Hyundai Elantra - 1.8l Petrol

By for Hyundai Elantra 2015-2016 2013-05-19 20:12:46.0
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  • Appearance
  • Performance
  • Comfort
  • Value For Money
  • Fuel Economy
  • Overall Satisfaction

Pros : Safety, Loaded with Features, Luxurious interiors, Ride Quality and Less Noise levels

Cons : SOm basic features missing, Sunroof missing, Brand Value not as good as VW, Skoda and Toyota


Look and Style: If you love Fluidic Design, it is best in Elantra than in Verna or Sonata. It has a fantastic front and side look. I love the way the rear looks as well. But i guess the opinions are mixed when you ask multiple people.The car is a definite Style Statement.  As the tagline goes, its the signature of success. You are guaranteed to see many heads turning on road. Comfort Hyundai Elantra is very comfortable and i would say in its segment only Toyota Corolla Altis matches this comfort. Neither Jetta, nor Laura nor Cruze can give you this comfort. Never underestimate the ventilated seats provided by Elantra. If you are evaluating cars in D1 segment, this will play a significant role in choosing. I took a test drive in the noon in scorching sun. The AC was turned on and within 15 seconds i could feel the coolness. And then i switched on the seat ventillation. I guess that was the moment i decided to buy Elantra. The seat adjustments are 10-way electronic and hence helps you to get THAT EXACT position. Lumbar support is available. Steering has both the adjustments. The steering has so many controls - which i love. It has cruise control, Bluetooth option, and audio controls. In my i10, (my previous car), i have always felt bad whenever my father or wife or kid ask me to switch off the AC because i will need it. I dont have that problem anymore in Elantra since it has Dual Zone Climate Control. And, another problem i wont face in Elantra is that i dont have to worry about AC in the rear seats. This has a rear AC vent that can be closed if not required. The driver seat gets anti-pinch windows. The ORVM controls are electronic and has the provision to fold the mirror with a button click. The way it folds is also awesome. Reversing teh car is a pleasure with parking sensor + parking camera that assists the driver with a picture on rear mirror. The back seat is awesome with plenty of legroom, backseat pockets, centre armrest with audio controls, storage space and mobile charging socket. The boot is very spacious. The car locks itself once you pick up speed and unlocks if there is any impact. The car comes with alloy wheels and silica tyres. The noise levels inside the car is next to nothing and the drive is so smooth. (Not sure about diesel variant). Overall, no car in the segment can beat its comfort. Pickup The petrol version comes with 1.8 litre engine and the pick up is great. During the test drive and even after i never felt the turbo lag. Mileage Mileage is 11 kmpl in city and 13 in highways. But if you are going for a car in this segment, i dont think it matters so much like the comfort and style. Best Features Ventillated Seats, Dual Zone Climate Control, Rear seat centre armrest contains audio controls, Rear AC Vent, Cruise Control, 6 Airbags for Safety, VSM - Vehicle Stability Management, 10-way Electronic Seat Adjustment, So many small pockets throughout the car for storage, Solar Glass that filters UV and reduces the heating by a small percentage. Needs to improve Can provide Foldable rear seats, Distance to Empty and Mileage indicator, Hill Assist Control is provided only in Automatic. Door Puddle lamps can be given. Sunroof - Even my i10 has it. I will sorely miss this. Overall Experience Hyundai Elantra is a great buy.  Hyundai Elantra is value for money that gives excellent comforts and a great smooth ride.

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  • Bheeshma |19 May,2013 08:20:07 PM

    Please consider this also while buying: Hyundai is the second largest share in Indian car market and their after sales and service is very very good. They also have wide spread dealer network and service network. This is a very important factor to consider while buying the car. I am sure you would agree with me on this. If you have decided to buy a car in D1 segment, you better look at how the service network is for the following and just think for a minute if you will get the much needed support when you are travelling: VW (Jetta), Skoda (Laura), Renault (Fluence) and Chevrolet (Cruze). Your service will be bad for all these car. Toyota may be an exception though they also have very less service centers. And, just think about the cost of spare parts. This is atleast 30-40% cheaper for Hyundai compared to its rivals in teh segment - VW, Skoda and Chevrolet. One of the users had mentioned in a forum that for Fluence, the person had to pay 13000 during second servicing since Renault insisted on imported ELF oil. And, finally, if you are fine with spending 2 lakhs more for JUST BRAND and still ready to accept LESS features, you can go for the rivals. It makes no sense, atleast for me - when Hyundai Elantra scores well on all aspects - including Ride Handling.

    gaurav.chatterjee |26 Jun,2013 03:50:17 PM

    I competely agree with you. How is engine performance of Elantra and ground clearance?

  • cardekho.com |11 Nov,2014 02:43:15 PM

    everything is different from hyundai elantra

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