2008 Hyundai Elantra

At a Glance

Pricing $14,145 - $18,995
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.0l I4
Transmissions A4, M5
Fuel Economy 26 (city), 34-35 (highway)

Hyundai continues building an impressive portfolio of new cars. The Elantra is another example of a Hyundai model that significantly improves with each new generation. This is especially important because the Elantra sedan competes in one of the most crowded segments in the industry. The FWD Elantra sedan features a standard 138 hp four-cylinder engine with continuously variable valve timing. Transmission choices are limited to either a 5-speed manual and four-speed automatic, which is typical in the segment. Elantra distances itself from its competitors by offering features that are uncommon in competitive offerings like 6 standard air bags, four wheel disc brakes, a fully-independent suspension and optional heated leather seats. Elantra is offered in three trim levels: GLS, SE and Limited.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
Elantra Blue 2.0l I4 (138-bhp) M5 FWD $14,145
Elantra Blue Comfort 2.0l I4 (138-bhp) M5 FWD $15,845
Elantra GLS 2.0l I4 (138-bhp) A4 FWD $16,895
Elantra GLS Sunroof 2.0l I4 (138-bhp) A4 FWD $17,795
Elantra SE 2.0l I4 (138-bhp) A4 FWD $17,845
Elantra SE Premium 2.0l I4 (138-bhp) A4 FWD $18,995