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2019 Hyundai Elantra

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$17,200 — $22,700 MSRP
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Sedan
5 Seats
25-35 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Fuel economy of Eco model
  • Handling
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto available
  • Straightforward multimedia system
  • Value
  • Conventional automatic transmission (not CVT)

The Bad

  • Some safety features only on higher trims
  • Road, wind and engine noise
  • Backseat legroom
  • Trunk space is average
  • Sport mpg lower than comparable rivals
2019 Hyundai Elantra exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2019 Hyundai Elantra
  • 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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Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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.

 

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.8
28 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

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(4.0)

The Value edition is the best Elantra.

by Bensax from Pa. on March 24, 2019

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

(5.0)

The gas mileage is fantastic!

by Sindy from WSHNGTN CT HS on March 21, 2019

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

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2019 Hyundai Elantra currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2019 Hyundai Elantra SE

NHTSA rates vehicles using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Overall
4 Star
Overall Front
4 Star
Overall Side
4 Star
Overall Rollover Rating
4 Star
Driver's
4 Star
Passenger's
4 Star
Side Barrier
4 Star
Side Barrier Rating Driver
5 Star
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
4 Star
Side Pole
4 Star
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
4 Star
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
5 Star
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Hyundai

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / unlimited distance

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Elantra received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.
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Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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