2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe: Up Close

Elantra coupe
The Hyundai Elantra coupe is a big small coupe. What does that mean? Well, even though there are two fewer doors than the sedan, not much interior room is lost and it feels that way when sitting in the new model.

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Up front, the seats have more pronounced side bolstering than the sedan. It ain't no Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution with optional Recaro-brand seats, but these seats also aren't intrusive and give the coupe's interior a sportier look than the sedan. Underneath, the coupe has a new suspension tuned toward the sporty side, so the bolsters that hold the driver in place during cornering aren’t superfluous compared to the comfort-tuned sedan.

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Sitting in the backseat, my hair was brushing against the headliner, but I wasn't hunched over or squeezing my legs against my chest. I'm 6 feet tall and when I had the driver's seat positioned where I normally sit, getting in the back was more or less falling into position. Most coupes this size haven't solved that problem, though.

Despite being a coupe, the Elantra’s trunk is just as functional as the sedan's with an equal amount of cargo space, 14.8 cubic feet. The trunk is wide and flat with a large opening, and it doesn’t sacrifice room like other coupes do compared to their sedan counterparts.

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Comments 

Jay

Wow...what a stunner...Hyundai just keeps rolling them out

litesong

Nah..... Hyundai has to get some body color panel to fix that big hole in the front end. Don't like the price jump that seems to be coming. Yeah, never could find a manual transmission. What changes they are making from the wonderful sedan( except for the 4 doors), are making the coupe less desirable. Any chance the rear windows are pop-outs. I'd love them. Guess I could have someone modify them to such.

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