2019 Hyundai Elantra Limited: Value, Features and a Refreshed Look

Published: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 | 8:39 PM


Most of the changes on the Elantra are on the outside with a new front end, rear bumper, wheel design a hood, it cuts a dashing figure. Inside the changes are more subtle, mostly concentrated on the dash and center console. As always the Elantra is packed with standard features like a standard rearview camera, larger display, and Bluetooth phone connectivity.

Available in six trim levels: SE, SEL, Value, Limited, Eco, and Sport, there is sure to be a configuration to suit most needs. For this review the Limited will be the focus.

Sporting 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and automatic high beams the Limited is quite the car. Inside the Limited comes standard with upgraded leather upholstery, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, a sliding armrest, adjustable rear headrests, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, dual USB ports, a wireless charging pad, and an eight-speaker Infinity premium audio system.

There’s an Ultimate package that adds more goodies like a sunroof, an 8-inch touchscreen, a navigation system, driver-seat memory settings, and additional safety features such as adaptive cruise control, pedestrian detection and Safe Exit Assist. This option was included on my test model.

Making it go is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 147 horses and 132 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic is standard on the Limited trim. Expect to get 28/city, 37/highway and 32/combine mpg.

As with most Hyundai’s the controls in the cabin are easy to access and use. Materials in the interior are a mixed bag with some high-end materials where it counts (like the steering wheel and gearshift knob) but there are some hard plastics here and there.

In the front there is enough legroom to be comfortable, rear legroom is good but taller adults may be cramped. The backseat will seat three but two is better. The seats are comfy enough for longer trips.

There’s a lot of room in the trunk with 14.4 cubic feet. The backseats also fold down for longer cargo. There are door pockets for water bottles, a space for your phone and four cup holders in total front and back.

Acceleration is ho-hum but once the car is at highway speeds it’s bright and lively. Steering feels firm into the curves and road noise is minimal.

With lots of extras for your dollar and good looks to boot the 2019 Hyundai Elantra Limited is a great Economy Sedan.