What kind of tires would be most beneficial for gas mileage and tire wear?

Asked by Aug 04, 2015 at 11:06 AM about the 2012 Hyundai Elantra Limited

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I bought a 2012 Elantra in Dec 2014. I absolutely hate this car! What a joke, low profile tires handles like crap and tires wore down to belts within 25k miles. Also if I should have experience a blow out, the stupid can of Fix a Flat would be of NO USE. I cannot believe Hyundai put such crap out on the road! Yes I called Customer care and dealership. I drive 600+ miles a week and I had 2008 elantra with 15" tires that still handles better, better suspension and better gas mileage that this new piece of crap. I plan on returning this S*** box back to the dealer

3 Answers

55,395

It is all about the brand of tires, the alignment and the air pressure you are running. Usually low profile tires handle better, but ride harsher and they don't last as long as higher profiles do. If you got 25,000 miles on the original tires you did pretty well. Perhaps consider a set of Michelin tires?

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
23,235

Hmm, you're not alone. Michelin or Continental would be definitely a better choice. Also, check out deals at Costco. See this link- they're talking about tire problems about another Hyundai model, http://forums.edmunds.com/discussion/14193/hyundai/sonata/2011- hyundai-sonata-tire-problems

we have a 2009 elantra,bought used 6 month old.came with the factory tires and 16,000 miles on it.we would slide when braking on a wet road.driving in snow and ice was really bad.bought new tires $450 and it drives much better,got about 50,000 miles out of them.

Your Answer

Elantra

Looking for a Used Elantra in your area?

CarGurus has 50,437 nationwide Elantra listings starting at $1,500.

ZIP:

Hyundai Elantra Experts

  • #1
    pittgirl
    Reputation
    2,030
  • #2
    Carrie Shelton
    Reputation
    1,420
  • #3
    Pirdman
    Reputation
    1,190
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Hyundai Sonata
846 Great Deals out of 56,535 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Civic
832 Great Deals out of 61,320 listings starting at $950
Used Toyota Corolla
964 Great Deals out of 66,719 listings starting at $1,699
Used Toyota Camry
1,106 Great Deals out of 87,564 listings starting at $995
Used Honda Accord
1,116 Great Deals out of 74,393 listings starting at $1,100
Used Hyundai Accent
279 Great Deals out of 12,410 listings starting at $900
Used Nissan Altima
1,222 Great Deals out of 77,845 listings starting at $1,695
Used Chevrolet Cruze
918 Great Deals out of 61,806 listings starting at $2,600
Used Kia Optima
549 Great Deals out of 33,045 listings starting at $995
Used Mazda MAZDA3
332 Great Deals out of 28,118 listings starting at $899
Used Ford Focus
742 Great Deals out of 62,867 listings starting at $900
Used Hyundai Elantra GT
82 Great Deals out of 7,989 listings starting at $4,975
Used Kia Forte
181 Great Deals out of 20,187 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Sentra
753 Great Deals out of 51,214 listings starting at $2,200
Used Ford Fusion
1,022 Great Deals out of 63,745 listings starting at $888

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Hyundai Elantra Limited For Sale
1,643 listings starting at $13,949
2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 2,266 listings starting at $8,900
2016 Hyundai Elantra Limited For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 229 listings starting at $8,000
2015 Hyundai Elantra Limited For Sale
27 Great Deals out of 591 listings starting at $6,900
2014 Hyundai Elantra Limited For Sale
33 Great Deals out of 603 listings starting at $6,950

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.