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A Closer Look at the 2011 Hyundai Elantra

The 2011 Hyundai Elantra has a completely new look as the new model comes to the table with an attractive design, new features, 6 speed transmissions and a 4 cylinder 1.8 L engine. It’d be an understatement to say we are looking at a much improved vehicle.

2011 Hyundai Elantra Review

The power behind the 2011 Elantra is offered by a brand new 4 cylinder 1.8 liter engine that is capable of producing 148 hp and a torque of 131 pounds per foot. The GLS trim offers a standard 6 speed manual transmission box and you can also upgrade to the available 6 speed automatic option as well.

2011 Elantra

Unlike the lower trims, the limited model comes with stock auto gearbox. With the new engine, the Elantra is capable of reaching 60 miles per hour in just 9.4 seconds. It is a little slower than the average time in the class but the fuel economy is more than impressive, giving access to a 33 MPG overall rating.

As with most of the cars launched by Hyundai, safety is a really important part of the mix. There are many different features that are included such as: stability control and traction control, active head restraints for front passengers, antilock disk brakes, front and side airbags and much more. In the brake tests, it was shown that the car is capable of stopping in only 125 feet from a speed of 60 miles per hour. That is really good for a car in this class.

Special Features and Interior Design

The interior of the 2011 Hyundai Elantra has a curvy center stack and climate controls that are quite stylish. You can easily tell that a lot of effort was put into the design to make it look even more attractive than previous years. There has been lots of mixed opinions about the materials used inside the vehicle but even if they aren’t the greatest, they still are more than acceptable.

Additionally, there is enough headroom for people that are over 6 feet tall while the steering wheel has a smaller diameter when compared to what most are likely used to. This is beneficial to many as it enhances the space available for the driver.

2011 Elantra Driving Experience

Nobody can deny that one of the most important parts of analyzing any car is how it feels when you drive it. The 2011 Hyundai Elantra is definitely not as exciting to be on the road when compared to other cars in the same class. If you are one of those people who want a really sporty driving experience, you should look elsewhere, or even into the 2012 model. However, if the feel the drive isn’t as important to you, this model has so many new features that really pull you in and make it worth your while.