit taller as well. Hyundai says young buyers want a car that ...

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    Report: Feds investigating 2012 Hyundai Elantra after airbag separates driver from his ear
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    Safety features like airbags are supposed to keep us safe in the event of a collision. But one driver allegedly met with a nasty surprise when an airbag in his car reportedly sliced his ear in half. According to the Detroit Free Press, the incident occurred on April 7 when an unnamed owner of a 2012 Hyundai Elantra was in a crash. Apparently the side ...

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    Video: What kind of baboons would do this to a Hyundai i30 hatchback?
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    Baboons are curious creatures. And, thanks to their opposable thumbs, they are rather excellent at satiating that curiosity, no matter what impediments stand in their way. Apparently, that includes door handles. Hyundai decided there was no better way to test the durability of its i30 hatchback (that's the Elantra GT here in the States) than to send it ...

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