CarComplaints.com Notes: Be aware that there's a significant trend of owners complaining that the Elantra's fuel economy is significantly less than the EPA estimates.

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NCAP 5-Star Crash Test & Rollover Safety Ratings

Driver FrontPassenger FrontDriver SidePassenger SideSide PoleRollover
2012 Elantra 2 DR FWDnot testednot testednot testednot testednot testednot tested
2012 Elantra 4 DR FWD Early Release*****1********************
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2012 Elantra 4 DR FWD Later Release*****2**********************
2012 Elantra Touring 5 HB FWDnot testednot testednot testednot testednot testednot tested

1 Star ratings are valid for models produced before or on June 22, 2011 if manufactured at the Hyundai Alabama plant (before VIN# 5NPDH4AE0CH084176), or July 19, 2011 if manufactured at the Hyundai Ulsan plant in South Korea (before VIN# KMHDH4AEXCU255243).

2 Star ratings are valid for models produced after June 22, 2011 if manufactured at the Hyundai Alabama plant (on or after VIN# 5NPDH4AE0CH084176), or July 19, 2011 if manufactured at the Hyundai Ulsan plant in South Korea (on or after VIN# KMHDH4AEXCU255243).

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IIHS Crash Test & Rollover Safety Ratings

Good Acceptable Marginal Poor

2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring 4-door wagon

Moderate Overlap FrontSmall Overlap FrontSideRearRollover
Not tested. Not tested. Not tested. G Overall
G Geometry
G Dynamic
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Not tested.
 

Ratings only apply to the model and body or seat type tested. The date of manufacture and optional safety equipment can affect results. For full details see www.iihs.org.

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