The NHTSA has only evaluated the new Elantra N for the rollover test, for which it attained a full five-star rating. The standard 2023 Elantra achieved a full five-star overall safety rating, including a four-star rating for the frontal crash and five stars for the side crash. The Elantra N should have no trouble replicating these results. The IIHS's review of the Hyundai Elantra resulted in Good ratings in every crashworthiness test and it was named a 2022 Top Safety Pick. We expect the 2023 Elantra N to continue in the same vein.
NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.
Like other Elantras, the sporty N model comes with vehicle stability management, electronic stability control, traction control, and hill-start assist. Tire-pressure monitoring rounds out the list of active safety systems. A complement of six airbags includes dual front, dual front-side, and side-curtain airbags. A rearview camera is standard and images are projected onto the 10.25-inch central display.
The more advanced driver-assist equipment consists of forward-collision avoidance with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assist, lane-following assist, driver-attention warning, high-beam assist, safe-exit warning, and rear-occupant alert. Reverse parking-collision avoidance assist is limited to the DCT model, but both Elantra Ns only get rear parking sensors and regular cruise control, not the adaptive cruise control equipped to some non-N Elantra derivatives.
|Hyundai Elantra N Trims||N|
|Rear Parking Aid||S|
|Blind Spot Monitor||S|
|Lane Departure Warning||S|
|Lane Keeping Assist||S|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S|
Although the Elantra N hasn't been specifically rated by JD Power, the normal 2023 Elantra attains a rating of 78 out of 100 for Quality & Reliability. According to the NHTSA, there have been no recalls for the 2023 Elantra N at the time of writing. The 2022 Elantra was recalled twice, for an oil-pump problem on the DCT transmission causing a loss of drive power, and for an improperly welded airbag-cover emblem that may detach.
If anything does go wrong, one of the Elantra N's trump cards is its class-leading warranty. The sporty sedan comes with a five-year/60,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty, a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, and a seven-year anti-perforation warranty. Hyundai also throws in three years or 36,000 miles of complimentary scheduled maintenance.