Hyundai Elantra News

2011 Hyundai Elantra GLS: Quick Drive
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»

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»

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 Hyundai Elantra
The Most Fuel-Efficient Cars Include Lincolns and Lexuses?

There are green car lists, high fuel economy lists, and then there’s TrueCar’s annual Top 10 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars” list, which rates all new vehicles on sale in the new model year by gas mileage. The list is valuable in comparing fuel costs for highly fuel-efficient cars at...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
Best 2011 Affordable Small Cars for Six Footers

Six-foot drivers looking for an affordable small car that is also comfortable enough to accommodate their needs for head room and leg room have several good choices in these 2011 – and one 2012 -- models. And, should your passengers also be on the tallish side, some of these picks are equally...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Elantra
Family Cars Rule: Kiplinger’s 2011 Best New Car Values - New Models

If you’re looking for a great value on a new family vehicle – and want a new model – Kiplinger has 11 suggestions that might make a good choice. The publication’s 2011 Best New Car Values: New Models includes eight foreign and three domestic picks in 11 different categories...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Elantra
Hyundai Takes A Strong Lead In Sales-Weighted Fuel Economy

The 2011 Toyota Prius remains the highest-mileage gasoline non-plug-in vehicle on the U.S. market, at an EPA-rated 51 mpg city, 48 highway, but when you look at sales-weighted averages, the fleet of new cars that Hyundai is selling, as a whole, beats that of Toyota. The sales and pricing data...Read More»

Hyundai's "Prepare to be Deprogrammed" ad campaign for Super Bowl XLV
Hyundai Puts On Tinfoil Hat, Exposes Compact Car Brainwashing

Have you ever heard of backmasking? Neither had we, but that's because we're not conspiracy theorists living in our mother's basement, and we never bought into the Beatles' White Album "Paul is dead" hoax. Hyundai's higher-ups, however, are a different story. The first, and most interesting, of two...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Elantra
Hyundai Elantra’s New Trend: Heated Rear Seats

As another massive snowstorm hits the Northeast, I’m reading the specifications sheet for the newly redesigned 2011 Hyundai Elantra Limited model. Imagine my surprise when I see that this stylish, economical compact boasts front and rear heated seats. Will this be the making of a new trend?...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai Records Increase In Sales And Profits

Readers of this website know that I’m a big fan of the Hyundai Motor Company. When I was Internet Manager for a major car dealer, it was well-known in the industry that Hyundai was the up-and-coming auto maker in the U.S. They were no longer making cheap cars that didn’t last. Instead...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Elantra
More Cheap, Safe New Cars for Teens

What’s the best vehicle to buy for your responsible teen to get around it? You want a reasonably priced one that gets good gas mileage and is equipped with lots of standard safety features. Your teen wants something that looks cool and drives like a hoot. Therein lies the challenge: how to...Read More»

2011 Hundai Sonata Hybrid, La Jolla, California, October 2010
Noxious Emissions Greatly Reduced: The Hyundai Way

In all the hot air and noxious emissions that were spewed at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show this week, many a claim was made about zero emissions, reduced carbon footprints and just plain eco-friendliness--with a side order or Mother Earth hugs. Sure, there was performance galore from all the vendors...Read More»

Invisible monkey in Dodge's Year-End Tent Event Sale advertisement
TCC's Top Stories for 2010: PETA Monkeys, The Volt Conflamma, and Flying Cars

We've shown you the most popular reviews on TheCarConnection in 2010--but what about monkeys and PETA, the once and not-future Ranger, Volt lies and flying cars? That's just a cross-section of the most popular news and features that crossed the High Gear Media wires this year. Whether you came in...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Elantra
2011 Hyundai Elantra First Drive Review

The new 2011 Hyundai Elantra has potential for greatness. Of course Hyundai’s design renaissance is no longer a secret. If awards were given for the most improved styling of a product line, Hyundai—and indeed its sister brand Kia—would easily be at the top of the list. And now we...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Elantra
Today at High Gear Media: Elantra First Drive, Chrysler 300

The doubters can argue, but with the 2011 Hyundai Elantra coming out soon, it's hard to argue Civic and Corolla as default best buys. [TheCarConnection] The 2011 Chrysler 300 isn't quite ready for the first-drive circuit, but the details are gushing out--and so are the photos. [MotorAuthority]...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Elantra
2011 Hyundai Elantra: First Drive

Hyundai has been making much more than baby steps forward with every vehicle they redesign. As of late, they've felt like flying leaps. Such is the case with the mid-size Sonata, which was redesigned this past year. And now, it's also true for the compact Elantra sedan, too. And in case you haven't...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Elantra
2011 Hyundai Elantra: Live Gallery

Take a first look here at the new 2011 Hyundai Elantra, as it's likely a car you're going to see much more of. The Car Connection is in sunny San Diego, fresh off a daylong drive of the new Elantra...and while we can't yet talk about the driving experience or how its features operate, we've been...Read More»

Hyundai's Save The Asterisks
MPG Wars: 2011 Hyundai Elantra Throws Down The Gauntlet

A war is brewing in the compact car class. A war based on highway (and city, but mostly highway) fuel efficiency and advertising that number as loudly as possible. That is, as long as your number is big enough to compete. The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze comes in a 40 mpg flavor as will the 2012 Ford...Read More»

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