2020 vs 2019 Hyundai Elantra

2020 Hyundai Elantra vs 2019 Hyundai Elantra
2020 Hyundai Elantra 2019 Hyundai Elantra

  Engine

2.0L I4 2.0L I4

  Horsepower

147hp 147hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

31/41 * 26/36 *

2020 Hyundai Elantra vs 2019 Hyundai Elantra

Serving Memphis, TN

Adding more standard dash tech than the year before, the 2019 Hyundai Elantra represents significant value and quality. The 2020 Hyundai Elantra promises more with the same dash tech and new standard crash avoidance features. Should you get a deal on a 2019 or choose a 2020? You cannot go wrong either way. Affordable at purchase, these cars are a good investment for the long haul.

Performance

The 2019 and 2020 Elantra have a smart 147-horsepower engine. It can move this lightweight car. The 2019 transmission choices include a manual or a six-speed automatic. The automatic earns 33 miles per gallon combined. This breaks down to 38 mpg highway and 29 mpg city. For 2020, Hyundai is eliminating both of its transmissions in favor of a new type of automatic. This continuously variable system allows the Elantra to earn 41 mpg highway and 31 mpg city. Hyundai continues the Eco model, which will have a stop-start engine function to reduce fuel use in city settings. Whether you choose the 2019 or 2020 Elantra, you'll enjoy up to 100,000 miles of engine coverage thanks to Hyundai's generous warranty. Roadside assistance is standard for five years, and Blue Link Connected Care is standard for three years on many 2019 and 2020 models.

Appearance

Hyundai updated the 2019 Elantra with new exterior flourishes. The 2020 edition raises the bar even higher. The new look is more modern and sleek. A chrome grille is standard, and the Limited has a chrome beltline as well. Adding to the contemporary feel, LED headlamps can be matched to LED taillamps. The top edition Limited even has welcome lighting for its door handles. Travelers will appreciate the 14.4-cu.ft. trunk, fold-down rear seatback, and available hands-free power trunk. Side mirrors offer blind zone spotters and power-defrost capability.

Features

New for 2019 and continued for 2020, shoppers enjoy a standard touch screen and a rearview camera. This system can be upgraded to include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There are seven-inch and eight-inch touch screens on both the 2019 and 2020 menu. New for 2020, Hyundai adds standard automatic controls with dual settings for the driver's and front-seat passenger's comfort. Promoting safer travel, Hyundai has expanded its conventional driver assistance systems. A collision mitigation system warns about danger and assists with braking. A lane keeper both warns and assists the driver, helping the 2020 Elantra maintain a safe trajectory. Drivers will appreciate an attention alert which watches for distracted or drowsy behaviors. Pedestrian detection and automatic high beams are on the menu. Adaptive cruise control reduces driver stress in heavy traffic. While none are standard, many of these systems are available on the 2019 edition.

The time is now to see the two Elantra models side by side. Take a test drive at Wolfchase Hyundai and discover whether the 2019 or 2020 Elantra is right for you.

* 2020 Elantra SE: 31 City/41 Hwy/35 Combined IVT. 2020 Elantra SEL/Value Edition/Limited: 30 City/40 Hwy/34 Combined IVT. EPA estimates. For comparison only. Your actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle's condition

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