There has never been an Elantra like the N. This family sedan has been transformed into a genuinely fun-to-drive performance car with sharp handling, serious performance specifications, and a powerful turbocharged engine producing up to 286 hp on overboost. Two superb gearboxes - a six-speed manual and an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic - drive the front wheels, with no AWD configuration on offer. There's only one trim level, so choosing will be down to transmission choice.
The single Elantra N trim's specs speak for themselves, and the car 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. Only a few package options are offered, such as bucket seats and a rear wing. It's safe, too, as proven by solid crash scores for the Elantra and safety equipment like forward-collision warning.
Hyundai isn't offering any packages of note on the Elantra N. The sunroof comes only with the automatic transmission and isn't available for the manual. Other than that, only a $195 Cargo package with a net and reversible tray and a $140 Preferred Accessory package with side bins, load restraints, and a first-aid kit are offered.