2011 HYUNDAI ELANTRA TOURING FOR SALE IN PARKSVILLE, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Relative to the Elantra sedan, the Touring has always been on a different trajectory. Though it rides on the same platform as the Elantra, nearly all else is different; with different detailing inside and out—including a different instrument panel and interior trims—the Elantra Touring has a sportier, more European look and feel throughout (in fact, it's based on a European-market Hyundai).
Power is provided by the same 138-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that was under the hood of last year's Elantra sedan. It's paired with either a four-speed automatic or five-speed manual, and thanks to a suspension that's considerably firmer—with bigger stabilizer bars, too, and a different steering calibration—the Elantra Touring handles with a verve that the former (and current) Elantra sedan don't possess. Fuel economy ratings, however, remain lackluster compared to those of the sedan.
The Touring model's tall profile and wagon body style afford a very roomy, versatile interior, with near-SUV-caliber utility, and the split backseat folds forward flat. It's a neat, well-designed layout, and the only failing comes with respect to interior noise and refinement; in part due to the firm suspension, there's more road noise than you'd expect.
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