Recall Alert: 2008-2010 Hyundai Elantra, 2009-2010 Elantra Touring

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 205,000 model-year 2008-10 Hyundai Elantra sedans manufactured June 1, 2008, to April 30, 2010, and model-year 2009-10 Elantra Touring wagons manufactured Nov. 1, 2008, to April 30, 2010

The Problem: In these vehicles, the electronic power-steering control unit may mistakenly disable power-steering assist, requiring greater driver effort to steer at low speeds. This increases the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect and update the electronic power steering control unit for free.

What Owners Should Do: The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners can call Hyundai at 855-671-3059 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Jennifer Geiger | March 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

How Different is the 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT?

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The restyled Hyundai Elantra GT is a good example of how a relatively small styling change can have a big impact on a car's appearance. The 2016 hatchback's new grille uses the same space as the one that was there before, but the new design is bolder yet works with the car's lines. This is still the sleek, sporty-looking hatchback you know.

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The cabin layout carries over relatively unchanged, but the Elantra GT's classed-up materials and finishes still impress for 2016. The newly available multimedia system has crisp graphics that look sharp.

By Mike Hanley | February 13, 2015 | Comments (2)

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2014 Hyundai Elantra Coupe Review

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"The Hyundai Elantra Coupe is a youthful car chock-full of features for the tech-savvy, budget-sensitive, BC (before children) consumer," said Cars.com reviewer Kristin Varela. Check out what else she had to say.

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Cars.com photo by Kristin Varela

By Matt Schmitz | August 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

Thieves Still Favor the Honda Accord

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As is often the case in these "most-stolen" lists, the vehicles that are most popular with those who buy cars are commensurately popular with those who steal them. Of the top 10 popularly pilfered vehicles on the Des Plaines, Ill.,-based National Insurance Crime Bureau's annual "Hot Wheels" list, seven are also mainstays among the nation's top 10 best-selling cars each month.

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Topping the list is the consistently beloved Honda Accord, with nearly 54,000 thefts in the 2013 counting period, followed by the Honda Civic (45,000) and full-size Chevrolet pickup trucks (28,000). Moreover, while No. 8 combines the Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee into one listing, it should be noted that these are two entirely separate vehicles, one a crossover and the other a full-size SUV.

By Matt Schmitz | August 21, 2014 | Comments (1)

2015 Hyundai Elantra Sedan: What's Changed

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Most significant changes: New option packages for the sedan; Elantra Coupe discontinued for 2015

Price change: Base prices are $50 higher on the base SE and top-shelf Limited models and $100 lower on the Sport

On sale: Since early July

Which you should buy, 2014 or 2015? 2015

The compact Elantra is Hyundai's best-selling model but was last redesigned for 2011, so its sales are falling at the same time that the midsize Sonata (redesigned for 2015) is on the upswing. That and the competitive nature of the compact car market mean that suggested retail prices on 2015 models are about the same as comparable 2014s.

Starting prices are $17,250 for the SE, $21,600 for the Sport and $21,700 for the Limited, not including the $810 destination charge (unchanged from 2014).

By Rick Popely | August 15, 2014 | Comments (1)

Hyundai Discontinues Elantra Coupe for 2015

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It may be difficult to find a 2014 Hyundai Elantra coupe on dealership lots right now, but it will be impossible to find a 2015. The Korean automaker is discontinuing the two-door Elantra after the 2014 model year. Hyundai spokesman Jim Trainor confirmed the coupe's departure from the Elantra lineup for 2015, saying in an email that the automaker always considered the coupe a niche vehicle and it was going to focus attention on the sedan and GT models.

Related: 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe Expert Review

Cars.com currently lists 21,533 2014 Elantras in its national new-car inventory, 20,193 of which are sedans and 1,340 are coupes. Despite the low volume, we still thought the coupe was a well-put-together package. Cars.com reviewer Mike Hanley wrote in his review when the car debuted: "The new 2013 Hyundai Elantra coupe provides the same fuel-efficient driving experience as its sedan counterpart, and it doesn't sacrifice much backseat comfort or cargo room."

Cars.com photo by Evan Sears

By Joe Bruzek | August 12, 2014 | Comments (7)

Recall Alert: 2010-2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 35,000 model-year 2010-12 Hyundai Elantra Touring wagons manufactured between Dec. 15, 2009, and May 7, 2012.

The Problem: In the affected vehicles, a support bracket attached to the headliner could become displaced during side curtain airbag deployment, possibly injuring the vehicle's occupants. Hyundai is not aware of any injuries related to this issue.

The Fix: Dealers will apply adhesive strips to the headliner for free.

What Owners Should Do: Hyundai will notify owners starting in mid-August. Owners can call Hyundai at 800-633-5151 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information. 

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer. 

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By Jennifer Geiger | July 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

2014 Hyundai Elantra: Car Seat Check

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Hyundai's popular five-passenger compact sedan, the Elantra, received freshened exterior styling, a revised control panel design and a new engine for Sport trim models for 2014. The Elantra comes in sedan, coupe and hatchback trim. For this Car Seat Check, we tested the sedan model, and backseat legroom is unchanged for 2014. Not surprisingly, the revised Elantra performed well in our tests, as the 2013 sedan did.

How many car seats fit in the second row? Two

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By Jennifer Geiger | May 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Swirly Seats Help 2014 Hyundai Elantra Stand Out

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If you're shopping for a compact car, the Hyundai Elantra is a solid choice. It ranks well in terms of value, and the compact sedan held its own in a recent challenge where Cars.com pit it against a field of competitors. After recently driving a basic SE model, I was moved by its stylish — yet somewhat psychedelic — cloth seat design.

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Sure, the Elantra may be known as the compact sedan that has optional heated seats ... in the rear, but most shoppers aren't going ga-ga with features in a practical car.

By David Thomas | April 30, 2014 | Comments (2)

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