2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS

2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS Competitors

$18k car, designed & built in Korea 29 city / 40 hwy 371-512 mile range, gas engine
148 hp 109 cu. in. 4-cylinder

As well as being compared against other cars, the 2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS is also often compared to luxury cars and sports cars. The 2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS's top rivals come from Volkswagen (such as the CC Sport and the Jetta TDI) and Audi (such as the A4 Premium and the A5 Premium)

compared to car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Elantra GLS compared to other car competitors include: it is slightly more fuel efficient in the city (29 mpg vs 25 mpg), is slightly more fuel efficient on the highway (40 mpg vs 34 mpg), has significantly more spacious front seats (56.4 ft3 vs 50.4 ft3), has a much longer-lasting basic warranty (5 year vs 3 year) and has a much longer basic warranty (60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile).

However, on average it gets slightly less from a tank of gas in the city (371 miles vs 435 miles), gets slightly less from a tank of gas on the highway (512 miles vs 609 miles), has slightly less spacious back seats (38.9 ft3 vs 43.2 ft3), only has a naturally-aspirated engine (none vs turbocharger) and slightly longer braking distance from 60mph (136 ft vs 113 ft).

2012 Volkswagen CC Sport

2012 Volkswagen CC Sport
$29,335

Significant advantages of the CC Sport (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • CC Sport's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None
  • Passenger power seats comes standard
  • Power seats comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the CC Sport (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Much shorter-lasting basic warranty: 3 year vs 5 year
  • Much shorter basic warranty: 36,000 mile vs 60,000 mile
  • Significantly worse highway mileage: 31 mpg vs 40 mpg

common strengths of the CC Sport and Elantra GLS

  • Good highway range: 574 miles vs 512 miles
  • Good city range: 388 miles vs 371 miles
  • Child door locks come standard
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2011 Kia Forte EX

2011 Kia Forte EX
$17,590

Significant advantages of the Forte EX (vs the Elantra GLS)

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Significant disadvantages of the Forte EX (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Child door locks must be bought separately
  • : Manual transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission

common strengths of the Forte EX and Elantra GLS

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 34 mpg vs 40 mpg
  • Both very efficient in the city: 25 mpg vs 29 mpg
  • Fantastically long-lasting basic warranty: 5 year vs 5 year
arrow Compare the 2011 Kia Forte EX vs the 2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS

2010 Chevrolet Cobalt LT

2010 Chevrolet Cobalt LT
$18,240

Significant advantages of the Cobalt LT (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Much more ground clearance for rough terrain: 13" vs 5.5"
  • Optional leather

Significant disadvantages of the Cobalt LT (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Worse brakes
  • Much shorter-lasting basic warranty: 3 year vs 5 year
  • Much shorter basic warranty: 36,000 mile vs 60,000 mile

common strengths of the Cobalt LT and Elantra GLS

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 33 mpg vs 40 mpg
  • Inexpensive: $18,240 vs $18,195
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
arrow Compare the 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt LT vs the 2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS

2011 Mazda 6 i Touring

2011 Mazda 6 i Touring
$23,430

Significant advantages of the 6 i Touring (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Roomier back seats: 46.3 ft3 vs 38.9 ft3
  • Power seats comes standard
  • CD changer comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the 6 i Touring (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Much shorter-lasting basic warranty: 3 year vs 5 year
  • Much shorter basic warranty: 36,000 mile vs 60,000 mile
  • Significantly worse highway mileage: 31 mpg vs 40 mpg

common strengths of the 6 i Touring and Elantra GLS

  • Good highway range: 574 miles vs 512 miles
  • Both have spacious front seats: 55.5 ft3 vs 56.4 ft3
  • Good city range: 407 miles vs 371 miles
arrow Compare the 2011 Mazda 6 i Touring vs the 2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS

2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
$23,765

Significant advantages of the Jetta TDI (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Jetta TDI's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None
  • Much shorter braking distance from 60mph: 113 ft vs 136 ft
  • Significantly fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 609 miles vs 512 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Jetta TDI (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Much shorter-lasting basic warranty: 3 year vs 5 year
  • Much shorter basic warranty: 36,000 mile vs 60,000 mile
  • Much more cramped front seats: 48.7 ft3 vs 56.4 ft3

common strengths of the Jetta TDI and Elantra GLS

  • Very fuel efficient on the highway: 42 mpg vs 40 mpg
  • Both very efficient in the city: 30 mpg vs 29 mpg
  • Good highway range: 609 miles vs 512 miles
arrow Compare the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI vs the 2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS

2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI SEL Premium

2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI SEL Premium
$32,965

Significant advantages of the Passat TDI SEL Premium (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 796 miles vs 512 miles
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving in the city: 574 miles vs 371 miles
  • Passat TDI SEL Premium's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Passat TDI SEL Premium (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Much shorter-lasting basic warranty: 3 year vs 5 year
  • Much shorter basic warranty: 36,000 mile vs 60,000 mile
  • Sluggish performance: 24.3 lb/hp vs 18.2 lb/hp

common strengths of the Passat TDI SEL Premium and Elantra GLS

  • Very fuel efficient on the highway: 43 mpg vs 40 mpg
  • Both very efficient in the city: 31 mpg vs 29 mpg
  • Good highway range: 796 miles vs 512 miles
arrow Compare the 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI SEL Premium vs the 2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS

compared to luxury car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Elantra GLS compared to luxury car competitors include: it is significantly more fuel efficient in the city (29 mpg vs 21 mpg), is much more fuel efficient on the highway (40 mpg vs 30 mpg), has slightly more spacious front seats (56.4 ft3 vs 51.2 ft3), has a much longer-lasting basic warranty (5 year vs 4 year) and has a much longer basic warranty (60,000 mile vs 50,000 mile).

However, on average it doesn't have rear air conditioning (not available vs optional), lacks continously-variable transmission (traditional vs continuously variable), has slightly less cargo space (14.8 ft3 vs 34.0 ft3), is slightly less powerful (148 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 230 HP @ 6,500 RPM) and has worse traction (front-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive).

2011 Audi A4 Premium

2011 Audi A4 Premium
$33,175

Significant advantages of the A4 Premium (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Optional rear air conditioning
  • Has continuously variable transmission: Continuously variable vs Traditional
  • Leather comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the A4 Premium (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Much shorter basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 60,000 mile
  • Much shorter-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 5 year
  • Many fewer gears: Continuously variable vs 6

common strengths of the A4 Premium and Elantra GLS

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 30 mpg vs 40 mpg
  • Both very efficient in the city: 22 mpg vs 29 mpg
  • Inexpensive: $33,175 vs $18,195
arrow Compare the 2011 Audi A4 Premium vs the 2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS

2012 Acura TL

2012 Acura TL
$43,770

Significant advantages of the TL (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Leather comes standard
  • Better road traction: all-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive
  • Power seats comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the TL (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Much worse highway mileage: 26 mpg vs 40 mpg
  • Much shorter basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 60,000 mile
  • Much shorter-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 5 year

common strengths of the TL and Elantra GLS

  • Inexpensive: $43,770 vs $18,195
  • Both have spacious front seats: 55.0 ft3 vs 56.4 ft3
  • People mover: 5 vs 5
arrow Compare the 2012 Acura TL vs the 2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS

2011 Acura TSX

2011 Acura TSX
$31,845

Significant advantages of the TSX (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Much more cargo room: 60.5 ft3 vs 14.8 ft3
  • Leather comes standard
  • Roof rails comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the TSX (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Much shorter basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 60,000 mile
  • Much shorter-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 5 year
  • Much worse highway mileage: 30 mpg vs 40 mpg

common strengths of the TSX and Elantra GLS

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 30 mpg vs 40 mpg
  • Both very efficient in the city: 22 mpg vs 29 mpg
  • Good city range: 407 miles vs 371 miles
arrow Compare the 2011 Acura TSX vs the 2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS

2011 Audi A5 Premium

2011 Audi A5 Premium
$39,075

Significant advantages of the A5 Premium (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Optional rear air conditioning
  • Leather comes standard
  • Better road traction: all-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive

Significant disadvantages of the A5 Premium (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Much shorter basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 60,000 mile
  • Much shorter-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 5 year
  • Much worse highway mileage: 29 mpg vs 40 mpg

common strengths of the A5 Premium and Elantra GLS

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 29 mpg vs 40 mpg
  • Both very efficient in the city: 21 mpg vs 29 mpg
  • Inexpensive: $39,075 vs $18,195
arrow Compare the 2011 Audi A5 Premium vs the 2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS

2012 Audi A3 Premium

2012 Audi A3 Premium
$31,125

Significant advantages of the A3 Premium (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Leather comes standard
  • Much more cargo room: 39.0 ft3 vs 14.8 ft3
  • Significantly fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 613 miles vs 512 miles

Significant disadvantages of the A3 Premium (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Much shorter basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 60,000 mile
  • Much shorter-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 5 year
  • Sluggish performance: 23.7 lb/hp vs 18.2 lb/hp

common strengths of the A3 Premium and Elantra GLS

  • Very fuel efficient on the highway: 42 mpg vs 40 mpg
  • Very fuel efficient in the city: 30 mpg vs 29 mpg
  • Good highway range: 613 miles vs 512 miles
arrow Compare the 2012 Audi A3 Premium vs the 2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS

2011 BMW 328i

2011 BMW 328i
$35,475

Significant advantages of the 328i (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Leather comes standard
  • Much faster 0-60 mph time: 6.9 seconds vs 9.5 seconds
  • Optional power seats

Significant disadvantages of the 328i (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Much shorter basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 60,000 mile
  • Much shorter-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 5 year
  • Much worse highway mileage: 28 mpg vs 40 mpg

common strengths of the 328i and Elantra GLS

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 28 mpg vs 40 mpg
  • Inexpensive: $35,475 vs $18,195
  • Both vehicles can make tight turns: 36.1 ft vs 34.8 ft
arrow Compare the 2011 BMW 328i vs the 2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS

compared to sports car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Elantra GLS compared to sports car competitors include: it is significantly more fuel efficient in the city (29 mpg vs 22 mpg), is much more fuel efficient on the highway (40 mpg vs 24 mpg), gets significantly more from a tank of gas in the city (371 miles vs 290 miles), gets slightly more from a tank of gas on the highway (512 miles vs 409 miles) and has slightly more cargo space (14.8 ft3 vs 5.7 ft3).

However, on average it is slightly less powerful (148 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 376 HP @ 5,150 RPM), significantly slower 0-60 time (9.5 seconds vs 5.9 seconds), slightly slower 1/4 mile time (17.2 s s @ 83.0 mph mph vs 14.3 s s @ 102.0 mph mph), slightly worse cornering ability (0.82 g vs 0.89 g) and is slightly more sluggish (18.2 lb/hp vs 14.3 lb/hp).

2011 Dodge Challenger R/T

2011 Dodge Challenger R/T
$30,720

Significant advantages of the Challenger R/T (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Much faster 0-60 mph time: 5.9 seconds vs 9.5 seconds
  • Much faster 1/4 mile time: 14.3 s s @ 102.0 mph mph vs 17.2 s s @ 83.0 mph mph
  • Significantly more powerful: 376 HP @ 5,150 RPM vs 148 HP @ 6,500 RPM

Significant disadvantages of the Challenger R/T (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Much worse city mileage: 15 mpg vs 29 mpg
  • Much worse highway mileage: 24 mpg vs 40 mpg
  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving in the city: 286 miles vs 371 miles

common strengths of the Challenger R/T and Elantra GLS

  • Good highway range: 458 miles vs 512 miles
  • Both have spacious front seats: 55.6 ft3 vs 56.4 ft3
  • Inexpensive: $30,720 vs $18,195
arrow Compare the 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T vs the 2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS

2012 Honda Civic Si

2012 Honda Civic Si
$22,975

Significant advantages of the Civic Si (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Sportier performance: 14.3 lb/hp vs 18.2 lb/hp
  • Moon roof comes standard
  • Premium radio comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Civic Si (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Much worse highway mileage: 31 mpg vs 40 mpg
  • Significantly worse city mileage: 22 mpg vs 29 mpg
  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving in the city: 290 miles vs 371 miles

common strengths of the Civic Si and Elantra GLS

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 31 mpg vs 40 mpg
  • Both very efficient in the city: 22 mpg vs 29 mpg
  • Inexpensive: $22,975 vs $18,195
arrow Compare the 2012 Honda Civic Si vs the 2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS

2011 MINI Cooper

2011 MINI Cooper
$20,100

Significant advantages of the Cooper (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Optional navigation system
  • Optional leather
  • Optional premium radio

Significant disadvantages of the Cooper (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Much more cramped front seats: 46.8 ft3 vs 56.4 ft3
  • Significantly more cramped back seats: 28.4 ft3 vs 38.9 ft3
  • Significantly less cargo room: 5.7 ft3 vs 14.8 ft3

common strengths of the Cooper and Elantra GLS

  • Very fuel efficient in the city: 29 mpg vs 29 mpg
  • Very fuel efficient on the highway: 37 mpg vs 40 mpg
  • Fantastic city range: 383 miles vs 371 miles
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