2018 Hyundai Elantra Buyer's Guide
Starting Price: $17,835 | Price yours
Above Average: Quiet cabin, engaging design, top-tier infotainment
Below Average: Middling interior materials
Consensus: Stylish and well-sorted, it can give segment leaders a legitimate run for their money.
High Value Meets High Fashion
All-new last year, the Hyundai Elantra isn't just one of the most stylish entries in the compact car segment, it's one of the best-looking sedans on the road. But it also offers plenty of features for the money, competitive resale values and the best warranty in the segment, qualifying it as one of the best values in its class. In addition to the sedan's attractive looks, the comfortable, efficient Elantra also boasts a bevy of premium convenience and safety features.
A Commuter Car with Kick
From our 2018 Hyundai Elantra full review: "The 2018 Elantra impresses, blending comfort, efficiency and even some sportiness. The standard Elantra's new 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle 4-cylinder engine feels peppier than its 147 horsepower indicates, and its available 6-speed automatic transmission with Drive Mode Select is a willing partner. Whether romping around mountain 2-lanes enjoying the Sport mode's responsive steering and sportier shift patterns, or darting through city avenues where Normal mode provides smooth shifts and throttle response, we were impressed with Elantra."
The Hyundai Elantra was one of four compact sedans we drove 400 roundtrip miles from KBB's headquarters over freeways and twisting roads to San Diego County, as part of our most recent Compact Car Comparison.
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Elantra owner and KBB.com visitor Awesome gas mileage! had this to say about Hyundai's compact sedan: "The only odd thing is the doors are so long, when you open them, you need to watch what is next to you. Everything else is a dream. I get about 40MPG combined driving highway/city. I DO keep the ECO switch on. It still has great pickup." Read more Hyundai Elantra consumer reviews.
Build and Price
Hyundai Elantra pricing starts at just below $18,000 with destination charges, and fully optioned models can climb to right around $28,000. Build and price your own 2018 Hyundai Elantra right here at KBB.com to unlock its Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.
Hyundai Elantra GT
If you'd rather get behind the wheel of a compact Hyundai hatchback than a sedan, the Elantra GT should be on your radar. With the same engine and transmission as the sedan, but a lot more versatility, the all-new Elantra GT starts at just over $20,000. Want a hot hatch, with a little more oomph than the standard GT? Hyundai's Elantra GT Sport has a 201-horsepower engine, a choice of manual or dual-clutch transmission, unique styling cues and a sport-tuned independent rear suspension. You can read our first review of both Elantra GTs at KBB.com.
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A Dozen Choices
It's hard to settle on one car in a segment as competitive as this. The Hyundai Elantra has a lot to offer, but vehicles like the venerable Honda Civic and sporty Mazda3 have longer histories and grander reputations with the American buying public. Don't make a move until you check out our Compact Car Buyer's Guide.
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