I've been looking for details and specs on the new '07 Elantra. I'm a
bit surprised Hyundai has not released more information or promoted the
impending release of another redesigned model.
The Accent and Sonata, when redesigned, both came up early in the model
year, as I recall. I was not paying close attention at the time but I
think both were in the delaerships or at least on the delivery trucks
by this time last year.
I had my eye on a 4-cylinder Sonata but the price of gas plus tales of
lower-than-advertised fuel economy posted here and elsewhere make me
lean toward the Elantra...if it's improved as much as the Sonata was in
I've checked Edmunds, Yahoo, MSN Auto and Google. There are lots of
links to car show pages and motorhead blogs where guys spout off about
how the car looks.
What I want is hard facts and details: i.e. trim levels if any, safety
equipment, crash test scores, EPA gas mileage estimates, wheel/tire
size, OE tires, 0-60 and braking times and distances, standard and
optional equipment, location of final assembly plant, and, oh yes, the
price when equipped with automatic transmission.
I've read the standard engine will be 138 hp with an ULEV rating, with
a 132 hp, SULEV version sold in "green" states. Also the interior is
now big enough that EPA calls it a "midsize," though it will still
compete against Civic, Corolla and Cobalt more than Accord, Camry or
(It does look a lot like a Corolla at first glance, as noted on the
blogs. I can take it or leave it in re design. To me that's a
tiebreaker, not a dealbreaker, but I'm not a motorhead.)
Anyone have more details than that?