The 2011 New York Auto Show is kicking off this week, with new compact car entries that include the all-wheel-drive 2012 Subaru Impreza, among others.

But a strong new contender this year that's already selling fast is the 2011 Hyundai Elantra, which we recently road-tested over our usual route of 300-plus miles. Watch the video at the bottom of the page for our two-minute review.

That test route, by the way, includes both long stretches of highway and a variety of around-town uses, from mall visits to suburban cul-de-saccing, and even a little bit of urban stop-and-go.

We got slightly more than 34 miles per gallon in our new Hyundai Elantra over that period, but gas mileage isn't the only reason to buy a compact car.


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What's the new Elantra's interior like as a place to spend time? Is it comfortable? Quiet? Does it offer all the conveniences you'd expect? And is it good value for money?

More: What are some of the surprises you'll find in the Elantra? What kind of info will the car give you about how you're driving, and your own gas mileage?

Check out our two-minute review video below, then let us know what you think of the Elantra.

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