2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS

2012 Hyundai Elantra Competitors

$15-21k 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 hybrid cars, mid-size SUVs and sports cars. The 2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS's top rivals come from Hyundai (such as the Sonata Limited and the Tucson ) and Honda (such as the Accord LX and the Fit )

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 24 mpg), is slightly more fuel efficient on the highway (40 mpg vs 31 mpg), has slightly more spacious front seats (56.4 ft3 vs 54.1 ft3), has a significantly longer-lasting basic warranty (5 year vs 3 year) and has a significantly longer basic warranty (60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile).

However, on average it has slightly less cargo space (14.8 ft3 vs 53.4 ft3), has slightly less spacious back seats (38.9 ft3 vs 46.7 ft3), slightly longer braking distance from 60mph (136 ft vs 127 ft), doesn't have moon roof (not available vs standard) and doesn't have roof rails (not available vs standard).

2012 Hyundai Sonata Limited

2012 Hyundai Sonata Limited
$27,105

Significant advantages of the Sonata Limited (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Front air conditioning comes standard
  • Significantly fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 648 miles vs 512 miles
  • Fewer trips to fill-up when driving in the city: 444 miles vs 371 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Sonata Limited (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • None found

common strengths of the Sonata Limited and Elantra GLS

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 35 mpg vs 40 mpg
  • Fantastically long-lasting basic warranty: 5 year vs 5 year
  • Fantastic basic warranty: 60,000 mile vs 60,000 mile
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2011 Honda Accord LX

2011 Honda Accord LX
$22,950

Significant advantages of the Accord LX (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Front air conditioning comes standard
  • Significantly fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 629 miles vs 512 miles
  • Significantly roomier back seats: 46.7 ft3 vs 38.9 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the Accord LX (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

common strengths of the Accord LX and Elantra GLS

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 34 mpg vs 40 mpg
  • Both have spacious front seats: 59.3 ft3 vs 56.4 ft3
  • Good highway range: 629 miles vs 512 miles
arrow Compare the 2011 Honda Accord LX vs the 2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS

2011 Kia Soul

2011 Kia Soul
$13,995

Significant advantages of the Soul (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Front air conditioning comes standard
  • Much more cargo room: 53.4 ft3 vs 14.8 ft3
  • Significantly roomier back seats: 49.2 ft3 vs 38.9 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the Soul (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Power mirrors not available
  • Significantly worse highway mileage: 31 mpg vs 40 mpg
  • Keyless entry not available

common strengths of the Soul and Elantra GLS

  • Both very efficient in the city: 26 mpg vs 29 mpg
  • Fantastically long-lasting basic warranty: 5 year vs 5 year
  • Fantastic basic warranty: 60,000 mile vs 60,000 mile
arrow Compare the 2011 Kia Soul vs the 2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS

2011 Honda Fit

2011 Honda Fit
$15,870

Significant advantages of the Fit (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Front air conditioning comes standard
  • Cruise control comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Fit (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 Fit and Elantra GLS

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 33 mpg vs 40 mpg
  • Both very efficient in the city: 27 mpg vs 29 mpg
  • Inexpensive: $15,870 vs $15,945
arrow Compare the 2011 Honda Fit vs the 2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS

2011 Toyota Camry XLE

2011 Toyota Camry XLE
$30,605

Significant advantages of the Camry XLE (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Front air conditioning comes standard
  • Significantly roomier back seats: 47.2 ft3 vs 38.9 ft3
  • Faster 0-60 mph time: 7.1 seconds vs 9.5 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the Camry XLE (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: 29 mpg vs 40 mpg

common strengths of the Camry XLE and Elantra GLS

  • Good highway range: 536 miles vs 512 miles
  • Good city range: 370 miles vs 371 miles
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
arrow Compare the 2011 Toyota Camry XLE vs the 2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS

2011 Mazda 2 Touring

2011 Mazda 2 Touring
$16,430

Significant advantages of the 2 Touring (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Front air conditioning comes standard
  • Roof rails comes standard
  • Significantly shorter braking distance from 60mph: 123 ft vs 136 ft

Significant disadvantages of the 2 Touring (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 2 Touring and Elantra GLS

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 35 mpg vs 40 mpg
  • Both very efficient in the city: 29 mpg vs 29 mpg
  • Inexpensive: $16,430 vs $15,945
arrow Compare the 2011 Mazda 2 Touring vs the 2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS

compared to hybrid car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Elantra GLS compared to hybrid car competitors include: it costs less ($15,945 vs $28,080), is slightly sportier (18.0 lb/hp vs 22.7 lb/hp), has slightly more spacious front seats (56.4 ft3 vs 51.7 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 is significantly less fuel efficient in the city (29 mpg vs 51 mpg), is slightly less fuel efficient on the highway (40 mpg vs 48 mpg), lacks continously-variable transmission (traditional vs continuously variable), is not a hybrid car and has slightly fewer airbags (5 vs 6).

2011 Toyota Prius Four

2011 Toyota Prius Four
$28,080

Significant advantages of the Prius Four (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Hybrid
  • Much tighter turning radius: 17.1 ft vs 34.8 ft
  • Front air conditioning comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Prius Four (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
  • Many fewer gears: Continuously variable vs 6

common strengths of the Prius Four and Elantra GLS

  • Inexpensive: $28,080 vs $15,945
  • Both vehicles have good cornering ability: 0.82 g vs 0.82 g
  • Both vehicles' brakes will do well under heavy use
arrow Compare the 2011 Toyota Prius Four vs the 2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS

compared to mid-size SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Elantra GLS compared to mid-size SUV competitors include: it is much more fuel efficient in the city (29 mpg vs 21 mpg), is much more fuel efficient on the highway (40 mpg vs 28 mpg), costs less ($15,945 vs $24,970), has a significantly longer-lasting basic warranty (5 year vs 3 year) and has a slightly longer basic warranty (60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile).

However, on average it has much less cargo space (14.8 ft3 vs 72.9 ft3), is slightly less powerful (148 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 276 HP @ 6,300 RPM), much less ground clearance (5.5" vs 7.8"), has significantly less spacious back seats (38.9 ft3 vs 48.2 ft3) and doesn't have roof rails (not available vs standard).

2011 Hyundai Tucson

2011 Hyundai Tucson
$20,690

Significant advantages of the Tucson (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Much more cargo room: 55.8 ft3 vs 14.8 ft3
  • Significantly more ground clearance for rough terrain: 6.7" vs 5.5"
  • Front air conditioning comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Tucson (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Much worse highway mileage: 31 mpg vs 40 mpg
  • Significantly worse city mileage: 23 mpg vs 29 mpg
  • Cruise control not available

common strengths of the Tucson and Elantra GLS

  • Very fuel efficient on the highway: 31 mpg vs 40 mpg
  • Both very efficient in the city: 23 mpg vs 29 mpg
  • Fantastically long-lasting basic warranty: 5 year vs 5 year
arrow Compare the Tucson vs the Elantra GLS

2011 Honda CR-V

2011 Honda CR-V
$23,405

Significant advantages of the CR-V (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Much more cargo room: 72.9 ft3 vs 14.8 ft3
  • Significantly more ground clearance for rough terrain: 6.7" vs 5.5"
  • Front air conditioning comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the CR-V (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Much worse highway mileage: 28 mpg vs 40 mpg
  • Much worse city mileage: 21 mpg vs 29 mpg
  • Much shorter-lasting basic warranty: 3 year vs 5 year

common strengths of the CR-V and Elantra GLS

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 28 mpg vs 40 mpg
  • Both very efficient in the city: 21 mpg vs 29 mpg
  • Inexpensive: $23,405 vs $15,945
arrow Compare the 2011 Honda CR-V vs the 2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS

2011 Hyundai Santa Fe

2011 Hyundai Santa Fe
$26,940

Significant advantages of the Santa Fe (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Much more cargo room: 78.2 ft3 vs 14.8 ft3
  • Much more ground clearance for rough terrain: 8.1" vs 5.5"
  • Significantly more powerful: 276 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 148 HP @ 6,500 RPM

Significant disadvantages of the Santa Fe (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Much worse highway mileage: 26 mpg vs 40 mpg
  • Much worse city mileage: 20 mpg vs 29 mpg
  • Significantly worse cornering ability: 0.74 g vs 0.82 g

common strengths of the Santa Fe and Elantra GLS

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 26 mpg vs 40 mpg
  • Fantastically long-lasting basic warranty: 5 year vs 5 year
  • Longer basic warranty: 60,000 mile vs 60,000 mile
arrow Compare the Santa Fe vs the Elantra GLS

2012 Ford Escape XLT

2012 Ford Escape XLT
$25,495

Significant advantages of the Escape XLT (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Much more ground clearance for rough terrain: 8.4" vs 5.5"
  • Much more cargo room: 66.3 ft3 vs 14.8 ft3
  • Front air conditioning comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Escape XLT (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Much worse highway mileage: 28 mpg vs 40 mpg
  • Worse brakes
  • Much worse city mileage: 21 mpg vs 29 mpg

common strengths of the Escape XLT and Elantra GLS

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 28 mpg vs 40 mpg
  • Both very efficient in the city: 21 mpg vs 29 mpg
  • Inexpensive: $25,495 vs $15,945
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2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT

2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT
$24,970

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

  • Much more cargo room: 63.7 ft3 vs 14.8 ft3
  • Much more ground clearance for rough terrain: 7.8" vs 5.5"
  • Front air conditioning comes standard

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

  • Much worse highway mileage: 32 mpg vs 40 mpg
  • Significantly worse city mileage: 22 mpg vs 29 mpg
  • Much wider turning radius: 40.0 ft vs 34.8 ft

common strengths of the Equinox LT and Elantra GLS

  • Very fuel efficient on the highway: 32 mpg vs 40 mpg
  • Both very efficient in the city: 22 mpg vs 29 mpg
  • Good highway range: 602 miles vs 512 miles
arrow Compare the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT 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 21 mpg), is much more fuel efficient on the highway (40 mpg vs 30 mpg), gets slightly more from a tank of gas in the city (371 miles vs 246 miles), gets slightly more from a tank of gas on the highway (512 miles vs 334 miles) and has slightly more cargo space (14.8 ft3 vs 6.9 ft3).

However, on average it is slightly less powerful (148 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 210 HP @ 6,000 RPM), only has a naturally-aspirated engine (none vs turbocharger), significantly slower 0-60 time (9.5 seconds vs 6.8 seconds), significantly longer braking distance from 60mph (136 ft vs 113 ft) and slightly slower 1/4 mile time (17.2 s s @ 83.0 mph mph vs 15.2 s s @ 90.3 mph mph).

2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR

2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR
$34,770

Significant advantages of the Lancer Evolution GSR (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Much faster 0-60 mph time: 5.8 seconds vs 9.5 seconds
  • Lancer Evolution GSR's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None
  • Much faster 1/4 mile time: 14.5 s s @ 97.0 mph mph vs 17.2 s s @ 83.0 mph mph

Significant disadvantages of the Lancer Evolution GSR (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Much worse highway mileage: 23 mpg vs 40 mpg
  • Much worse city mileage: 17 mpg vs 29 mpg
  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving in the city: 246 miles vs 371 miles

common strengths of the Lancer Evolution GSR and Elantra GLS

  • Both have spacious front seats: 54.6 ft3 vs 56.4 ft3
  • Inexpensive: $34,770 vs $15,945
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T

2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T
$25,350

Significant advantages of the Genesis Coupe 2.0T (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Genesis Coupe 2.0T's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None
  • Much faster 0-60 mph time: 6.8 seconds vs 9.5 seconds
  • Much shorter braking distance from 60mph: 113 ft vs 136 ft

Significant disadvantages of the Genesis Coupe 2.0T (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Much worse highway mileage: 30 mpg vs 40 mpg
  • Much worse city mileage: 21 mpg vs 29 mpg
  • Wider turning radius: 37.4 ft vs 34.8 ft

common strengths of the Genesis Coupe 2.0T and Elantra GLS

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 30 mpg vs 40 mpg
  • Both very efficient in the city: 21 mpg vs 29 mpg
  • Fantastic city range: 361 miles vs 371 miles
arrow Compare the Genesis Coupe 2.0T vs the Elantra GLS

2011 MINI Cooper

2011 MINI Cooper
$20,100

Significant advantages of the Cooper (vs the Elantra GLS)

  • Optional navigation system
  • Optional leather
  • Front air conditioning comes standard

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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