By Mauricio Lezcano / carsntravel.com / Photos Hyundai Motor America
For 2019 the Hyundai Elantra Limited features a bold aerodynamic design, modern interior styling with class above features, and several user-friendly technologies.
The new Elantra Limited projects confidence with sculpted body forms complemented by smoothly contoured lines that reveal the underlying inspiration of Hyundai designers. Inspired by the concept of dynamic precision.
Now in its sixth generation, refinements to both the interior and exterior were initiated on the 2019 Elantra to maintain its emotional design character and include affordable and desired features, the hood, front fenders, fascia, grille and headlights as well as the rear fascia, trunk and taillights each have been redesigned to convey a catchy and confident image. On the rear of the vehicle, the license plate has been relocated to the lower fascia to further enhance the new body sculpture.
On the inside, Elantra continues to depict a modern, driver-oriented design optimized for intuitive control, improved interior roominess, high-quality materials and premium technology features. The contemporary interior design integrates premium soft-touch
materials in key touch points and high-tech details to create an inviting and comfortable interior environment for all passengers.
The 2019 Elantra also debuts with Hyundai’s next generation AVN 5.0 infotainment system. This system features an upgraded processor for greater responsiveness, as well as an 8-inch screen vs. the 7-inch screen in the last generation Elantra. Using presets with AVN 5.0 is a snap because AM, FM and SiriusXM channels are now combined on one screen and feature HERE HD Traffic. A bird’s eye view has also been added to navigation maps and drivers can now get traffic flow and incident data without ever paying for a subscription via HD Radio.
The Elantra features two engine options that provide fuel efficiency and a third engine option in the Elantra Sport model. The SE, SEL and Limited offer the Nu 2.0L MPI Atkinson Cycle engine with 147 hp 6200 RPM and Eco offers the Kappa 1.4L Turbo-GDI with 128 hp 5500 RPM. The Eco model achieves an EPA estimated 35 mpg combined fuel economy rating thanks to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission.
Both engines feature a multitude of friction-reducing and cooling components and high efficiency engineering features designed to enhance fuel economy and maximize performance. In addition, all Elantra trims are equipped with a Drive Mode Select feature that adjusts both powertrain performance and steering effort, allowing the driver to customize the driving character by selecting from three modes: Smart/Eco, Normal or Sport.
The redesigned 2019 Elantra sedan conveys emotion with a new intense design, while delivering a sophisticated driving experience through Hyundai Smart-Sense safety and convenience technologies. Hyundai Smart-Sense offers a variety of advanced active safety and convenience features. Smart-Sense technologies available as options on the 2019 Elantra include: Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keep Assist, Driver Attention Assist and Safe Exit Assist. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price starts at $22,400.00 for the 2019 Hyundai Elantra Limited. The EPA fuel economy estimates 28 MPG City and 37 MPG Highway with the 2.0L Nu MPI Atkinson four-cylinder engine and the six-speed automatic transmission with Shiftronic.