- Starting MSRP: $16,815
- Engine specs: 1.8 liters, four cylinders
- Gas mileage:
- City - 28 mpg
- Highway - 38 mpg
This vehicle has a low MSRP as one of the top cars for commuting. The above-average fuel economy and attractive price help workers who want to buy a car that gets them to work but still allows them to have money left over to put in their 401(k) retirement plans.
The roomy Elantra has 40 inches of front-seat interior headroom and an adjustable driver seat. For those drivers who need to hear their favorite song before the start of the workday, the vehicle has a 172-watt six-speaker AM/FM radio, CD and MP3 audio system.
The Elantra also earned a 2012 Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS, based on the latest test scores available. To earn the honors, Elantra had good performance in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and rear tests.
Hyundai backs their new vehicles with a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty and a five-year, 24-hour roadside-assistance service.