2019 Hyundai ElantraChange year or vehicle
Key specs of the base trim
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- Fuel economy of Eco model
- Apple CarPlay, Android Auto available
- Straightforward multimedia system
- Conventional automatic transmission (not CVT)
- Some safety features only on higher trims
- Road, wind and engine noise
- Backseat legroom
- Trunk space is average
- Sport mpg lower than comparable rivals
Five-seat compact sedan
Updated front, rear styling for 2019
Automatic emergency braking available
Choice of three four-cylinder engines
Manual or automatic transmission
Eco and Sport models available
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The updated 2019 Hyundai Elantra is pleasant, poised and primed to take on class rivals with fresh styling, a revised multimedia screen and new features. It's a solid choice for those looking for a compact sedan. Watch our video to learn more.
What Is the 2019 Hyundai Elantra?
The five-seat Hyundai Elantra compact sedan gets some significant styling and equipment updates for 2019. The base engine is a 147-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder paired with a standard six-speed manual transmission, but the efficiency-oriented Eco trim level has a 128-hp, turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder that works with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. The Sport trim, meanwhile, has a 201-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder that pairs with a six-speed manual or the dual-clutch automatic. The Elantra's competitors include the Honda Civic, Mazda3, Nissan Sentra and Toyota Corolla. The Elantra GT four-door hatchback is covered separately in the Cars.com Research section.
What's New on the 2019 Hyundai Elantra?
The 2019 Elantra gets a new hood, front fenders, grille and headlights. The trunk lid and taillights are new, too. SEL and higher trims get forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist and a driver drowsiness monitor.
What Features in the 2019 Hyundai Elantra Are Most Important?
All but the base SE trim level get a 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. A larger 8-inch touchscreen with a built-in navigation system is optional, as is wireless device charging, which is included on the Limited trim level. Other Limited features include leather upholstery, front seat heaters and an Infinity premium stereo.
Should I Buy the 2019 Hyundai Elantra?
Competition in the compact sedan class remains fierce, but the Elantra remains a solid choice and this year's updates help keep the car fresh. However, you'll have to fork over extra money for many of its advanced safety features that are standard on similar cars like the 2019 Honda Civic, and its bland interior could use a more substantial update.
The Value edition is the best Elantra.
The 2019 value edition is close to the 2017 Limited that I had before . I like the sun roof, but I miss the faux leather seats that the limited had. The 2019 at least has a donut in the trunk, that ... Read full review
The gas mileage is fantastic!
I bought my new Elantra 7 days ago and still have half a tank of gas. I've driven 224 miles in it. The body style is gorgeous and it handles better than any other car i've owned. Read full review
The 2019 Hyundai Elantra currently has 0 recalls
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