2018 Hyundai Elantra

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$20,550

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2018 Hyundai Elantra
2018 Hyundai Elantra

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Fuel economy
  • Available safety features
  • Hands-free trunk access available
  • Handling
  • Multimedia system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto available

The bad:

  • Bland interior design and materials
  • Backseat headroom
  • Many active safety features only in expensive packages
  • Road noise

6 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2018 Hyundai Elantra trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • New SEL trim level
  • Five-seat compact sedan
  • Turbocharged Eco and Sport models
  • Seven-speed dual-clutch transmission available
  • Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection available

2018 Hyundai Elantra review: Our expert's take


What it is: Hyundai redesigned its Elantra compact sedan last year with structural enhancements and new styling inside and out, as well as new powertrains, safety features and technology. Elantra competitors include the Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Mazda3, Nissan Sentra and Toyota Corolla. The Elantra GT four-door hatchback is covered separately in the Cars.com Research section.


A new SEL trim level slots between the SE and Value Edition. It includes blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert, a 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, a backup camera with dynamic guidelines, 16-inch alloy wheels, heated side mirrors and automatic headlights. The Sport version gains a power sunroof and blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Nice car!!

After leasing, I wanted to purchase this Elantra. It is a great car…color, reliability & price are just what I wanted & has all the features I need!

4.1

It’s a nice car

The car is fine I had a 2013 Elantra with the 1.8l so the 2.0l isn’t that much better but my girlfriend and I like the car it is a way bigger step than our 2013 I love that it has more safety features Blindspot monitoring rear cross traffic warning touchscreen Apple CarPlay and this car really has ice cold air conditioning like better than my old car the car right now only has 28,000 miles and our 18 Elantra is a really Nice car compared to the older one that one had 167,000 and was still Kickin even with the 1.8 L piston slap although I have noticed a little rattling from the 2.0 L not sure what it is but I will tell you this at least it does not tick like our old one did and even if this one starts showing problems that’s fine Hyundai will be fixing this for free period gotta love warranties

5.0

No worries here

love the 100,000 mile warranty. controls are easy to reach and control. plenty of leg and head room. this is the second Hyundai I have owned. only brand I trust!

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Compare the competitors

2020

Toyota Corolla

$19,600

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2016

Kia Forte

$15,990

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2017

Hyundai Elantra GT

$18,800

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