Competes with: Chevrolet Cruze, Honda Civic, Mazda3, Toyota Corolla… many things
Looks like: A big departure from the older Elantra, with new front and rear looks that swing from dramatic at the nose to restrained at the rear
Drivetrain: 147-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder (SE, SEL, Value Edition, Limited); 128-hp, turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder (Eco); 201-hp, turbo 1.6-liter four-cylinder (Sport); six-speed manual transmission (SE), six-speed automatic (SE, SEL, Value Edition, Limited) or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic (Eco); front-wheel drive
Hits dealerships: Fall 2018
The 2019 Hyundai Elantra gets a big update that includes drastic changes to the compact sedan’s styling, additional standard safety features for some trims and more available technology in the cabin. Hyundai is calling these changes a redesign for the Elantra, but it strikes us as more of a refresh given that this is still the sixth-generation Elantra and the powertrains are untouched. However, on the scale of refreshes, this one is significant, and it starts with a reworked exterior that looks nothing like the 2018 model.
The Elantra will be offered in five trim levels initially: SE, SEL, Value Edition, Limited and Eco. The Elantra Sport will follow later in the year, with more information on the performance-focused model to come in the fall.