Classified as a mid-size car, the 2008 Hyundai Elantra slots in between the compact Accent and larger Sonata. The Elantra starts off with the economy minded GLS trim and can be optioned up with air conditioning, fog lights, cruise, and upgraded audio. The SE trim level can be had with leather, 16 inch alloy wheels, and steering wheel controls. All Elantra's receive Hyundai's 2.0-liter 138 hp 4-cylinder with standard 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic offering 24/33 mpg city/hwy. With a 5-star frontal crash rating, standard front, side, and curtain airbags, numerous options, and an excellent warranty, the Elantra represents a strong value in its class.Read more Read less
Redesigned last year, the Hyundai Elantra has minimal changes for 2008. For safety, a tire pressure monitoring system now comes with all Elantras, while the SE trim receives electronic stability control with traction control and brake assist. In addition, the SE now includes metallic interior accents and visor extensions.
Roomy interior; comfortable ride; fuel efficiency; inclusive warranty; impressive safety features; strong overall value.
The 2008 Hyundai 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.