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This midsize sedan combines style and practicality.

Hyundai Elantra | CarMax

Picture yourself driving a stylish and smart four-door car that includes standard driver-assist and comfort features. And, for model year 2020, the Elantra is available in six trims with three different engine types to suit your needs. You'll be well-equipped from the start with lots of options, too.

While we currently do not have many 2020 Hyundai Elantras on our lots, we look forward to selling more in the future. If you love the 2020 model, you should also consider prior model years of the Hyundai Elantra with similar features.

Below are average prices for prior model years of the Hyundai Elantra at CarMax.

  • 2015 - Average prices less than $13,0001
  • 2016 - Average prices less than $13,5001
  • 2017 - Average prices less than $14,5001
  • 2018–2019 - Average prices less than $15,5001

Here's what you'll learn in this 2020 Hyundai Elantra review:

Key Specs and Features

MPG:

  • The Elantra with the 2.0L engine and automatic transmission gets an EPA-estimated 35 mpg combined on the SE trim and 34 mpg combined on the SEL, Value, and Limited trims.2
  • For the Eco trim with a 1.4L turbocharged engine gets an EPA-estimated 36 mpg combined.2
  • The Sport trim has a 1.6L turbocharged engine and gets an EPA-estimated 29 mpg combined.2

Cargo Space:

  • 14.4 cubic feet

Seating Capacity:

  • Seats up to five

Engine Options:

  • 2.0L four-cylinder mated to a continuously variable transmission (SE, SEL, Value, and Limited trims)
  • Turbocharged 1.4L four-cylinder paired with a seven-speed EcoShift ® dual-clutch automatic transmission (Eco trim)
  • Turbocharged 1.6L four-cylinder with a six-speed manual gearbox or seven-speed automatic dual-clutch transmission with paddle shifters (Sport trim)

Tech Features:

  • Smartphone/USB and auxiliary input jacks are included at the base SE level and dual USB ports for Eco trim and above.
  • An audio system with a high-resolution five-inch touchscreen display comes standard; upgrades to a seven-inch display at SEL trim level while an eight-inch display is optional on the Limited and Sport edition
  • A rearview camera comes standard.
  • The SEL trim adds a range of advanced driver-assistance features.

Rankings

The Hyundai Elantra has a strong sales history at CarMax. It has been featured in these ranking lists:

5 Reasons to Buy

1. Driver-Assist Technology

Hyundai Elantra: Tech Dash | CarMax

Hyundai's 2020 Elantra gives you plenty of technology on a well-appointed platform. With the SmartSense suite of technology features, standard on all Elantras, you'll enjoy intelligent offerings like lane-keeping assist, driver attention alert, and forward collision-avoidance assist. The entry-level model includes a strong package designed to satisfy your need for the latest driver-assistance technology while moving up to the Limited trim gives you features like pedestrian detection, smart cruise control, and more.

2. Zippy Engine Options

Hyundai Elantra: Engine | CarMax

You won't be disappointed by the 2020 Elantra's base 2.0L four-cylinder engine. But if you're after something a little different, take an Eco model out for a spin, which includes a turbocharged 1.4L four-cylinder engine. Meanwhile, the Sport trim will give you a peppy ride with its 201-hp turbocharged 1.6L four-cylinder that will inspire you to hit the open road. Whatever you're looking for, the Elantra aims to please.

3. Multimedia

The base model of the Hyundai Elantra comes standard with a robust six-speaker audio system; this entry-level package is sure to satisfy the music lover in you. If you're a serious audiophile, the upgrade to the 2020 Hyundai Elantra Limited trim will allow you to enjoy a premium Infinity® audio system with well-placed speakers throughout the cabin for a rocking—or relaxing—experience, all depending on the kind of music you like.

4. Sport Options

The 2020 Hyundai Elantra is available in a Sport trim level, which features performance-oriented tires and an updated multilink rear suspension. It also boasts a flat-bottomed steering wheel, reminiscent of what you might find in a race car, while heated leather front seats add an extra touch of elegance. Need even more? The Sport Premium package adds navigation, an eight-inch touchscreen, and the Infinity premium stereo system.

5. Attractive Styling

Hyundai Elantra: Backseats | CarMax

Hyundai's 2020 Elantra was created by engineers who wanted to sculpt a vehicle that fit a demand for shapely, balanced proportions. The curves of the exterior reflect a quest for elegant class and the spacious interior plus 14.4 cubic feet of trunk space give you all the room you need to stretch out your legs and drive comfortably.

Hyundai Elantra: Trunk Cargo | CarMax

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What You Need to Know

Available Trims

  • SE: Base model includes a rearview camera with dynamic guidelines, drive mode select (normal and sport options), five-inch color display, six-speaker audio system, smartphone/USB and auxiliary input jacks, 60/40 rear seats, and more.
  • SEL: Adds Android Auto and Apple CarPlay®, blind-spot collision warning, heated side mirrors, driver attention warning, lane-keeping assist, an upgrade to a seven-inch high-resolution color display, and more.
  • Value Edition: Upgrades to push-button start and proximity key entry, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob, a power sunroof, a one-touch auto-up driver-seat window, a hands-free smart trunk, and more.
  • Eco: Includes a 1.4L turbo engine and adds dual USB charge ports.
  • Sport: Includes a 1.6L turbo engine, a D-cut leather-wrapped steering wheel, sport-tuned suspension and steering, a black headliner, a sport instrument gauge cluster, and sport front seats with red contrast stitching.
  • Limited:  Upgrades to Infinity premium audio with eight speakers while also adding an auto-dimming rearview mirror, rear center armrest with cupholders, sliding center armrest storage, a power driver seat with adjustable lumbar support, and more.

Available Colors

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Gray
  • Intense Blue (Sport model only)
  • Red
  • Silver
  • White

Interior

  • Available in six trims: SE, SEL, Value Edition, Limited, Eco, and Sport
  • Seats up to five
  • Infotainment system featuring five-inch color display and six-speaker audio system as standard; eight-speaker Infinity premium audio included on top Limited trim
  • USB media port as standard; dual ports in Eco and higher trims
  • CleanAir Ionizer as standard starting with the base trim

Average CarMax Prices

The 2020 Hyundai Elantra is a newer model year and we currently have a limited number in our inventory. See below for average CarMax prices for previous model years of the Hyundai Elantra:

  • 2015 - Average prices less than $13,0001
  • 2016 - Average prices less than $13,5001
  • 2017 - Average prices less than $14,5001
  • 2018–2019 - Average prices less than $15,5001

Similar Model Years

If you like the 2020 Hyundai Elantra, check out some previous model years of this vehicle with similar features.

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Safety and Reliability

RepairPal® Reliability Ratings for the Hyundai Elantra3

The 2020 Hyundai Elantra is a newer model and we currently have a limited number in our inventory. You may also consider other used Hyundai Elantras with similar features. Below are RepairPal reliability ratings for prior model years of the Hyundai Elantra.

  • Overall RepairPal Reliability Rating - 4.5/5.0
  • Average annual cost of unscheduled repairs and maintenance: $524.00

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2010–2019 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. Learn more at www.carmax.com/repairpal-reliability.

NHTSA Safety Ratings- 2020 Hyundai Elantra

The 2020 Hyundai Elantra received an overall 4/5 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Click here to look up a specific vehicle.

Similar Vehicles

If you're interested in the 2020 Hyundai Elantra, you should also check out these similar vehicles from previous model years.

Hyundai Sonata

The Hyundai Sonata is aptly named as its shape evokes movement and music. Fluid lines and generous interior space distinguishes this midsize sedan from its competitors in the segment. Easy to drive and easy to love, the moment you're behind the wheel, you'll see the 2019 Hyundai Sonata is more than the sum of its parts.

For model year 2019, the Hyundai Sonata includes:

  • Cruise control
  • Six-speaker audio system
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Hyundai Accent

Sporty and nimble, the Hyundai Accent was redesigned in 2018 and carried over unchanged for 2019 except for minor trim details. The trunk offers a roomy 13.7 cubic feet of space in which you could pack everything from groceries to a guitar and small amp to kids' hockey equipment. And you'll find its compact size lends itself to city driving and parking with no fuss.

Standard features for 2018–2019 models include:

  • 130-hp 1.6L four-cylinder engine
  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Bluetooth® and USB port

Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Corolla has come a long way since it first rolled off the production line in 1966 and the brand continues to make improvements that make a difference. The 2020 Toyota Corolla is available in six well-appointed grades and includes a long list of standard features as well. Do you enjoy the feel of a manual transmission? The 2019 Corolla SE is available with either a six-speed manual or dynamic-shift CVT.

On 2019 models, these features are standard:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Forward collision warning
  • Six-speaker audio system
  • USB port

The Bottom Line

If it's a compact sedan with fresh styling and a lot of options that you want, the 2020 Hyundai Elantra more than fits the bill. Three engine options, six trims, and modern technology to give you confidence with every drive.

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1Based on prices on carmax.com in December 2019. Actual prices may vary based on your selected model year, features and trim packages. Prices do not include taxes, tags, titles, and any applicable fees.
2Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov.
3RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 12/01/2019. Learn more at repairpal.com/reliability
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