2020 Hyundai Elantra – Today we in Hyundai second-longest-running nameplate in the Hyundai lineup that is the Elantra first introduced to the U.S. in 1992, and if you guys pick up a Consumer Reports magazine, you will see that the Elantra is regularly ranked above-average reliability every single year.
It is definitely a solid pick the question is can it stack up to cars like the Corolla and Civic. They switched to the angular styling, and now, for 2020, they are shaking up the powertrain with a new continuously variable transmission. Let’s see if the latest round of updates has improved Hyundai’s bestselling model.
Did Hyundai Elantra Change?
Starting with the exterior like we already said, Hyundai took a knife to the 2020 Hyundai Elantra just last year to give it this new geometric design. Every trim comes with this same grille except the sport, which has a honeycomb design instead of the silver bars, but by far, the most distinct element of the front are these Triangle-shaped.
Headlights on lower-end models like this 2020 Hyundai Elantra SEL the bulb is halogen and surrounded by chrome trim. But if you choose the sport or limited, the headlights become LED, and the chrome trim becomes an LED daytime running light.
Finally, the turn signal is separated at the bottom as far as the side; in fact, the same angular design carries over from last year. All models have a built-in lip spoiler with the launcher spelled out across the back. Then in a similar way to the front, the taillights are angular, and it would be changed to LEDs on the limited and sport.
But overall, I’ll say the same thing as I did last year whether or not you like the styling You have to admit that it does make the car stand out a lot more than most of the humdrum competition. Now check out the wheels this SEL.
2020 Hyundai Elantra gets relatively small 16-inch alloys, which are also shared with the value addition. But there are 17 and 18-inch wheel options available on the limited and the sport respectively. The remaining eco and se trims both have 15-inch steel wheels with hubcaps.
On your base model through your eco trim, that’s going to come with this cloth seating in your option of beige gray or black Going out to the sport or the limited is going to get you leather seating. It comes in those same three colors Except for the 2020 Hyundai Elantra Sport, which is only black. Now turning over here to your door trim, it is nicely appointed. It’s the same as the Elantra has always been so here on the lower end models.
If you want for the value addition or up, you’re going to have the push-button start and then turning over here to your display. This is the seven-inch display that comes on the vast majority of models. Starting on this SEL and going all the way up to the top end model and on the base 2020 Hyundai Elantra SE, you’re going to have a 5-inch display instead.
Alright, so over here at the gauges, you’re going to notice one of the 2020 changes. Not any actual design per se since we added that kind of checkered effect last year but in the multifunction display. This is still three and a half inches, but Hyundai has upgraded it. It’s now a screen like an LCD versus kind of the old-fashioned calculator text is the best way we can explain it.
As you can see, everything is a lot clearer a lot less crunchy, but it does contain more or less the same kinds of information as before, including for your new standard safety systems. Then heading back to your steering wheel, you have electric power-assisted steering and the updated steering wheel from last year being the SEL.
Then the most beautiful thing is this large bin up here in the front. This is deep, plenty of space for a phone. You do also have two twelve-volt outlets, an aux track, and your USB port charging.
Performance & Transmission
All right, so let’s go ahead and talk about those powertrain changes that we mentioned a little bit earlier. As far as the changes, they’re not affecting the engines. We’ll start there most of the models come with the standard 2-liter engine 4-cylinder engine with 147 horsepowerand 132 pound-feet of torque. However, there does continue to be two other engine options a 1.4-liter turbo and a 1.6-liter turbo in the Eco model.
The sport model, respectively, and those are producing 128 horsepower and 201 horsepower but as far as the most critical change. That’s that we now have a continuously variable transmission for 2020 with the 2.0-liter model.
Fuel Economy and MPG
That’s the model that most people choose because since it said most of the trim levels and that replaces the previous six-speed automatic transmission. The six-speed manual model has also been eliminated from both the base model and the Sport trim, so now we have fully automatic transmissions across all Elantra.
Then the 2020 Hyundai Elantra Sport and 2020 Hyundai Elantra-eco models do continue to come with the 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The reason why we have adopted a CVT is for 2020 Hyundai Elantra fuel economy, and it doesn’t it gains a two-mpg combined. It’s definitely pretty good, and it brings it up towards the top end of the class at 31 City, 41 Highway 35 combined.
That’s definitely perfect V that brings it almost to the same level as the Eco model which remains at the same 33 City, 41 Highway 36 combined, and then if you go for the Sport model, you have a fuel economy penalty It comes in at 29 combined.
All righty, and now as far as the pricing is concerned for this 2020 Hyundai Elantra, you are going to see a price increase across the board. For various amounts depending on your trim level. The SE is impacted the most, which is a very base model, and that’s an increase of 850 bucks.
That’s going to now start at eighteen thousand nine hundred and fifty dollars if you want to go for this model, which is the SEL that’s going to come in at nineteen seven the value addition at twenty thousand six hundred. The Eco at twenty-one thousand two hundred fifty the limited at twenty-two thousand eight hundred.
The Sport trim, which is twenty-three thousand eight hundred now, like we said, we do have the SEL trim, and we do have one option of carpeted floor mats for $135. Then when you add in the destination charge of nine hundred and twenty. Which is definitely an ideal price point a lot in the class is a lot more expensive than the Civic is barely getting warmed up at that price point.