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$13,970
On Features
The 2008 Hyundai Elantra is a well-equipped compact, particularly in SE versions.
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abundant convenience features, most of which are rarities at this price
Cars.com

The base GLS is sparsely equipped
Edmunds

Leather upholstery and heated front seats are optional on SE
Washington Post

TheCarConnection.com notes a fair number of standard and optional equipment available for the 2008 Hyundai Elantra, depending on trim.

The 2008 Hyundai has eliminated the Limited trim; ConsumerGuide reports that the Hyundai Elantra now "comes as a 4-door sedan in GLS and SE trim" only.

All versions of the 2008 Hyundai Elantra come standard with power windows, power heated rearview mirrors, power door locks, remote keyless entry with alarm and trunk opener, rear center armrest with cup holders, intermittent windshield wipers, and tilt steering wheel. The Washington Post reports that "all [Hyundai] Elantras have remote keyless entry and power windows," going on to add that "Air conditioning, cruise control, and CD player are optional" for the Hyundai Elantra GLS but are "standard on SE." Edmunds points out that the "base GLS is sparsely equipped with 15-inch steel wheels, keyless entry, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, a tilt steering wheel and full power accessories."

For 2008, the Elantra SE adds a telescoping leather steering wheel with secondary audio controls, a leather shift knob, 16-inch alloy wheels with P205/55HR16 tires, and a trip computer.

Options include a Bluetooth hands-free system and a package that brings leather seating surfaces, leather door panel inserts, a leather armrest, and heated front seats. A Sun and Sound package combines a power sunroof and a 220-watt premium audio system featuring AM/FM/six-CD changer/MP3 with auxiliary input jack and an external amp.

The Hyundai Elantra GLS's optional "Popular Equipment Package," however, "adds air-conditioning, foglights, cruise control, vanity mirrors and a six-speaker stereo with CD/MP3 player, auxiliary audio jack and satellite radio," Edmunds reports; most of this is standard on the 2008 Hyundai SE trim, which "adds 16-inch alloy wheels, a trip computer and a tilt-and-telescoping leather-wrapped wheel with audio controls."

Cars.com was particularly enthusiastic about the 2008 Hyundai's "abundant convenience features, most of which are rarities at this price--things like lighted vanity mirrors, a telescoping steering wheel, a sunglass holder and a rear armrest with cupholders."

Conclusion

The 2008 Hyundai Elantra is a well-equipped compact, particularly in SE versions.

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