Considering all the features that came with the car, plus the cost of operating, and insuring the car, the Elantra is an economical car.
I have put 55,000 miles on this car in less than 3 years, and it has not given me any trouble.
This car has features, cars in its class do not offer.
In combined interstate and around town driving, I average 36+mpg. This is in more than the car is rated at by the federal government
Even though the car has great fuel mileage, it will accelerate quickly to interstate speeds, even with the a/c on.