Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 32 - 46 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

Insurance costs are quite good. 10,000-mile service intervals. Parts and service costs are reasonable and revised engines offer improved fuel economy. Depreciation is the biggest worry if you buy new.

Elantra scores quite well on the eco front. With an average of 183 g/km CO2 across the model line-up, its emissions are quite low for a medium-sized hatchback. The range is also fairly economical, averaging 39 mpg.

Should be dependable like other Hyundai models. The Elantra also shows a welcome leap forward in build quality. Five-year warranty (from September 2001) is the best in the business and should take care of any problems.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £220 - £360
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Insurance group 15 - 25
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