Riverside Hyundai Shoppers Get A First Look At
The 2019 Hyundai Elantra
If you’re looking for a compact sedan with a luxurious interior and a reasonable price tag, we think you’ll like the 2019 Hyundai Elantra. This year, Hyundai automaker ups its game with refreshed styling that brings even more curb appeal to the table. According to the Riverside Hyundai dealerships, customers enjoy the Elantra’s updated front-end, as well as the restyled taillights.
Elantra buyers will be treated to an array of the latest technology features, which includes Hyundai’s SmartSense suite. SmartSense includes a forward collision avoidance setup, a driver attention assist feature that ensures the driver stays alert, safe exit assist to keep the driver and passengers safe when they’re exiting the vehicle, and lane-keep assist to make sure the Elantra stays in its lane. Most of these features are standard on all trim levels except the base SE.
Riverside Hyundai shoppers prefer the 2019 Hyundai Elantra Limited and Sport trims’ new wheel styling. Drivers will welcome the revamped center instrument cluster, and buyers who choose the two upper trims can now take advantage of a new wireless charger to recharge their smartphones.
Edmunds Gives A Thumbs UP
The automotive experts at Edmunds give the 2019 Hyundai Elantra thumbs up, writing: “Variety and value are the main ingredients in the 2019 Hyundai Elantra's appeal. Three available engines and six configurations mean it's easy to find an Elantra to suit your needs, whether that's you're focused on fuel economy or just something fun to drive. As for value, the Elantra doesn't deal in subtlety. The aptly named Value Edition, for example, comes standard with several desirable features ...”
Inside and Under The Hood
The 2019 Hyundai Elantra seats five and offers buyers a choice of six different trim levels: the base SE, SEL, Value Edition, Eco, Limited and the top-of-the-line Sport. All models get standard front-wheel drive.
Powering the 2019 Elantra SE, SEL and Limited trims is a 2.0-liter inline-four powerplant that produces 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque, connected to a standard six-speed manual transmission or an optional six-speed automatic. The Elantra Eco employs a turbocharged 1.4-liter inline-four that generates 128 hp and 156 lb-ft of twist, paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Under the hood of the Elantra Sport trim is a turbocharged 1.6-liter inline-four that’s good for an impressive 201 hp and 195 lb-ft, paired to a six-speed manual transmission with paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel.
Most Elantra trims come with MacPherson struts in the front. In the back, there’s a specially tuned torsion-beam rear axle that helps keep the ride smooth, even when negotiating bumps in the road. Cloth seats are standard on most trims, and all models come with a six-way driver’s seat. The Limited features leather seating and a power driver’s seat. The Sport trim gets bucket seats with bolsters in the front.
The Hyundai AVN 5.0 infotainment system gets a new available 8-inch screen, and buyers can also opt for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The radio is now easier to use, thanks to user-friendly presets that make changing the station even easier. AM, FM and SiriusXM stations are now together on the same screen.