The last few years, the appeal of smaller more economical cars has increased due to their significantly better fuel economy. However, that transition has been made easier thanks to the sophistication, luxury and styling of the recent entries into the compact category.
The 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe is a good example of the trend with its 37 mpg highway fuel economy, full featured equipment level and exceptional styling.
The front-wheel 2013 Elantra Coupe SE is powered by a 148 hp, 1.8-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine with a standard six-speed manual transmission, or optional six-speed automatic with the Shiftronic manual shifting mode and an active ECO system to help the driver maximize fuel economy. The engine has a PZEV (partial zero emissions vehicle) rating which means it meets the rigorous emissions requirements mandated by the State of California.
The suspension is a combination of MacPherson struts in the front and a torsion axle in the rear with coil springs. The brakes are four-wheel disk enhanced with the electrical aids like?anti lock?brakes and brake assist.
The Coupe is available in two trim levels, GS and SE, which are priced at $18,220 and $20,690. The automatic transmission adds $1,000 to either model. The SE trim dresses the 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe up with 17-inch alloy wheels, sport-tuned suspension, power sunroof, leather seating and several other cosmetic enhancements. The only option, other than the automatic transmission and colors, is the Technology Package, which adds navigation,?rear view?camera, premium audio, push button start and a few other convenience features for $2,350.
The 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe probably won?t be winning races without some modifications, but it wins our vote for styling, features and value. A typical driver that might occasionally take a run through the mountains will be feeling good about the Elantra?s performance and handling, and when it?s parked in the driveway or when it rolls down the street, will be thrilled with about the impression it makes.
For more information about the 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe or to find a local dealer go to?https://www.hyundaiusa.com/vehicles/2013/elantra-coupe/