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Unlike the 2011 Hyundai Elantra Sedan which has gone complete transformation the 2011 Hyundai Elantra Touring remains the same except few minor features changes. It is a five door five passenger hatchback with ample amount of space inside. This affordable hatchback is not only good in handling but returns a good fuel economy.
The Elantra Touring comes with only one engine choice, that is 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine with an output of 138 horsepower and 136 lb-ft of torque. A five speed manual transmission is standard and a four speed automatic is optional. The Hyundai Elantra Touring returns 23 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway, with the automatic transmission the highway economy drops to 30 mpg. The Elantra Touring reached 60 mph from a standstill in 8.7 seconds.
The 2011 Hyundai Elantra Touring is available in two trim-level, Elantra Touring GLS and SE. The base GLS includes air-conditioning, full power accessories, heated side mirrors, a tilt steering wheel, cloth upholstery, 15-inch steel wheels, 60/40-split rear seats, keyless entry, a cooled glove-box and a six-speaker stereo. Options packaged as “Popular” includes foglights, roof rails, a trip computer, upgraded cloth upholstery, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with audio controls, driver seat height and lumbar adjustments and a retractable cargo cover.
The higher trim SE gets all the features of GLS plus the “Popular” package and adds a sunroof, leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 17-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats and, on manual-transmission models, a sport shifter. Rear spoiler and Bluetooth can be fitted as individual option in both the model.
Satandard safety equipments are antilock disc brakes with brake assist, traction and stability control, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags and front-seat active head restraints.
There is enough head and legroom in both front and back seats. The cargo room is quite large with 24 cubic feet of loading space with the rear seats up and a huge 65 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down.
The 2011 Hyundai Elantra is the fith generation of Elantra. Unlike the previous versions of Elantra the new 2011 Elantra is completely revamped, not only it looks good from outside, it looks nice inside too. The Elantra is available in two trim levels, Elantra GLS and Elantra Limited.
The 2011 Hyundai Elantra geta a all new engine. The 1.8-litre four cylinder engine produces 148 horsepower 131 lb-ft of torque at 4,700 rpm. It achieves 29mpg in the city and 40mpg on the highway when paired with a six speed manual gearbox. An option of six speed automatic is also available which is standard in the limited edition.
The Elantra GLS(base) comes standard with heated mirrors, keyless entry, 15-inch steel wheels, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, trip computer, a tilt-only steering wheel and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, full power accessories, satellite radio and an iPod/USB audio interface.
Additional features comes as optional package like the “Popular Equipment” package that adds air-conditioning, 16-inch steel wheels, cruise control and a telescoping steering wheel. The “Preferred Equipment” package adds Bluetooth, illuminated vanity mirrors and sun visor extensions, 16-inch alloy wheels, a sliding armrest on the center console and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls.
The Elantra Limited edition gets all the above features as standard plus gets foglamps, a sunroof, leather upholstery, 17-inch alloy wheels, and heated front and rear seats.
The “Navigation” package adds automatic headlights, keyless ignition/entry, a navigation system, a rearview camera, real-time traffic and weather updates and a premium 360-watt audio system.
Standard safety features includes traction and stability control, antilock disc brakes, active front head restraints, front seat side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags.
Though the 2011 Hyundai Elantra is rated as midsize compact sedan, the cabin looks and feels more spacious than it’s compitators. The well designed dashboard looks attractive and the materials used gives it a premium feel. With the new engine the cabin is quite. There are enough space for four passengers with good amount of leg and head space. The large trunk can hold up to 14.8 cubic feet of cargo.
Stiffer gasoline prices will almost surely prompt more small car buyers to consider the redesigned 2006 Hyundai Accent GLS sedan,but this auto has a lot more to offer than high fuel economy. The compact, front-wheel-drive Accent GLS sedan is bigger and more powerful than its predecessor. It’s almost two inches longer, one inch wider and three inches higher than
the 2005 GLS sedan.
(A sportier two-door hatchback version arrives later in the model year as a 2007 model, but wasn’t available for testing.)
The solidly built sedan’s wheelbase has been stretched 2.3 inches to 98.4 inches to help provide a smoother ride and to improve straight-line stability. And a widened track allows improved handling and a more purposeful-looking stance.
Moreover, the GLS sedan has shaken off its predecessor’s “cheap car” look. It is more smoothly styled, with such items as body color outside door handles, mirrors and bodyside molding help give it an upscale appearance.
The new car has more standard equipment than one might expect for its relatively low prices. It is sold only
in the GLS trim level and has a list price of $12,455 with a 5-speed manual gearbox and $13,305 with a 4-speed automatic transmission.
Standard items include supportive front bucket seats, an AM/FM/CD sound system with six speakers, a tilt steering wheel, a tachometer, a manual 8-way adjustable driver’s seat with a fold-down armrest, a center console, intermittent wipers, a rear defroster, illuminated visor mirrors and a split fold-down rear seatback.
The Accent has a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine that generates 110 horsepower, or six more than last year’s engine. It’s sophisticated, with dual overhead camshafts, 16 valves and variable valve timing.
Estimated fuel economy is 32 mpg in the city and 35 on highways with the manual transmission, which needs a more precise shifter, and 28 and 36 with the responsive automatic.
The engine is a high-rev unit that must work hard for the best performance. It’s noisy during the full-throttle operation often needed to stay with fast traffic, but otherwise is generally quiet.
2011 hyundai accent
Lazy High-Speed Passing
Performance with the automatic transmission (a 5-speed unit would be more modern) is good in town. But the 0-60 mph run is strictly average at 10.8 seconds, and 65-75 mph passing is lazy. However, steady 70-mph cruising is no problem, and the GLS is quiet for a compact economy car at highway speeds.
The power steering is quick, and the ride is supple over rough streets, although the soft suspension discourages fast driving on bumpy roads. Handling is pretty good with the wider tires if the car isn’t driven too hard, but the thinner standard tires don’t provide as much road grip.
The brake pedal needs a more positive feel, although stopping distances from highway speeds are commendably short.
2011 hyundai accent
There is decent space for four 6-footers. Legroom for a tall passenger behind a tall driver is tight, but that isn’t a problem for a rear passenger behind a tall front occupant. A fold-down rear center armrest containing cupholders is best used to occupy that portion of the back seat because it’s to stiff for comfort.
Gauges are easy to read, and the nicely designed interior has an attractive two-tone color scheme for a more upscale appearance—although some trim is marginal. The driver’s seating position has been raised two inches for the higher viewpoint some drivers prefer, and all-around visibility is good. Sound system controls are conveniently placed high and climate controls are large. There are two 12-volt outlets.
The fairly roomy trunk has a low, wide opening, and seatbacks fold forward to enlarge the cargo area. However, the pass-through opening between the trunk and rear seat area is just moderately large.
Hyundai continues to improve quality, although it has a way to go to command the resale value of Toyota or Honda models. However, its long warranty, which includes 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain coverage, continues to draw customers.