2020 Hyundai Elantra

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Hyundai Elantra highlights

Customer rating


  • Smooth continuously variable transmission (CVT)
  • A long list of standard features and technology
  • Lots of storage space and cupholders


  • Less than inspiring driving dynamics
  • Interior materials are hard and uncomfortable
  • Noisy cabin at highway speeds

Mileage (EPA estimate)

23 city, 30 highway, 26 combined

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This midsize sedan combines style and practicality.

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.

All Hyundai Elantra years

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What is new for the 2020 Hyundai Elantra?

  • The GT trim now comes with Lane Departure Warning as standard equipment.
  • The SE trim now comes with Lane Departure Warning as standard equipment.

2020 Hyundai Elantra trims

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  • 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.

  • View all Hyundai Elantra SEs in stock


  • 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.

  • View all Hyundai Elantra SELs in stock

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.

  • View all Hyundai Elantra Value Editions in stock



  • 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.

  • View all Hyundai Elantra Sports in stock


  • 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.

  • View all Hyundai Elantra Limiteds in stock

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5 reasons to buy the 2020 Hyundai Elantra

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.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings


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
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leather Seats
  • 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)

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.



2020 Hyundai Elantra FAQ

More about the 2020 Hyundai Elantra

Color options

Exterior colors

  • Black

  • Blue

  • Gray

  • Intense Blue (Sport model only)

  • Red

  • Silver

  • White

Interior details

  • 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

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