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2018 Hyundai Elantra


City 22 - 32 MPG Hwy 30 - 40 MPG

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety:
    4 stars
  • Frontal Crash:
    4 stars
  • Side Crash:
    4 stars

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

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Overall Rating:
4.8 (out of 5)
Value 4.8
Exterior 4.8
Interior 4.7
Comfort 4.8
Performance 4.7
Reliability 4.7
Very reliable auto.

by TerryZD loves auto from Dahlonega, GA | April 29, 2020

The auto has top notch design. Clean lines exterior exceptional style overall. The engine can move quickly, driving 0 to 60 without any lag. The one thing missing are mud flaps.

Tremendous value.

by Sporky from Atlanta, GA | April 23, 2020

Bought this car for our son who would be graduating and moving out of state so wanted a reliable car with warranty. The dealer was really willing to deal because it was right before the end of the year. Got a Value edition with safety features, Carplay, heated seats, sunroof, push start, etc. All for the price of a 3 year old Honda. I drove it and it compared decently in terms of ride, comfort, and quietness to our 2018 Mercedes. I was dumbstruck. Several reviewers have mentioned the same. Just a pleasant driving car. Just don’t expect to win any races or have a lot of fun driving it. Its not that kind of car. Has been flawless the first year and 4 months. Great value.

I love this car!

by AliciaT from Sullivan, Maine | March 21, 2020

This car has been absolutely awesome! I love having a nice stable car! It’s a beautiful great looking car that I love driving. I hope that it will last me many many years!!

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2018 Hyundai Elantra Overview


The 2018 Hyundai Elantra is a compact sedan that competes with the Ford Focus, Toyota Corolla, and Honda Civic. This year, it remains largely unchanged.

Five trims are now available: the SE, Value Edition, Eco, Sport, and Limited.

The Elantra retains the same appearance from last year. The frontend features a large, hexagonal grille and narrow-slit, angry headlights. The rear end also has an athletic appearance with its angular taillights and chiseled molding. Standard features include LED daytime running lights, power side mirrors, and 15-inch wheels. HID headlights, heated side mirrors, LED taillights, hands-free smart trunk, a power moonroof, chrome exterior accents, and larger 16-inch alloy wheels are also available. The Sport trim level comes with more aggressive body styling.

Under the Hood
Powering the Elantra SE and Limited trims is a standard 147-hp, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. The Eco trim is driven by a 128-hp, turbocharged 1.4-liter 4-cylinder joined to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. The Sport has a more powerful 201-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder with the 6-speed manual or optional 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.

Fuel economy for the SE with manual is an EPA-estimated 26/36 mpg city/highway. The rating improves slightly to 29/38 mpg with the automatic. The Eco has the best rating of 32/40 mpg, while the Sport with manual has the worst with 22/33 mpg. With the dual clutch automatic, the Sport improves to 26/33 mpg.

The Elantra has a sporty cloth interior with a 60/40 split folding rear seat. The center stack features a standard audio system with MP3 playback and a USB port. It can be upgraded with a 7- or 8-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility, BlueLink connect services for emergencies, security, and diagnostics, and an Infinity premium audio system. Standard features include air conditioning, power windows/locks, and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel. Leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a power driver’s seat, heated front seats, and heated rear seats are available as well.

At the time of this writing, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had not released its safety rating for the 2018 Elantra. A blindspot monitoring system comes standard, while a backup camera is optional. Other available active safety features include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, and adaptive cruise control.