2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe Preview

Jeff Youngs | May 09, 2012
FAST FACTS
  • New 2-door coupe version of Hyundai Elantra
  • Available in GS and SE trim levels
  • 40 mpg on the highway with manual transmission
  • Classified as a midsize car by the EPA
  • 14.8 cubic-foot trunk

Introduction

For 2013, Hyundai introduces a new 2-door coupe version of its popular Elantra 4-door sedan. The two cars share plenty, though the new Elantra Coupe features different front styling and unique sheetmetal from the windshield back.

Exterior Features

The new 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe features the automaker's "Fluidic Sculpture" design theme, and has a 0.28 coefficient of drag. It is equipped with standard fog lights and chrome dual exhaust outlets, and is equipped with a trunk measuring 14.8 cubic feet--that's as roomy as some midsize sedans. Exterior colors unique to the Coupe include Monaco White, Black Noir Pearl, and Volcanic Red.

Interior Features

Among the new 2013 Elantra Coupe's standard features are Bluetooth hands-free calling and music streaming, and a stereo featuring an iPod/USB port and an auxiliary audio input jack. A tilt/telescopic steering wheel, heated front seats, power windows, and power door locks with remote keyless entry are also included on the base Elantra GS Coupe.

Optional Features

Get the Elantra SE Coupe, and you'll receive 17-inch aluminum wheels, sport-tuned suspension, rear lip spoiler, and aluminum pedals. Leather upholstery and upgraded interior trim are included on this model, along with a power sunroof and integrated turn signal indicators in the side mirror housings.

The Elantra SE Coupe can be upgraded with an SE Technology package including a 360-watt premium sound system, 7-inch touch-screen navigation system with a reversing camera, Proximity Key entry and push-button ignition system, and automatic headlights.

Under the Hood

The new Elantra Coupe is equipped with a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine making 148 horsepower and 131 lb.-ft. of torque. In states with Partial Zero Emission Vehicle regulations, horsepower and torque drop to 145 and 130, respectively. A 6-speed manual gearbox is standard, with a 6-speed Shiftronic automatic transmission available as an option.Fuel EconomyThe EPA says the 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe gets the following fuel-economy ratings:
  • Elantra Coupe with manual transmission: 29/40/33 mpg (city/hwy/combined)
  • Elantra Coupe with automatic transmission: 28/39/32 mpg

Safety

The 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe is equipped with six air bags, traction and stability control, and anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist. A reversing camera is optional.

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