The 2014 Elantra is particularly attractive due to its good value and consumption ratings, and the many features buyers will get for their money, making this sedan a worthy investment for an economical compact car.
Hyundai vehicles in general also get a thumbs-up for their sharp styling and long warranty.
Several new features are now available for the 2014 model year, including projection headlights with LED accents, sleek-looking LED taillights, and a new and more powerful 2.0-litre direct-injection engine. The 2014 Hyundai Elantra also has an affordable starting price of $15,999 MSRP, and of course the 5-5-5 warranties are very appealing. It includes 5-years/100,000km for the comprehensive limited, powertrain and basic emissions coverage warranty.
The new Elantra comes available in five trim levels: L, GL, GLS, Limited and Limited with Tech, and the first three models are equipped with a standard and fuel-efficient 1.8-litre 4-cylinder engine that will produce 148 horsepower. Coupled to a quick 6-speed manual transmission, the powertrain is fairly smooth and acceleration is satisfactory for this front-wheel drive sedan. Fuel economy ratings for this version of the 2014 Elantra are 7.6/5.3 litres per 100 kilometres (city/hwy).
However, if the Elantra is on your radar but a stronger engine would seal the deal, then buyers can opt for the all-new 2.0-litre direct-injection 4-cylinder engine that will generate a total output of 173 horsepower, and 154 lb-ft of torque. Consumers can also mate it to an available 6-speed automatic with “SHIFTRONIC” for a manual-type feel. In addition, models equipped with the automatic transmission will benefit from Hyundai’s Active ECO system that helps to improve fuel economy. The average consumption rating for this version is 7.1 L/100km for city/highway respectively.
The sedan has also received top safety ratings from both the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Along with a list of airbags, the 2014 Elantra is equipped with 4-wheel disc brakes with an Anti-lock Braking System, stability, traction and hill-start assist control, and an available rearview camera that will help drivers spot small objects behind the vehicle.
Consumers can also maximize their comfort with features like dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats and a power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support. The standard premium cloth seats are all you really need, but available leather seats add a touch of luxury and added comfort to the 2014 Elantra. Backseat passengers will also appreciate the available heated rear seats that can also fold with a 60/40 split for increased cargo space.
A navigation system is also offered on the top-level model for added convenience, as is the push-button start. You can also enjoy satellite radio with the GL trim and up.
The 2014 Hyundai Elantra is a nice choice for an economical compact sedan. It is comfortable, affordable and stylish, though good resale value, fuel economy ratings and the 5-5-5 warranties certainly add to the appeal. Consumers also now have the opportunity to select the new and more powerful 2.0-litre engine that gives an added sense of sportiness to the vehicle.
We suggest trying the 2014 Elantra sedan with the new engine by booking a road test with your Harmony Hyundai dealer today!