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 |  Jun 19 2014, 10:32 AM

Compact Car: Hyundai Elantra


Topping the Compact Car category this year was the Hyundai Elantra, with the Toyota Corolla coming in second place and the Honda Civic ranking third. The compact Elantra comes standard with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine sporting 145 hp but a more powerful 2.0-liter is available with 173 hp. The standard 1.8-liter engine gets 27 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway while the larger engine provides 24 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. Both the Elantra sedan and GT hatchback received a five-star overall safety rating from NHTSA. The coupe version has not yet been tested.

  • chavitz

    From my past observation, J.D. Power is a very dubious and manipulative auto research company. It seems any automaker can pay the company for better publicity in a timely J.D. Power study report. Yeah, J.D. Power uses data from consumers, but how does it get the data, how does it process the data, and is its data subject to public auditing ? No one knows, except J. D. Power itself , because J.D. Power owns and operates its Secret Magic Black Data Box Machine in the name of scientific data-based research.

  • chavitz

    In general, consumer report in auto quality publishing is way more objective and trustworthy

  • Louis

    Both are superficial representations of actual vehicle quality.

  • Max Bork

    Actually no, Consumer Reports is actually reports from consumers and can not be bought ….

  • chavitz

    Well you are talking about superficial representation, which I think is as far as a data-based study/report can go, but I’m here talking about Hoax.