Hyundai's Efficient Elantra

No other car in its class offers the same price for performance as the sporty and eco-friendly Elantra

Editor's Rating:

The Good: Low price, fuel-efficient, fun to drive, great warranty

The Bad: Doesn't feel as solidly made as a Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla

The Bottom Line: Dollar for dollar, one of the best compacts on the market

Up Front

If you're looking for a budget-price car for commuting, or for the high school or college grad in the family, the Hyundai Elantra is one of the best choices on the market. It's inexpensive, sporty, relatively safe, and has a roomy rear seat and trunk. Plus, some versions of the 2007 Elantra have pollution ratings in the same range as hybrid vehicles.

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