2014 Hyundai Elantra
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.