Hyundai Elantra SE 2013 2-door Coupe
The compact coupe-style vehicles have never been those to draw a ton of admirers, but the Hyundai Elantra Coupe 2013 (Model Year) may wee be the exception.
Perhaps the biggest reason for that is the incredibly comfortable backseat, which is definitely not that common in a coupe.
The Elantra has many more features and qualities that make it the envy of other vehicles in this class.
The 2-door coupe is one of two new versions of the Elantra that Hyundai is offering for 2013.
The other is the 2013 Elantra GT, which is being introduced to take the place of the Elantra Touring in the compact category.
Both models have a style that is likely to appeal to the younger driver looking for a compact with a distinctly sporty feel.
What’s odd is that while Hyundai is breathing life into the coupe category with the two new trim levels, both Chevrolet and Ford and dropping the coupe style completely.
Hyundai’s quest to conquer the coupe segment began 3 years ago when they altered the exterior design of the Elantra. That went against the grain of other automakers that had chosen to stand still.
Elantra Coupe Styling
The coupe is not all that different from the Elantra sedan, but there are a few noticeable differences. The fog lights on the coupe are more angular and it sports a black bumper.
The arching roofline and grille on the coupe are almost indistinguishable from the sedan.
The all-new Hyundai Elantra Coupe SE is more than just a pretty face, though, and is incredibly affordable at a starting price of $19,745.
Elantra 2-door Coupe Video
the 2013 Elantra SE 2-door coupe also delivers great gas mileage (27-37 mpg), has great trunk space, handles well, and of course comes with the incredible Hyundai warranty of 10 years/100,000 miles.
Not everyone is going to be sold on the single engine choice, however, the 1,8L, four-cylinder unit delivers 148 horsepower and 131 pound-feet of torque. The engine provides good passing power, and is definitely a fun drive around town.
Industry insiders are already comparing the Elantra coupe to the Honda Civic. Drivers are already agreeing that the coupe delivers one of the best driving experiences in the segment.
The Elantra feels nimble and does very well in the turning department. It absorbs bumps nicely, which isn’t always common for a compact, and had a strong braking system.
The 2013 Elantra Coupe (2-door) is a fine addition to the Hyundai U.S. lineup, and it should do very well against its biggest competitors in the compact segment: the Scion tC, 2014 Kia Forte, and the VW Beetle.