Designed in California, the new Hyundai Elantra is a good looking little car. The interior, however, is even more impressive. Materials and décor are almost good enough for an entry-luxury sedan, making the sticker price look like a bargain. Comfort levels are high, too, thanks to supportive seats with tall hip points and a softly padded center armrest. Add the Elantra's simple, logical, and clearly marked controls to the equation, and this is one compact car that makes its driver feel as though she's living large. Well, up front, anyway. Despite the EPA's “midsize” rating, knee room is tight in the back seat.