2019 Hyundai Elantra Interior & Cargo

$17,200 - $23,700
Price Range (MSRP)

Ingress and egress to the 2019 Elantra are a little tricky with short door openings, but once inside there’s a range of seat adjustment for the tallest and shortest of drivers, offering a commanding view with great visibility. Default cloth upholstered seats are comfortable, though don’t offer the best side bolstering - remedied by the Sport’s enhanced seats - with leather upholstery equipped on higher trim lines. The interior is relatively spacious, even for adults in the rear, though taller occupants may find headroom a little scant. Material quality is largely impressive, though some out of the way panels seem a little cheap. There are two full sets of LATCH anchors equipped in the rear seats.

2019 Hyundai Elantra Interior Space

The 2019 Hyundai Elantra will comfortably seat five occupants in relative comfort. The driver’s seat provides a range of adjustments including substantial height adjustment to give even the shortest drivers a commanding view of the road ahead, while a cleverly developed structure gives great visibility all-round. The standard seats are comfortable if a little lacking in the side bolstering department, but this is remedied on the Sport model with Sport-specific seats. Front occupants have loads of head and legroom, and for the most part, rear passengers won’t be complaining too much, with more than ample legroom for adult passengers. The only potential complaint will come from taller-than-average passengers who may find headroom tighter than some rivals like the Toyota Corolla.

Hyundai Elantra
Honda Civic Sedan
Toyota Corolla Sedan
Seating Capacity 5 5 5
Front Seat Legroom 42 inches 42 inches 42 inches
Front Seat Headroom 38 inches 39 inches 38 inches
Rear Seat Legroom 35 inches 37 inches 41 inches
Rear Seat Headroom 37 inches 37 inches 37 inches

Interior colors and materials

Most materials in the Elantra’s cabin are plush and comfortable, with an overall premium feel but some out-of-the-way materials are a little cheap, albeit solidly screwed together. Standard upholstery on base models comprises cloth-upholstered seats in either beige or black, with matching door and lower dash trim. The cloth trim remains the only offering on all trims until the Limited model, which gets leather upholstery in either black or beige. The leather is comfortable and luxurious, but the standard cloth is comfortable enough to overlook upgrading merely for the leather. The Sport trim line gets sport-specific seats, a flat-bottomed steering wheel, and red contrast stitching on the seats, steering wheel, and gear shifter, along with a black headliner.

Standard interior Colors

  • Beige, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Beige, Premium Cloth Seat Trim
  • Black, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Black, Premium Cloth Seat Trim
  • Gray, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Gray, Premium Cloth Seat Trim

Interior Features

A standard five-inch infotainment system on base SE Elantras has limited functionality, with AM/FM radio, MP3 functionality, and Bluetooth hands-free and audio streaming functionality. It also features 1 USB port and an auxiliary input. From SEL trims upwards a seven-inch touchscreen system comes as standard. This system features SiriusXM satellite radio and boasts Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality. Higher trims, specifically the Limited and Sport models, get an eight-inch touchscreen through an optional package that quips navigation and an eight-speaker Infinity premium audio system. Dual USB charging ports are standard on the Eco, Limited, and Sport models.

All models get air conditioning, but dual-zone climate control becomes available from the Value Edition, while heated seats are available from the Limited model with leather upholstery.

Standard Interior Features

  • 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • 60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
  • Air Filtration
  • Analog Display
  • Blue Link Connected Car Services Selective Service Internet Access
  • Blue Link Tracker System
  • Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
  • Cloth Door Trim Insert
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination, Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Driver Seat
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate and Remote Engine Start
  • Front Bucket Seats -inc: 6-way adjustable manual driver's seat, w/height adjustment and front passenger seat w/slide, recline and height adjustment
  • Front Center Armrest
  • Front Cupholder
  • Front Map Lights
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Glove Box
  • Heated Front Bucket Seats -inc: 6-way adjustable manual driver's seat, w/height adjustment, front passenger slide, recline w/height adjustment and front passenger seatback pocket
  • Heated Front Bucket Seats -inc: 6-way adjustable power driver's seat w/lumbar support, w/height adjustment, and front passenger seat w/slide, recline and height adjustment and front passenger seatback pocket
  • HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
  • Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
  • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look/Piano Black Console Insert and Chrome/Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look/Piano Black Console Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look/Piano Black Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look/Piano Black Console Insert and Chrome/Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Interior Trim -inc: Simulated Carbon Fiber/Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Simulated Carbon Fiber Door Panel Insert and Chrome/Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Leather/Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob
  • Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
  • Leather/Piano Black Gear Shift Knob
  • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
  • Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Fixed Rear Head Restraints
  • Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Manual Air Conditioning
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Passenger Seat
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Down
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • Power Rear Windows
  • Premium Cloth Seat Trim
  • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Redundant Digital Speedometer
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Mechanical Cargo Access and Mechanical Fuel
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Proximity Cargo Access and Mechanical Fuel
  • Sliding Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
  • Sport Leather Steering Wheel
  • Trip Computer
  • Urethane Gear Shift Knob

2019 Hyundai Elantra Cargo Space

The Hyundai Elantra may not be the most spacious offering in the compact sedan segment, but it ranks as one of the best with its 14.4 cubic feet of space on offer, making it spacious enough for most family getaways and shopping excursions, while the relatively square shape means it’s practical too. The trunk aperture is wide and tall and the rear sill is low, which makes it easy to load, and the rear seatbacks fold in a 60/40 split to increase storage volume for longer items without completely removing rear seat practicality.

Throughout the cabin, there are numerous storage spaces available, like a large bin beneath the center armrest, and a cavernous front storage bin that can fit a smartphone and your wallet. The door pockets aren’t massive but will accommodate an average sized bottle, while four cupholders throughout the cabin are decently sized, but don’t feature anti-tip designs.

Hyundai Elantra
Honda Civic Sedan
Toyota Corolla Sedan
Trunk Volume 14 ft³ 15 ft³ 13 ft³