2005 Hyundai Elantra Overview


Looking for a Used Elantra in your area?

CarGurus has 52,290 nationwide Elantra listings starting at $1,500.


Not sure what you want?

Find the models that are right for you using the CarGurus Car Finder.



Avg. Price: $5,030
GLS Hatchback
Avg. Price: $5,290
GLS Hatchback SULEV
2 national listings
Avg. Price: $4,803
Avg. Price: $4,769
Avg. Price: $5,072
GT Hatchback
34 national listings
GT Hatchback SULEV
Avg. Price: $4,430
3 national listings
Avg. Price: $4,280

Hyundai Elantra Experts

#1 pittgirl
Reputation 1,150
#2 Carrie Shelton
Carrie Shelton
Reputation 830
#3 kristininupstateny
Reputation 600
View All

Average User Score

4.25 stars

Based on 16 reviews

Highly Recommended For The Avg. College Kid Not Looking For A Sports Car by Molly
 — This is a great little car for anyone who just wants to go places.. It has nice pick-up, smooth handling, and has pretty good gas mileage. AVG MPG is around 26 in the city and close to 34 on the hi... Read More
Fun by Evan
 — It doesn't look fast, but it's 2.0L DOHC engine with 140 horses geared high on the 5-speed manual, and a car weigh-in of 2700 pounds, it's got potential, very fun. Great stock sound system. Plenty o... Read More
Great 4 Door Sedan by Jessica
 — Love every bit of it, except that it takes gas and gas is so damn expensive these days! It handles great, pulls a 2000lb Uhaul across Canada from Toronto to Vancouver with no problems. I got a great ... Read More

2005 Hyundai Elantra Overview

Overall User Score

4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.25

Based on 16 reviews

2005 Hyundai Elantra

There is one engine under the hood of the 2005 Hyundai Elantra: a 138 hp, 2.0 liter inline 4-cylinder engine.  A standard 5 speed manual or the optional 4 speed automatic are the two transmission options.  Gas mileage is around 24 miles per gallon city miles and 34 highway miles.  Not even close to a race car, the 2005 Hyundai Elantra, however, would make an excellent vehicle for a commuter.

Air conditioning, cruise control, power windows and power locks a CD player, a trip computer, a leather steering cover and leather seats are all available on the 2005 Hyundai Elantra, either standard or optional.  A new trim was added to the 2005 model: the GLS 5 door, which has a sport suspension and 4 wheel disc brakes.  Passenger and side airbags are standard on all three trims.  Traction control was also added as an option on all trims in 2005  

Is it any surprise that the owners of the 2005 Hyundai Elantra love just about everything about this car?  The gas mileage was the most commented on feature.  Many people also enjoyed how well it handled, though some people did complain about the bumpiness of the ride.  The interior is comfortable enough for two people, though more than one person did say that fully loaded, the 2005 Hyundai Elantra does loose a bit of its pep.  Of course, there are not a huge number of features on this inexpensive car, but it certainly has plenty of features for the buck.


What's your take on the 2005 Hyundai Elantra?

People researching a 2005 Hyundai Elantra contacted a dealer about

Picture of 2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS, exterior
Hyundai Elantra
22% of the time
Honda Civic
11% of the time
Toyota Camry
6% of the time
Toyota Corolla
6% of the time
Looking for a Used Elantra in your area?
CarGurus has 52,290 nationwide Elantra listings starting at $1,500.

Hyundai Elantra Questions

Charles Goforth

Please Help. I Have 2005 Hyundai Elantra Gls 5-speed Manual. I Turn Steerin...

1 view with no answers yet

Where Is The Heater Element In A 2005 Hyundai Elantra. Air Only Blows On Hi...

Air only blows on High. I believe that the Heater element went bad

18 views with 1 answer (last answer 6 days ago)

Heater Not Working; The Air Is Not Hot.

Question about a heater. My mom's car's heater isn't blowing hot air; it doesn't heat up. She took it to a local mechanic who changed the thermostat, but it still doesn't work. Then he flushed it ...

41 views with 3 answers (last answer about a week ago)

My Hyundai Elantra 2005's Passenger Side Door Keeps Saying It's Open At Ran...

My car will constantly tell me that my passenger side door is open after 2-3 minutes of driving or being parked. It'll turn on my inside lights if it's set on "door" so I've had to just switch them ...

3 views with no answers yet

13 Degrees Below Zero In Denver....tried Putting Gas In Tank And It Kept St...

Do I need to add something to the gas tank to prevent freezing? My car has never been in this kind of weather till now?

12 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)