Hyundai Elantra Information

Safety · Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Hyundai Elantra Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted 2 recalls, 0 investigations of reports of a defective product, and recorded 4 safety complaints filed against this vehicle.


Crash Test Results (ratings out of 5):

Year Variation Overall Rating Front Crash Rating
(Driver)
Front Crash
(Passenger)
Side Crash
(Driver side)
Side Crash
(Passenger side)
Rollover
2020 2020 Hyundai Elantra 4 DR FWD 4 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 4 4
2019 2019 Hyundai Elantra 4 DR FWD 4 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 4 4
2018 2018 Hyundai Elantra 4 DR FWD 4 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 4 4
2017 2017 Hyundai Elantra 4 DR FWD Early Release 4 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 4 4
2017 2017 Hyundai Elantra 4 DR FWD Later Release 4 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 4 4
2016 2016 Hyundai Elantra 4 DR FWD 5 5 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 5 4
2015 2015 Hyundai Elantra 2 DR FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2015 2015 Hyundai Elantra 4 DR FWD 5 5 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 5 4
2014 2014 Hyundai Elantra 2 DR FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2014 2014 Hyundai Elantra 4 DR FWD 5 5 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 5 4
2013 2013 Hyundai Elantra 2 DR FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2013 2013 Hyundai Elantra 4 DR FWD 5 5 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 5 4
2012 2012 Hyundai Elantra 2 DR FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2012 2012 Hyundai Elantra 4 DR FWD Early Release 4 5 (picture) 2 4 (picture) 5 4
2012 2012 Hyundai Elantra 4 DR FWD Later Release 5 5 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 5 4
2011 2011 Hyundai Elantra 4 DR FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2010 2010 Hyundai Elantra 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 4 (picture) 4 4
2009 2009 Hyundai Elantra 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 4 (picture) 4 4
2008 2008 Hyundai Elantra 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 4 (picture) 4 4
2007 2007 Hyundai Elantra 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 4 (picture) 4 4
2006 2006 Hyundai Elantra 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 4 4
2005 2005 Hyundai Elantra 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 4 4
2004 2004 Hyundai Elantra 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 4 4
2004 2004 Hyundai Elantra 5-DR Wagon w/SAB Not Rated 5 4 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2003 2003 Hyundai Elantra 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 5 5 (picture) 4 4
2002 2002 Hyundai Elantra 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 5 5 (picture) 4 Not Rated
2001 2001 Hyundai Elantra 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 5 5 (picture) 4 Not Rated
2000 2000 Hyundai Elantra 4-DR. Not Rated 5 (picture) 4 3 1 Not Rated
1999 1999 Hyundai Elantra 4-DR. Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 3 1 Not Rated
1998 1998 Hyundai Elantra 4-DR. Not Rated 3 3 3 (picture) 1 Not Rated
1997 1997 Hyundai Elantra 4-DR. Not Rated 3 3 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1996 1996 Hyundai Elantra 4-DR. Not Rated 3 3 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1995 1995 Hyundai Elantra 4-DR. Not Rated 4 1 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1994 1994 Hyundai Elantra 4-DR. Not Rated 4 1 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1993 1993 Hyundai Elantra 4-DR. Not Rated 1 2 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated

Fuel Efficiency

Hyundai has manufactured models of Elantra for 28 years. They average 27.0 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2020 Elantra above average at 29 combined MPG.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 2020 Elantra to be $1,350 per year. This estimate is based on 15,000 miles driven, 55% city driving and 45% highway driving, and regular gasoline.

Compared to other vehicles, you spend $500 less over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The Elantra consumes about 11 barrels of petroleum per year, according to the standard estimate of 15,000 miles driven. Most of the world's petroleum comes from countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., and Iraq.

The Elantra emits 310 grams of CO2 per mile, or roughly 4,650,000 grams per year. To put this into perspective, a normal tree absorbs about 21,000 grams of CO2 per year, so about 221 trees would offset these emissions. The Elantra does not have start-stop technology.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2020 Hyundai Elantra 29 33 26
2019 Hyundai Elantra 25 30 22
2018 Hyundai Elantra 35 40 32
2017 Hyundai Elantra 25 30 22
2016 Hyundai Elantra 28 34 24
2015 Hyundai Elantra 30 36 27
2014 Hyundai Elantra 27 33 24
2013 Hyundai Elantra 32 38 28
2012 Hyundai Elantra 32 38 28
2011 Hyundai Elantra 32 38 28
2010 Hyundai Elantra 29 34 25
2009 Hyundai Elantra 28 33 25
2008 Hyundai Elantra 27 33 24
2007 Hyundai Elantra 27 33 24
2006 Hyundai Elantra 24 29 21
2005 Hyundai Elantra 26 31 23
2004 Hyundai Elantra 26 31 23
2003 Hyundai Elantra 25 30 22
2002 Hyundai Elantra 25 30 21
2001 Hyundai Elantra 25 30 21
2000 Hyundai Elantra 24 30 21
1999 Hyundai Elantra 24 30 21
1998 Hyundai Elantra 24 29 21
1997 Hyundai Elantra 23 28 20
1996 Hyundai Elantra 24 29 21
1995 Hyundai Elantra 21 26 19
1994 Hyundai Elantra 21 26 19
1993 Hyundai Elantra 21 26 19

MPG breakdown by model options

The Hyundai Elantra has 82 different model options on record with the EPA since 1993. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2020 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 34 40 30
2020 4-dr, Automatic (AM7), 4-cyl, 1.4 L 36 41 33
2020 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 30 37 26
2020 4-dr, Automatic (AM7), 4-cyl, 1.6 L 29 33 26
2019 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 32 37 28
2019 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 29 36 26
2019 4-dr, Automatic (AM7), 4-cyl, 1.4 L 35 40 32
2019 4-dr, Automatic (AM7), 4-cyl, 1.6 L 29 33 26
2019 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 25 30 22
2018 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 32 37 28
2018 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 29 36 26
2018 4-dr, Automatic (AM7), 4-cyl, 1.6 L 29 33 26
2018 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 25 30 22
2018 4-dr, Automatic (AM7), 4-cyl, 1.4 L 35 40 32
2017 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 32 37 28
2017 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 29 36 26
2017 4-dr, Automatic (AM7), 4-cyl, 1.4 L 35 40 32
2017 4-dr, Automatic (AM7), 4-cyl, 1.6 L 29 33 26
2017 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 25 30 22
2016 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 31 37 28
2016 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 30 36 27
2016 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 28 35 24
2016 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 28 34 24
2015 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 28 35 24
2015 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 28 34 24
2015 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 31 37 27
2015 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 30 36 27
2014 4-dr, Automatic 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 31 37 27
2014 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 30 36 27
2014 4-dr, Automatic 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 28 34 24
2014 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 27 33 24
2013 4-dr, Automatic 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 32 38 28
2013 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 32 38 28
2012 4-dr, Automatic 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 32 38 28
2012 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 32 38 28
2011 4-dr, Automatic 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 32 38 28
2011 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 32 38 28
2010 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 29 34 26
2010 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 29 34 25
2009 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 27 33 24
2009 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 28 33 25
2008 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 28 33 25
2008 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 27 33 24
2007 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 28 33 25
2007 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 27 33 24
2006 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 29 21
2006 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 26 31 23
2006 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 29 21
2005 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 29 21
2005 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 26 31 23
2004 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 29 21
2004 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 26 31 23
2003 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 25 30 22
2003 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 25 30 21
2003 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 25 30 21
2003 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 25 30 22
2002 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 25 30 21
2002 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 25 30 21
2001 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 25 30 21
2001 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 25 30 21
2000 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 28 19
2000 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 30 21
1999 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 28 19
1999 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 30 21
1998 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 22 27 20
1998 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 24 29 21
1997 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 23 29 20
1997 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 24 29 21
1997 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 23 28 20
1996 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 23 29 20
1996 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 24 29 21
1995 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 22 27 19
1995 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 22 26 19
1995 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 22 26 19
1995 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 21 26 18
1995 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 21 26 19
1994 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 22 26 19
1994 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 22 26 20
1994 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 21 26 19
1993 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 22 26 19
1993 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 22 26 20
1993 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 21 26 19