Living with diminished expectations is dangerous -- quit dreaming of something better, and next thing you know you're living in a world without democracy, where the only entertainment is the three-camera sitcom. Here to snap you out of your compact-car doldrums: the gloriously expectation-raising 2011 Hyundai Elantra.
Shockingly affordable considering the dynamic styling and next-level features, the 2011 Elantra raises the bar for what a compact can be on virtually every level, except possibly the "converts into a submarine" level, but don't count that out for 2044. First things first: outdoing major competitors, the Elantra gets 40-MPG despite not being a hybrid, with 148 horsepower and 6-speed automatic transmission; rocking a sloping, coupe-like roofline and an increased wheelbase for a sporty, low profile, it also boasts the most front legroom of any compact, so you're set for space even if you're a pro basketball player, or just a really tall dude who people are always asking "Why didn't you play pro basketball?" Tech-wise, we're talking 7-inch touchscreen navigation, 360-watt audio system with iPod®/USB inputs, proximity key entry with push-button start, rearview camera, heated front seats, and the only standard heated back seats in its class, so even if you don't get shotgun, you still get warm buns.
To meet the 2011 Elantra, just head to your nearest Hyundai dealer, or go online to hyundaielantra.com. Then quit living with diminished expectations, and start living.
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Disclaimer - 2011 EPA Fuel Economy estimates 29 city/40 hwy MPG. Actual mileage may vary. 7-inch touchscreen is an optional feature on both GLS & Limited trims.