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2014 Hyundai ElantraReview
Tricia writes:
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Best car we ever owned. It was dependable, nice riding, comfortable, great on gas, and when we had an accident when we were run off the road by a speeding tractor trailer during a rain storm we went over the bank and flipped on our side sliding down a small hill and our car saved us. Any other car probably would have buckled and broke apart. Love that car and now I’m getting one for my daughter!

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2014 Hyundai Elantra Sport Sedan FWDReview
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Initial Review: First 50 Miles —

On friday I decided, after an exhausting search for a new car for the wifey, on a new 2014 Elantra Sport. My initial thoughts after the first 50 miles are that this is a car that can stick around in our family for a while. Excellent safety ratings, excellent gas mileage (we sold a Jeep Wrangler for this so ANYTHING is better) and a lot of fun for me to drive (when the misses gives me a chance. :) ) My first impression of this car went straight to the finish and body lines. It's obvious the Elantra is the little brother to the Sonata. The Sport package we selected is the most limited on color ranges so we opted for the Titan Gray with Gray/Black interior. When clean, this color is STUNNING. Very deep, dark color in the shade and when the sun strikes it, the color just pops. The finish work is well executed with no noticable overspray or edge drip to be found. As for the body itself, the lines are agressive and lean. I find the design to be well executed and quite attractive aside form the very front nose where the front licenseplate area seems a bit clumsy. After the lines of the body come the wheels. The stock wheel is above average in looks and the paired with each tim level as appropriate. This car has a lot of upgraded quality for an affordable price. I found the overall hands-on quality to be just as nice and solid as the Sonata (made in Georgia) even though it's final assembly is in Korea. The looks are that of a lean bicept, and the performance matches that in a powerful quick twitch fashion. Now, this car is no hotrod, but that little 2.0l four can get you going in a hurry. Since the car is still going through it's break-in period, I havent really put it through the gauntlet yet, but after driving it to the store a few times and taking it across town once, its quick for sure. The selectable automatic is great when you want a little more hands on driving and that "pin you to the seat feeling." The standard 6 speed auto is a great 'mate for this motor and the selectable shifting is a wonderful cost free addition. I think Hyundai did a great job with this drivet train and I'm anxiously awating our first road trip in this car. The interior is one of the major picking points for me in automobiles, and this one asthetically is nice, maybe. Again, comparing to the Sonata, it's very close in design although somewhat lacking in execution. The Sport package comes with bluetooth, rearview camera, satellite radio and a small internal storage headunit. The audio performance in this car is very average, if not poor (to be fair, I only used the bluetooth connection for media playback so far, so that could be the issue) and the satellite radio/media storage system is not very user friendly. The audio system paired easily with my iphone 5 and automatically synced my contacts for reference. The one major issue I have with the interior and cabin of this car seems to be the fact that every surface of this vehicle scratches/get's dirty very easily. We looked through three identical units on the sales floor and every single one of them had issues off the lot. We just picked the cleanest of the three and hoped that we could keep this car looking decent through the weekend. We have already planned to have the headliner cleaned professionally and scotchguarded for the future. Families with small children/dogs beware. I'm already leary of putting our two small dogs in the car. Only time will tell if it's a warranted concern. Overall, I'm excited about this car and am deeply reminded of our early 2000's Ford Focus we so loved. The build quality is great, the drivability is really great and it's very well equipped for the price. So far, we have no regrets about this purchase and we are looking forward to our future with it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Really fun to drive, suprisingly quiet interior, great interior styling.

Cons: You really have to search for a gem, interior components scratch VERY easily, audio is very lackluster - borderline terrible.  Final assembly in Korea.

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2014 Hyundai Elantra SE Sedan FWDReview
ElantraSell864 writes:
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Great All Around — I give this car an overall Five star rating. This car is ideal for small families Or a very dependable first car. super affordable for High school and college students. The cars performance is on point. Smooth acceleration no lag on the throttle. Braking is gradual not to sudden or sensitive. The traction control is really helpful when driving through a pour down rain storm. The fully adjustable driver seat makes any driving a comfortable experience.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The 34 MPG is hard to beat. With 4 cylinder engine and a Eco system. It seated Me my wife and out young daughter comfortably on our recent beach trip. The Pearl blue is a stand out color. Gives a uniqueness to the car overall.

Cons: Hard for large adults to seat in back.

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2014 Hyundai Elantra Limited Sedan FWD Review
Lora says:
Great car. Lots of features in the limited. Dont understand why the drivers seat is the only powered seat but doesnt bother me. Lower to the ground then the previous 2013 year and bumps can be felt from driving easier than before. Still a great car but the Elantra is moving away from trying to compete with mid size sedans and is trying to compete with Hondas and Toyotas. Both of which have a smoother ride but dont come with as many features.
vs2014 Kia Optima EX
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Handling Ranked 2014 Kia Optima EX worse.
"Tighter steering than the Optima and smaller turn radius."
Would Buy Ranked 2014 Kia Optima EX better.
"I would only buy the Optima over the Elantra Limited IF it came loaded. As a loaded fully featured car, its beautiful, almost flawless! But for everyday driving and getting around the Elantra is a much better value."
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2014 Hyundai Elantra Review
GuruLMZHR says:
vs2014 Toyota Corolla S
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Value Ranked 2014 Toyota Corolla S better.
"everything "
Would Buy Ranked 2014 Toyota Corolla S better.
"its a better car thats why we bought it. "
2014 Hyundai Elantra SE Sedan FWD Review
Gevorg says:
Like new red color
vs2014 Hyundai Elantra Sport Sedan FWD
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2014 Hyundai Elantra Sport Sedan FWD Review
Gevorg says:
vs2014 Hyundai Elantra Sport Sedan FWD
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2014 Hyundai Elantra GLS Sedan FWD Review
jewelsv2000 says:
Tight steering wheel
vs2014 Nissan Sentra SL
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2014 Hyundai Elantra Sport Sedan FWD Review
Alphonso says:
Fast and sporty
vs2013 Nissan Altima
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2014 Hyundai Elantra Review
Todd says:
Good set of wheels
vs2014 Ford Focus SE Hatchback
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Reviews From Other Years

2020 Hyundai Elantra Reviews

Review By Norbie2

Elentra has many trims Se SEL Value sport etc. I feel the value edition is the best value for the money. Comes with heated seats, dual climate control, moon roof, blue tooth and many more features ov... Read More

Review By Erica

The only thing I can think of it is missing rear air conditioning. Read More

2019 Hyundai Elantra Reviews

Review By Dymond

It was in my price range. I asked a tow driver who is also a mechanic and he stated that he rarely towed them or worked on them so I guess that would make them pretty reliable. Read More

Review By Steven

The worst transmission. Laggy. The 2020 has the new CVT technology. Much better ride Read More

2018 Hyundai Elantra Reviews

Review By bg1617

Good but no remote start. Liked price and condition Read More

Review By Guru94SFQT

Lovely car described perfectly and has tons of features! Read More

2017 Hyundai Elantra Reviews

Review By Guru99H9N3

The value was good for the car. The condition of the car was unacceptable. Too many nicks on the outside and the interior was stained, front and back. Read More

Review By Guru99ZH1C

Everything about this car is awesome it drives great nice and smooth can’t even hear the car running when it’s on I love everything about this car Read More

2016 Hyundai Elantra Reviews

Review By MsSuss

A 2016 with no Bluetooth is disappointing . Read More

Review By ALMA

All the features are great. The value is high. Due of the mileage it should be lower. I cant think of anything to compare this car to any vehicle. Read More

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