There has never been an Elantra like the Elantra N. This family sedan has been transformed into a genuinely fun-to-drive performance car with sharp handling and a powerful turbocharged engine producing up to 286 hp. Two superb gearboxes - a six-speed manual and an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic - complete the picture.
The Elantra N asserts itself with confidence thanks to its N body styling, 19-inch wheels, and a prominent rear spoiler. Inside, the driver faces dual 10.25-inch screens. The center screen is for infotainment duties and provides access to Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and more. The sedan also boasts heated front seats, push-button ignition, leatherette/cloth upholstery, and dual-zone climate control. It's safe, too, as proven by solid crash scores for the Elantra and safety equipment like forward collision warning.
We seem to be living in an age of affordable performance from brands like Hyundai, and the price of the Hyundai Elantra N is a testament to this. The Elantra N carries an MSRP of $32,925 excluding a destination fee of $1,025. That's for the manual version. Want the DCT? That'll cost you $34,425 excluding destination.
If you're looking for something more affordable but are adamant about a Hyundai badge and N styling the 2022 Hyundai Elantra N Line retails for $24,250.
At the time of writing, Hyundai hadn't announced the availability of any packages for the Elantra N. We do, however, expect to find minor accessories for the cargo area and for better preparing the sedan for wet weather environments.
Hyundai kept the Elantra N's packaging simple, so it really comes down to whether you prefer the manual or the dual-clutch automatic transmission. As a small consideration, the DCT car is available with a sunroof, while the manual car is slick-top only. If the sunroof doesn't sway you, the DCT's quicker 0-60 time with launch control and hilarious NGS (N Grin Shift) mode might do it. On the track, the DCT car will certainly be quicker, but there's something to be said for the six-speed manual and its well-tuned rev-match feature. You can't choose wrong here, but if it were our money, we'd get the DCT.