2012 Hyundai Elantra

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2012 Hyundai Elantra Ratings


Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Not Rated
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Compact Car of 2012

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2012 Hyundai Elantra after 90-days of ownership.
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • Comfort of the 2nd row seats
  • Styling of the dashboard

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2012 Hyundai Elantra during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Sound of the engine/exhaust
  • Vehicle stability in poor conditions
  • Forward visibility

Performance Specs

MPG City





145 - 148


6 speed, Automatic w/manual shift, 6 speed, Manual


Gas I4


Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2012 Hyundai Elantra Review

Boasting the most interior room in its class the security of America’s Best Warranty and an economical 40 miles per gallon on the highway the versatile 2012 Hyundai Elantra is an easy choice for those born with more intelligence than money. The Hyundai Elantra’s efficient 1.8-liter engine generates a fleet 148 horsepower and 131 pound-feet of torque. Elantra’s engine meets stringent Ultra-Low-Emission Vehicle emissions standards. A statement might sound immodest until you browse the Elantra’s many standard features: power windows and door locks remote keyless entry dual power heated side mirrors tilt steering wheel and driver seat with 6-way adjustment. The Hyundai Elantra includes ABS six airbags a Tire Pressure Monitoring System active front head restraints and an energy-absorbing steering column. The 2012 Elantra IT IS DARE WE SAY LUXURIOUS.

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