5th Gen (2011 – 2016) Hyundai Elantra Problems

The 5th generation of the Elantra has a cumulative PainRank™ of 39.53. That can be compared against other Hyundai generations. Shopping for a Hyundai? You should avoid this generation like the plague that it is.

Owners of the 2011–2016 Elantra model years have sent in 797 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (20%) followed by the wheels (10%) and the brakes (10%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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 Reliability PainRank (?)
2016 26
2015 39
2014 59
2013 462
2012 126
2011 85

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