The 2020 Hyundai Elantra arrives in dealerships soon, featuring a bold aerodynamic design, a comprehensive suite of safety features, modern interior styling with class above features, and a number of user friendly technologies. It continues to be one of Hyundai’s all time best-selling models, known for its significant value advantage in a highly competitive compact car segment in the same league as the Focus, Mazda 3, and the brilliant new Honda Civic.
2020 Hyundai Elantra Exterior and Interior Design
The 2020 Hyundai Elantra is a four door compact sedan. The old model of derivative styling took a few well known designs as inputs and spat out a bland object reminiscent of nothing and everything at once. Because there are no new ideas, and since recycling is a thing, designers have thankfully moved on to picking and choosing the pieces that work best and knitting them together into a cohesive design. At the front, it’s a success, with a wider, deeper grille giving the Elantra more presence. Boomerang-shaped LED running lights brighten the front end treatment. With less sculpting down the body sides, the Elantra is simpler, and less distinctive. The C-shaped lines that pulled the rear of the car forward are gone, replaced by more vertical door cuts and a more carefully draped rear roofline, capped by LED taillights.
The interior follows a similar theme, because despite the fact that the materials are improved over last year, the available leather seats are particularly well bolstered, the simpler, cleaner design is also significantly more generic. It includes a seven-inch touchscreen head unit with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality, as well as a rearview camera, audio controls on the steering wheel, Bluetooth, cruise control and a hood insulator to keep some engine noise from making it to your ears. An SE tech package adds things like blind-spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert.
2020 Hyundai Elantra Price and Release Date
The release date in the Elantra is predicted at some point while in the second half of 2020. With no changes coming, we expect the 2020 Hyundai Elantra’s pricing to remain close to the current model’s MSRP range of $18,985 to $23,485.
2020 Hyundai Elantra Engine Specs and Performance
For 2020, the Elantra receives two all new powertrains designed for improved fuel efficiency and everyday drivability performance. SE and Limited versions of the 2020 Hyundai Elantra get a 2.0 liter four cylinder engine that produces 147 horsepower and 132 pound feet of torque. SE models are offered with a six speed manual transmission; a six-speed automatic is optional on SE and standard on Limited. All Elantras are front wheel drive. The second powertrain is an all-new 1.4 liter Kappa turbocharged GDI four cylinder engine equipped on the Elantra Eco trim, available in Spring 2020. This engine produces 128 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and a robust 156 lb ft of torque and will be mated to an EcoShift seven speed dual clutch transmission. The Eco trim is projected to achieve an unsurpassed estimated 35 mpg combined rating based on internal testing 2020 Hyundai Elantra.