Introduced in 1990, the Hyundai Elantra did not really start well, earning a reputation for overall unreliable and low quality. Two decades later, the Elantra became one of the most popular small sedans in America. Take one for the test and you’ll be impressed with its smooth ride, high fuel economy, spacious interiors and solid build quality. The Elantra also offers long list of features for money and long warranty. While the old Elantras has forgotten, the 2018 Hyundai Elantra is the right choice for shoppers looking for a small car.
The 2018 Hyundai Elantra is a five-passenger compact sedan sold in six trim levels: SE, SEL, the Value Edition, Eco, Limited and Sport.
Standard on the 2018 Hyundai Elantra SE, SEL, Value Edition and Limited trims a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. The SE trim comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission but can be upgraded to a six-speed automatic. The rest use the automatic transmission.
In track testing, the 2018 Hyundai Elantra 2.0L with automatic reach 60 mph in 8.3 seconds. EPA fuel economy rating at 33 mpg combined (29 city/38 highway) with automatic and (29/26/36) with the manual.
The 2018 Hyundai Elantra Eco gets a more fuel-efficient turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine generates 128 hp and 156 lb-ft of torque. Its paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission. In track testing, the Elantra Eco hit 60 mph in 7.8 seconds. EPA fuel economy is impressive at (35/32/40).
The 2018 Hyundai Elantra is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine good for 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. It’s paired with either the six-speed manual or a seven-speed automatic transmission. At the track, the Elantra Sport sprinted to 60 mph in 7.1 seconds. EPA estimated fuel economy rating at (29/26/33).