Redline Review: 2014 Hyundai Elantra

Redline Review: 2014 Hyundai Elantra

A safe and solid pick in the highly competitive compact class, the refreshed 2014 Hyundai Elantra still offers buyers a strong warranty, plentiful features, …



Naoufalitos24 says:

$25,000 ? Oh, my God!
Get a used Mercedes for that kind of money.

Bruno Danese says:

for this price you can get a Mazda 3, which is WAY more stylish, more
economical and the interior feel is comparable to the 1 series BMW

Show Me What I Need To Know says:

I have a 2013 Elantra and hate it. DO NOT BUY THIS CAR!!!
* Brakes are utterly horrific. I still cannot stop smoothly. I’ve tried
turning the rotors and replacing the pads — none of which has helped.
* Suspension sucks (the back likes to squirm around when driving over
bumps, which is “normal” for this car)
* Visibility sucks (front and rear)
* No steering feel — feels like a video game
* Seats suck (too wide and bolsters offer little support)(No lumbar support
in manual seats)(Head restraint pushes head too far forward, which gives a
stiff neck)
* Very vulnerable to cross winds (makes road trips and freeway trips
* Gas mileage is horrible in rural driving (average 22-24; car is rated at
28 and that’s in the city — rural should be better)
* Transmission shifts are slow
* I already have more paint chips on the front bumper than my previous 12
year old car had when I sold it
* Hazy defect in windshield which Hyundai refuses to fix
* The engine retards the timing between shifts (presumably to put less
strain in the tranny), which makes moderate to heavy acceleration runs even
more frustrating.

My previous car was a 2002 Elantra, which was better than the 2013 in every
way (aside from safety). Basically, the newer Hyundais look good, but
drive like crap. Very frustrating; I totally regret buying this car, but I
guess I only have myself to blame.

845ToastT says:

Any plans on reviewing the Mazda CX5? They really seem to be growing in
popularity lately.

Jonathan Altieri says:

Only thing I don’t like, is the plastic on the back of the front seats.
That is so dumb Hyundai. Other than that, it’s a good little car. 

bubanzizwag pnw says:


David C Schlesinger says:

+2theRedline 7:20 – Actually, I believe the Sonata does have heated rear
seats on the limited model, as mentioned on the 2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited
review a while ago. I am not sure what generation Sonata you are comparing
the Elantra to, but hopefully Hyundai did not take out the heated rear seat
feature on the redesigned 2015 Sonata.

vader11111 says:

Mazda3 is better.

DustinB855 says:

Literally you can get a loaded Kia forte for about the same price and it
drives better, has a much better interior,and more technology and power.
It’s Korean sibling is out doing them

dave dunn says:

Hyundai is the best bang for your buck and create exciting products the way
honda used to years ago. I went from a honda/acura guy to a hyundai guy.

Crispin Sugita says:

I wonder how the new Corolla is compared to this car. It would be cool if
you could review one with te six speed.

Rakan Saleh says:

fucking gay !!!!!!! 

Jared Gardea says:

Nice review. Definitely take a 3 with a 6 spd over this any day though. 

Kamaka Chang says:

Thank you for pointing out you rarely rest your arm or touch a soft top
dashboard, but you touch sides and top of the door more often. I would much
rather have better materials on the doors than on top of the dash.

Ling Jin Li says:

haha @ 9:06 . one of its competitors

James Calalo says:

nothing against the car I think elantra is a beauty but I think reviews on
plastic dashboard should be stopped I mean come on it looks good anyway why
is it such a big deal for a Hyundai or other Asian cars.. 

thweepz says:

i like the hyundai elantra. its a shame honda is going with cvt. but
hyundais transmissions are actually not too bad. of course the 4 speeds
beforehand were very lazy but i noticed just in comparison with the 2011
and 2013 that i drove, the transmission was noticeabily more responsive.
and engines usually dont go out unless not maintained so i mean, why not

Adam Murphy says:

Was waiting for this review for a while now. The Elantra and the Subaru
Impreza are the only new compacts I have not test driven yet. I won’t
bother looking at the Elantra now because I cannot stand that cheap car
ride feel with the torsion beam rear suspension crashing over bumps. I like
a nice smooth well-balanced ride like you get in the Mazda3 and the Jetta.
IMHO those are the best driving compact cars. Thanks for the review!

Megatron2013 says:

2014 Hyundai Elantra Coupe has only one version. 

ToyotaCelicaDude1 says:

Love the sound of the car when he guns it! I love 4 cylinders.

bmwmsport11 says:

I like the price and features the car comes with, but as far as variety its
really limited. 

RayzaBlayz says:


Lord Trini says:

dude you put in work…. good job with the reviews

Naoufalitos24 says:

After seeing this video, I expect the price to be substantially
inexpensive, so much hard plastic and the interior just screams economy.

845ToastT says:

I’m not buying a car, but I look forward to the reviews anyways.

Travis Cyprien says:

Can you do the Review on the Hyundai Tucson

dchawk81 says:

Based on that camera bouncing around and the cabin noise and the MPG
numbers, it’s basically my Escort Wagon…except with payments. I’m
averaging 30-32 in the ol’ gal. Heck I even have independent rear
suspension so I don’t get squirrelly on the bumps.

I LOVE watching car review videos to see what’s out there, but dangit if
they don’t always reaffirm my decision to go old and DIY.

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