With the hatchback there is plenty of room available for hauling stuff
The car came with an exceptionally high level of standard features, most of which were either not available or optional on other models.
Over 4 years and almost 28000 miles my Elantra has been exceptionally reliable. Other relatives who own Elantras like mine also report similar reliability. None of us have experienced any major issues in over 4 years of owning Elantras.
Buying my Elantra was an absolute breeze, there was no sales pressure at all and my salesman worked to find the exact car that I wanted at an agreeable price.