2022 Hyundai Elantra

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$20,200

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Sedan

Body style

37

Combined MPG

5

Seating capacity

184.1” x 55.7”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Ride quality
  • Handling
  • Refined 2.0-liter powertrain
  • Interior roominess
  • Hybrid model’s efficiency
  • Overall value

The bad:

  • Low-budget cabin materials
  • Powertrain lag (N Line)
  • Upper trims lose wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

4 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • New high-performance Elantra N model
  • Five-seat compact sedan
  • Choice of gas four-cylinder engines
  • Hybrid version available
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Automatic emergency braking standard

2022 Hyundai Elantra review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2022 Hyundai Elantra?

Redesigned last year, the Hyundai Elantra is a budget-friendly compact sedan that’s available with a choice of three engines: A 147-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder is standard, working with a continuously variable automatic transmission. The sportier N Line trim gets a 201-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder that pairs with a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. The fuel-sipping Elantra Hybrid is powered by a gas-electric hybrid drivetrain rated at 139 hp; it uses a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Elantra rivals include the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla and Nissan Sentra.

The Elantra offers 19 cubic feet of cargo space, according to Cars.com’s cargo measurements. You can see how it scored in our Car Seat Check here.

What’s New on the 2022 Hyundai Elantra?

Apart from the addition of the high-performance Elantra N, there are no significant changes this year. 

What Features in the 2022 Hyundai Elantra Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • Cloth upholstery
  • 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • Cruise control
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lane keep assist
  • Automatic high-beam headlights

Available features include:

  • LED headlights and taillights
  • Power moonroof
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen
  • Navigation
  • Wireless device charging
  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Digital instrument panel
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability

Should I Buy the 2022 Hyundai Elantra?

The Elantra’s sharply creased, aggressive exterior styling is eye-catching, but there’s a lot of substance here, too. Ride quality and handling are good, and the base 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is refined. The hybrid model, meanwhile, offers impressive EPA-estimated gas mileage of up to 54 mpg combined. The biggest drawbacks are the Elantra’s low-grade interior materials and powertrain lag in the N Line version. 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior 4.4
  • Performance 4.0
  • Value 4.2
  • Exterior 4.6
  • Reliability 4.0

Most recent consumer reviews

4.0

Economical and looks good. Thats it

Seats are very uncomfortable, and the entire interior is made of cheap plastic that rattles. Low visibility out rear window. Suspension isn’t very good either

5.0

Awesome car!

Hyundai went above and beyond with the 2022 Elantra SEL. This car is loaded with extra features only found on cars in higher price points. The detail to design and style makes this car an awesome buy! I have had mine for 2 months and love it. With gas prices as high as they are, getting 39-42mpg is definitely an added bonus! If you are looking for a great car with awesome features, go for the Elantra SEL!

5.0

Elantra

I've owned one for 11yrs and had absolutely no issues. You can't beat the warranty,value,and beauty. If you're looking for a new car this is the best choice!

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Safety

Based on the 2022 Hyundai Elantra base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
5
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
4
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
4
Overall rating
5
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
10.1%
Rollover rating
5
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Hyundai
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
60 months/60,000 miles
Corrosion
84 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
120 months/100,000 miles
Maintenance
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 80,000 miles; less than 7 years old (currently MY18- MY24)
Basic warranty terms
Remainder of the 5-Year/60,000-Mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty. From original in-service date and zero (0) miles.
Powertrain
10-Yr/100K-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. From original in-service date and zero (0) miles.
Dealer certification required
173-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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