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%).