Hyundai boldly presents a brand-new look full of style and pride in this compact sedan. Featuring innovative LED daytime running lights, headlights and taillights flash brightly while showing off its retooled grille and front fenders is the newly redesigned 2019 Hyundai Elantra. A spacious new trunk is the perfect match to the sassy modern hood and everything in between is designed to make you feel safe and comfortable.
Exterior and interior changes reflect crisp lines drawn in broad strokes. Inside, you can see the new center stack on the dash which is nicely paired with the freshly designed gauge cluster. The Elantra SE has a 5-inch infotainment screen in high-resolution color. All other trims get a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment color display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
What are the Performance Features of the 2019 Hyundai Elantra?
Elantra's Sport trims offer a turbocharged 1.6-liter engine with 201 horsepower and 195 pounds of torque. Get this package with a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic transmission. The Eco lets you bypass a lot of gas stations with its 32 MPG city, 40 MPG highway for a combined MPG of 35 miles per gallon. You can thank its 128-horsepower 1.41 turbocharged engine for that.
All other trims have a 2.0-liter engine running at 147-horsepower on four cylinders. Miles per gallon breaks down to 28 city, 37 highway and combines at 32. The SE varies slightly with 29 MPG city and 38 highway to combine at 33 overall. The Limited's 17-inch alloy wheels provide performance-enhancing grip as you drive on Allentown asphalt. The SE and Eco have 15-inch wheels, the SEL and Value trims get 16-inch wheels. Sport has huge, 18-inch road-gripping tires.
What Safety Features come with the 2019 Hyundai Elantra?
Hyundai has your back with SmartSense Safety Features. Available on select trims, here's an overview of SmartSense:
DAW – Driver Attention Warning might be your best friend as you make the long drive from Hazelton to Reading. Constantly monitoring your driving patterns, it searches for signs you're getting inattentive or drowsy. If you are, a warning message flashes on the instrument panel and a sound cues to grab your attention and drag you back from the edge of sleep.
HBA – You need your high beams at times. High Beam Assist automatically detects approaching traffic and lowers your high beams as a thoughtful gesture. When the vehicle passes by, HBA switches your high beams back on so you can see further up the road.
LKA – Lane Keeping Assist is truly amazing technology. If you start to wander from your lane without signaling, audio and visual cues send a warning. Your vehicle assists you and applies gentle corrective steering to keep you in your lane while making that trek from Bethlehem to Hamburg.
FCA – also known as Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, sensors warn you upon detecting stopped or slowing vehicles as you approach. In the event you cannot brake quickly, the sensor's signal an emergency braking system to either avoid a collision or reduce its severity.
SCC – When you make the drive from Allentown to Hazelton, Smart Cruise Control uses radar to maintain a safe distance between you and the next vehicle.
BCW – Who hasn't wished for a Blind-Spot Collision Warning before? When radar detects one or more vehicles in your blind spot, it gives a visual heads-up. If you go to change lanes, an audio alert sounds to let you know there's a car in your blind spot.
SEA – Keep your passengers safe when exiting your vehicle in Reading. If your vehicle's radar senses another car approaching from behind, it warns your passengers beforehand, so they don't step out into a dangerous path.
What are the Trim Levels for the 2019 Hyundai Elantra?
With enough options for everyone, Hyundai offers the 2019 Elantra in five different trims. Each has personal features that may appeal to your style and commute. SE - Starting at $16,100 MSRP, The basic SE model comes in two versions, the SE 6MT and SE 6AT. The SE is the only Elantra that has a six-speed manual available for those quick jaunts around Bethlehem. If you enjoy feeling like you have hands-on control, this vehicle with its manual transmission should give you what you want. 15-inch steel wheels, a rearview camera, height-adjustable seats and a hands-free phone system. Upgrade to the SE 6AT for cruise control.
SEL - The SEL gets the SE features with the tires boosted to 16-inch wheels. You also get heated side mirrors, rear disc brakes, automatic headlights, the 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system compatible with Apple and Android. The new gauge cluster spreads across a 3.5-inch screen. You also get driver attention warning, automatic emergency braking and lane-keep assist. Starting MSRP for the SEL is $18,400.
Value Edition - The Value Edition starts at $19,400 MSRP and has all the features as the SEL trim, and adds a sunroof, keyless entry and a push-button start. Door handle approach lights, LED daytime running lights and a hands-free trunk release are also handy added features. Enjoy the leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seat and sun visor extensions.
Eco - It makes sense that the Eco Trim is all about reducing your eco-footprint. A 1.4-liter turbocharged GDI has 128 horsepower with 156 pounds of torque. A seven-speed dual-clutch emissions-reducing transmission replaces the six-speed automatic transmission goes just a little bit further to help the environment produce cleaner air to breathe in your Hamburg neighborhood. Otherwise, the Eco offers most of the same equipment and upgrades as the Value Edition and has a starting MSRP of $19,950.
Limited - Starting at $21,600 MSRP, the luxury-fitted Limited gives you access to top-of-the-line full LED headlights and taillights. Leather seats, a power driver's seat, the auto-dimming rearview mirror and an eight-speaker audio system are simple reminders of the opulent vehicle you’ll be driving around Bethlehem. 17-inch wheels help you hug the road, and there are a few options to round out this luxurious ride. These include choices for the prudent driver like adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, navigation and the 4.2-inch gauge cluster color display. Find all the SmartSense safety features in this sedan.
Whether you’re gearing up for a family trip, or just cruising the streets of Allentown, Freedom Hyundai of Hamburg has the right car for you. Come down and test drive a 2019 Hyundai Elantra and pick which model is the right fit for your busy lifestyle.