2012 Hyundai Elantra

Buyer's Guide

NEW FOR 2012:

- All automatic-equipped models add ActiveECO function

- GL models add standard XM satellite radio

Redesigned for 2011, the Hyundai Elantra receives minor changes for 2012. The GL models add standard satellite radio, while all vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission receive an ActiveECO function, which modifies engine and transmission response for improved fuel efficiency.

The Elantra is a different vehicle from the Elantra Touring, which is covered in a separate entry.

The Elantra uses a 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine. A six-speed manual is used in the L, GL and GLS, and can be optioned to a six-speed automatic that is the sole choice in the Limited.

Features on the L include 15-inch steel wheels, power locks, heated mirrors, trip computer, tinted glass, CD/MP3 stereo, USB port, auxiliary input, rear seat centre armrest with cupholders, cloth seats, floor mats, and power windows with auto driver’s-down.

The GL adds 16-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, keyless entry, cruise control, centre console with storage box, heated seats, telescopic steering wheel with audio controls, satellite radio and Bluetooth connectivity.

The GLS adds leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated rear seats, power sunroof, key set illumination, illuminated vanity mirrors, windshield sunshade band, fog lights, and XM satellite radio.

The Limited adds 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, driver’s auto up/down window, deluxe sliding centre armrest, leather seats, automatic light control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, garage door opener, solar control glass, and mirrors with integrated turn signals.

The Limited with Navigation adds proximity key with pushbutton start, stereo external amplifier and seven-inch touch-screen navigation with rearview camera.

2012 Hyundai Elantra Specifications

There are 8 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $15,849 MSRP
6.2
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
148 hp @6500 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Body style Sedan
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
4dr Sdn Man L $15,849 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Man L 148 hp @6500 rpm 131 ft-lb @4700 rpm 6-Speed M/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Man L 178.3" 69.9" 56.5" 106.3"
4dr Sdn Man L
4dr Sdn Man L Cloth Seats
4dr Sdn Man L
4dr Sdn Man L
4dr Sdn Auto L $17,049 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Auto L 148 hp @6500 rpm 131 ft-lb @4700 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Auto L 178.3" 69.9" 56.5" 106.3"
4dr Sdn Auto L
4dr Sdn Auto L Cloth Seats
4dr Sdn Auto L
4dr Sdn Auto L
4dr Sdn Man GL $18,099 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Man GL 148 hp @6500 rpm 131 ft-lb @4700 rpm 6-Speed M/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Man GL 178.3" 69.9" 56.5" 106.3"
4dr Sdn Man GL
4dr Sdn Man GL Cloth Seats
4dr Sdn Man GL
4dr Sdn Man GL
4dr Sdn Auto GL $19,299 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Auto GL 148 hp @6500 rpm 131 ft-lb @4700 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Auto GL 178.3" 69.9" 56.5" 106.3"
4dr Sdn Auto GL
4dr Sdn Auto GL Cloth Seats
4dr Sdn Auto GL
4dr Sdn Auto GL
4dr Sdn Man GLS $19,799 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Man GLS 148 hp @6500 rpm 131 ft-lb @4700 rpm 6-Speed M/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Man GLS 178.3" 69.9" 56.5" 106.3"
4dr Sdn Man GLS
4dr Sdn Man GLS Cloth Seats
4dr Sdn Man GLS
4dr Sdn Man GLS
4dr Sdn Auto GLS $20,999 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Auto GLS 148 hp @6500 rpm 131 ft-lb @4700 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Auto GLS 178.3" 69.9" 56.5" 106.3"
4dr Sdn Auto GLS
4dr Sdn Auto GLS Cloth Seats
4dr Sdn Auto GLS
4dr Sdn Auto GLS
4dr Sdn Auto Limited $22,699 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Auto Limited 148 hp @6500 rpm 131 ft-lb @4700 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Auto Limited 178.3" 69.9" 56.5" 106.3"
4dr Sdn Auto Limited
4dr Sdn Auto Limited Leather Seats
4dr Sdn Auto Limited
4dr Sdn Auto Limited
4dr Sdn Auto Limited w/Navi $24,699 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Auto Limited w/Navi 148 hp @6500 rpm 131 ft-lb @4700 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Auto Limited w/Navi 178.3" 69.9" 56.5" 106.3"
4dr Sdn Auto Limited w/Navi
4dr Sdn Auto Limited w/Navi Leather Seats
4dr Sdn Auto Limited w/Navi
4dr Sdn Auto Limited w/Navi

Expert Review Articles

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January 21, 2016
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Owner Reviews: 2012 Hyundai / Elantra

Average Rating

2012 Hyundai Elantra

by SW-GINGER on 11-03-2012
Elantra is very good
I own a 2012 Hyundaitra and Elantra and I personnaly believe it is one of the best cars i have ever had and it is great on gas. Overall highly recommended and 5 of 5
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
5/5
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2012 Hyundai Elantra

Trim: Limited
by Features on 11-02-2012
Features
The reason I purchased this car is because it was the best bang for the buck. You get great fuel economy and an extensive list of features such as: keyless entry, push button start and a large dvd/navigation screen with satellite radio. All of these features were included in a more economic fashion than any of the other competitive manufacturers compact car models.
Overall
4.5
Comfort
5/5
Performance
3/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
4/5
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2012 Hyundai Elantra

by LoveTheCar on 11-02-2012
Great Car
Drives very smooth...great on gas...not a good family car...not alot of room for car seats. Nice interior the sound system is good has sirius satelite radio which i love. nice spacious trunk
Overall
5.0
Comfort
3/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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