The brand new Hyundai Elantra of 2019 offers good handling and a good value for the money. Offering an edgy look, the new Hyundai Elantra stands out from the crowd presenting with a compact car melange. As long as shoppers can resist the temptation of high-riding crossover SUVs which you could see in Hyundai’s own Tucson.
Gaining nearly 5.7 out of 10 on its high-quality ride, this car has a great value. It has got above average fuel economy.
The Elantra Sedan and Elantra hatchback share the same name. But they are two different cars. Coming to the latest auto news, Elantra Sedans are available in SE, SEL, Value Edition, Limited, Eco, and Sport trims. On the other hand, GT showcases in base and sport trims. We tend to showcase our score on Elantra Sedan.
As for 2019, the four door has got a new front end with sharp headlights that tends to delve into deeper into its grille. The appealing feature is the curvy hood. Hatchbacks are carried forward with a jelly bean shape. Though that does not look great, but we hope the update will dig in its way.
The outstanding look could be of the Sedan but the following the same with the trend is not always the best choice. Speaking of Elantra GT, it has got spacious interior, upscale trim and handling prowess. The Elantra GT has got the specification of spaciousness of 4 adults and a great interior. But in the form of GT, there is benediction in the European market’s tendency towards upscale hatchbacks.
The Elantra GT tends to follow the European tradition of sharp handling and a firm. It gives an absorbent ride. In contrast to this, the Elantra Sedan has got a light steering and paves way for softer ride in most configurations. It could make it more desirable for buyers who prioritize comfort.
2019 Hyundai Elantra Auto Angular Front Exterior View
The majority of Elantras make use of 2.0-liter inline-4 rated at 147 horsepower in sedan guise. It has 162 hp in the GT. A 1.4 litre turbo 4 tends to showcase the efficiency orientation of Elantra Eco. On the other hand, 1.6-liter turbo-4 with 201 hp gives Elantra Sports noticeably more verve.
Speaking of the speed, there is a 6 speed automatic shuttle power to the front wheels making the vast changes in the Elantras. Though the SE Sedans and all Sports are fitted with a 6 speed manual as standard. If you are heading of Turbocharged Elantras, the best available is the Eco and Sport. These both are available with a 7 speed dual clutch.
Sedans have got sharper headlights which you will find in 2019. Also there is addition of interior revisions. Active safety techs have got automatic emergency braking and have also got adaptive cruise control. It comes to the standard segment on all sedans but the best on the Elantra SE.
THe styling of the Elantra of 2019 has made out a standout appearance. Not ever facelift is successful. There is only going to be single winner for 2019 and that is the updated Hyundai Elantra. It has got bold, sharp headlights. These dig deep into its grille making an outlook that stand out from the regular sedans.
Rating for the same would be 7 on 10. It has got above average for the Sedan’s exterior. The one for its clean and well organized interiors.
Speaking on the UP Front, Elantra Eco, Limited and Sport trims features. This includes the standard LED running lights then get turned off as a mirrored surface. The light themselves have been dug well into a grille that pleasantly acted on chrome. More Curvature to the Elantra’s hood has got all the more compact cars giving it an Audi-like tough outlook. From the side if you see, the belt line is the thing that comes to the rearmost roof pillar and does not tend to work that well.
2019 Hyundai Elantra Limited 2.0L Auto Angular Rear Exterior View
Speaking on this, we are not that enthused on the Elantra GT Hatchback. It looks like previous days’ news. Its headlights are now separated far from a low, wide grille.
Get to the inside review. The sedan and hatchback tend to have some shapes but then again they are different cars. In the sedan, the touchscreen for infotainment stands as 5.0-inch on SE, 7.0- and 8.0-inch otherwise—is well-integrated with the slab of secondary buttons below. You will be able to come across clear climate controls. It comes with toggle style switches sitting above a small storage pocket.
Elantra GTs put their touchscreen higher up. They have floating tablet like thing on the dashboard and flanked by buttons and knobs. If you go through the Sport versions for both of the cars, they have contrasting colour that accentuated in a sea of monotony.
The performance of 2019’s Hyundai Elantra Sport has been highly entertaining. In comparison to other models, it is just an average drive.
The 2019 Hyundai Elantra comes in many flavors. Speaking on the majority, they are all plain vanilla—not even vanilla bean or country-style vanilla. For this we rate it to be 5 out of 10 for a general sense of composure and a lack of excitement.
Most of the Elantra sedans including SE, SEL, Value Edition, and Limited make use of a 2.0-liter inline-4 rated at a relatively weak 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. Elantra SEs have got the specification of acquiring 6-speed manual transmission. It has the functionality of a 6-speed automatic, which is mainly optional on the SE and standard elsewhere.
Coming to its base engine, the machine is quite refined. In other senses, it also got the automatic transmission properly designed to upshift quickly to saving fuel. There is implementation of deliberate gas pedal as a sheer requirement for extracting the most out of the engine. And this becomes easier for the city drivers to drive in.
The Elantra GT has a 162-hp version of the base engine, which provides it with better passing power—especially with passengers aboard.
2019 Hyundai Elantra Auto Angular Rear Exterior View
Getting to the exterior view, there is a 1.4 litre turbo which is 4 paired to either a 6 speed manual or a 7 speed dual clutch automatic. It comes under the hood of the Elantra Eco only. It has got the specification of 128 hp tap. And does not seem to be as thrilling as its turbo and transmissions might suggest it to be. The blame here completely depends on the unusually wide gaps that you will be able to find in the dual clutch transmission;s first 3 years. It has the functionality of exacerbate its power storage.
Underneath, most Elantras feature MacPherson struts up front and a simple torsion-beam rear axle tuned for a soft ride and easy handling, even with the optional 17-inch alloy wheels. The Elantra’s stiff structure helps these compacts take potholes in stride.
Elantra Sport and Elantra GT Sport
The car enthusiast’s choice would be Elantra GT, regardless of the outlook. It comes with a 2.0-liter turbo-4 rated at 201 hp provides motivation to the front wheels via either a 6-speed manual or a returned version of the Eco’s 7-speed dual-clutch. The Elantra Sports has come up with an expensive multi-link rear suspension that offers a better ride and more handling tenacity. They are on the heavier side for small sporty cards. But they also work incredibly well on curvy roads.
Though the Elantra Sport has got larger front brakes in comparison to other car models, you will be able to see that there is a wooden pedal like feel. You can feel the fading in the repeated stops.
Comfort & Quality
The 2019’s Hyundai Elantra will not have to move the bar for its interior comfort and quality. It is highly spacious though. Forgetting this year’s car label, it is just yesterday’s mid-size inside in terms of passenger and cargo space. Rating will be 5 on 10, but the hatchback would garner another point for its cargo hold.
It has got 6 ways driver’s seat which is standard fare on all the Elantras. Most of the models tend to feature grippy cloth upholstery, while the Elantra Limited subs in decent leather and a power driver’s seat. Speaking of the same, the front seats have got a par from compact car. It has got narrow roof pillars then forward better outward vision. Elantra Sports have got grippier bucket seats along with deeper bolsters. It offers outstanding support.
Rear-seat riders have 35.7 inches of legroom in sedans and a little less in hatchbacks thanks to their slightly shorter wheelbases. The rear bench is flat for three passengers and low to the ground for good head room for taller riders.
Sedans have been getting the 14.4 cubic feet of the truck space. Coming to the hatchback’s tailgate, it tends to open an extra of 10 cubes with the rear seats getting uprights. It has got a heft of 55 cubic feet with a rear seats folded flat.
Elantra Sedas have got the soft-touch materials scattered everywhere. More expensive are the hatchbacks. The reason behind this is that they have quite nice interior materials everywhere.
Segmenting into the safety, crash test scores are formulated with a mixed bag for 2019’s Hyundai Elantra. The major crash test agencies have been in a huge hustle bustle over the Elantra’s safety. Review, it gets a 6 on 10.
There is good news for the Elantra lovers this year. But all of the Base Elantra SE sedan has now become the standard with active safety gear. This further involves automatic emergency braking, active lane control, and a driver attention monitor.
In comparison to last year’s model, there have been mixed results. The IIHS has presented Elantra Sedans and Elantra GTs with automatic emergency braking. Along with the same, it has got automatic high-beam headlights with Top Safety Pick awards. New headlight designs this year have changed the Elantra’s rating to Top Safety Pick+.
Elantra has got 4 stars from NHTSA over the overall feel. It comes a special note, stating, “The rear passenger’s thoracic and abdominal rib deflections were elevated” in the rear side-impact test.
Let’s delve into further specifications of the same. The 2019 Hyundai Elantra functions into a gamut from simple to plush to nearly sporty feel. Picking up the best 2019 Hyundai Elantra has got the few minutes of your time.
It has got 8 train levels, 2 body styles and different transmission choices. It is not as simple as selecting the right colour. Rating for the features, we give it 5 out of 10. It deducts the point for the spartan Elantra SE but addition of one back for its overall value.
Hyundai tends to offer Elantra Sedan in SE, SEL, Value, Eco, Limited and Sport trims for more than $18,000 in base configuration. It could even move up to more than $24,000 for a Sport with an automatic transmission.
The Elantra SE Sedan has got different functional and powerpact features. It has a 5 inch display for its audio system Bluetooth. It also has 15 inch steel wheels with hubcaps.
Segmenting into features, Elantra SEL has addition of a 7 inch touch screen for infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Compatibility, alloy wheels. There is a full suit of active safety gear. This further includes automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitors, and active lane control. The Elantra Value Edition paves way on goodness. These features forwards dual-zone automatic climate controls, rear-seat cupholders, heated front seats, keyless ignition, power moonroof, and an app suite for the infotainment system.
The Elantra Eco tends to mirror image the SEL. Though it comes with efficiency oriented turbo 4 under its hood. Getting on to the Elantra Limited nets LED headlights, leather upholstery, a power driver’s seat, and Infinity speakers. There is implementation of Pedestrian detection for its automatic emergency braking system, moonroof, an 8.0-inch touchscreen with built-in navigation, and adaptive cruise control are bundled in the Ultimate Package.
Coming to the Elantra GT, it is built on SEL with larger wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, upgraded brakes, and a hatchback body. On the sporty look, both Elantra Sedan and Elantra GT Hatchback gives the plus point to the Limited in the 2.0 litre turbo-4. It gives for a more sophisticated rear suspension.
New Hyundai Elantra 2019 offers good but not high leading fuel economy. Popular choice is Hyundai Elantra cover the average for compact sedans. Rating goes 6 out of 10. It depends on the 28 mpg city and 37 highway, 32 combined for the Elantra sedans with the automatic transmission and 2.0-liter inline-4 engine.
The figures applied to SEL, Value Edition and Limited trims have become very popular with customers. The Elantra SEs smaller wheel and lower rolling resistance tires acquire 29/38/33 mpg, a modest improvement.
Connected with the stick-shift, it does not have fuel on Elantra SE. It is thus rated in the form of 26/36/29 mpg. The Elantra Eco views out 32/40/35 mpg, which put it on par with most versions of the Honda Civic.The Elantra GT’s hatchback body doesn’t cheat the wind as well as the sedans; it earns as low as 23/30/26 mpg for the GT Sport manual transmission.
The overall outlook for 2019 Hyundai Elantra is all new things involved. There are few plus points and few minuses which paves way for better perspective. The colours are dynamic and beautiful, but indeed, they are one great model to look at.
Utsha Roy is an aspiring writer who has been gaining knowledge on various genres. Delving into the different cars and gadget news, she has also engaged herself into showcasing latest vehicles and gadgets news and reviews over Autonmobiles.com
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