The 2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring does not share the Elantra sedan's DNA. The 2010 Elantra Touring is actually based on the Hyundai i30, a model only available in Europe. Originally designed for European markets, the 2010 Elantra Touring lives up to its European heritage with its sturdy build, and ample passenger and cargo space. Although it has an underpowered engine, the Elantra Touring is a sensible car at an affordable price.
The exterior of the 2010 Elantra Touring is wholly different than the Elantra. Nobody would guess that this model is actually based on an Elantra, because the two share no body panels. Inside, for a compact car the Touring has plenty of passenger room, and high-quality construction and a simple interior layout that's won it praise.