2002 Hyundai Elantra Overview


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3.85 stars

Based on 23 reviews

The Little Car That Could by Will
 — This little car has been a great addition. It has been a solid little performer since day 1. I think Hyundai has come a long, long way from the days of the Excel. I've put on 12 years worth of mile... Read More
An Awesome Amazing Powerful Little Car by Meghan
 — I love my Hyundai Elantra GT so much, it has great amount of power with a 4 cylinder and a two-liter engine that can max out at 140 which btw is so much fun. This car is fun to drift with on gravel, b... Read More
A Truly Economical Car by jamesfarrar5
 — Tires on the expensive side, (low profile 15's and tend to wear out at about 25, 30,000) 11 years old no squeaks or rattles, still drives like a new car. Anyone who drives it, loves it. Even peolple w... Read More

2002 Hyundai Elantra Overview

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2002 Hyundai Elantra

The 2002 Hyundai Elantra comes with a single engine: a 140 hp, 2.0 liter inline 4-cylinder engine.  There are two transmission options: the standard 5 speed manual or the optional 4 speed automatic.  Gas mileage is around 25 miles per gallon city miles and 33 highway miles.

As far as the interior goes, the 2002 Hyundai Elantra doesn't have too many features.  Air conditioning, cruise control, power windows and power locks a CD player, a leather steering cover and leather seats are all available, either standard or optional, depending on the trim.  To ensure everyone's safety, driver, passenger and side airbags are standard on both trims, with anti-lock brakes and traction control was safety options.  

The quality of the 2002 Hyundai Elantra seems to have improved from the previous year, at least as far as owners are concerned.  The number of terrible ratings was noticeably less, and the problems were not as drastic.  The biggest problem was that the car tends to go through brakes a little faster than it should.  Other than that, most of the complaints were of the cheap plastic parts that make up a great deal of the 2002 Hyundai Elantra's interior.  It was around this era that Hyundai seriously started to get their act together, and owners noticed and were appreciative.


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My Daughter's 2002 Hyundai Elantra won't accelerate unless she turns off the air conditioner. Any idea of what may cause this and how it can be fixed? Thanks in advance.

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Can I install a 2003 elantra GL engine into a 2002 elantra GT? Many thanks.

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Heater And A/c

heater and a/c both do not work. lights turn on but nothing blows at all in any fan setting, defroster, absolutely nothing.

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2002 Hyundai Elantra Won't Start After Filling With Gas Unless I Rev The En...

A used 2002 Hyundai Elantra that I picked up will immediately stall out after I try to turn it on after filling it with gas. If I hold down the accelerator for a bit, then it is fine. It is like i...

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I replaced the headlight bulb (lo beams) on the drivers side, but its still not working. And now the right one doesn't work. I am frustrated. Please help.

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