2021 Hyundai Elantra Limited Redesign And Review

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2021 Hyundai Elantra Limited
Review 2021 Hyundai Elantra Limited

What is it? The fifth-generation Hyundai Elantra was a hottie. When it debuted for the 2011 archetypal year, it had sleeker metal than aloof about any added bunched sedan, and that adventurous architecture and active angel helped actuate the nameplate accomplished abounding of its rivals. Aftermost year, Hyundai confused added than 241,000 Elantras — acceptable abundant to abode third in the sales chase appropriate abaft the two abiding leaders, the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic.

Compared to the blow of the car market, compacts are booming — this is a acceptable atom to accept a able competitor. Dave Zuchowski, admiral and CEO of Hyundai Motor America, says buyers who adeptness accept called a sub-compact a few years ago are affective up to compact. “For not that abundant added money you get decidedly added car, agreeable and value,” he says. “We are actually seeing that shift.” As a result, added than 2.2 actor compacts were awash aftermost year. Admitting boxy new competition, Hyundai wants to advance the bazaar position it formed so adamantine carve out, acceptation the latest Elantra is a safe play.

“We absolutely pushed the envelope on the aftermost generation,” says Zuchowski. “This one is an evolution. It’s a actual handsome, beautiful architecture but it isn’t a huge abandonment from what we’ve done before.”

Indeed, the new Elantra looks like a aerial and beneath advancing adaptation of the old car. The abysmal creases forth the anatomy abandon and flared caster arcs are abundant beneath pronounced. The headlamps and windshield aren’t angled absolutely as radically. And the lower bodywork is beneath sculpted, authoritative the car attending a little beneath playful, beneath fun even. Regardless, the new appearance is deceptively glace and achieves an bigger accessory of annoyance of 0.27.

Beneath the metal, the new Elantra shares a absolutely a bit with the old car, including the aforementioned floorpan. The 106.3-inch wheelbase charcoal constant with the antecedent model, as does the clue width, yet it’s about an inch best and added overall. The unibody anatomy has been redesigned with added than bifold the allotment of high-strength steel, and any of those elements are affirmed with adhesives that accommodate a stiffer, quieter anatomy with bigger blast performance. That’s because both the allotment and the band are stronger, according to Ana Wagner, all-around cardinal business administrator of adhering supplier Dow Chemical. As you’d expect, all this deepening agency the new Elantra is about 30 percent stiffer in bewilderment and added than 25 percent in bending.

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There is no abundant anarchy in abeyance architecture here. The Elantra still uses Macpherson struts up advanced and a aberration arbor rear axle. Alike the bore of the advanced swaybar is the aforementioned 22 millimeters as the old car. However, the rear dampers are now army angular instead of angled back, which Hyundai says improves ride and administration — it additionally acceptable contributes to a block that’s diminished from 14.8 cubic anxiety to 14.4 cubic feet. Oddly, every adaptation of the antecedent Elantra had accepted four-wheel disc brakes, but now SE and Eco models accept drums in the back. Alone the top Limited models accept a disc at anniversary corner.

Engineers focused abundant of their time award places to accomplish the new Elantra quieter; the advanced abeyance is now army to a subframe for isolation. Added countermeasures accommodate a new birr console with abate holes (so beneath babble passes through), denser carpeting foam, a complete arresting rear caster liner and thicker aperture glass. Hyundai says all this makes the Elantra one of the quietest cars in the class.

Under the awning is the company’s new “Nu” 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle I-4 with 147 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque. That’s a actual balmy bang of 2 hp and 2 lb-ft. of torque over the accepted 1.8-liter but with an advance in ammunition efficiency. And this 2.0-liter is akin to a accepted six-speed chiral or a six-speed automatic. Why no CVT? Hyundai says that while the best CVTs try to actor a stepped accessory transmission, the six-speed provides an acquaintance barter are acclimated to. And that’s aloof accomplished by us.

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At launch, the Elantra will appear in two flavors: SE and Limited. The Eco archetypal will accompany the calendar anon after, and this abatement a Action archetypal will arrive. One of the best deals is the $800 “Popular Accessories Package,” which adds aliment like big 7-inch touchscreen, rear camera, 16-inch wheels, cruise ascendancy and acrimonious mirrors to the abject car. Add the automated manual for $1,000 and the Elantra will still cheep beneath $20,000. Top blueprint models with the “Limited Ultimate Package” like the ones we collection accompany assurance technology one adeptness not apprehend in this class, like automated emergency braking with banal detection, acute cruise control, and alike a lane befitting abetment system. But alike with every advantage checked, the Elantra won’t hit $28,000.

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What’s it like to drive?

Imagine active about in a antecedent bearing Elantra cutting noise-cancelling headphones and you’ve got a acceptable abstraction of what its like to drive this new one. It’s quieter with far beneath alley and wind babble entering the cabin. Overall, it feels added aesthetic too. The old 1.8-liter four-cylinder didn’t assume decidedly loud or base until we collection the new Elantra. The new 2.0-liter is not alone quieter but sounds sweeter. Plus, it generates aiguille adeptness and torque lower in the rev ambit than the old engine, so this above 2.0-liter is never alive absolutely as adamantine to move the Elantra. Still, with almost the aforementioned adeptness ratings, manual apparatus and agnate weight to shuttle around, the 2017 Elantra seems no quicker again the old model.

However the new Elantra does feel added buried and abiding on the road; that’s abnormally accurate on the freeway. Perhaps some of the advance comes from bigger affability of the electric adeptness steering. Our leather-lined Limited analysis car additionally had the adeptness to change drive modes amid normal, action and eco. And admitting changes are fabricated to burke and manual mapping, best apparent is the council weight, which feels meatier in Action mode. There’s absolutely no acumen to use any added mode.

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One attending at the birr of the new Elantra and it’s bright area designers took their inspiration—the Sonata. The new attending is a scaled bottomward adaptation of Hyundai’s midsize sedan, with a ample axial awning that measures either 7-inches on best models or 8-inches with navigation. The tiny buttons, cubbies and switches of the old Elantra are replaced with far added abundant ones. Compared to the approachable Elantra, the autogenous is added spacious, and the band admeasurement backs that up because there’s added accept allowance up advanced admitting hardly beneath headroom. The old Elantra had a tighter rear bench than abounding of its rivals. No more. Space has bigger in every dimension, abnormally in legroom, which has developed by 2.6 inches. And that rear bench can now be acrimonious too.

We had a adventitious to put a few afar on a ancestor Eco archetypal application a turbocharged 1.4-liter “Kappa” agent with 128 hp at 5,500 rpm and 156 lb-ft of torque way bottomward at 1,400 rpm commutual to a 7-speed bifold clamp manual (DCT). Unlike the 2.0-liter model, this turbo powertrain feels torquey and acceptable like a above turbo-diesel as you cycle into the throttle. But attic the gas pedal and there is some lag from both the agent and transmission. Still, midrange advance is accomplished and the admixture feels added absorbing to drive than the 2.0-liter although apparently no quicker. Hyundai projects this archetypal will acknowledgment 35 mpg combined.

2017 Hyundai Elantra

Do I appetite it?

Maybe. The Elantra is quiet, adequate and delivers affluence of accessories at a acceptable price. But those are not capacity for a car we absolutely appetite to drive on a arced backroad. So if the abstraction of an Elantra that’s a little added absorbing sounds ambrosial — delay for the Elantra Action advancing this fall. Hyundai promises that the Action will bear about 200 hp, and we apprehend it will be a adequately austere amalgamation above aloof a added able agent and a firmer suspension. This is the Elantra we’re aflame to drive.

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BASE PRICE: $17,985

POWERTRAIN: 2.0-liter I4, FWD, 6-speed M/T

OUTPUT: 147 hp @ 6,200 rpm, 132 lb-ft of torque @ 4,500 rpm

CURB WEIGHT: 2,767 lbs

FUEL ECONOMY: 26/36/29 mpg

PROS: Refined, bashful and tech arranged for the price

CONS: A little dull, takes few risks, doesn’t advance the articulation forward

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