2018 Hyundai Elantra

2018 Hyundai Elantra

If you're in the market for a compact sedan, you are smart because some truly outstanding options are on the market now. One of the best? The 2018 Hyundai Elantra, which over the years has become a formidable opponent for all of its compact rivals.

Why Buy the 2018 Hyundai Elantra?

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra offers you options that you might not get with other compact cars, as it offers both sedan and hatch body styles. With the sedan, you'll still get the sleek and sporty design that most people look for in the hatchback, so the Elantra hatch option is really an option for those who prefer easy cargo access or the look of a hatchback. In the 2018 models, you'll get the option of three engines, which is a lot for vehicles in this class: 2.0L inline fours are the standard, but you can also opt for a 1.6L turbo four or a 1.4L turbo four.

While it's possible that you can find a more fuel efficient vehicle in the compact class, it's tough to beat the balance between performance and economy in the 2018 Hyundai Elantra. With the 2.0-liter inline-four and six-speed automatic you can expect an impressive EPA-estimated 28 mpg in the city, 37 mpg on the highway and 32 mpg combined. It would be hard to beat the combination of sporty style and budget-conscious affordability that you can find in the 2018 Hyundai Elantra.

Are Hyundai Elantras Good Cars?

What makes a "good car" varies from person to person, so this is a hard question to answer. But if you're thinking that a good car is one that gives you the best deal for your money, Hyundai Elantras are of the more affordable sedans on the market especially given the quality of the interior and the features that come standard. Many buyer ratings keep Hyundai in the top tier, earning an average of 4.5 stars on sites like Edmunds.

Do Hyundai Elantras Last?

This question is a tough one, because so much about vehicle reliability depends on the driver. Do you take your Elantra for regularly scheduled maintenance? Are you being careful to change the oil, check the brakes, and do the prescribed fluid flushes on time? If so, your Elantra is likely to last quite a while. How do we know? Because Hyundai shows their confidence in their vehicles with one of the best warranties on the market. A 10 year/100,000 mile power train warranty gives you all the information you need about how well a Hyundai Elantra will last.

Is the Hyundai Elantra a Compact Car?

The short answer is yes. The definition of a compact car is not especially clear, being explained as a car that's smaller than a midsize sedan (like the Hyundai Sonata) but larger than the subcompacts on the market (like the Hyundai Accent). That usually means that they have a wheelbase between 100 and 109 inches.