Is a Hyundai Elantra a good first car?

I’m taking my daughter to the dealership next week to pick out a car for her birthday. We’ve been talking about the Hyundai Elantra as a possible option, but I want to know a bit more before we decide.

Brittni Brinn · Answered on Dec 19, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
I’m sure your daughter will appreciate the extra research you’re putting into this car purchase! The Hyundai Elantra is a good choice for a first car—it’s affordable, reliable, and has great safety ratings. Let’s take a look at what the Elantra has to offer:
  • Starting at $21,245 (2022 model)
  • Five-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty
  • 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty
  • 4.5/5.0 reliability rating from RepairPal
  • Expected to last over 150,000 miles
  • Top Safety Pick rating from the IIHS
  • 5-star NHTSA safety rating
  • Combined 38 miles per gallon rating
If these features aren’t doing it for you, the Honda Civic and the Hyundai Sonata are two alternatives worth checking out!
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