For 2020, the Elantra drops its manual transmission option and gains a new continuously variable transmission (CVT) (Hyundai calls it the Smartstream Intelligent Variable Transmission, or IVT for short) resulting in a 2-miles-per-gallon improvement in fuel economy. The Elantra ECO gains the fuel-saving Idle Stop/Go feature, and the SE trim adds dual-zone automatic climate control, a 3.5-in mono cluster display, lane-keeping assist, driver attention warning and forward-collision mitigation. See the 2020 Hyundai Elantra models for sale near you
Picking the best Elantra is hard, but we'd go with the Elantra SEL or Value. Affordable and well-equipped, they are the best values in this lineup. Find a Hyundai Elantra for sale
The latest Hyundai Elantra is offered in six trim levels: SE, SEL, Value, fuel-efficient Eco, Sport and upscale Limited.
The base-level SE ($19,880) comes standard with air conditioning, a 6-speaker sound system, power accessories (windows, mirrors and locks), a 60/40 split-folding back seat, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel with audio and Bluetooth controls, a 5-in color touchscreen radio with rear backup camera and six speakers. Also standard are cruise control, dual zone automatic climate control, forward-collision mitigation, lane-keeping assist and a driver attention warning system.
The SEL ($20,630) adds 16-in alloy wheels, a 7-in touchscreen radio with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, 4-wheel disc brakes, automatic headlights, heated mirrors, lane-departure warning, a blind spot monitoring system and rear cross-traffic alert.
The Value ($21,530) adds a power sunroof, LED daytime running lights, a hands-free power trunk opener, heated front seats, proximity key with push-button start and dual illuminated vanity mirrors.
The Eco ($22,180) builds on the Value but substitutes a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine, unique 15-in alloy wheels and a unique 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The Sport ($24,730) gains a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine, a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, 18-in alloy wheels, multilink rear suspension, sport tuned suspension, a sport front grille, a sport rear diffuser, a power sunroof, LED headlights, leather sport front seats, sport instrument gauge cluster, a hands-free smart trunk release and a black headliner.
Topping the range is the Limited ($23,730), which adds 17-in alloy wheels, leather seats, a 7-in touchscreen audio system, a Qi wireless charging pad, an 8-speaker Infinity sound system, a power driver's seat with lumbar support, auto high-beam assist, Blue Link Connected services plus a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.
Optional on the Sport is the Premium package ($2,050) that adds navigation with an 8-in touchscreen, an 8-speaker Infinity audio system, the full Blue Link suite of service for three years.
Optional on the Limited is the Ultimate Package ($3,350), which adds a power sunroof, an 8-in center touchscreen, navigation, forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control and driver memory settings.
|Basic||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||10 Years/100,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||7 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
2020 Honda Civic -- The Honda Civic is the gold standard for this class, offering an excellent interior, a lot of new equipment, fuel-efficient engines and passenger room galore.
2020 Mazda3 -- The Mazda3 is among our favorite compact cars, as it offers sharp handling, sharp styling, excellent fuel economy and a lot of the Elantra's gadgets, plus available AWD.
2020 Toyota Corolla -- The Corolla is all new this year, with a sportier feel, more interior room and the same long-lasting durability. Every Corolla also comes standard with a precollision system, lane-departure warning, auto high beams and adaptive cruise control. There's also a hybrid model this year.
Used Hyundai Sonata -- If you like the Elantra's equipment and styling but need more space, you should consider a used version of the brand's midsize Sonata sedan, which feels like a larger version of the Elantra.