When the 2019 Hyundai Elantra hit the dealerships, it took no time to become one of the most demanding cars, because of its excellent handling nuances and the value for money it offers to a large section of buyers. With a newly etched edgy look, the 2019 Hyundai Elantra stands out with ease ahead of the crowd, in the segment of compact cars. But that’s not all we have to say about this beautiful compact car series from Hyundai that comes in a lengthy list of trim levels, each of which stands for their own distinctive persona, as we have perceived them at the Petaluma Hyundai dealership.
To start with, apart from its quality rides and good value for money, it was its above the average fuel economy rates approved by EPA that catches the fancy of many buyers who are obviously in a lookout for an affordable car that goes easy on pocket both while buying and maintaining. For them, the 2019 lineup of Hyundai Elantra offers tremendous scope to choose and tailor-make their model with the variety of options that come with the trim levels.
The 2019 Elantra Lineup
The 2019 Hyundai Elantra can be ordered either as a sedan or as a hatchback body style. But before you go for one, let us update you with the fact that apart from the same name, there’s almost nothing common between these two vehicle types. While the 2019 Hyundai Elantra sedan models are available in SE, SEL, Value Edition, Limited, Eco, and Sport trims, the GT hatchback comes only in base and Sport trims.
For the year 2019, this four-door compact car series named Elantra from the house of Hyundai appears with more character with its newly designed front end that looks more gorgeous this time with those sharp headlights that almost get dug into the front grille. The hood curvature adds some more spice to its already appealing demeanor. The Hatchback models still carry on with their jelly- bean shape that might not be everyone’s favorite in comparison to the sedan models, about which we would mostly focus on.
The sedan models of the 2019 Hyundai Elantra get more appraisal for its lighter steering which can be safely given the credit for delivering such soft rides, prioritizing comfort over everything else.
Under the hood, almost every trim models of the 2019 Hyundai Elantra is seen using a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine that is known for making 147 of horsepower in their sedan guise while the same engine can make 162 hp when installed inside the GT. There is also a 1.4-liter turbo-4 engine option available that powers the Elantra Eco model, mainly for maintaining its efficiency-oriented profile, while a 1.6-liter turbo-4 engine giving 201 hp makes the Elantra Sports become noticeably more appealing.
As shown by the Petaluma Hyundai dealer experts, for most of these engines Hyundai has chosen a 6-speed automatic transmission to shuttle the power to the front wheels. That is till now set as the standard powertrain configuration for all the engine variants while a 7-speed dual-clutch is made available on the higher trims to achieve greater maneuverability.