2020 Hyundai Elantra

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2020 MODEL
$18,950 - $23,800
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2020 Hyundai Elantra Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Abhinandan Banerjee Senior Correspondent Updated on: December 8, 2019


With the rapidly reducing sales of the compact sedans in the market, manufacturers are trying everything to increase the same. Hyundai plans to achieve this, by refreshing its current inventory and presenting something fresh in the market, every year. For 2020, Hyundai has refreshed it’s Elantra and added some additional features to keep it at pace with the rising competition.

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Pros

Best-in-Class Warranty

Extensive List of Features

Plush Ride Quality

Good Noise Insulation on the Inside

High MPG figures

Cons

Measly performance from the base 2.0L Motor

Smaller Rear Seats against Rivals

Jittery Response from Transmission at Low Speeds

What's New?

Upgraded Transmission

Additional Standard Safety Features and Driver Aids 

Dual Zone Climate Control becomes Standard


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$18950

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

147 hp @ 6200 rpm

torque

132 lbs.-ft. @ 4500 rpm

transmission

7 speed auto shift manual

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Semi-independent rear torsion beam suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

61.5/61.9

dimensions

wheelbase

106.3 in.

length

181.9 in.

width

70.9 in.

height

56.5 in.

curb weight

2844 lbs.

ground clearance

5.3 in.

capacity

passenger volume

95.8 cu ft.

cargo volume

14.4 cu ft.

payload capacity

1080 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

8.2 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

31/35/41 mpg

ev range

434 mi.

highway range

574 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

10 yr./ 100000 mi.

powertrain warranty

12 yr. / 100000 mi.

corrosion warranty

7 yr. / unlimited


Pictures

Exterior
 2020 Hyundai Elantra Left Side View  2020 Hyundai Elantra Right Side View  2020 Hyundai Elantra 3 Quarter View  2020 Hyundai Elantra 3 Quarter View  2020 Hyundai Elantra 3 Quarter View
Interior
 2020 Hyundai Elantra Front Seats  2020 Hyundai Elantra interior  2020 Hyundai Elantra Rear Seats  2020 Hyundai Elantra Rear Seats  2020 Hyundai Elantra Front Seats

Styles

 2020 Hyundai Elantra in Diffused Silver color  2020 Hyundai Elantra in Emerald Grey Metallic color  2020 Hyundai Elantra in Black color
Diffused Silver

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

7.8

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

6.5

Exterior

7.0

6.6

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2020 Hyundai Elantra SE

SE

power
147hp @ 6200 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
36 combined

$18,950


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $18,950 MSRP (31/35/41) 147hp @ 6200 rpm, 2 L, inline 4, regular unleaded
continuously variable-speed automatic TBD 5
SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 2-CVT) Starting at $18,950 MSRP (30/36/40) 147hp @ 6200 rpm, 2 L, I-4, regular unleaded
2-speed CVT w/OD front wheel drive TBD

 2020 Hyundai Elantra SEL

SEL

power
147hp @ 6200 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
36 combined

$19,700


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SEL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $19,700 MSRP (30/34/40) 147hp @ 6200 rpm, 2 L, inline 4, regular unleaded
continuously variable-speed automatic TBD 5
SEL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 2-CVT) Starting at $19,700 MSRP (30/36/40) 147hp @ 6200 rpm, 2 L, I-4, regular unleaded
2-speed CVT w/OD front wheel drive TBD

 2020 Hyundai Elantra Value Edition

Value Edition

power
147hp @ 6200 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
36 combined

$20,600


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Value Edition 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $20,600 MSRP (30/34/40) 147hp @ 6200 rpm, 2 L, inline 4, regular unleaded
continuously variable-speed automatic TBD 5
Value Edition 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 2-CVT) Starting at $20,600 MSRP (30/36/40) 147hp @ 6200 rpm, 2 L, I-4, regular unleaded
2-speed CVT w/OD front wheel drive TBD

 2020 Hyundai Elantra ECO

ECO

power
128hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
36 combined

$21,250


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Eco 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $21,250 MSRP (33/36/41) 128hp @ 5500 rpm, 1.4 L, inline 4, regular unleaded
7-speed automated manual TBD 5

 2020 Hyundai Elantra Limited

Limited

power
147hp @ 6200 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
36 combined

$22,800


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Limited 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $22,800 MSRP (30/34/40) 147hp @ 6200 rpm, 2 L, inline 4, regular unleaded
continuously variable-speed automatic TBD 5
Limited 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 2-CVT) Starting at $22,800 MSRP (30/36/40) 147hp @ 6200 rpm, 2 L, I-4, regular unleaded
2-speed CVT w/OD front wheel drive TBD

 2020 Hyundai Elantra Sport

Sport

power
201hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
29 combined

$23,800


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Sport 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $23,800 MSRP (26/29/33) 201hp @ 6000 rpm, 1.6 L, inline 4, regular unleaded
7-speed automated manual TBD 5

Expert Review

6.6

Overall Rating


The 2020 Elantra comes with just a Single Motor Option- A 2.0L Naturally Aspirated Motor, and has been tuned for efficiency, rather than performance. Hyundai claims a staggering, 31MPG mileage figure for the Elantra and claims it, as the Best-In-Class. In terms of features, you do get added safety and driver aids as standard. The Manual transmission has been ditched in favor of a CVT unit. Warranty figures, as before, stays Best-In-Class as well.

Prices for the 4 trims- SE, SEL, Value Edition, and Limited, ranges from $17,950 to $21,800. The Elantra has to take on the likes of the All-New 2020 Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, Mazda 3, Chevrolet Cruze and the Volkswagen Jetta.

2020 Hyundai Elantra front view
2020 Hyundai Elantra fornt view
2020 Hyundai Elantra rear view
2020 Hyundai Elantra rear view

7.8/10
Features

 
 

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

6.5/10
Interior

 

7.0/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

2020 Hyundai Elantra Features

7.8/10

For 2020, Hyundai is offering the Elantra in just 4 trims- SE, SEL, Value Edition and Limited. Engine offerings are just limited to the sole 2.0L Naturally Aspirated Motor that generates 147hp and 132lbs.ft. Of torque. On the plus side though, all the trims offer a whole bunch of features on all the trims and have been priced very aggressively, against its rivals.

Trim

SE

SEL

Value Edition

Eco

Limited

Sport

MSRP (IVT)

$18,950

$19,700

$20,600

-

$22,800

-
MSRP (DCT) - - - $21,250 - $23,800

Key

Features

Rearview Camera with Dynamic Guidelines

Adds these features from the SE Trims

Adds these features from the SEL Trim

Adds these features from Value Edition trim

Adds these features from the Eco Trim

Adds these features from the Limited trim
 

15” Wheels with Wheel Covers 

16” Alloy Wheels

Hands-Free Smart Trunk Release

15" Alloy Wheels

17” Alloy Wheels

18" Alloy Wheels
 

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist

Blind Spot Collision Warning

Heated Front Seats

Dual Charging USB ports Leather Seating Surfaces Sport Front Seats with Red Contrast Stitching
 

Lane Keep assist

Automatic Headlights

Power Sunroof

LED Daytime Running Lamps Full LED headlights with Auto High Beam Assist Black headliner
 

Driver Attention Warning

7” Touchscreen Infotainment System

Blue Link Connected Car System

 

Infiniti Premium Audio with Clari-Fi

Sport Instrument Gauge Cluster
 

Bluetooth Hands-free telephony 

Apple Car Play and Android Auto

One-Touch Auto Up/Down Driver Power Windows

 

Wireless Device Charging

Sport Front Grille and Bumper Fascia
     

Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel and Gear Shift Knob

 

Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror with Homelink

Sport Side Sill extensions with Rear Diffuser

Package Name

Ultimate Package for Limited Trim

Premium Package for Sport Trim

MSRP

$3,350

$2,050

Features

8” Touchscreen navigation system

8 Speaker Infinity Audio system with Clari-Fi
 

Safe Exit Assist

Auto-Dimming IRVM with Homelink, Compass
 

4.2” Color TFT Instrument Display

Blue Link connected package for 3 years
 

Smart Cruise Control 

 
 

Memory Setting for Driver’s Seat

 
 

Memory Setting for Exterior Rearview Mirror

 

Trim to choose?

The Top of the line ‘Limited’ trim offers plenty of high tech equipment like Leather Seating, Premium Audio, Sunroof and a lot more. What is surprising is the fact that this trim costs somewhat similar to the base trims of the Hyundai’s rivals and which is why it’s the trim to go for.

2020 Hyundai Elantra Engine

One of the Biggest Changes for the 2020 Elantra line up, comes in the form of the availability of just 1 Motor for the entire range. Hyundai is now offering the 2020 Elantra with just a 2.0L Naturally aspirated motor that squeezes out 147 horses and 132 lbs.-ft. Of torque. While the Performance seems weak for a Sedan of this segment, Hyundai says that they have done it specifically to aid the MPG figures of the Sedan.

2020 Hyundai Elantra Engine
2020 Hyundai Elantra now offering a 2.0L naturally aspirated motor

Speaking of Transmission, you do have an upgraded CVT unit in the 2020 Elantra and is the option on offer. The Intelligent Variable Transmission, as Hyundai likes to call it, offers minimal “rubberband” effect at Motorway speeds. At City Speeds or while moving through School Zones, you will feel the Jutter from the CVT and a little more prominence of the Rubber Band effect.

Models

Hyundai Elantra SE

Toyota Corolla L Sedan

Honda Civic LX Sedan*

Mazda 3 Sport*

Chevrolet Cruze LS*

Volkswagen Jetta*

MSRP

$18,950

$19,500

$20,250

$20,240

$20,400

$20,240

Engine

2.0L Inline 4 Naturally Aspirated

1.8L Inline 4 Naturally Aspirated

2.0 L inline-four

2.0 L inline-four

1.4L Turbo Inline 4

1.4L Turbo Inline 4

Transmission

CVT

CVT

CVT

6-speed Auto

6 Speed Automatic

8 Speed Automatic

Horsepower

147hp @ 6200rpm

169hp @6600rpm

158hp @ 6500 rpm

155hp @ 6000 rpm

153hp@5600rpm

147hp@5000rpm

Torque

132 lbs.-ft. @ 4500rpm

151 lbs.-ft. @ 4800rpm

138 lb.-ft @ 4200 rpm

150 lb.-ft. @4000 rpm

177lbs-ft@2000-4000

184lbs-ft@1400rpm

*2019 Figures used for representational purposes only

While drawing a comparison with its rivals, the Hyundai seems to fall short of most of them by some margin. The VW Jetta matches the Hyundai’s power figures but is way ahead in terms of torque, courtesy of its turbocharged unit. The New Gen Toyota Corolla manages to upset all its adversaries in terms of power figures but loses out on overall torque against the VW. The rest 3 are similar to each other in terms of power and torque and not much separates them. 

How quickly does it gather pace?

The 2.0L naturally aspirated motor of the Hyundai lags behind its rivals in terms of power and torque. What further weakens its cause is the CVT transmission that couples the rubber band effect and in return, makes it one of the slowest accelerating cars in the segment. Hyundai, however, says that all these compromises in performance aids the MPG figures of the Elantra and is an acceptable compromise.

2020 Hyundai Elantra acceleration
2020 Hyundai Elantra Acceleration

Models

Hyundai Elantra Sedan

Toyota Corolla Sedan

Honda Civic LX Sedan*

Mazda 3 Sport*

Chevrolet Cruze LS*

Volkswagen Jetta*

0-60 MPH(sec)

9.0

7.8

8.2

8.0

7.7

7.7

Quarter mile(sec)

16.8

16.3

16.3

16.2

16.3

14.05

Emission 

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year) 

5.2

N/A

8.4

11.2

5.6

5.2

Curb Weight (lbs.)

2844

2840

2742

2899

2870

2959

While the Cruze and the Jetta, turn out to be the fastest accelerating cars in this comparison, the New Gen Corolla manages to match them closely. The Mazda comes next in line after the trio and the Civic follows it next.

How does the Elantra handle and ride?

Considering Hyundai’s of the past have had this reputation of being too soft and not much sporty, Hyundai engineers have managed to somewhat mitigate and address the same issue. The New 2020 Elantra offers the same comfort as before but blends in sportiness with its stiffened suspension. The Torsion Beam Rear Suspension adds the Stiffness in the suspension, that many owners were looking for and strikes a nice balance between ride comfort and stability.

The Steering has been worked on as well and it now offers way more feedback on the highways than any previous Elantra ever did. The Steering is light at low speeds but still doesn’t match the feel of the Honda Civic or the Mazda 3. We, however, feel that most consumers will be satisfied with the Plush Ride of the Elantra in the cities as that is where its strength lies.

What about the Braking performance?

Hyundai has been constantly emphasizing the efforts it has put in improving the braking of the Elantra. We have to say that the efforts have paid off. The reduction in weight and upgrades in the brakes makes the Sedan go form 70-0 in an astounding 168ft. In the real world, the brakes feel confident under normal application and don’t fizz out of juice under any circumstance. The Vehicle maintains its composure at all instances and there is very little swaying away of the vehicle under the same conditions.
 

2020 Hyundai Elantra wheel
2020 Hyundai Elantra Disc Brake

Models

Hyundai Elantra Sedan

Toyota Corolla Sedan

Honda Civic Sedan*

Mazda 3 Sedan*

Volkswagen Jetta Sedan*

Chevrolet Cruze Sedan*

Brake Front (in.)

11

10.8

10.2

10.7

11.5

10.8

Brake Rear (in.)

10.3

10.2

9.8

9.5

10.8

10.4

70-0 MPH (ft.)

168

174

180

179

191

161

When comparing the Hyundai to its rivals, you will find that the Hyundai, manages to beat most of them quite handsomely. The new-generation Toyota Corolla, comes the closest, in terms of braking performance to the Elantra. The Civic and the Mazda have similar braking performances and both fare lower than the Corolla. The Jetta, surprisingly enough, fares the worst here, despite its better dynamics.

2020 Hyundai Elantra Fuel Economy

6.0/10

As we have seen earlier, the 2020 Elantra has somewhat compromised power for Fuel Economy figures and the weight reduction in the current generation, has helped its cause. With Hyundai, offering a somewhat milder engine tune in the 2020 Elantra, the MPG figures seem to have benefited from that. The Elantra delivers an astounding 35MPG overall and shines on the highway, by delivering an even impressive 41MPG. That gives a minimum driving range of 434 miles to the Elantra, which is a pretty impressive number nonetheless.

Models

Hyundai Elantra Sedan

Toyota Corolla Sedan

Honda Civic Sedan*

Mazda 3 Sedan*

Volkswagen Jetta Sedan*

Chevrolet Cruze Sedan*

MPG (city)

31

30

32

27

30

28

MPG (highway)

41

38

42

36

39

38

MPG (combined)

35

33

36

30

34

32

Fuel Tank Capacity(Gal.)

14

13.2

12.39

13.2

13.2

13.7

With the Hyundai, improving on its mileage figures, it now comes close to the Segment King- The Honda Civic. The New Corolla also improves on its previous MPG figures but falls short of the Hyundai’s mark. The Turbocharged VW is next in line to the Corolla while the Mazda showcases the least figures.

2020 Hyundai Elantra Interior

6.5/10

The Interior Layout of the new Elantra remains mostly unchanged over the previous year model. The Interiors do feel big from the inside but it still doesn’t match the space offered in the Honda Civic. The Seats offer good support and sufficient bolstering to not tire you out on long drives. The Seats are heated and the Center Arm Rest adds to the convenience of the Cabin.

2020 Hyundai Elantra Seating
2020 Hyundai Elantra remain mostly unchanged over the previous year model

One of the best aspects of the Interiors of the Elantra has to be its driver-centric dash layout. The Controls for the Audio, Climate and the others are actual buttons unlike the touch screen systems used in the competition. This makes it easily accessible for the Driver while on the go without offering much distraction from the road.

Models

Hyundai Elantra Sedan

Toyota Corolla Sedan

Honda Civic Sedan*

Mazda 3 Sedan*

VW Jetta Sedan*

Chevrolet Cruze Sedan*

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

40.3/56.2/42.2

38.3/54.8/42.3

39.3/57.0/37.1

38.3/54.8/42.3

38.5/55.9/41.1

38.9/54.8/42

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.3/55.3/35.7

37.1/54.8/41.4

37.1/55.0/37.4

37.6/54.4/35.8

37.2/54/37.4

37.3/53.7/36.1

Seating 5 inside the Elantra won’t be big of an issue. However, the Rear Glass Area isn’t as big as compared to the front and it may seem a bit claustrophobic. The 60/40 split seats also expand overall storage and add to the practicality aspect of the Sedan. The Elantra offers oodles of space on the inside, however, despite the smaller proportions, the Civic surprises on the inside. The Corolla feels spacious as well and has always been its forte.

How good is the Cargo space of the Elantra?

The Hyundai Elantra always had one of the best Cargo Spaces of the Segment. It continues to trail behind the Segment Leader-The Honda Civic but has enough space for handling your weekly shopping luggage or your short weekend drive needs.

2020 Hyundai Elantra cargo space
2020 Hyundai Elantra always had one of the best cargo spaces of the segment

Models

Hyundai Elantra Sedan

Honda Civic Sedan*

Mazda 3 Sedan*

Toyota Corolla Sedan

VW Jetta Sedan*

Chevrolet Cruze Sedan* 

Cargo Capacity (cu ft.)

14.4

15.2

12.4

13.0

14.1

14.8

Nifty Features like the Hands-Free Trunk Release that opens the trunk automatically when the proximity key is sensed by the trunk for 3 seconds, adds to the Convenience of keeping luggage when your hands are full without Lifting a Finger.

What does the Infotainment system feel like?

Perhaps, one of the biggest changes done to the 2020 Elantra has to be in its Infotainment System and the features offered. The 2020 Elantra now gets Hyundai’s State of the Art AVN System with an upgraded processor that enhances the speed of the System. The base SE trim gets a 5” Screen for the infotainment while the higher trims have a massive 8” System.

2020 Hyundai Elantra infotainment display
2020 Hyundai Elantra now gets Hyundai’s State of the Art AVN System

Noteworthy features on the inside?

Hyundai bundles a plethora of features inside all of their cars, and the Elantra is no different either. Here is a list of a few of the standout features on the inside of the 2020 Elantra.

  • Bluetooth Telephony with Voice Recognition
  • Android Auto and Apple Car Play connectivity
  • 8 Speaker HD audio system with Sub-woofer in the Top Trim
  • Rearview Camera with Dynamic guidelines
  • Power Tilt/Slide Sunroof
  • Dual Automatic Temperature Control with Auto Defogging System
  • Qi Wireless Charging Pad for compatible Phones
  • 8 Way Power Adjust driver seat and Lumbar support
  • Auto-Dimming RVM with homelink
2020 Hyundai Elantra cockpit area
2020 Hyundai Elantra cockpit area
2020 Hyundai Elantra front seat
2020 Hyundai Elantra front seat
2020 Hyundai Elantra center console
2020 Hyundai Elantra center console
2020 Hyundai Elantra rear seat
2020 Hyundai Elantra rear seat
2020 Hyundai Elantra seat folded
2020 Hyundai Elantra seat folded
2020 Hyundai Elantra touchscreen
2020 Hyundai Elantra touchscreen

2020 Hyundai Elantra Exterior

7.0/10

Hyundai has completely changed the exterior look of the 2020 Elantra and has made it sharper and edgier than before. The Headlights are now of a Triangular pattern and house LED inserts which to some minds may resemble a certain “Japanese” brand. The Fog Lamps have also being given the Triangular Treatment while the Front Grill, called the Cascading Grill is now reminiscent of the design being followed by Hyundai’s all over the world.

There are new Tail Lamps in the Rear while a Big Hyundai Logo sits in between the Tail Lamps in the new redesigned Trunk Lid. Underneath the Logo, you will also find the ELANTRA name written in Bolder Words which again kind of reminds of Certain Japanese Brand.

2020 Hyundai Elantra side view
The exterior look of the 2020 Hyundai Elantra and has made it sharper and edgier than before

The Elantra also has one of the lowest weights in the segments owing to the use of Aluminum in the Chassis of the Elantra by Hyundai. This has in return given the Elantra a higher fuel economy figure and a better performance as compared to its previous generation “avatar”. Other dimensions still remain the same which makes the Elantra one of the most Manageable Cars to drive in the city.

Model

Hyundai Elantra Sedan

Toyota Corolla Sedan

Honda Civic Sedan*

Mazda 3 Sedan*

VW Jetta Sedan*

Chevrolet Cruze Sedan*

Curb weight (lbs.)

2844

2840

2724

2899

2767

2870

Length(in)

181.9

183.1

182.3

180.3

185.1

183.7

Width(in)

70.9

69.9

70.8

70.7

70.8

70.5

Height(in)

56.5

57.3

55.7

57.3

57.4

57.4

Ground clearance (in)

5.3

6.7

6.3

6.1

5.6

6.4

Wheelbase (in)

106.3

106.3

106.3

106.3

105.7

106.3

The Elantra has the lowest ground clearance in the Segment and this means that you will have to be extra careful while taking the car over speed bumps. However, the low ground clearance gives the Elantra an advantage in achieving better aerodynamic efficiency and lower drag than the others.

Noteworthy features on offer?

Like the Interiors, Hyundai isn't leaving any stone unturned, in bundling a ton load of features on the outside of the Elantra. There is an endless list of features on offer on the outside of the Hyundai but the standout ones include

  • Sharp, Triangle Design LED Headlamps
  • LED Tail Lamps
  • Redesigned Front Grill
  • Hands-Free Smart Trunk Release
  • New 17” Alloy Wheels
  • LED Daytime Running Lamps
  • Redesigned Rear Trunk
  • Shark Fin Antenna for Radio Connectivity
  • Triangular Design Front Fog Lamps
2020 Hyundai Elantra
2020 Hyundai Elantra
2020 Hyundai Elantra side view
2020 Hyundai Elantra side view
2020 Hyundai Elantra rear view
2020 Hyundai Elantra rear view
2020 Hyundai Elantra front view
2020 Hyundai Elantra front view
2020 Hyundai Elantra top view
2020 Hyundai Elantra top view
2020 Hyundai Elantra wheel
2020 Hyundai Elantra wheel

2020 Hyundai Elantra Safety

The 2019 Hyundai Elantra was an IIHS Top Safety Pick. Picking up from there, Hyundai has added some great Safety Equipment as Standard for 2020. The Bodyshell has Energy Absorbing Columns which absorb a lot of impact in case of a collision. Front seatbelt pre-tensioners and force limiters are also present in the 2020 Elantra along with Rear LATCH for Children.

 Standard safety features on offer

  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Active Lane Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Auto Emergency Brake Assist and ABS with EBD
  • Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Rear View Camera with Adaptive guidelines
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System with Individual Tire Pressure Indicator
  • Vehicle Stability Management and Traction Control with Electronic Stability Control 
  • Dual Front, Driver Knee, Side Curtain, and Side-impact Airbags

We don’t have the 2020 IIHS and NHTSA Ratings but we have provided the 2019 IIHS Rating to give you an indication of the Safety of the Elantra.

Small Overlap

Good

Moderate Overlap

Good

Side Impact

Good

Roof Strength

Good

Head Restraint And Seats

Good

As we can see, the Elantra scores big on the Safety front and this is a Clear Indication of how much effort, Hyundai has put into making the Elantra a Safe Car.

2020 Hyundai Elantra Competition

Hyundai Elantra Sedan vs. Toyota Corolla Sedan

The Japanese are good at making Reliable and Dependable Cars. The Toyota Corolla is a Testimony of the same with its record-breaking sales figures. The Corolla has been a segment champ in terms of Reliability, Cost of Maintenance and Resale value. However, the Corolla isn’t a Lively Car and certainly not one, which makes you feel enthusiastic when you drive. The Elantra has some amazing features in its sleeves and is certainly one of the best Handling Cars in the segment. In terms of power, it may not be at par with the Corolla but in terms of a daily driver, the Elantra will be the better of the two.

2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan
2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan

Hyundai Elantra Sedan vs. Honda Civic Sedan

The Honda Civic is another one of the best selling cars in the segment as it offers a mix of great handling and superb practicality. The Civic has the Elantra licking its feet when it comes to the Space offered inside the Cabin and in the Cargo. The Honda, however, has an all-touch interface for the AC and other controls.

The Hyundai still comes with Buttons and Knobs for most of its controls which makes it easier for the driver to control the settings. The Elantra also looks Sleeker and sharper in its current “Avatar” and also beats the Honda in terms of the Features it has to offer.

2020 Honda Civic Sedan
C2020 Honda Civic Sedan

Hyundai Elantra Sedan vs Mazda 3 Sedan

The Mazda 3 was always known for its good looking interiors and great driving dynamics. The Engine inside the Mazda is one of the refined in its class with a good driving character. Mazda, however, is yet to refresh the Mazda 3 sedan for 2020 and the Mazda is starting to show its age. The Elantra manages to look better than the Mazda and has matched the driving dynamics of the Mazda, to some extent. The Hyundai also has a great looking interior and is packed with features that even the Mazda fails to provide the customers. 

2020 Mazda 3 sedan
2020 Mazda 3 Sedan

 

2020 Hyundai Elantra Final Verdict

Hyundai has added some much-needed freshness and life in the Compact sedan with the new 2020 Elantra. The Elantra now looks much Edgier and sharper than its previous edition with its Triangular Headlamps, Bold New Grill and a New Trunk and Tail lamp design.

It also incorporates some fantastic equipment on board and a whole plethora of Safety Tech to match the latest safety norms. To sum up, then, Hyundai has done its bit to “WOW” buyers with the new Elantra. It’s got a “Love it or hate it” design which certainly can’t be ignored. It also has a good engine and with the number of Features inside the Verna, we certainly feel that the Hyundai Verna does present a strong case for itself.