NEW FOR 2012:

– All automatic-equipped models add ActiveECO function
– GL models add standard XM satellite radio

Redesigned for 2011, the Hyundai Elantra receives minor changes for 2012. The GL models add standard satellite radio, while all vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission receive an ActiveECO function, which modifies engine and transmission response for improved fuel efficiency.

The Elantra is a different vehicle from the Elantra Touring, which is covered in a separate entry.

The Elantra uses a 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine. A six-speed manual is used in the L, GL and GLS, and can be optioned to a six-speed automatic that is the sole choice in the Limited.

Features on the L include 15-inch steel wheels, power locks, heated mirrors, trip computer, tinted glass, CD/MP3 stereo, USB port, auxiliary input, rear seat centre armrest with cupholders, cloth seats, floor mats, and power windows with auto driver’s-down.

The GL adds 16-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, keyless entry, cruise control, centre console with storage box, heated seats, telescopic steering wheel with audio controls, satellite radio and Bluetooth connectivity.

The GLS adds leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated rear seats, power sunroof, key set illumination, illuminated vanity mirrors, windshield sunshade band, fog lights, and XM satellite radio.

The Limited adds 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, driver’s auto up/down window, deluxe sliding centre armrest, leather seats, automatic light control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, garage door opener, solar control glass, and mirrors with integrated turn signals.

The Limited with Navigation adds proximity key with pushbutton start, stereo external amplifier and seven-inch touch-screen navigation with rearview camera.

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