2011 Hyundai Elantra

NHTSA May Launch Investigation Of 2009-2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring
NHTSA May Launch Investigation Of 2009-2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring

In May of 2012, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched an investigation of the 2012 Hyundai Elantra Sedan. The agency had received a complaint from an Elantra owner who suffered a severe laceration to his ear after the vehicle's side-curtain airbag deployed. A graphic photo...Read More»

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Hyundai Elantra Recalled For Airbag Problem

In an action from the major electrical-problem recall announced this week by the automaker, Hyundai is also recalling certain 2011 through 2013 Elantra compact cars for a problem with airbags. An official safety recall notice posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)...Read More»

2013 Hyundai Elantra sedan
2012 Hyundai Elantra Probe Widens To 2011, 2013 Models

Earlier this year, we told you that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had launched an investigation of the 2012 Hyundai Elantra. According to the Detroit Free Press, that probe has now been expanded to include 2011 and 2013 models, too. NHTSA's initial investigation began when an...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Elantra
Hyundai Sued Over Elantra 40-MPG Ad Claims

With gas mileage a much higher new-car purchase consideration these days, it isn’t surprising to see yet another lawsuit filed over purportedly misleading advertising on the part of car companies. A new lawsuit, according to an article by Reuters, is alleging that Hyundai misrepresented the...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
Ford, Hyundai Ace Loyalty Studies From Polk, J.D. Power

Customer retention is a huge focus in the automotive world -- in fact, earlier this week at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, General Motors' Mark Reuss listed it among his top three priorities*. However, two recent studies show that Ford and Hyundai currently do the best job of keeping customers in the...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
Is Hyundai The Next Toyota? #YouTellUs

Remember when Toyota was pushing the envelope when it came to technology and reliability? It seems the tide has changed and now it is Hyundai that is making waves. Hyundai has been offering an impressive warranty for years now in an effort to show consumers it offers reliable vehicles. Along with...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Elantra
Will Hyundai Be Asia's Number One Soon? #YouTellUs

For a long time Toyota has been the number one Asian automaker. If Hyundai continues down the current road will it conquer the number one spot? It's no secret that Hyundai has been on a roll lately. Credit goes to the marketing department, styling team, and the engineering teams. The new Sonata...Read More»

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Spare Tires Soon To Disappear From Family Sedans? Maybe, If Trend Continues

If thoughts of changing that flat tire on the family car in the pouring rain or dangerously close to the side of the road are the stuff of bad dreams, the fact that some automakers are ditching spare tires in some models may give you pause. The trend, it seems, is spreading. While so-called...Read More»

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Spare Me Not: Some New Cars Leave You To Fix Your Own Flat

In recent years, run-flat tires have become increasingly common as standard equipment in new vehicles. In theory, they provide the security of letting you limp to a safe place, even with no pressure in the tires, for a short distance. But how would you feel if you bought a new car that didn't have...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Elantra
May Car Sales Show Clear Winners, Losers

Last month was the first time in eight months that new car sales declined, thanks to a mixture of product shortages, high gas prices and reduced discounts or incentives from manufacturers. The sales slowdown means that new cars, on average, are taking longer to leave dealer lots. In April, the...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
Four For 40: Family Sedans With 40-MPG Fuel Economy

As Americans make the switch to smaller, more fuel-efficient cars, some of the best-selling sedans on the planet are getting a good boost--in gas mileage, and in sales. Compact-car favorites like the Ford Focus and Honda Civic are selling better than ever, and they're joined at the top of the sales...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Elantra
2011 Hyundai Elantra GLS: Quick Drive

All images: Anne Proffit Every time Hyundai redesigns its small Elantra front-wheel-drive four-door sedan, the machine gets more and more impressive. The 2011 redesign is no different, giving the Elantra the looks of its larger Sonata sibling and the guts to keep up with other compact sedans in the...Read More»

2012 Honda Civic Hybrid
IIHS: High-MPG Small Cars Much Improved In Safety

All the talk likening small cars to sardine cans can finally be retired. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released new crash-test results and ratings for more than a dozen small cars and found that, thankfully, automakers have made significant progress in small-car...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Elantra
May Auto Sales: Hyundai And Kia Take Third Place, Ahead Of Toyota

Hyundai and Kia are this month expected to pull ahead of Toyota and Honda, to be the third top-selling brands in the U.S. market after only GM and Ford. Even more to the point, Hyundai and Kia are expected to be the only major brands with sales up versus April. According to the pricing-intelligence...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Impala LTZ
Family Car Advice: What If You Have To Buy Now?

Looking at the news reports, it’s no secret that buying a new or used family car today is much less attractive than it was a few months ago. But if your car is about to expire or your current lease is up and you have to get into another set of wheels, that’s not comforting at all. What...Read More»

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TCC's Top Rated Vehicles Under $20k

Interested in getting the best vehicle for well below today's new-vehicle average of about $28k? If so, you'll need to do some smart shopping; and that early stage of car shopping can be exciting yet a little overwhelming if you simply Google reviews for a model. As you pore over specs, features...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Elantra
Not The Betting Type? Hyundai Guarantees Its Trade-In Value

Hyundai has in just a few years built itself into one of the strongest brands in the market. But to some shoppers who've been buying Toyotas or Hondas for a generation—and counted on their excellent resale value—choosing a Hyundai, even if they like it more, could still feel like a leap...Read More»

2011 Audi A8
Best 2011 Car Interiors: Ward’s Picks The 10 Best

It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it. Imagine having to sit in and drive 51 all-new cars or those with significantly upgraded interiors. Editors at Ward’s took to the assignment during February and March and ultimately determined the list of Ward’s 10 Best Interiors...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf
Kelley Blue Book’s Top 10 Green Cars For 2011

When editors of Kelley Blue Book prepared to select the “Top 10 Green Cars for 2011,” KBB’s annual listing of the most fuel-efficient cars, they sought to balance what buyers want in today’s cars – safety, creature comforts and driving enjoyment – with fuel...Read More»

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