2024 Hyundai Elantra Model Review

October 30th, 2023 by

elantraThe newly redesigned 2024 Hyundai Elantra continues to be one of the most compelling options in the compact sedan segment. With attractive styling, lots of standard tech and safety features, and value-packed pricing, the Elantra combines substance with style. We recently had the chance to test drive the new Elantra to see how it stacks up against the competition. Here’s a detailed review of what we found.

Eye-Catching Exterior Styling

For 2024, the Elantra gets an exterior makeover with Hyundai’s “Sensuous Sportiness” design language. The front end features a large cascading grille and integrated LED headlights that give it a premium look. The side profile is sleek, with a sweeping roofline that flows into the trunk lid. Riding on 17-inch alloy wheels, the Elantra has a planted, athletic stance. LED taillights and dual exhaust tips complete the contemporary rear styling. Overall, the new Elantra turns heads with its upscale curb appeal in the compact class.

Upscale, Tech-Filled Cabin

The interior of the 2024 Elantra also sees major improvements. The redesigned cabin looks more expensive than its price tag suggests, with soft-touch surfaces, leatherette upholstery, and metallic trim accents. The front seats are comfortable and supportive, with 8-way power adjustment on the driver’s side. Passenger space is generous for the class, with good headroom and legroom even in the backseat. Standard tech features include dual-zone climate control, proximity key entry, push-button start, and a 10.25-inch digital gauge cluster. Higher trims add amenities like a 10.25-inch touchscreen display, BOSE premium audio, wireless phone charging, and more. Overall, the Elantra provides a luxury-like experience you wouldn’t expect in this price range.

Confident Performance and Handling

The 2024 Hyundai Elantra continues to offer two powertrain options: a fuel-efficient 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine or a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine. The base engine makes 147 horsepower while the turbocharged option bumps output to 201 horsepower for stronger acceleration. Both engines utilize intelligent variable transmission for smooth, responsive shifting. The suspension is tuned for comfortable cruising yet exhibits agile handling when you need it. Steering is precise with solid feedback. The brakes deliver strong, consistent stopping power even under hard use. Fuel economy is excellent across the board, especially with the base engine. Overall the Elantra strikes a nice balance between ride comfort, fun handling, and efficiency.

Top Safety Scores and Driver Aids

Hyundai has loaded the new Elantra with the latest high-tech safety and driver assistance features. All models come standard with forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane keeping assist, lane follow assist, driver attention warning, and automatic high beams. Upgrading to the SEL trim adds blind spot collision avoidance and rear cross-traffic alert. The Limited model includes highway driving assist and safe exit warning. The new Elantra has earned top honors from both the IIHS and NHTSA, reflecting its impressive safety credentials. These technologies provide peace of mind every time you get behind the wheel.

Packed with Value

One of the Elantra’s biggest strengths is the value it provides. The base SE trim starts at only $19,650, undercutting most competitors. Even at this price, you get the 147-hp engine, suspension upgrades, proximity key, 8-inch touchscreen, wireless Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, and a strong set of safety tech. Moving up through the lineup adds more upscale features at reasonable prices compared to rivals. When you consider everything that’s included – attractive design, luxury touches, smart technology, safety, performance and efficiency – the Elantra is a compelling choice for savvy shoppers.

The Verdict: A Leader in the Compact Class

With its head-turning styling, premium interior, potent powertrains, engaging handling, high-tech features and strong value, the new 2024 Hyundai Elantra raises the bar in the compact sedan class. Few competitors can match the Elantra’s compelling blend of design, performance, comfort, safety and smart technology. If you’re shopping for an affordable sedan with just the right mix of attributes, be sure to stop by Texoma Hyundai to test drive the all-new Elantra. We’re confident you’ll see why it’s a top choice in the segment.

Posted in Model Research