2019 Hyundai Elantra

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Hyundai Elantra highlights

Customer rating


  • Attractive exterior styling and LED headlights
  • Easy-to-use touchscreen interface and controls
  • Comfortable ride and suspension tuning


  • The base engine lacks punch and dynamic performance
  • Limited rear-seat legroom for taller passengers
  • Missing some in-demand tech features

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 30 highway, 25 combined

Pricing for current inventory

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Not too big, not too small, this sedan is just right

For model year 2019, the Hyundai Elantra got a little facelift with interior and exterior styling updates, adding even more panache to this attractive sedan. The 2019 Elantra is available in a four-door sedan or hatchback model, with six distinctive trims that include a number of grade-specific features like leather interior, premium audio, and more. This appealing four-door is an excellent choice if you are looking for a car that has all the get-up-and-go you need with a capable 2.0L or 1.4L turbocharged engine. You and four others can fit comfortably in this midsize sedan, making it a great choice for professionals, students, and small families.

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What is new for the 2019 Hyundai Elantra?

  • The Elantra is available in a new trim called the N Line.
  • The GT Sport trim has been discontinued for 2019.
  • Elantra trims have been upgraded with Panoramic Sunroof, Parking Sensors, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Seat Heaters, Rear Spoiler, and Infinity Sound System as standard equipment this year.
  • The GT trim now comes with Smart Key as standard equipment.
  • The SE trim now comes with Rear View Camera and Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment.

2019 Hyundai Elantra trims

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  • 2.0L four-cylinder engine

  • Steering wheel with audio controls

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist

  • Drive Mode Select

  • Rearview camera with dynamic parking guidelines

  • View all Hyundai Elantra SEs in stock


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5 reasons to buy the 2019 Hyundai Elantra

1. A trunk designed to read your mind

2019 Hyundai Elantra Review: Trunk Cargo | CarMax

Or maybe it simply detects your key fob in your hand, pocket, or purse as you approach your 2019 Hyundai Elantra's Smart Trunk. You don't have to wave a magic wand; all you have to do is stand behind the vehicle with your fob in close proximity and the trunk will open. Abracadabra! Your Elantra has the ability to be an extra hand when yours are full. Starting with the Value trim and up, the Hands-Free Smart Trunk is activated through the 2019 Elantra's system settings menu. As you approach the rear of the vehicle, it starts to beep. If you remain there, the trunk opens after the fourth beep. It's also designed to prevent accidental openings; the fob must be away from the Elantra for over 15 seconds for it to release.

2. Lots of tech

2019 Hyundai Elantra Review: Tech Dash | CarMax

No slouch in the technology department, Hyundai offers upgrades with each model, starting with a generous package in the base 2019 Elantra. A rearview camera is standard on all trim levels of the 2019 Hyundai Elantra, as are a five-inch infotainment display and Bluetooth® phone connectivity. In the higher grades, wireless device charging and an eight-inch infotainment display are included. All trims except the SE base model give you forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot and rear cross-traffic alert, and lane-keeping assist. Hyundai's drowsy driver warning system is included with the SEL trim and higher to make sure you're alert and paying attention.

3. Options for all

2019 Hyundai Elantra Review: Front Seats | CarMax

There are a bundled number of smart packages in each trim level of the 2019 Elantra, starting with a generous base model in the SE. Step up to the SEL and you add smartphone integration, drive modes, and auto headlights. Keep working your way to the higher trim levels and your 2019 Elantra will include a leather interior, power driver seat with lumbar support, wireless charging, and more at the Limited grade. Even better, an Ultimate package on a Limited trim includes navigation, power sunroof, adaptive cruise control, and more. If you want a sleek and nimble vehicle, the Sport model adds to the Limited with a flat-bottom leather-wrapped steering wheel, distinctive wheels, and a multi-link rear suspension for more responsive handling.

4. The sport model ups the game

2019 Hyundai Elantra Review: Engine | CarMax

The 2019 Hyundai Elantra Sport is available with an automatic or zippy manual transmission. This model boasts a turbocharged 1.6L four-cylinder engine generating 201 horsepower, which is plenty for a spirited ride. Bringing up the rear is a new suspension for 2019 with firmer tuning, stylish 18-inch wheels, and chrome accents for extra shine. The Sport trim also includes a racing-reminiscent flat-bottomed steering wheel and sleek leather front sport seats. Add the optional Sport Premium package to your 2019 Elantra to get navigation, premium audio, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, dual-zone automatic climate control, and more.

5. Hatchback heaven

2019 Hyundai Elantra Review: Backseats | CarMax

Do you like hatchbacks? The 2019 Hyundai Elantra is available in the Elantra GT hatchback and the Elantra GT N Line. The N Line, which comes with a 201-horsepower 1.6L turbocharged engine, gives its owners an EPA-estimated 26 mpg combined with the manual transmission.

The Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback has a 2.0L engine running with 161 horsepower. If you like the versatility and cargo space (121.4 cubic feet total volume for each trim level) of a hatchback, the Elantra has you covered with two terrific options.

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The first generation of the Toyota Corolla was released in 1966, and this compact sedan has stood the test of time on the market. Offered in six well-equipped trim levels, the 2019 Toyota Corolla is part of the 11th generation that began in 2014. Available sport seats on the SE trim in the 2019 model are designed to cradle your body comfortably on both long and short rides. This sedan is loaded with style and tech features, like a standard 6.1-inch touchscreen display, integrated back-up camera, and Toyota's Entune audio system. And with 13 solid cubic feet of cargo volume, you can pack in the groceries, work supplies, or sporting equipment as you need in a 2019 Toyota Corolla. Opt for the available paddle shifters to up your fun quotient.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2019 Hyundai Elantra is a great car. Customers love the car and all the features it has. The Elantra is great for first-time drivers or commuters.

RepairPal gave the Hyundai Elantra an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Hyundai Elantra 11th out of 46 among Compact Cars.

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Hyundai Elantra features and specs

N Line 2WD 4D Hatchback

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leather Seats
  • Manual Transmission
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Infinity Sound System
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Navigation System
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Smart Key

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 42.2"/R 34.8"

Head room

F 39.1"/R 38.5"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

75/750 lbs.


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Color Options

Exterior colors:

  • Galactic Gray

  • Lakeside Blue

  • Machine Gray

  • Phantom Black

  • Quartz White Pearl

  • Scarlet Red

  • Symphony Silver

Interior colors:

  • Beige

  • Black

  • Gray

  • Beige leather (Limited trim only)

  • Black leather (Limited and Sport trims)

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