Thanks to models like the 2011 Chevy Cruze, 2012 Honda Civic, 2012 Ford Focus and 2011 VW Jetta it is simply unacceptable to roll out a “mediocre” fuel efficient, small family sedan.
Proof of this can be seen just if you look at the fact that the 2011 Chevy Cruze just toppled the Toyota Camry as the best-selling car in the United States. Hyundai is also experiencing record breaking demand for this new 2011 Elantra as it has also been selling like the proverbial steaming stack of hotcakes but is held back somewhat in overall sales figures by an Alabama factory that has a limited manufacturing output capacity.
So, having driven the 2011 Hyundai Elantra Limited, a 2012 Honda Civic, the Jetta and the Cruze do I think that the Elantra has what it takes to be the best-selling car in the country? With the nation downsizing and Hyundai’s brand now more appealing to consumers than ever it very well could happen one day. But would you REALLY want to drive and own one?
No doubt you have also read all of the glowing press reports about this new 2011 Hyundai Elantra and its exemplary 29 city/40 mile per gallon highway EPA fuel economy rating. But what can you really learn about a car you may wind up owning for ten years from an article that just reports facts taken from a press release? This is why at the Consumer Road Test articles in the automotive section of this website are always reports taken from seven day, every day road tests. There are no around the block “test drives” here.