Used Hyundai Elantra Saloon 2001 - 2006 review

Category: Family car

Section: Our recommendations

Hyundai Elantra Saloon (01 - 06)
  • Hyundai Elantra Saloon (01 - 06)
  • Hyundai Elantra Saloon (01 - 06)

Our recommendations

Which used Hyundai Elantra saloon should I buy?

Earlier cars offer three engines and all have something in their favour.

The 1.6 petrol is quite flexible and offers good fuel economy, while the 2.0 petrol isn't that much thirstier but is a fair bit swifter. The third option is a 2.0 turbodiesel, which is noisier and less refined than the petrols but has far more mid-range pull and better economy - both very welcome in the real world. On later cars, the petrols were dropped from the line-up, so you're looking at diesel only.