Is the 2010 Hyundai Elantra reliable?

I'm hearing mixed reviews and still being a bit hesitant. I test-drove the car, and it was very good. Just mainly concerned about the long run.

Ming, Canada

All signs from consumer rating organizations like J.D. Power and Associates and Consumer Reports point to yes, as both groups give the 2010 Elantra high predicted reliability ratings.


J.D. Power scores the Elantra 4 out of 5, and Consumer Reports gives the car its best rating, “much better than average,” predicting reliability to be 49 percent above average.

Perceived quality seems to be a big hurdle for Hyundai despite performing well in J.D. Power’s long-term dependability study, which showed that several brands, including Hyundai, are avoided because of consumer concerns about dependability.

Also, as long as you’re the original owner, the 2010 Elantra comes with a 10-year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty that covers most engine, transmission and driveline components.

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Answered by Joe Bruzek on April 21, 2010 in Hyundai | Permalink

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