2013 Hyundai ElantraPosted: April 18th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 2013 New Car Models, Hyundai | Leave a comment »
The 2013 Hyundai Elantra sedan is a four-door compact car with seating for up to five that offers a distinctive styling, large trunk, comfortable cabin and long warranty coverage. With a long list of standard features and fuel-efficient driving experience, the new 2013 Hyundai Elantra sedan offers an excellent value for money and continues to be one of the best compact cars on the market.
The 2013 Elantra exemplifies Hyundai’s emotional “Fluidic Sculpture” design principles, that considers the interplay of wind with rigid surfaces to create the illusion of the constant motion. Elantra is an evolution of the design qualities found in Sonata. The drag coefficient for thr new Elantra is an exceptionally low 0.28. The new 2013 Elantra was designed at Hyundai’s North American Design Center in Irvine, California.
The 2013 Elantra coupe and Elantra GT hatchback (this body style is all-new for Elantra) are considered separate model. The 2013 Hyundai Elantra sedan is offered in GLS and Limited trims. The Elantra sedan GLS comes standard with 16-inch steel wheels, manually operated air conditioning, six-way manual driver’s seat, full power accesories, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a trip computer, keyless entry, anti-theft system, cruise control and a 6-speaker audio system with a CD player and an iPod/USB interface. The Preferred package is optional and adds 16-inch alloy wheels, foglamps, heated front seats, steering wheel audio controls and Bluetooth.
The 2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited adds all of the Preferred package equipment plus 17-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, power sunroof, upgraded interior trim, heated front and rear seats and a power driver seat. The Technology package adds to Elantra Limited keyless ignition, keyless entry, push button start, dual automatic climate control, automatic headlamps, a rearview camera, a 360-watt premium audio system and a navigation system with 7-inch screen.
The 2013 Hyundai Elantra comes with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT), that produces 148 hp and 131 lb-ft of torque (145 hp and 130 lb-ft of torque for Elantra PZEV). The GLS comes standard with a 6-speed manual transmission or an optional 6-speed automatic transmission. The Limited comes standard only with the 6-speed automatic. All 2013 Elantras have front-wheel drive.
Standard safety features of 2013 Hyundai Elantra sedan include traction control, stability control, antilock disc brakes, active front head restraints, front seat side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags and brake assist.