2013 Hyundai Elantra Review

July 8, 2012 By Usher

For the first time from the Hyundai Elantra series, there is a coupe that comes as a distinct separate model. The Hyundai Elantra GT is a hatchback model that comes standard with a variety of great features. For this review, we will be looking at the 2013 Hyundai Elantra which is by far one of the best American made vehicles which could be classified as a compact car and a fuel efficient car. If you’re ever looking for a fuel efficient compact car that has all the features you need, the 2013 Hyundai Elantra is the gem you need. Even though it doesn’t have the best design in the world, it still looks great for a 2013 model.

Exterior/Interior Styling

Compared to older versions of the Elantra, the 2013 Hyundai Elantra looks and feels more like a Civic or Corolla. The exterior design has been changed for the better, with far more bevels and curves for the front end of the car. Aerodynamics has been a huge issue for Hyundai and they have managed to get around all the bad design jobs to create this 2013 Elantra. The headlights extend a bit too both side and the back lights tend to have that affect as well. The level of detailing on the Hyundai Elantra is far superior to the recent Toyota Corolla, which is a good thing for the American automaker. The Elantra GT is just an aggressive version of the modern Elantra, which comes available in several trim levels.

The interior of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra is actually more spacious than it looks from the inside. You can easily seat three people on the back seat without having either person touch each other. Leg room for the driver is a little limited, especially when there is a full house sitting in the back. The controls are all in the middle, which makes it easy to access and control. With power features throughout the vehicle, the 2013 Hyundai Elantra is going to be worth every dime!


With a compact family sedan such as the 2013 Hyundai Elantra, you can’t really brag about the performance you get from it. If there is one thing that Hyundai has been doing with its vehicles, it is better fuel economy. The Elantra has gone through some performance level changes which has brought its fuel efficiency to a good start in 2013. The base model will include a 1.8L engine with little horsepower and torque to speak of. When you’re looking for a fuel efficient Hyundai or any compact car for that matter; you should very much consider the 4-door Elantra. It has just enough performance power to glide across the freeway. The overall driving experience of the Elantra could be relative to what you’d get with the new Civic.

Optional Features/Fuel Efficiency

Even with the base model of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra, you are getting a variety of great features, including leather trim lines on the seating. With the base trim model, you will be getting power locks, doors, windows, cruise control, USB port, full media options, keyless entry and air conditioning. As the new 2013 model comes into the market, you will also get Bluetooth as a standard option. Jumping up to the next trim model would give you added Hyundai features, a sunroof, fog lights, alloy wheels and mirror mounted turn signals. The 2013 Hyundai Elantra comes in three trim models with an additional Coupe.

Regardless of which trim model you purchase, Hyundai promises to deliver at least 40 mpg on the highway. Competition is impeccably fierce in the market and with numbers as high as 40, most companies are finding are finding it tough to compete with the fuel efficiency of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra. If you are considering a fuel efficient sedan; the 2013 Hyundai Elantra should be at the top of your list!