INTERIOR

The Elantra's interior has a masculine feel to it, thanks to the black dash with metallic accents and gray-colored seat upholstery. The dash and center stack have a simple layout with only a few buttons and knobs on it. A quick once-over of everything and I was good to go in the Elantra.

The Elantra's low starting price means that a lot of features aren't standard. Optional features include air conditioning and cruise control. These features and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel are part of an options package, which my test car had. My test car also had the optional Navigation Package, which adds a navigation system, backup camera and automatic headlights.

In the backseat, my two boys had plenty of legroom in this compact car. They found their cupholders in the fold-down armrest, and I made use of the front row's two cupholders near the center console.

The Elantra is a five-passenger car, but the second row's middle seat is best for short trips, especially if car seats are on either side of it.

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    REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER SWITCH
    The rear window defroster is turned on by pushing in the switch. To turn the defroster off, push the switch a second time. The rear window defroster automatically turns itself off after about 20 ...

    Remote keyless entry system operations
    Lock (1) All doors are locked if the lock button is pressed. If all doors, trunk and hood are closed, the hazard warning lights will blink once to indicate that all doors are locked. Also, if ...

    Engine compartment fuse replacement
    1. Turn the ignition switch and all other switches off. 2. Remove the fuse panel cover by pressing the tab and pulling up. 3. Check the removed fuse; replace it if it is blown. To remove or insert ...