Refreshed for 2014, the Hyundai Elantra Coupe is a FWD compact car powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 173 hp and 154 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed automatic transmission enables fuel mileage falls within an EPA estimated 29 mpg city and 40 mpg highway. Features include 17-inch wheels, hands-free phone capabilities, USB/iPod connectivity, front/rear heated seats, navigation, hands-free phone capabilities, air conditioning and a rearview camera. Safety is comprised of six airbags vehicle stability management, electronic stability control, traction control system, anti-lock braking (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD), brake assist (BA) and tire pressure monitoring. The Elantra Coupe is backed by a 5-year/60,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
In 2013, Hyundai added a 2-door coupe and 5-door hatchback GT to the Elantra sedan lineup. For 2014, all three models carry over, with some important changes. Coupes lose the option of a manual transmission, while sedan trims are reshuffled into SE, Sport and Limited. Big news is the addition of a new direct-injected 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, which comes standard in the Elantra coupe and GT, as well as the Sport trim sedan. The engine packs 173 horsepower and 154 ft-lb of torque -- big gains over the previous 1.8L's 148 hp and 131 ft-lb, which still power the SE and Limited sedans. EPA estimates for 2.0L models are 24 mpg in the city and between 33 and 35 mpg on the highway, depending on the model and transmission. Elsewhere, the sedan features mild exterior updates, including LED front accent lights and rear taillights in Sport and Limited trims, along with new wheel designs across the sedan trim range.
Economical; practical; well-equipped, with sophisticated infotainment features and options; available in a variety of body styles; excellent warranty
The Elantra is Hyundai's entry into the compact car market, battling against household names such as the Honda Civic and the Toyota Corolla, as well as hatchbacks like the Ford Focus and Mazda3. It is a competitive segment, but the Elantra stands out with its bold styling, roomy 5-door GT, high level of equipment and outstanding warranty. Starting at $17,200, the Elantra has plenty of standard features and even manages to top 38 mpg on the highway with its 1.8L engine, while a new 2.0L offers a big boost in power while sacrificing little in the way of economy.