2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe: Photo Gallery

Elantra coupe
By summer's end, there will be three versions of the Hyundai Elantra compact on the market. The recently introduced coupe and hatchback models will join the popular sedan later this year.

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The coupe retains the Elantra sedan's styling, but gains sportier cues like additional side sculpting, dual chrome-tipped exhaust pipes and five-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels with dark spoke inserts.

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Cars.com photos by Peter Wynn Thompson

2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe

2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe

2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe

2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe

2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe

2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe

2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe



The seats look cheap, especially in back.


I had an elantra rental for a week after a fender bender and I really wanted to like it because I love its looks, but I hated it and could not wait to get my 7 year old car back. in the time that I had it a few things really stood out:
1)the vents are so low that your right arm will block the air- in the summer you will have a frozen arm and hot face.

2)The fastest wiper speed is slow as hell. I have driven dozens of cars over the years and never experienced something like that.

3)for such a small car there is a pretty long reach for the buttons on the right side of the stereo.

4)it never got over 29 mpg on the highway (I'll give it a pass on this one because it was a rental and who knows what conditions it was in)

5)The stereo SUCKS.

Driving an '05 I am have been extremely impressed with most of the newest cars- for all of the acclaim that this on is getting, I expected a lot more.



Good observation about the vents, Broq, I never even paid much attention to that from the pictures.



The mileage issue has been well documented in tests. The car has consistently failed to deliver the advertised mileage. In a MT comparo with 7 or 8 cars the elantra was midpack in spite of having the best EPA ratings.


As a non-engineering type, can someone (maybe the engineering guru at cars.com?) please explain to me how the Elantra can consistently fail in the mileage department? How does an automaker go about rigging a vehicle to score 40mpg on the EPA test, but not come close in the real world?



You are sure funny...Popular Mechanics and the respected hypermilers in CLEANMPG.com have tested the 2011 Elantra..and all of them were able to beat the EPA estimates...



Sheth wasn't trying to be funny. Popular Mechanics claimed they were doing "real world" driving, but if you paid attention they were easy on the gas, driving through light traffic and posted significantly more miles on a highway stretch.

Various other magazines and customer testimonials state that the EPA figures for the Elantra seem exaggerated.

"BOOYAH" ... or whatever.


Nice but kinda gay at the same time. I would buy one if I were a high schooler.



Darn, I was also in the rental last week. You just nailed everything I have to complain. One more issue is that the HVAC control are all over the place and it was simply painful to look around to find the rear defogger.


Broq, use the vent on the left for your face, the vent on the right for your crotch. Problem solved.


It's really simple Skankzilla,

Don't step on the gas pedal like you're driving the Elantra like a sports car and you'll likely to match or even beat the EPA figures.

1) Various magazines? - You do realize that the writers tend to drive the cars like sports car RIGHT?

2. Customer testimonials? - I'd take the word of Elantra owners themselves on Elantraclub.com or http://www.hyundai-forums.com/231-md-2011-elantra/ and even CLEANMPG.com (Visit the site and read their comments about the 2011 Elantra so you will be enlightened) over those customers who tend to step on the gas pedal hard like the car is a Bimmer or Benz.


That may work if you are always the only person in the car. Move to Houston (where we need the a/c almost year round) and you'll see how those vents are a big deal.

They are in a better position in the Elantra GT so I wonder why the coupe and sedan still have them so low.



I misread pdxhr's post. Anyway, It still doesn't work. I tried. When it is hot and sticky, you want both sides of your face to get some AC, not just the left.


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