Newly redesigned for 2007, the Elantra is a four-door five-passenger family sedan offered in three trim levels – the GLS, SE or Limited. All models come equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 138 horsepower offered as standard with a five-speed manual transmission (with a four-speed automatic as optional).Read more Read less
The Hyundai Elantra has been completely redesigned for 2007, with a much roomier, interior; yet it's only slightly higher and wider overall. Although the previous version was available as either a hatchback or sedan, the new version comes only as a sedan. The interior has been significantly upgraded; for the first time, heated seats are available, and Elantra can be equipped with steering-wheel-mounted cruise and audio controls. Elantra has always offered a generous level of standard features; and that list expands this year to include full-length side curtain air bags and anti-lock brakes. XM satellite radio was made standard on all but the GLS Elantras halfway through the model year. There's also a new PZEV (partial zero emissions vehicle) version of the Elantra available in some states, which makes the Elantra one of the cleanest (or greenest) new cars.
Roomy interior; comfortable ride; fuel efficiency; inclusive warranty; impressive safety features; strong overall value.
The 2007 Elantra has more interior room than two of its leading competitors, the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, and is able to match the Acura TL's interior space. The Elantra can be considered a strong value based on standard features alone, but its standard safety features especially make it a standout. Front side air bags and full-length side-curtain bags, both options on many of the Elantra's competitors, come on all Elantras.