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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.... 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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    Official: Hyundai adding third shift, nearly 900 jobs in Alabama [UPDATED]
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    Hyundai sales are up 10 percent already this year, after ending 2011 on a 20-percent uptick. With its Alabama assembly plant already running over capacity, something had to change. In response, the Korean automaker will be adding 877 jobs at its Montgomery assembly plant to begin a third shift, starting in September 2012. Hyundai said the plant is now ...

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    Report: Customers paying more for Hyundai Elantra than Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla
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    According to research by Edmunds.com, the $19,711 average transaction price of the 2012 Hyundai Elantra is besting that of its chief rivals, the Toyota Corolla by $1,500 and the new Honda Civic by $500. The great big cherry on top of that sundae for Hyundai? Elantra sales were up more than 40 percent last year. The sales success of the Elantra wasn't ...

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    Report: Hyundai mulling Elantra turbo?
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    We're big fans of the latest Hyundai Elantra. Offering a generally refined driving experience, a good amount of room for its class and a smorgasbord of options all at a reasonable price, the Elantra is more than competitive with the best vehicles in its class. One thing the Elantra will never be accused of, though, is being too sporty. With 148 ...

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    Report: CEO Krafcik says to expect more family vehicles from Hyundai, not trucks
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    Hyundai has been hitting on all cylinders of late, adding the Elantra Coupe and Hatchback, the Veloster Turbo and the upcoming Azera. That's a lot of new metal for one calendar year, and it appears the Korean automaker is just getting warmed up. Fox News reports that Hyundai USA CEO John Krafcik hinted to a new entry into the six- and seven-passenger ...

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    Hyundai CEO: Elantra GT's 39 mpg is "pretty good"
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    During the unveiling of the Hyundai Elantra GT at the Chicago Auto Show, the message was the following: This car is lighter than its competitors, cars like the Mazda3, Ford Focus and the Volkswagen Golf, and therefore it gets decent fuel economy. Hyundai CEO John Krafcik pointedly mentioned that a lot of vehicles these days – from Hyundai and other ...

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    Chicago: Editors' Choice: Top Five 2012 Chicago Auto Show Debuts
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    The Chicago Auto Show may be the smallest of the North American auto shows we cover (yet largest by square footage, ironically), but year after year, more and more automakers choose to show off some new metal under the lights of McCormick Place. This year saw a total of 18 major reveals (click here to see our full rundown), and while that pales in ...

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    2013 Hyundai Elantra GT delivers lightness, functionality
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    After driving the 2013 Elantra GT out on stage here in Chicago, Hyundai executives immediately focused on one of its new five-door's core values: lightness. You see, the GT is the lightest C-segment hatchback in the United States, weighing 151 pounds less than a Mazda3, 175 pounds less than a Ford Focus and 222 pounds less than the fatty-fat-fat ...

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    Chicago: 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe serves up space and style in equal measure
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    In addition to the GT hatchback, Hyundai also rolled out a new Coupe version of the C-segment Elantra here at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. The new two-door is clearly meant to take on the likes of the Honda Civic Coupe, and it's got a spec sheet that compares rather favorably with its competitor from Japan. For starters, the 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe ...

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    Chicago: 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT delivers lightness, functionality
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    After driving the 2013 Elantra GT out on stage here in Chicago, Hyundai executives immediately focused on one of its new five-door's core values: lightness. You see, the GT is the lightest C-segment hatchback in the United States, weighing 151 pounds less than a Mazda3, 175 pounds less than a Ford Focus and 222 pounds less than the fatty-fat-fat ...

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    Official: 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe has the Civic in its Fluidic sights
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    Hyundai wants its Elantra to dominate the C segment, and that means in all body styles. The just-introduced five-door GT is set to battle the Ford Focus and Subaru Impreza hatchbacks, and this new Elantra Coupe clearly has the two-door Honda Civic in its sights. The four-door Elantra already wears pretty rakish sheetmetal that carries over nicely to the ...

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    Official: 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT is one handsome hatch
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    When you intend to go up against cars like the Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus and Mazda3, it doesn't matter how softly or loudly you speak, your stick had better be impressive. Hyundai believes it has just the thing in the 2013 Elantra GT, which is the updated moniker for the Elantra Touring (and a throwback to five-door Elantras of yore). The GT is the ...

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    Did Hyundai pull MPG claims from Super Bowl ad due to watchdog group pressure? [w/video]
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    Hyundai has been targeted by Consumer Watchdog, a non-profit advocacy organization, over the automaker's 40 mpg fuel efficiency claim on the Hyundai Elantra. The group says Elantra owners have seen fuel economy averages of 18 and 19 mpg instead of the the 29 mpg city and 40 mpg highway reported by Hyundai and the Environmental Protection Agency (see ...

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    Podcast: Did Hyundai pull MPG claims from Super Bowl ad due to watchdog group pressure? [w/video]
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    Hyundai has been targeted by Consumer Watchdog, a non-profit advocacy organization, over the automaker's 40 mpg fuel efficiency claim on the Hyundai Elantra. The group says Elantra owners have seen fuel economy averages of 18 and 19 mpg instead of the the 29 mpg city and 40 mpg highway reported by Hyundai and the Environmental Protection Agency. As such, ...

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    Video: Hyundai i30 commercial previews upcoming Elantra five-door
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    Based on the can't-make-enough status of the Hyundai Elantra, the public hasn't gotten tired of Hyundai's "fluidic sculpture" design theme. Based on this commercial for the Hyundai i30, we admit that we haven't either. The five-door sold in Europe and based on the Kia Cee'd platform shows us what we can generally expect from the upcoming Elantra Touring ...

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    Report: Hyundai says Elantra sales to slow because factory can't keep up with demand
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    Hyundai's Elantra has been on fire, with sales up 41 percent last year. The compact sedan won North American Car of the Year in January, and the icing on the cake will be a new coupe bodystyle that will soon be landing at dealers. But all is not completely well, according to a report from Bloomberg. Hyundai expects Elantra sales to run into a brick wall ...

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    Spy Shots: 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe caught undisguised ahead of Chicago debut
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    Here it is, ladies and gents – the 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe. The svelte new two-door will make its official debut at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show in just a few weeks, but our intrepid spy photographers managed to catch this completely uncovered prototype on the back of a flatbed truck. Not surprisingly, the new coupe relies heavily on the same ...

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    Study: Hyundai tops J.D. Power's Customer Retention Study
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    J.D. Power and Associates has released its annual Customer Retention Study, and Hyundai ranks the highest among brands in retaining buyers. Hyundai's retention rate is up four percentage points to 64 percent in 2012, thanks largely to the Elantra and Sonata models. J.D. Power says that much of the manufacturer's retention rate can be traced to its growing ...

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    Hyundai hits 2016 CAFE requirements early
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    All automakers are under pressure to hit more stringent Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations, figures set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 1978, the CAFE standards were just 18 miles per gallon, but they have increased gradually each year. This summer, the bar was raised high when automobile manufacturers were ...

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    Report: Hyundai hits 2016 CAFE requirements early
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    All automakers are under pressure to hit more stringent Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations, figures set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 1978, the CAFE standards were just 18 miles per gallon, but they have increased gradually each year. This summer, the bar was raised high when automobile manufacturers were ...

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    Official: Hyundai Elantra, Range Rover Evoque named 2012 North American Car and Truck of the Year [UPDATE]
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    And now, ladies and gentlemen, the moment you've all been waiting for... the Car of the Year awards to rule all Car of the Year awards... the definitive selection of the very best the industry has to offer has been decided. Well, we don't know about all that, but the votes have been tabulated and the assembled jurists (including our own Chris Paukert) ...

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