2020 Hyundai Elantra

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2020 Hyundai Elantra
2020 Hyundai Elantra

Key specs

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The good:

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

The bad:

  • Backseat headroom
  • Road noise
  • Bland interior

6 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2020 Hyundai Elantra trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

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

2020 Hyundai Elantra review: Our expert's take

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

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

Most recent consumer reviews


Bad choice. I wish I never bought it.

had headlight problems since we got it. Dims are supposedly adjusted correctly but they only illuminate about 5 ft from the bumper Can not safely drive at night with dim lights on. I have to be at work at 6 AM so I am forced to drive with my high beams on at all times. Hate that HYundais poor policy refusing to replace the head light assembly. I asked a tech to drive it in a rural setting where there are no street lights so they could witness the problem. They refuse =to do so. Now it is having transmission problems too. The "free rental while they have the car is actually $10.00/ day. Cheap for a rental but the warranty we have says free. going to try to "fix" the problem instead of doing the right thing and replacing the whole unit. I'm sure they keep trying to "Fixit" until the warranty runs out. All in all I hate this car and now hate Hyundai.


Bad car and corrupt company Hyundai

Recall from Hyundai, they are seen how not to fix car, don’t buy this car dealer will sell and if a problem exist they will not help


Unhappy with the hidden fees.

The it self is good, but the dealer picked out the car for me and advertised it on the net at one price then when was all said and done I ending up paying $4000,00 plus more for the car. It felt like a bait and switch all they way, I may never buy another car from a dealer - thieves, I will go with private party. All those fees they charge are just extra profits for the dealership. The price advertised should be the price paid!

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