I don’t know who’s designing cars at Hyundai but whoever he is he’s doing one hell of a job as the 2013 Elantra Coupe looks great, way better than one of its biggest rivals, the Honda Civic Coupe which by the way costs $15,755 and has a 140 hp engine. The two-door version of the Elantra starts from $17,445 in the United States, without taking into consideration the $775 freight charge. The top-spec Elantra Coupe SE begins from $19,745. There is a major difference between the entry-level Elantra Coupe and the Civic Coupe, but as Hyundai says, the list of standard features is considerably longer for the Elantra.
Some of the standard features that the 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe comes with include 16-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning system, steering wheel audio controls, AM / FM / SiriusXM Satellite Radio with Radio / CD / MP3. The list doesn’t end here as the car features cruise control, illuminated vanity mirrors, fog lights, external temperature gauge, remote keyless entry with alarm, Bluetooth, power heated mirrors and power lock.
The aforementioned SE trim level rides on bigger 17-inch alloys wrapped around in P215/45R17 tires and a sportier-tuned suspension. Other goodies include aluminum pedals, leather steering wheel / seats / shift knob, a power sunroof and a rear spoiler as well.
All the 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe versions are powered by a 4-cylinder, 1.8-liter gasoline engine that delivers 148 hp and a peak torque of 131 lb.-ft. This power unit can be linked to either a six-speed automatic transmission or to a six-speed manual (standard).
With the manual gearbox, the Elantra Coupe returns an EPA-estimated 29 mpg in the city and 40 mpg highway, while the model with the automatic transmission can return 28 mpg city / 39 mpg highway.
Source: Hyundai via Carscoop