2014 Hyundai Elantra

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2014 Hyundai Elantra

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The 2014 Hyundai Elantra boasts many new features like a sleeker sheet metal, a quieter ride, upgraded interior features and the addition of a sportier model that includes a more powerful 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.

The Hyundai Elantra sedan is offered in three trim levels for 2014- SE, the new Sport and Limited. The GLS is no longer available. Standard features on the SE include 15-inch alloy wheels, daytime running lights, a chrome grille, power everything, heated side mirrors, a 60/40 split-folding rear seatback and a 6-speaker sound system with satellite radio and a USB/iPod® interface. A 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission is also standard. An automatic transmission, 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, fog lamps, heated front seats, a center armrest, Bluetooth® and a 4.3-inch color touchscreen are optional.

Stepping up to the Sport will get you most of the SE’s optional features plus 17-inch alloy wheels, side mirror turn signal indicators, sporty exterior treatments, a spoiler, a sunroof, push-button start, a rearview camera system and voice command controls. You will also get the more powerful 2.0-liter engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. An automatic transmission is optional.

Opting for the top-of-the-line Elantra Limited will add LED headlight and taillight accent lighting, chrome exterior finishes, leather upholstery, a 6-way power adjustable driver’s seat, heated rear seats, Blue Link and the 1.8-liter engine mated to the automatic transmission. Push-button start, a sunroof, dual automatic climate control, a premium 360-watt sound system and a navigation system with a 7-inch full color touch screen are optional.

2014 Hyundai Elantra

Standard safety features across the board include advanced dual front airbags with occupant sensors, dual front side airbags, front and rear side-curtain airbags, electronic stability control, traction control, antilock brakes with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist, daytime running lights and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Pricing for the 2014 Hyundai starts at $17,200 for the SE model and tops out at just over $26 grand for a fully loaded Elantra Limited.

 Quiet ride, decent fuel economy, spacious and comfortable seating, well-built cabin, smooth ride, warranty.

 Over styled, short on rear headroom, sluggish automatic transmission, sportier competition.

Christine is a Contributing Editor at DriverPulse, a provider of online automotive editorial reviews and news. She is also an Account Manager and Head of Client Services for Nusani Media. She drinks a lot of coffee, loves to drive (manual, of course) and enjoys the company of her dog. She spends her free time exploring the great outdoors, painting and volunteering at her local animal shelter. Her passion for cars started at an early age. While most little girls were playing with dolls, she was playing with matchbox cars and watching her grandfather work on his prized Fords. She believes a vehicle should not only give you goosebumps while speeding around the circuit, its design should be purpose focused and elicit a pure emotional response. Her dream car, the Porsche Carrara GT, may not be easy to control however it is the perfect definition of form following function; mind blowing performance and beauty.

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