The 2012 Hyundai Elantra is a very inexpensive introduction to those looking for a slightly sporty vehicle which is still affordable. Using the ActiveEco System allows the vehicle to sip gas even while offering performance standards to make many drivers happy. The ability to get 29 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway makes it a good economical choice for most price ranges. Options and upgrades make the 2012 Hyundai Elantra a good choice for those looking for a compact sedan with many options.
The prices for the 2012 Hyundai Elantra are very affordable with the GLS model starting at $15,345 and the Limited PZEV going from $20,595. Adding navigation systems and additional features add to the price of the vehicle. Other accessories are available at an additional cost.
The 2012 Hyundai Elantra offers a few different trims including: GLS, SE, and Limited.
The 2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS is the standard model which includes 15-inch wheels, full power accessories, six speaker sound system with a CD player, iPod/USB audio interface, satellite radio, 60/40 split folding rear seats, height adjustable driver seat, heater mirrors, and keyless entry. The standard 1.8L four-cylinder engine allows the driver to enjoy 148 horsepower. The GLS model allows you to enjoy a six-speed manual transmission as well as the option to get a six-speed automatic transmission.
Adding the Elantra SE comfort package will allows for 6-inch steel wheels, solar glass, telescoping steering wheel, ActiveEco System, and automatic transmission. The preferred package transfers the wheels to alloy instead of steel. Additionally, you will receive audio controls in the steering wheel, lit vanity mirrors, fog lamps, sliding front center armrests, and Bluetooth connectivity.
The Limited trim upgrades to 17-inch alloy wheels and includes leather on the steering wheel and shifter, heated front and rear seats, leather upholstery, and a sunroof. If you go for the Limited Technology package, you’ll enjoy a navigation system, upgraded sound system with touch screen, rearview camera, keyless ignition/entry, and automatic headlights. Also, the six-speed automatic is standard in the Limited model.
The 2012 Hyundai Elantra was able to attain zero to 60 in 9.4 seconds in the Elantra Limited model. Those who tested the new Elantra attest to it not being the fastest car, but still allows you to be get power and agility for its class.
Those who are budget minded will appreciate the 2012 Hyundai Elantra. You get a lot of accessories and options standard which you’d normally pay more for in other vehicles. Those who liked this model also enjoyed driving the Mazda3 and the Honda Civic. The Elantra provides lots of storage space for its class, as well as, allows you to be able to get the best fuel economy for its class. It is a great buy for those looking for a car which will allow for a decent amount of power while still maintaining a low budget for gas.
The safety that the 2012 Hyundai Elantra offers makes it safe for individuals and small families. The vehicle was rated as “good” for frontal and side impacts, and also rated as “good” during the roof-strength test which was conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Stability control and anti-lock brakes add to the safety of the vehicle when slowing down.
The braking test for the Elantra Limited required 125 feet to stop when going 60 mph. Additional safety features include the active front head restraints and airbags for side and frontal collisions.