5th Generation (2011—2016) Elantra Problems

This generations ranks 51st out of 52 Hyundai generations in reliability and should be avoided if possible. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (23%), wheels (10%), and the brakes (9%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Mpg Not Close to Epa Estimates 41 complaints at an average of 9,632 miles in the 2013 Hyundai Elantra.
  2. Engine Ticking 31 complaints at an average of 58,321 miles in the 2012 Hyundai Elantra.
  3. Ticking in Engine 26 complaints at an average of 67,791 miles in the 2013 Hyundai Elantra.

What Elantra Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Hyundai model years.

Watch out for the 2013 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2016 32 0 23 32.03
2015 50 0 37 17.1
2014 73 1 35 21.44
2013 494 3 69 118.99
2012 135 2 42 33.69
2011 95 3 56 36.88

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