2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring Overview
With so many sporty hatchbacks on the market today, it’s easy to get lost, but we think the 2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring is worth taking the time to find, with tremendous value, a sleek look, impressive fuel economy and surprising roominess.
Powering the 2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring is the same 138-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine in the Touring’s sedan sister. The engine is mated to a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission, and achieves 23 mpg in the city and 30-31 mpg on the highway. Power and fuel economy compare well with competitors such as the Toyota Matrix and the hatchback versions of the Mazda Mazda3 and Nissan Versa.
Interior volume is the highlight of the 2012 Elantra Touring’s many talents. Rear headroom, shoulder room, hip room and front legroom are superior to the aforementioned competitors, as is the 24.3 cubic feet of cargo room behind the seats. Cargo room leaps to 65.3 cubic feet with the rear seats folded flat.
One of the reasons why the 2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring is such a great value is that it comes in the base-GLS trim, so you can knock a chunk off the already low price. Power features, including a power-driver’s seat, come standard, as does a six-speaker, 172-watt stereo with USB port. The Popular Equipment Package on the GLS adds fog lights, premium cloth seats, roof rails for added luggage capacity, more power features and a cooled glove box so you can impress your friends by providing lightly-chilled beverages at your next picnic.
The SE model enhances the Elantra Touring’s appeal with a power sunroof, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, 17-inch alloy wheels and a short-throw B&M Racing® shifter for your spirited driving enjoyment. For added fun, the Elantra Touring rides on 24-percent stiffer front and 39-percent stiffer rear springs than the Elantra sedan.
When it comes to safety, the 2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring has you and yours covered. Four-wheel disc brakes with antilock function and electronic stability control help the driver maintain control in inclement weather and accident-avoidance maneuvers. Six airbags and active head restraints help reduce injuries during crashes, and the sturdy chassis helps keep the Elantra Touring’s interior safe from harm.
Get tons of interior amenities, top-notch fuel economy and sporty handling with the fun and reasonably priced 2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring.