The 2019 Hyundai Elantra has always been known for delivering rides that are comfortable for both the travelers and the driver. It has collected a lot of goodwill from the drivers for its good handling and from the owners for offering a lot of value for their money. But will the young generation driver appreciate this vehicle? The buyers we met at the Hyundai dealer Clementon assured us with the statistics that say, both the older and younger generation of buyers prefer to drive the 2019 Hyundai Elantra, and here are the reasons we could finally arrive at.
The Edgy Look
The 2019 Hyundai Elantra wears an edgy new look that has helped the vehicle catch the eyes around that are keenly looking for a design that looks smart and sleek. It could easily stand out in the crowd of compact car, as the design has the state-of-the-art features that can allure any mind, be it young or old. The 2019 lineup of Hyundai Elantra comes in both sedan and hatchback shapes and that was a clever strategy to magnetize both the kind of buyers.
But one should remember that the 2019 edition of Elantra sedan and Elantra hatchback though sharing the same name, are in fact, two distinctly different vehicles. While the 2019 Elantra sedan trims come as SE, SEL, Value Edition, Limited, Eco, and Sport, the hatchback has the GT and Sport trims.
What Has Changed for 2019?
For its 2019 year release, the four-door compact car Elantra from Hyundai has crafted a new front end that look more aggressive and appealing at the same time because of those sharp headlights that dig deep into its magnificent grille. Once you take at the curvy hood, you would immediately feel its appeal. The Hatchbacks on the other hand have taken a jelly-bean shape that has been appreciated by many young buyers who love hatchbacks. Sedans have got sharper headlights for the 2019 year edition along with some interior advancements. Even the safety section has improved with an Active safety tech like the automatic emergency braking and the adaptive cruise control that are now coming as standard on all the sedan models except the SE.
Under the Hood
Under the hood, most trim models of the 2019 Hyundai Elantra Sedan run on a 2.0-liter inline-4 rated engine that is good at making 147 horsepower, and 162 hp in the GT models. There is also a 1.4-liter turbo-4 engine available that is seen powering the Elantra Eco which is primarily efficiency-oriented. Some prefer to go for the 1.6-liter turbo-4 rated engine that can make 201 hp providing the 2019 Elantra Sports with some more verve that is pretty noticeable.
Hyundai has assigned a 6-speed automatic transmission to shuttle the power to the front wheels that we get to see in almost all Elantra trim models, though the SE sedan models and all the Sports models are given a 6-speed manual transmission as standard to pair their respective engines. The Turbocharged Elantra models, named as Eco and Sport also are offered an available 7-speed dual-clutch transmission for a smoother ride.
At the Hyundai Clementon dealership we heard many young buyers crowding near the 2019 Elantra and were quite impressed by its handling prowess that they experienced during their test drives.