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Hyundai Elantra

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Hyundai has added quite a few updates to the 2024 Elantra, including a revised exterior styling outside and additional USB charge ports, a redesigned wireless charging pad, and new rear side-impact airbags on the inside. The high performance Elantra N also recieves revised suspension settings to make it ride and handle better in corners.

2023 and older Hyundai Elantras

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Seventh generation
2021 - 2024
2021-present Hyundai Elantra generation
$19,998 - $35,998*
Sixth generation
2017 - 2020
2017-2020 Hyundai Elantra generation
$11,998 - $27,998*
Fifth generation
2011 - 2016
2011-2016 Hyundai Elantra generation
$10,998 - $20,998*
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2021 - 2024

2021-present Hyundai Elantra generation

Seventh generation Hyundai Elantra

The latest Hyundai Elantra generation is an appealing choice for a small sedan thanks to its chiseled looks, upscale interior, and sporty performance. The standard Elantra sedan is available in SE, SEL, and Limited trims. There's also the Elantra Hybrid that provides significantly improved EPA-estimated fuel economy.

The fun-to-drive Elantra N Line is for those looking for a little more fun behind the wheel; if you want something more hardcore, there’s the aggressive 276-horsepower Elantra N. When it comes to gadgets, lower-end Elantra models come standard with wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration.

The Elantra also comes standard with advanced driver assistance systems that includes forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, and a driver attention warning. The Elantra offers a lot of value, and just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t stand out from the crowd. 

$19,998 - $35,998

Model highlights

  • Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ on lower-end models

  • Standard driver assist features

  • Standard dual USB ports

  • Available 10.25-inch touchscreen with eight-speaker Bose® premium audio

  • Available full-digital instrumentation

  • Available Digital Key allows Elantra to be unlocked, started and driven using a smartphone

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2017 - 2020

2017-2020 Hyundai Elantra generation

Sixth generation Hyundai Elantra

Introduced for the 2017 model year, this generation of Hyundai Elantra remains a downright handsome and very well-equipped small sedan. Hyundai amped up the refinement in its Elantra sedan for this generation, with classy, upscale styling outside and a comfortable and thoughtfully laid out interior. The Elantra’s interior also grew, giving it better footing against its competition. Technology features include Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, which was available on the base SE model and standard through the rest of the lineup.

For the 2018 model year, a new Elantra GT hatchback was added to the lineup. A refresh to the sedan for the 2019 model year included a new, more angular front-end design and made advanced driver assist systems more widely available across the range. The standard 2.0-liter engine isn’t very powerful, but the fuel-sipping Eco and more powerful Sport both feel more energetic thanks to their turbocharged engines.

Throughout the lineup, the Elantra’s interior shines. It’s comfortable and quiet, and even though the straightforward design is a little dull it feels high-quality. 

$11,998 - $27,998

Model highlights

  • Fuel-efficient Eco gets EPA-estimated 33 mpg city rating

  • Sport model includes 201-hp turbocharged engine

  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ widely available

  • Interior is larger than previous generations

  • Elantra GT hatchback introduced

  • Fuel economy is excellent

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2011 - 2016

2011-2016 Hyundai Elantra generation

Fifth generation Hyundai Elantra

Thanks to expressive styling and lots of standard features, the 2011-2016 Hyundai Elantra generation is a smart pick for a small car. With inspiration Hyundai says was taken from water flowing around rocks, the Elantra’s styling stands well apart from other compact sedans of the day, and it even holds up well under a modern lens.

The interior feels a bit more dated, but its high style doesn’t get in the way of function. In 2013, the Elantra GT hatchback and Elantra Coupe joined the lineup. Initially available with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder, the Sport model introduced in 2014 comes with a more powerful 2.0-liter engine, which is also standard for the GT and Coupe.

This generation of Elantra predates technology such as Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, but all trims come with a USB input for music. It also lacks any sort of advanced driver assist systems but does score well in government and industry crash tests, and upper trims come with blind-spot monitoring.

$10,998 - $20,998

Model highlights

  • USB input standard on all trims

  • Bluetooth® phone connectivity standard

  • Bluetooth music streaming available

  • Sport model features larger engine, more power, manual transmission (introduced 2014)

  • Available as a coupe and versatile hatchback (introduced 2013)

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Changes by year

Latest generation from 2021 - 2024

2024 Hyundai Elantra


  • Revised front and rear styling

  • Revised interior trim

  • Larger standard touchscreen on SEL and above 

  • Elantra N receives handling and steering upgrades

  • More tech and driver assist features were added

2023 Hyundai Elantra

2023 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid Limited


  • Manual transmission only available on Elantra N

  • SEL Premium package discontinued

  • SEL trim now comes with 10.25-inch touchscreen

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2022 Hyundai Elantra

2022 Hyundai Elantra N-Line


  • High-performance Elantra N model introduced to lineup

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2021 Hyundai Elantra

2021 Hyundai Elantra Limited


  • Dramatic all-new design longer, lower, and wider than its predecessor

  • Greatly changed lineup includes hybrid and N Line models; hatchback discontinued

  • Roomier interior features significantly more rear legroom than before

  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ standard on all trims

  • Standard blind-spot detection and rear cross-traffic warning on all trims

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Previous generation from 2017 - 2020

2020 Hyundai Elantra

2020 Hyundai Elantra Value Edition


  • New continuously variable transmission improves fuel economy

  • More safety features and driver aids are now standard

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control now comes standard

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2019 Hyundai Elantra

2019 Hyundai Elantra SEL


  • New exterior styling for sedan includes new headlights, grille

  • More standard technology features and new infotainment system

  • Active safety features standard on all trim levels except SE

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2018 Hyundai Elantra

2018 Hyundai Elantra SEL


  • Elantra GT hatchback added to the lineup

  • New SEL trim replaces combination of SE and Popular Equipment package

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2017 Hyundai Elantra

2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited


  • All-new, more conservative design

  • Roomier, more comfortable interior

  • Improved suspension offers more comfortable ride

  • Technology features include Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™

  • Advanced driver assistance features available (Limited)

  • Elantra Coupe discontinued

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Previous generation from 2011 - 2016

2016 Hyundai Elantra

2016 Hyundai Elantra Limited


  • Adds a well-equipped Value Edition trim level

  • Limited trim gains standard keyless entry and ignition and automatic climate control

  • Sport trim no longer has standard leather seats

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2015 Hyundai Elantra

2015 Hyundai Elantra Sport


  • Style package available for SE power sunroof, projector headlights with LED accents, interior trim

  • Tech package available for Sport adds 7-inch touchscreen navigation system and 360-watt premium audio (automatic transmission only)

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2014 Hyundai Elantra

2014 Hyundai Elantra Sport


  • Refreshed exterior styling

  • Elantra Sport added to lineup, with more powerful 2.0-liter engine

  • Elantra GT and Elantra Coupe come standard with new 2.0-liter engine

  • Updated interior includes new touchscreen, additional sound insulation

  • Blind-spot monitoring available (Limited)

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2013 Hyundai Elantra

2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS


  • Elantra Coupe and Elantra GT hatchback added to lineup

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control available for Limited trims

  • Power driver’s seat standard on Limited

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2012 Hyundai Elantra

2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS


  • New Active Eco system recalibrates throttle for improved fuel economy

  • Recalibrated steering for better on-center feel and easier highway cruising

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2011 Hyundai Elantra

2011 Hyundai Elantra Limited


  • All-new Elantra features new, eye-catching design, premium-feeling interior

  • Longer and nearly 2 inches lower than predecessor

  • Available in standard GLS and upscale Limited trims

  • Touchscreen navigation available on all Elantras

  • USB, auxiliary input standard on all trims

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RepairPal gave the Hyundai Elantra an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Hyundai Elantra 12th out of 44 among Compact Cars.

RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Hyundai Elantra is $397, compared to an average of $482 for Compact Cars and $619 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

According to RepairPal, Hyundai Elantra owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 1.1 times per year, compared to an average of 1.0 times for Compact Cars and 1.4 times for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 7% for the Hyundai Elantra, compared to an average of 10% for Compact Cars and 12% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

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