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2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: Owner Pros and Cons by jonmchan

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Reviewed: 2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring

4dr Wagon 138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Why the 2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring?

Fuel economy

I was somewhat disappointed by the fuel economy of this car. You are not going to see the 40 mpg numbers like the standard elantra. I drive in the city and get 25-30mpg on average. Typical highway mileage is pretty good though - I got between 35-37 mpg.

Price or payments

I couldn't find any other car with the same options that I was looking for (leather seats) at the same price point. The fact that it comes with a 100000 mile / 10 year power-train warranty is great too!

Cargo capacity

For the price (low 20,000) point, this was the smallest car we could find that had the largest cargo capacity. We have no problem fitting 5 people in the car, 2 guitars, and some bags in the trunk.

Powertrain performance

Don't try to get this car for driving performance or the "thrill" of driving! You'll be disappointed. It's no Mazda 3. You can expect a smooth ride, but don't expect much more.

Rear seat room & comfort

I definitely like the space in this car. I can have my front seat pretty far back and still fit in the back with no problem (I'm 6' 2"). It's nice and roomy. One thing I wish the back seats had was the ability to recline - it's either

Why Not the 2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring?

Fuel economy

I was somewhat disappointed by the fuel economy of this car. You are not going to see the 40 mpg numbers like the standard elantra. I drive in the city and get 25-30mpg on average. Typical highway mileage is pretty good though - I got between 35-37 mpg.

Price or payments

I couldn't find any other car with the same options that I was looking for (leather seats) at the same price point. The fact that it comes with a 100000 mile / 10 year power-train warranty is great too!

Cargo capacity

For the price (low 20,000), this was the smallest car we could find that had the largest cargo capacity. We have no problem fitting 5 people in the car, 2 guitars, and some bags in the trunk. Forget about towing though, I doubt the engine could handle it!

Powertrain performance

Don't try to get this car for driving performance or the "thrill" of driving! You'll be disappointed. It's no Mazda 3. You can expect a smooth ride, but don't expect much more.

Rear seat room & comfort

I definitely like the space in this car. I can have my front seat pretty far back and still fit in the back with no problem (I'm 6' 2"). It's nice and roomy. One thing I wish the back seats had was the ability to recline - it's either

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Response from Member5323

5:27 pm November 30, 2014

Turned out th fuel economy on the 2011 regular Elantra was not what Hyundai promised. Theer was a settlement. On the other hand, the Elantra Touring I drive has always delovered the 33 MPG highway I expected: sometimes more.

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