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2020 Hyundai Elantra

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MSRP Range :
$19,870 - $24,720
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Combined Fuel Economy
35 MPG
Horsepower
147 HP
KBB Expert Rating
4.5 
KBB Consumer Rating
4.5 
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Pros

You want everything. Well, practically everything a mainstream compact sedan can offer, but would rather not clean out the bank account. The 2020 Elantra has efficient engines, plenty of technology, refinement and an arguably pleasing design all at relatively reasonable prices.

Cons

That requirement of “everything” involves all-wheel drive. At this level, the choices are few. The Subaru Impreza has it as standard, while the Mazda3 and Volkswagen Golf SportWagen have it on their options lists.

What's New For 2020

The 2020 Elantra sedan gains an upgraded continuously variable transmission (CVT), that Hyundai calls an Intelligent Variable Transmission. The result is that average fuel consumption improves by two or three miles per gallon, depending on model. Standard safety equipment now includes forward-collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assistance and driver-attention monitoring. The Eco model has an engine stop/start function. And dual-zone automatic climate control becomes part of the package.

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2020 Hyundai Elantra Pricing

MSRP Range :

$19,870 - $24,720

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2020 Hyundai Elantra Expert Review

There’s no dispute, the 2020 Hyundai Elantra is really impressive. After a substantial makeover last year, Hyundai has made even more improvements this year. The bigger takeaway from these developments is that the compact-sedan scene is alive, well and thriving. Otherwise why would major manufacturers make such an effort? The Elantra competes with superb cars like the Honda Civic and Mazda3. It does so by emphasizing luxury and safety aspects, generous standard equipment, styling influenced by upscale cars, plus an unbeatable 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. For those seeking something sporty, there’s the hatchback Elantra GT N Line (taking over from the GT Sport).

Driving the 2020 Hyundai Elantra

Overall, the Hyundai Elantra sedan leans more toward comfortable and controlled than involving and lively. The electrically assisted steering does its job efficiently, but not with any particular feel. The base 147-horsepower engine at least has some zest, while the brakes feel confident. The Eco model’s engine is a turbocharged 1.4-liter unit that balances a useful 128 horsepower with an average of 36 mpg. For more power, the Elantra GT hatchback brings 161 horses, while the Sport sedan model and the GT N Line enjoy 201. Incidentally, the Sport sedan and the GT N Line have a more sophisticated rear suspension, enhancing the cars’ agility.

Favorite Features

POWER TRUNK WITH A TRICK
This is so much smarter than having to do a one-footed dance under the rear bumper. Just stand at the rear of the Elantra sedan with the key fob somewhere near (like in a pocket or a purse) and the power-operated trunk lid will open after a few seconds.

QI WIRELESS CHARGING
Although we wish it were standard in every car, the 2020 Elantra in second-from-top Limited trim comes with a Qi charging pad, which is so much tidier and more convenient than fiddling with cables.

2020 Hyundai Elantra Interior

Clever packaging means the Hyundai Elantra compact sedan has passenger space on a par with midsize sedans: 96 cubic feet. The GT hatchback is roomier by one cubic foot. Hyundai isn’t the only smart car company, of course. The Honda Civic sedan offers 98 cubic feet. The overall picture, though, is rosy for buyers who would like something bigger than the typical compact car, but don’t have the necessary funds. While lounging in the spacious cabin of the Elantra, we can appreciate the physical controls for things like the climate and audio systems, as opposed to scrolling through a bunch of sub-menus on a touch screen.

2020 Hyundai Elantra Exterior

It might be tough to distinguish the 2020 Elantra sedan from its larger Sonata stablemate, but that’s not exactly a bad thing. The company’s current design approach is arguably easy on most people’s eyes, perhaps with an Audi-esque undertone to the front. The higher trims have LED headlights. Buyers should also find an alloy wheel design that works for them. Despite the roomy interior, the Elantra remains more than manageable at 15 feet long. About nine feet of that is the wheelbase, which is relatively expansive. Short wheelbases restrict legroom and contribute to a jiggly ride quality.

2020 Hyundai Elantra Standard Features

Now with dual-zone automatic climate control, an automatic transmission, forward-collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assistance and driver-attention monitoring, the entry-level 2020 Elantra SE expands its inventory of standard equipment. The other features are general rather than generous, including a 5-inch infotainment display, selectable driving modes and 15-inch steel wheels. The SEL has a 7-inch touch screen, plus 16-inch alloy wheels, smartphone integration and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. All new Elantras include Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile standard warranty covering virtually everything else.

2020 Hyundai Elantra Options

The higher up the trim levels, the more equipment the 2020 Elantra enjoys. For example, the Value Edition comes with heated front seats, sunroof, leather-wrapped steering wheel, plus remote start and lock/unlock functions. The Limited brings leather upholstery, two USB ports, automatic high beams, a few more luxury touches, an upgraded audio system and eligibility for an options bundle that includes navigation, 8-inch touch screen, adaptive cruise control, and driver’s-side memory settings. The Sport has the most powerful engine, 18-inch alloy wheels, flat-bottomed steering wheel, sport front seats and bigger brakes, plus the option of that fancier infotainment system.

2020 Hyundai Elantra Engine

Powering the 2020 Elantra SE, SEL, Value Edition and Limited variants is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder unit. This is linked to the new-for-2020 Intelligent Variable Transmission. The Eco version has a turbocharged 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine with a stop/start function and is paired to a 7-speed automated transmission. This same transmission is also in the Sport and GT N Line models, but these are propelled by a turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine. All versions are front-wheel drive and all run on regular gasoline, even the turbocharged engines.

1.4-liter turbocharged inline-4 (Eco)
128 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm
156 lb-ft of torque @ 1,400-3,700 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 33/41 mpg

2.0-liter inline-4 (SE, SEL, Value Edition and Limited)
147 horsepower @ 6,200 rpm
132 lb-ft of torque @ 4,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: SE: 31/41 mpg; SEL, Limited and Value Edition: 30/40 mpg

2.0-liter inline-4 (GT)
161 horsepower @ 6,200 rpm
150 lb-ft of torque @ 4,700 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: N/A

1.6-liter turbocharged inline-4 (Sport and GT N Line)
201 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
195 lb-ft of torque @ 1,500-4,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 26/33 mpg (Sport), GT N Line N/A until this fall

How Much Does the 2020 Hyundai Elantra Cost?

The 2020 Hyundai Elantra SE sedan kicks off with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $18,950. Add the $920 destination charge and the total is $19,870. We’d recommend starting at the better-equipped SEL trim, from $20,620, or the Value Edition at $21,520. The Eco model goes for $22,170; Limited trim begins at $23,720 and Sport is priced from $24,720. 2020 GT pricing will arrive this fall. For some context, the Honda Civic sedan starts at around $20,000; the Mazda3 is a little more. The revitalized Kia Forte is even more affordable than the Elantra and has the same kind of warranty. As we said earlier, the compact-car scene is buzzing. Check KBB.com’s Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area are paying for their new Elantra. The Elantra's resale value has not traditionally performed as well as the Subaru Impreza and Honda Civic.

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2020 Hyundai Elantra Consumer Reviews

4.5 

Overall Rating

5 star

77%

4 star

9%

3 star

6%

2 star

6%

1 star

3%

Value
4.5 
Performance
4.3 
Quality
4.4 
Comfort
4.5 
Reliability
4.6 
Styling
4.6 

GoldenMesa
06/28/2019
2017 Hyundai Elantra

"More for your Money"

Excellent value
Low clearance in very deep snow. duh, it's a sedan
I love Hyundai's philosophy of including most premium features at all trim levels. This car has lived up to all of my expectations.
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Ziggy
05/12/2019
2017 Hyundai Elantra

"Good alternative option against the Civic Si"

Really engaging to drive on twisty roads.
Lacking LSD.
This car has the styling on exterior and in interior has down! A great little sleeper car if you know what your doing.
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Arianna
05/07/2019
2019 Hyundai Elantra

"Very satisfied!"

Smooth ride, beautifully designed
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I absolutely LOVE my new elantra Limited edition. If I could rate more than 5 stars on its performance so far, I definitely would. It is beautifully designed and innovative. Hyundai Elantra customer for life!
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PSTN CUP
04/23/2019
2019 Hyundai Elantra GT

"N Line alot of car for the money."

Cost, handling, MPG, sy to use tech and interior s
AWD option would be nice,
I looked long and hard to replace my 2010 Rav 4 V6 and it was not easy. After driving atleast 20 cars, trucks, Suv's I knew the immediately the Elantra GT was going to be my next car. This is my daily driver and I plan to give it to my daughter in five years so MPG, cost, transmission,performance, safety were all big factors. I love the car, the 7 speed DCT with paddles is not just a sales gimmick or poor performance joke it works great. The Tech package is a huge value for the $, the car is fun to drive and so far during break in I am averaging 31 MPG. The N Line package is exactly what I was looking for Suspension tuning, nicer seats, wheels, shifter. Just enough to make it stand out and fun to drive without messing with danger level engine HP or maxing out my insurance premium. The warantee is hard to beat and with the Hyundai Blue Link app I will be happy to hand this down as my daughters first car with speed alerts, GPS mapping and geofence capabilities. Test drive one, it's worth it! It's a great daily driver for those who already have a weekend track weapon.Read less
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Woody
04/20/2019
2018 Hyundai Elantra GT

"Great Little Car"

Fun to drive. Great build quality. Decent MPG.
Turbo lag is present. Lack luster suspension.
A good quick little car. Cornering is somewhat a challenge. Our two Mini Coopers can out corner this car (of course), but even out MiniS is slower that the GT Sport. Comfortable. Nice styling. Very good quality build. The EPA estimates are close, however I can consistently do better on the highway (35-38 mpg).
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2020 Hyundai Elantra Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.

Technology

  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Hands Free Phone
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • USB Port

Entertainment

  • AM/FM Radio
  • iPod Connector
  • MP3 Player
  • Auxiliary Input Jack
  • Bluetooth Streaming Audio

Seating

  • Folding Rear Seat
  • Cloth Seats

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Power Locks
  • Auto-Dimming Interior Mirror - Port Installed
  • Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Integrated Garage Door Opener - Port Installed
  • Remote Control Liftgate/Trunk Release

Fuel Economy

  • EPA City - 31 mpg
  • EPA Class - Midsize Cars
  • EPA Hwy - 41 mpg
  • EPA Combined - 35 mpg

Performance

  • Horsepower - 147 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 6200 rpm
  • Stroke - 3.82 inches
  • Torque - 132 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 4500 rpm

Interior

  • Cup Holder
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • 12V Power Outlet
  • Compass - Port Installed
  • Power Outlet
  • Steering Wheel Controls
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel

Exterior

  • Limited Use Spare
  • Number of Doors - 4 doors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Spare Tire Type - Limited Use
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P195/65R15
  • Wheel Type - Steel with Covers

Security

  • Alarm System

Warranty

  • Basic Miles - 60000 miles
  • Basic Years - 5 years
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Miles - Unlimited miles
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Years - 7 years
  • Powertrain Miles - 60000 miles
  • Powertrain Years - 5 years
  • Roadside Assistance Miles - Unlimited miles
  • Roadside Assistance Years - 5 years
  • Non-Transferable Powertrain Miles - 100000 miles
  • Non-Transferable Powertrain Years - 10 years

Mechanical

  • Alternator Amps - 150 amps
  • Axle Ratio - 4.89
  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Drum
  • Braking System - Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - FWD
  • Engine Type - Gas
  • Power Steering
  • Tachometer
  • Transmission Type - Automatic
  • Cylinders - 4 cylinders
  • Displacement - 2.0 liter
  • Bore - 3.19 inches
  • Compression Ratio - 12.5
  • Fuel Induction - Multi-Port Fuel Injection
  • Total no. valves - 16 valves
  • Valve Train - Dual Overhead Cam
  • Engine Configuration - Inline
  • Emissions Rating - ULEV
  • CID - 122 cubic inches
  • Amps - 60 amps
  • Recommended Fuel - Regular
  • Transmission Sub-Type - CVT
  • Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Hill Start Assist

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Curb Weight - 2844 pounds
  • EPA Passenger - 95.8 cubic feet
  • EPA Total Interior - 110.2 cubic feet
  • Fuel Capacity - 14.0 gallons
  • Head Room: Front - 40.3 inches
  • Head Room: Rear - 37.3 inches
  • Height - 56.5 inches
  • Leg Room: Front - 42.2 inches
  • Leg Room: Rear - 35.7 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 5
  • Minimum Ground Clearance - 5.3 inches
  • Overall Length - 181.9 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Front - 56.2 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Rear - 55.3 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 5 passenger
  • Trunk or Cargo Capacity - 14.4 cubic feet
  • Turning Diameter - 34.8 feet
  • Wheel Base - 106.3 inches
  • Width with mirrors - 70.9 inches
  • Hip Room: Front - 53.4 inches
  • Hip Room: Rear - 51.9 inches
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2020 Hyundai Elantra Safety

4.0
Crash Test Rating
Frontal Crash
4 
Side Barrier
4 
Rollover Rating
4 
Side Crash
4 
Provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
2020 Hyundai Elantra Safety Technology
  • Child Door Locks
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Collision Warning System
  • Collision Warning System with Auto Brake
  • Driver Knee Airbag
  • Front Head Curtain Airbag
  • Front Side Airbag
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Rear Head Curtain Airbag
  • Rear View Camera

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2020 Hyundai Elantra Rankings

Horsepower
147 HP
MPG Combined
35 MPG
Consumer Ratings
4.5 Rating
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