Hyundai Elantra 2003 Sedan

This generation of Hyundai Elantra has been produced from May, 2003 to December, 2006. We can provide information about 7 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced only with front wheel drive.

This Hyundai is available with three petrol engines with displacement from 1.6 to 2.0 litres and power of from 105 to 143 horsepower un one diesel engine with displacement 2.0 litres and power of 112 HP. All engines have a timing belt driven camshaft, which requires more frequent service than a timing chain, but replacing timing belt is less expensive, and these engines are generally slightly more fuel efficient and quieter (What is an engine chain and belt?).
The car is available with both manual (4 versions), as well as automatic (3 versions) gearbox.

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Hyundai Elantra 2003 sedan average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 7 to 8.8 litres per 100km, but for diesel engine - approximately 6.4 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Hyundai Elantra 2003 sedan petrol engine version is Hyundai Elantra 1.6i, consuming 7 litres per 100km.
According to user reviews, Hyundai Elantra real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 14 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy. For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Hyundai Elantra modification.

Hyundai Elantra 2003 sedan CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 167 to 199 grams per kilometer, but for diesel engine - approximately 169 grams per kilometer. From Hyundai Elantra with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Hyundai Elantra 1.6i which produces an average of 167 grams of CO2 per kilometer.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 9 seconds has Hyundai Elantra 2.0i version, conversely the tardiest one is Hyundai Elantra 1.6i reaching this speed only in 13 seconds. The maximum top speed is 208 km/h for the 2.0 petrol 4-cylinder 143 hp version (Hyundai Elantra 2.0i).

Lenght of Hyundai Elantra is 452 cm, it is decent size car. For comparison - Hyundai Elantra is about 3 cm longer than Ford Focus sedan, but 2 cm shorter than Toyota Corolla sedan. Hyundai Elantra gross weight is from 1740 to 1880 kg (depending on modification), which is approximately the same as the average for cars of this age and class. Hyundai Elantra trunk space is 415 litres, by folding down all rear seats boot capacity can be increased to 1222 litres.

This Hyundai is very cheap for its class - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 1300 $. According to user reviews, average Hyundai Elantra repair costs are 65 $ per year. Users calculated Hyundai Elantra 2003 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2500 € cost per year and 0.23 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 54%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 27% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Hyundai Elantra for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about Hyundai Elantra prices and costs.

Hyundai Elantra modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
Hyundai Elantra 2003 1.6i Aug 2003 — Dec 2006

Most fuel efficient petrol version

1.6 Petrol 105 HP 7.0 l/100km Manual (5)
Hyundai Elantra 2003 1.6i Aug 2003 — Jul 2006 1.6 Petrol 105 HP 7.8 l/100km Automatic (4)
Hyundai Elantra 2003 1.8 Mai 2003 — Jan 2006 1.8 Petrol 132 HP 8.8 l/100km Manual (5)
Hyundai Elantra 2003 1.8 Mai 2003 — Jan 2006 1.8 Petrol 132 HP - Automatic (4)
Hyundai Elantra 2003 2.0i Aug 2003 — Dec 2006

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 9 seconds

2.0 Petrol 143 HP 7.6 l/100km Manual (5)
Hyundai Elantra 2003 2.0i Aug 2003 — Jul 2006

Most powerfull petrol version (143 HP)

2.0 Petrol 143 HP 8.3 l/100km Automatic (4)
Hyundai Elantra 2003 2.0 CRDi Aug 2003 — Jan 2006 2.0 Diesel 112 HP 6.4 l/100km Manual (5)
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Hyundai Elantra prices

Hyundai Elantra 2003 - 2006 sedan price in Latvia is from 800 $ to 1900 $.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Hyundai Elantra price is very low - Hyundai Elantra is approximately for 46 percents cheaper then average sedans of this age (compare sedans 2003 - 2006 prices). The reason of Hyundai Elantra low price could be its poor quality (see below) so we recommend particularly examine the car before purchase and do not choose it only by price.

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
Hyundai Elantra 2006 price 1200 $ 1400 $ 1900 $
Hyundai Elantra 2004 price 800 $ 1200 $ 1800 $

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Hyundai Elantra reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Hyundai Elantra reliability is very low. In the roadworthiness tests in 2007 defects were detected in an average of 9.8 percent of Hyundai Elantra of this generation (on average 3 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 5.9%.

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Hyundai Elantra 2003 sedan features (options)

Percentage of Hyundai Elantra with corresponding feature (option)

Conditioning
78%
Metallic paint
72%
Adjustable steering wheel
50%
Heated seats
28%
Climate control
11%
Rain sensor
11%

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Hyundai Elantra reviews

Total 7 Hyundai Elantra owner reviews

Hyundai Elantra 2006 Sedan Petrol 2 litres, Manual gearbox
Review - positive and negative sides
Purchase year:2006 new car)Owned for165`000 kilometers (10 years)
Average fuel consumption:9.0 litres per 100km (80% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs:1065.6 $ (~ 106 $ per year)
Total car rating:
9
 
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