Hyundai Elantra 2012 gets new honor: best car under $20,000

James Raia

The Hyundai Elantra, winner of the 2012 North American Car of The Year, has been awarded another honor. It's the top pick for “Best Car Under $20,000” by AOL Autos.

The Elantra’s unmatched fuel economy and styling helped it defeated competitors Toyota Corolla, Mazda3, Ford Focus and Chevrolet Cruze.

“Elantra comes with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine producing 148 horsepower and 131 pound-feet of torque. The engine provides the Elantra with more power and better fuel efficiency than competitors like the Honda Civic, Nissan Sentra and Toyota Corolla,” said the AOL Autos staff. “Elantra is the best total package and best sedan pound for pound, dollar for dollar under $20,000.”

Hyundai Elantra 2012 gets new honor: best car under $20,000 1

The AOL Autos staff judged the “Best Car Under $20,000” based on quality, driving dynamics, aesthetics, value and track record for sedans legitimately priced under $20,000.

The 2012 Elantra excels in design and fuel economy. But it also delivers excellent value with a combination of advanced safety features, exceptional interior room and an efficient 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine. All of these features, plus Hyundai’s industry-leading warranty, amount to an outstanding vehicle that is also an exceptional value.

All Hyundai vehicles sold in the United States are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance.


Article Last Updated: February 29, 2012.

Leave a Reply

Share to...