After taking home dozens of awards from ALG, AutoPacific, Ward, and others, it’s safe to call the 2001 Hyundai Elantra a “game-changer”. We can now add Kelley Blue Book to the list of publications to recognize the Elantra as best-in-class, as the 2011 model has tied for the top spot in the auto authority’s compact sedan comparison test.
The test, which included the Elantra, Honda Civic, Chevrolet Cruze, and Ford Focus, was conducted by giving an overall rating as well as individual ratings for interior, exterior, performance, comfort/convenience, and value. KBB reviewers recognized that the Elantra provided remarkable luxury features and advanced design unlike any other vehicle in its price range, as well as best-in-class fuel economy at 40 highway MPG. Last year, the Elantra was also recognized by Motor Trend as the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid vehicle on the market.
Tying with the Honda Civic at 7.5/10 possible points, the Elantra was especially praised for having the lowest ticket price out of all 4 models at just $22,830. The Elantra looks to continue its reign at the top of its class for 2012, and we’re excited about more news on the model in the coming months. Stay tuned right here and on our Facebook page for all the latest Hyundai news!
When the 2011 Hyundai Elantra Limited sedan showed up for our test, it arrived as a gut-shot to the entire compact sedan class. It started with the all-new Elantra shape, a small-sedan variation of the look that we already love on the Genesis and Sonata. It continued with a leather-lined, feature-filled interior that would have been considered excessive in a car from the next class up. – KBB.com
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