2011 Hyundai Elantra

I first thought it was a picture of the new Sonata. But no.

It seems Hyundai is trying to bring some style into the compact sedan segment.
What a great idea.
In a world full of Corollas…

Conversation 17 comments

  1. GTFO. THAT is an ELANTRA!? Wow, Hyundai's models went from cheap, to cheap but respectable, to damn good in just a few short years.

  2. Nothing much here. Well, it looks better than a Corolla. But so does the dump my dog took earlier today. It's going to take more than a Dick Dastardly mustache to make this look good compared to the Mazda 3, Civic, upcoming Focus or the Cruze.

  3. It seems to be a wider consensus in the web community that this picture actually corresponds to the Verna -Asian name- for the Accent.

    The wheels proposed for the Elantra are different, as well as the side lines of the car and the grill, which tend to match the previous spy shots of the disguised Accent.

    Any version it may be -Elantra or Accent- is a welcome refreshing change in the small & compact segments

  4. Looks great! Hyundai and Kia and getting better every year. Honda makes goods cars that get uglier every year. If Hyundai and Kia continue to refine their engines and continue to up their quality…watch out!

  5. This is the Accent. Both cars will look very similar, but the Elantra is much bigger, almost mid size looking. You can also tell by the C pillar blackout triangles. Accent's are large, the Elantra's are small.

  6. I'm not sure I understand all the kudos for this car. If it were a Toyota, Nissan, GM or Ford, people would be panning it as a bland and generic "half used bar of soap." It's been very clear for a couple years that people have lower expectations for Hyundai and are impressed much more easily.

  7. "Anonymous said…

    Hyundai has already passed Honda. It will take 5-10 years for people to develop new habits, though.

    March 28, 2010 1:59 PM"

    Ummmmmm, I certainly wouldn't go that far at all.

    Hyundai and Kia have come a LONG way, but they still aren't up to a Honda yet.

    This comment is coming from a BMW owner.

  8. "Hyundai and Kia have come a LONG way, but they still aren't up to a Honda yet. "

    Not even remotely close to Honda. Hyundai and Kia small cars are still pretty horrendous.

  9. hyundai and Kia are nowhere near honda, Nissan and Mazda. It is phenomenal how far they have come from the Hyundai Stellar , with every possible problem present. However, The fact remains that they are light years behind the true masters. Toyota was taking shortcuts and hiding stuff, so they are no longer regarded as quality, but the Koreans still have a long way to go.

  10. "but the Koreans still have a long way to go."- La Giocefu

    In what area? What car is "light years" behind? From what I can tell Hyundai is right there with the J3 nowdays. In fact isn't the new Sonota's direct-injected engine more powerful then the Acura TSX's? and the only one offered in this class of cars?
    I fail to see where Hyundai is far behind in any area.

  11. Hyundai has already passed Honda. It will take 5-10 years for people to develop new habits, though.

    March 28, 2010 1:59 PM"

    Ummmmmm, I certainly wouldn't go that far at all.

    Hyundai and Kia have come a LONG way, but they still aren't up to a Honda yet.

    This comment is coming from a BMW owner.

    March 28, 2010 4:29 PM

    O:K, you got me. But from my vantage point; the distance from 7-Series to Accord is about the same as from 7-Series to Elantra. And I believe that while Hyundai Styling keeps improving; Honda keeps getting worse. So I see Hyundai as being the more "cutting edge" of the two. And admittedly, I don't know many Hyundai owners, but Honda (Acura) owners I know have gotten all too rehearsed at making excuses for their cars–so I'm suspicious about reliability. Some of them spend twice as much on "general maintainance" as I do on cars costing 3x as much!

  12. guys you all are wrong! if you thought that was the 2011 elantra, then you all are going to love it when i tell you that this is actually the 2011 hyundai accent, not the elantra

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