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2020 Hyundai Elantra

2020 Hyundai Elantra

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$19,300 — $24,150 MSRP
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Sedan
5 Seats
29-36 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Fuel economy in Eco model
  • Handling
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto connectivity
  • Wireless charging available

The Bad

  • Backseat headroom
  • Road noise
  • Bland interior
2020 Hyundai Elantra exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2020 Hyundai Elantra
  • More standard features, including automatic emergency braking
  • Five-seat compact sedan
  • Choice of three four-cylinder engines
  • Newly standard continuously variable automatic transmission

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2020 Hyundai Elantra Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What Is the 2020 Hyundai Elantra?

The five-seat Hyundai Elantra compact sedan is stylish and well-equipped in a class with plenty of competition. Already long on value, the Elantra gets more standard safety features for 2020, along with improved fuel economy and added convenience features.

The front-wheel-drive sedan’s base engine is a 147-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder that works with a new continuously variable automatic transmission. The efficiency-oriented Eco trim level has a 128-hp, turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. The Sport trim, meanwhile, has a 201-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder that also pairs with the dual-clutch automatic. Elantra competitors include the Honda Civic, Mazda3 and Toyota Corolla. The Elantra GT four-door hatchback is covered separately in the Cars.com Research section.

What’s New on the 2020 Hyundai Elantra?

New standard safety features include lane-keeping assist, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and a driver attention warning. Models with the 2.0-liter engine get a new CVT that helps improve gas mileage, while Eco models now have an engine stop-start feature. Dual-zone automatic climate control is also standard.

What Features in the 2020 Hyundai Elantra Are Most Important?

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity is standard. All models but the base SE trim level get a 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system; 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.

2020 Hyundai Elantra Vs. 2020 Toyota Corolla: How Do They Compare?

Both the Elantra and Corolla are solid choices in the compact class. The Corolla was redesigned for 2020, and is much improved with a nicer interior and better driving manners. The Corolla also offers a hybrid drivetrain. The 2020 Elantra’s new safety features make it more competitive, and it also has Android Auto, something the Corolla still lacks.

Should I Buy the 2020 Hyundai Elantra?

Competition in the compact sedan class is fierce, but the Elantra remains a solid choice and this year’s additional standard safety features and fuel economy boost help keep it competitive. However, its bland interior could use a more substantial update.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.7
111 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

Most reliable car I have owned

by Mindi Sullivan from Logan, Utah on October 28, 2020

This car met all my needs. I use it for work. I am older and I needed to feel like a had a reliable car Read full review

(5.0)

Best car we have ever owned!

by Jeannie and Sean from Hillsboro, Ohio on October 26, 2020

We bought the 2020 Hyundai Elantra and absolutely Love it! It is by far the best car we have ever bought! Extremely affordable and safe! Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2020 Hyundai Elantra currently has 2 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2020 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
5 Star
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
5 Star
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
4 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

  • Free Scheduled Maintenance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

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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.
For complete details,

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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