2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe Review | Web2Carz

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Hyundai Elantra

We head to sunny San Diego to get a of the two-door.

Web2Carz Senior

Published: June 28th,

O ne way to make a sporty-looking car look sportier is to lop off two doors, and that’s Hyundai has done with its Elantra coupe.

The Elantra has positive press for its good and a coupe version can’t that rep. Meet the competitor to Kia’s Forte and Honda’s two-door Civic.


Besides being short two the Elantra Coupe doesn’t all that much from the That means it has the same engine, the same 40-mpg (with the manual transmission), and the fluidic design styling It comes in two trims: SE (sporty) and GS and offers two six-speed transmissions, one and one automatic.

It’s also longer and than the Civic coupe.


Bluetooth is standard on the Coupe, and available features a USB port, an auxiliary port, wheels (16s are standard), start, a navigation system a 7-inch touch screen and camera, a tilt/telescope steering fog lamps, and satellite radio.

A GS the manual transmission starts at while a top-line SE with the will start at $20,745. price includes the $775 fee.

On the Road

Perhaps the biggest difference the coupe and the last sedan we is the steering. We’ve been on Hyundai in the past for the brand’s of steering feel, and this around, the company seems to addressed that concern. feel still isn’t it should be, but at least there is now.

A little more and a little more sporting would be nice, but we can appreciate the

Acceleration is brisk if not extraordinarily certainly more than for around town and passable in the We spent our time in a manual-transmission and found that it had enough in the lower gears, but we’d love to see a more powerful version. For now, 148 horses and 131 of torque will have to

When it comes to ride and the car is composed, just like its brother. It’s also quiet, minus some noise from the A-pillar at speeds, and some tire on coarser pavement. It’s in the twisties, but it feels like it a pinch more sport.

We the clutch and shifter action for the part, but we do wish the shifter tighter between gates. fine for cruising, but not satisfying an enthusiast’s perspective.


We the familiar flowing lines of the cabin, but we continue to be annoyed by dedicated USB/iPod cable. We plenty of head and legroom up but the story is different in the rear. enough legroom for taller but the sloping rear windshield headroom tight, especially for on the tall side.

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The look echoes of the sedan, but taking two doors off the makes it look that sportier. It’s a bit of a head up close–once again proving small cars need not cheap. We don’t like the sculpture naming silliness, but we quibble with the results.

Fuel Economy and Safety

On the new Hyundai offers the usual goodies–ABS, a stability-control system, an system, traction control, and six Fuel economy is rated at 29 mpg mpg highway in the manual and 28/40 on the


The Elantra Coupe be perfect for Elantra buyers who need or want four Who it won’t be perfect for is those who an answer to the Civic Si.

That’s not to say the Coupe isn’t at all sporty. It is. But still a bit short of what it to be in order to take on the Si and succeed.

It’ll need more a firmer shifter, and a tighter to meet that goal.

that doesn’t matter, For the non-enthusiast, there’s a lot to like this car. That’s not given that Hyundai had a foundation to work with.

all the company had to do here was not screw up.


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