If you’re looking for a new daily driver that will turn some heads you may be in luck with the 2019 Hyundai Elantra. A newly redesigned version of Elantra, is the sixth generation of the model, has comfort built into every step of the design and at a price that will leave room in your budget for travel.
With creature comforts we’ve grown to expect like heated seats and hands free calling and, of course, GPS navigation, the Elantra is great for short trips or long haul drives. It features technology to help ensure our drive is safe and to help entertain us as we go. Because we all know, long hours on the road can cause drivers fatigue, we need to have those options close at hand.
Remember sitting in the back seat of your parents car on a a road trip and have nothing to do but stare out the window? Times have changed! And not only will the back seat passengers have a comfortable place to sit in the back with a lot of legroom. They also have access to USB ports to plug their phones or tablets in to make sure they are entertained the whole way. Drivers with small children will find two LATCH compatible child safety seat restraint systems that accommodate both forward and rear facing seats. From a trip from to the store, school or to see the Grand Canyon, passengers are comfortable and connected in the back seat.
We all live on our phones and running out of power, especially when traveling, is not ideal. Upgraded Elantra models sure you to keep you charged; in the center console you’ll find a Qi charging pad. If your phone has a wireless charging option, all you have to do is set it on the pad and your phone will remain charged while you’re driving. Want to take your own music on the road? Connect your phone with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay and keep connected. Not only will you be able to take your calls wherever but stream your favorite soundtrack or custom playlist on the go. Kids want to hear Baby Shark for the 100th time on the road? No problem, just hit play while you’re on the go!
Safety is a huge priority for any time you hit the road, but especially if you’re going for hundreds of miles. The Elantra uses technology to help ensure that you are as safe as possible while driving. They have taken the steps to make sure you and the passengers are safe from the moment you step into the car to when you exit it. Giving you the peace of mind that your family will be safe as you drive through life.
- Forward collision-avoidance Assist (camera-only type) that is designed to help detect and monitor the vehicle ahead and warn the driver if a collision may be imminent. The system also initiates automatic braking when it detects a slower or stopped vehicle ahead.
- Lane keep assist that detects the lane on the road and may apply steering wheel control if the vehicle leaves the lane when the vehicle speed is over 40 mph.
- Driver attention alert that warns the driver of tired driving patterns with an audible alert and visual warning displayed on the instrument cluster.
- Safe exit assist that may sound an alert when a vehicle approaches from behind letting passengers know it may not be safe to open the door to exit the vehicle.
- Forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection is a technology that utilizes both the front forward-facing radar and camera through sensor fusion to help detect a vehicle or pedestrian, and warn the driver of a potential collision. If the driver does not react to avoid the impact, the system may apply emergency braking in certain circumstances.
- Blind-spot collision warning with rear cross-traffic alert and lane change assist.
Different Model Options
The Elantra is undoubtedly an adorable car that is ready to take you where you need to go. But keep in mind it sits lower than a lot of other vehicles on the road. This is for improved aerodynamics, but if you have knee problems (like I do), this may make the ride a bit harder and getting out of the car uncomfortable.
- Base Price: $17,200 for the SE model, which includes a 5″ touchscreen display, cruise control, steering-wheel-mounted audio with bluetooth and 60/40 split-folding rear seats
- SEL: $19,500 which includes a 7-inch touchscreen display, Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, blind spot collision warning with rear cross-traffic collision warning, forward collision-avoidance assistance
- Value Edition: $20,500, which includes proximity key entry, power tilt-and-slide sunroof, hands-free smart trunk release, lane keeping assist.
- Eco: $21,050, which includes 7-speed EcoShift dual clutch transmission with Shiftronic, which allows you to pop the shifter into +/- mode to manually shift gears, heated front seats, dual charging USB ports, LED daytime running lights
- Sport: $22,600, which adds 18-inch alloy wheels, multi-link independent rear suspension, leather seating surfaces, sport front grill & rear spoiler.
- Sport Premium Package: Add $2,250 for an upgraded navigation system with an 8-inch touchscreen, Infinity premium audio with 8 speakers including center channel and subwoofer, Clari-Fi sound technology, dual automatic temperature control, auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink garage door opener and Blue Link connected car system with complimentary three year package that includes remote start and navigation guidance
- Limited model: $22,700, which includes power driver’s seat with power lumbar support, automatic high beam assist, Infinity premium audio and a wireless phone charge pad
- Ultimate Package for the Limited model: Add $3,350 which includes 8-inch color touchscreen with navigation, blind-spot collision warning with rear cross-traffic collision warning, 4.2-inch color driver instrument cluster display, power sunroof, forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection, smart cruise control (SCC), seat and side mirror memory for the driver