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Hyundai Elantra is an economical and attractive contender in the compact car category. Find out more about this sedan's design, engine specs and special features here.
The Hyundai Elantra was first introduced to the market in 2011 as a budget car. Hyundai's popularity quickly rose through the ranks of the compact car industry and became one of the best-selling auto brands in North America. The Hyundai Elantra gained a reputation as a small car with great value. It's stylish inside and out and is loaded with upgraded features, as well as has an excellent safety rating and good fuel economy. These reasons combined with a low price tag, make the Hyundai Elantra a strong competitor compared to other cars in the compact car segment.
The Hyundai Elantraunderwent a facelift in 2014 that was well received. Taking inspiration from 2014, this year's model continues to charm the market as an economical car with grown-up styling and value-laden features.
In addition to its abundance of standard features, the Hyundai Elantra has introduced a new Value Edition Package. The package includes added features such as; unique 16-inch wheels, power sunroof, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated seats, push-button start, side mirror turn signals, chrome beltline molding and aluminum door sills.
If you are a fan of Sofia Vergara then you'll love the body on the 2016 Hyundai Elantra; it has captivating curves that ooze sophistication.
The Hyundai Elantra sedan is available in four trim levels: SE, Value Edition, Limited and Sport. The base model features 15-inch steel wheels, full power accessories and intermittent wipers. For details on the unique features offered by each trim level visit www.hyundai.com.
Power and Performance:
Powertrains vary with each model. The SE, Value Edition and Limited models feature a 1.8 liter, four-cylinder engine that outputs 145 horsepower and 130 lb-ft of torque. Both models are available with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.
Comparatively, the Elantra Sport and Elantra GT are powered by a 2.0 liter, four-cylinder engine that generates 173 horsepower and 154 lb-ft of torque. Again, both models are available with a manual or automatic transmission.
Hyundai also continues to improve fuel efficiency. Its ECO Shift and Active ECO features help to smooth out throttle responses from the engine and transmission thereby aiding accelerations. These fluid accelerations improve fuel economy by approximately 7 percent and thus leave more money in the pocket for Hyundai Elantraowners.
Manual SE and automatic Limited models receive 9.8 L/100 kms in the city and 7.0 L/100 kms on highways on the manual transmission. All other models are rated at 8.8L / 100 kms in the city and 6.4L / 100 kms on highways on the manual transmission.
Interiors and Special Features:
Hyundai Elantraoffers a spacious cabin with comfortable seating. The cargo area is a generous 14.8 cubic feet, which increases even more with the seats folded down. The interior cabin's beauty parallels its exterior. The hourglass shape of the console provides distinction, while high-end, soft-touch fabrics provide a luxurious look and feel. And while the Hyundai Elantrais a compact car, it is packed with useful cubbies and bins for storage and convenience.
2016's Hyundai Elantra is loaded with standard features for safety including; six intelligent airbags, structural impact beams and a LATCH system for car seats. The Elantra is also equipped with traction and stability controls, electronic brake-force distribution, brake assist, hill-start assist and a rearview camera for extra visibility is standard on most models.
Hyundai Elantrareceives an overall rating of five-stars from the government, with a four-star rating for frontal impacts and rollover resistance and a five-star rating for side impacts. Moreover, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has bestowed the Top Safety Pick accolade to the Hyundai Elantra for several years in a row.
Overall, the Hyundai Elantracontinues to provide a stylish, feature-rich, economical compact car for buyers. If you're looking to purchase a car that offers both style and practicality, the Hyundai Elantra may be for you.