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Features Comparison: Hyundai Elantra GT vs. Hyundai Elantra Touring

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Model Year 2015 2012 2012
Model Elantra GT Elantra Touring Elantra Touring
Trim Base GLS SE
Engines (show)  
2.0L I4
173 hp@6500
154 lb-ft@4700
2.0L I4
138 hp@6000
136 lb-ft@4600
Transmissions (show)  
6-speed manual    
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic    
5-speed manual  
4-speed automatic  
Drivetrains (show)  
Tires (show)  
205/55HR16 tires    
215/45HR17 tires    
195/65R15 tires  
205/55R16 tires    
215/45VR17 tires    
Audio Systems (show)  
Unbranded, 172W, 6 speakers
Unbranded, 180W, 6 speakers    
Accessories (show)  
AC power outletPowers devices with a regular home electrical outlet. Limited wattage: forget about using it to power a blow drier.    
Cruise control
Power front side windowsOften must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.
Power locks
Power rear side windows
Proximity keyEnter and start the vehicle without removing the key from your pocket.    
Remote appCheck on car and remotely control various functions (remote start, locks, lights, and/or HVAC) from a telephone or computer. Usually requires a monthly fee, though often as part of a package of telematics services.    
Remote keyless entryUnlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.
Tilt steering wheel, manual      
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual
Universal garage door openerHomelink.    
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety (show)  
4-wheel disc brakesRear disc brakes.
Antilock brakes (ABS)Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.
Brake assistWhen a panic stop is sensed, fully applies the brakes.
Front airbagsMandatory, in all cars.
Front seat active head restraintsAutomatically move forward when the vehicle is rear-ended.  
Knee airbag, driver    
Rearview cameraRearview camera connected to display screen on the instrument panel. Often requires navigation system.    
Side curtain airbagsAirbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.
Stability controlSelectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).
Termporary spare tire
Tire-pressure monitorTwo types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.
Traction controlWhen a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.
Vehicle health reportsPeriodically uploads and emails a vehicle diagnostic check.    
Cargo Management (show)  
Air-conditioned storage compartment
Cargo cover
Cargo net
Cargo organizerAbove floor system for organizing cargo.    
Cargo tray
Console with shifter
Overhead sunglass holderUsually part of an overhead console.
Roof rackIncludes side rails and crossbars.    
Roof rack crossbarsRequires roof rails. Together constitute a roof rack.  
Roof railsNo crossbars.  
Storage beneath cargo floorLarge storage area beneath the load floor, often compartmentalized.    
Climate Control and Infotainment (show)  
Air conditioning
Audio controls on steering wheel
Automatic climate control, frontMaintains set temperature in front row. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.    
Aux inputJack for an iPod or similar device. No value because of incomplete data. Will soon be standard on nearly every car.
Bluetooth audio streamingUses Bluetooth rather than a cable to integrate audio device. Requires compatible audio device and/or phone.    
Bluetooth cell phone linkEnables hands-free communication by wirelessly connecting a cell phone to a microphone and the vehicle's stereo speakers.
CD player
Dual-zone climate controlTemperature can be separately set for left and right sides of the passenger compartment. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.    
Interior air filterFilters exterior air before it enters the passenger compartment. No default value because most cars have them, even in cases where they're not in the official list of features.
Ionizing air filtrationIonizes air to clean it. Might create high levels of ozone.    
MP3-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.
Navigation systemScreen-based navigation system.    
Rear defrost
Rear heat ductsDucts under front seats direct heated air to the second row.
Rear wiper
Satellite radioXM or Sirius. Includes a subscription for three to six months, after which monthly fees apply.
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigationIn-vehicle security, communications, and diagnostics system plus turn-by-turn navigation (no map display). For 2011 and newer cars often includes a remote app. Monthly fee after the first 6-12 months.    
Traffic informationInformation about traffic conditions. Monthly fee after first 3-12 months.    
USB portOften permits an iPod or phone to be integrated into the vehicle's entertainment system and controls.
Variable intermittent wipersTime between wipes can be precisely adjusted.
Voice control for nav and audioSometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.    
Exterior (show)  
Mud guardsFlaps mounted behind two to four wheels, to protect the body from mud and rocks.
Panoramic sunroofFront glass panel retracts over a fixed glass roof panel. Entire unit covers nearly the entire roof.    
Rear bumper protector
Rear spoilerCan be small lip spoiler or a larger raised spoiler.
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors (show)  
Auto-dimming rearview mirrorInterior rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.    
Automatic headlightsHeadlights automatically turn on and off. Includes value of automatic-off headlights.    
Fog lightsLight wide area close in front of the vehicle.  
Heated mirrorsClears ice and fog from mirrors.
Illuminated visor mirror, driverIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.
Illuminated visor mirror, passengerIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.
LED tail lights (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.    
Map lightsFront row reading lights.
Outside temperature display
Power mirrorsIncludes value of manual remote mirrors.
Spotter mirror(s)Auxiliary convex lens in the corner of the outside mirror that improves view of the driver's blind spot.    
TachometerReports engine speed.
Trip computerReports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.
Turn signals on or near mirrors    
Visor mirror, driver      
Visor mirror, passenger      
Powertrain (show)  
Short-throw shifter (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.    
Seats and Interior Trim (show)  
Front buckets
Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench
Center armrest(s), front row
Center armrest(s), second row
Floor mats
Folding second row seatsSeat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.
Heated front seats  
Leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.  
Leather-wrapped steering wheel  
Manual height adjuster, driver seat  
Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seatManually adjustable lower back support.  
Metal pedals    
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat    
Power height adjuster, driver seat    
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seatPower-adjustable lower back support.    
Power recliner, driver seat    
Power tilt adjuster, driver seatPower tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.    
Upholstered instrument cluster hood    
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires (show)  
Alloy wheels
Electronic systems calibration selectorVaries throttle, steering, ABS, and/or stability control calibration.    
Sport suspension (upgrade)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.    
Wheel locksLug nuts that can only be removed using a special key. Prevents theft of wheels.  

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Option Package Contents

Style Package

Power tilt adjuster, driver seat
Power recliner, driver seat
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Storage beneath cargo floor
Turn signals on or near mirrors
Proximity key
Metal pedals
LED tail lights (optional)
Sport suspension (upgrade)
Leather seating surfaces
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat
Power height adjuster, driver seat
215/45HR17 tires

Tech and Style Packages

Dual-zone climate control
AC power outlet
Panoramic sunroof
Voice control for nav and audio
Traffic information
Ionizing air filtration
Navigation system
Automatic climate control, front
Automatic headlights
Rearview camera
Unbranded, 180W, 6 speakers

Preferred Package

Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual
Illuminated visor mirror, driver
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger
Manual height adjuster, driver seat
Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seat
Trip computer
Alloy wheels
Roof rails
Cargo cover
205/55R16 tires

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2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring Available Features: Pros
2012 4dr Wagon 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Unbelievable list of standard features on the GLS model makes it very attractive.
2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring Available Features: Cons
2012 4dr Wagon 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
The owners manual is a joke. The index is next to useless, does not include the installed radio, does not explain the ESC system, and doesn't mention the bluetooth system in the car. They need to re-write it if they produce the Touring again.