Getting behind the wheel of a 2019 Hyundai Elantra will cost as little as $17,100 for the base Elantra SE, but it’s scant on features without Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, only has drum brakes at the rear, and steel wheels at each corner, though its six-speed manual gearbox is a saving grace. A further five trims increase in price and specification with the Limited and Sport models tied for the top price bracket with a base MSRP of $22,600. Those will see you well equipped with advanced safety features, and in the case of the Sport model a potent turbocharged engine, but the middle of the road Eco model is the sweet spot at $20,950 with striking styling, a punchy yet efficient 1.4-liter turbo motor, and features like keyless entry with push-button start and a hands-free trunk lid, heated seats, and dual-zone automatic climate control.
The base-level Elantra SE kicks things off with a base MSRP of $17,100 and includes steel wheels, rear drum brakes, a five-inch infotainment system with AM/FM/MP3 radio and Bluetooth hands-free telephony and media streaming. It also gets you the same 147-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder equipped to most other trims, but with a six-speed manual gearbox that the others don’t get. With six trims on offer, there are numerous options between the base SE and the two range-topping trims, Limited and Sport.
Fully equipped, the more Luxurious Limited model features 17-inch alloys, LED headlights, leather upholstery, a wireless charging pad, and an eight-speaker premium audio system. When equipped with the optional Limited Ultimate package, a $3,350 addition to the price tag, buyers get navigation with an eight-inch color touchscreen, a power sunroof, smart cruise control, driver seat memory function, along with advanced safety including blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and safe exit assist. All-in, you’re looking at a price of $25,950 including the package.
|SE 2.0L Manual||2.0-liter Inline-4 Gas||6-Speed Manual (M6CF3-1)||Front wheel drive||$16,668||$17,200|
|SE 2.0L Automatic||2.0-liter Inline-4 Gas||6-Speed Automatic with SHIFTRONIC||Front wheel drive||$17,613||$18,200|
|SEL 2.0L Automatic||2.0-liter Inline-4 Gas||6-Speed Automatic with SHIFTRONIC||Front wheel drive||$18,842||$19,500|
|Value Edition 2.0L Automatic||2.0-liter Inline-4 Gas||6-Speed Automatic with SHIFTRONIC||Front wheel drive||$19,787||$20,500|
|ECO 1.4T DCT||1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas||7-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch (DCT)||Front wheel drive||$20,307||$21,050|
|Sport 1.6T Manual||1.6-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas||6-Speed Manual (M6CF3-1)||Front wheel drive||$21,658||$22,600|
|Limited 2.0L Automatic||2.0-liter Inline-4 Gas||6-Speed Automatic with SHIFTRONIC||Front wheel drive||$21,639||$22,700|
|Sport 1.6T Automatic||1.6-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas||7-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch (DCT)||Front wheel drive||$22,692||$23,700|
While the six trims come in various states of equipment, there are just two option packages available exclusively on the top two trim lines, Sport and Limited. The $2,250 Premium Package for the Sport model upgrades the infotainment system to an eight-inch touchscreen with navigation, adds an eight-speaker Infinity premium audio system, Clari-Fi music restoration technology, Blue Link Connected Car Services, remote start on the manual model, dual automatic climate control, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink and a compass.
Meanwhile, the Limited model can be optioned with its own Ultimate Package for $3,350. The Ultimate Package for Limited includes the same upgraded eight-inch infotainment system with navigation but also adds a power sunroof, smart cruise control, driver’s seat memory function, and a range of safety features like blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, safe exit assist, forward collision avoidance assist, and pedestrian detection.