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2019 Hyundai Elantra Sport Young and Furious

Written by Marco Carvajal

Photographs by Marco Carvajal

The Elantra is known as a nice elegant sedan in the Hyundai lineup, but the Elantra Sport is much more than that, it is designed to appeal young spirited drivers with passion for speed and precision.

The Elantra Sport is fast with 201 HP and 195 Torque. The seven-speed dual clutch transmission, can make you feel the passion of driving when riding on fast highways.

You will feel young and furious when driving the Elantra Sport, but don’t use all the power, stay under the speed limit. Elantra The Elantra is produced by Hyundai, the South Korean manufacturer, since 1990. The Elantra was initially marketed as Lantra in Australia and some European markets. In Australia, this was due to the similar name of the Mitsubishi Magna Elante model. The new 2019 Elantra has more options, more trims and a modern redesigned new look. The 2019 Elantra has a more elegant look on the outside and it has been refined inside.

2019 Elantra Sport

The 2019 Hyundai Elantra Sport is smart and stylish, enhanced with a new look, Sportier and Bold. Improved drivability and fuel efficiency make the Elantra Sport the smart choice for those who need power and great value. The Elantra Sport includes a 201 horsepower 1.6L Turbo-GDI engine and seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and a sporty interior. Advanced technology and connectivity, paddle shifters, sport front seats with leather, flat-bottom, leather-wrapped steering wheel, sports instrument cluster and multi-link independent rear suspension for better dynamic performance.

The Elantra Sport has a sportier design and it is very efficient in its fuel economy with 33 MPG on the highway.

I wouldn’t compare a BMW M3 with an Elantra Sport, but the driving sensation is similar. The Elantra Sport competes directly with other compact front-wheel-drive sport sedans. The new 2019 Elantra design includes Hyundai’s signature cascading grille, available LED headlights and available dynamic and integrated Daytime Running Lights. Elantra’s rear features available LED taillights and a lowered license plate. The new Elantra brings together a new look, smart, modern and fresh.

Amazing Fuel Economy 29 MPG Average

2019 Hyundai Elantra Improves Fuel Economy, it consumes 26 MPG on the city, 33 on the highway, for a 29 MPG average. This is great efficiency for this sports sedan.

Best Warranty

If we talk about warranty, just expect the best from Hyundai with a10-year or 100,000 mile powertrain limited warranty. 5-year 60,000 mile new vehicle limited warranty. 5-Year and unlimited Miles 24-hour Roadside Assistance.

2019 Elantra Sport Highlights

  • Engine Turbocharged Inline 4-cylinder 1.6L GDI turbo
  • Horsepower 201@ 6000 RPM
  • Torque 195 lb.-ft. @ 1500-4500 RPM
  • Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
  • 33 MPG on the Highway
  • 7-speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission with SHIFTRONIC
  • Drive Mode Select Normal, Sport & Smart
  • 201-hp
  • 18-inch alloy sport wheels
  • Multi-link independent rear suspension
  • Full LED headlights
  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • LED taillights
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) with Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW)
  • Door handle approach lights
  • Bluetooth hands-free phone system with voice recognition
  • AM/FM/HD/SiriusXM Satellite Radio/MP3 audio system with 6 speakers
  • Complimentary Blue Link for 3 years

Optional Infinity Premium Audio with Clari-Fi Music Restoration Technology.

Elantra Trims

I am test driving the top of the line of the Elantra Family, the Elantra Sport. In general, the Elantra is available in the United States in the following trims. The SE is the base model.

  • SE
  • SEL
  • Value Edition
  • Eco
  • Limited
  • Sport

Pricing

The Elantra has great value pricing. Hyundai’s marketing strategy is very aggressive in terms of pricing. Offering the Elantra at a low price of $17,700 on the SE base model, this price is one of the lowest for sedans in the US market. Then the top of the line that I am test driving, the Elantra Sport costs only $22,300, still a very low price even on this higher-end trim.

In terms of pricing, it is very hard to find another car manufacturer who can offer such beautiful cars like the Elantra line-up with so many features standard, for such low price.

  • 2019 Elantra Sport Highlights $22,300

One of the reasons for buying Hyundai cars is the large number of standard features. Just look at the following list of all the standard included features on the 2019 Elantra Sport to understand all what you get without having to pay for additional packages or options. Exterior Standard Features

  • Hands-free smart trunk release
  • Dual fold-away power bodycolor side mirrors
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Side mirrors with turn-signal indicators
  • Chrome front grille
  • Chrome beltline molding
  • Solar control glass
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers/washer
  • Hood insulator
  • Full LED headlights
  • Sport front grille and bumper fascia
  • Sport rear fascia with rear diffuser element
  • Sport side sill extensions
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • LED taillights
  • Automatic headlight control
  • Door handle approach lights

Interior Standard Features

  • Power tilt-and-slide sunroof
  • Air conditioning
  • Power windows with driver’s auto-down, front illuminated power-window switches
  • One-touch auto-up driver’s window
  • Power door locks
  • 6-way driver seat with seat height adjustment for both driver and passenger
  • Black headliner
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Heated front seats
  • Sport front seats with red contrast stitching
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback
  • Leatherette door inserts
  • Dual illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Sunvisor extensions
  • Console storage box with sliding cover
  • Center armrest storage
  • Sliding center armrest storage
  • Front and rear-door map pocket
  • Front passenger seatback pocket
  • Rear center armrest with cupholders
  • Illuminated ignition
  • D-cut leather-wrapped sport steering wheel and shift knob
  • Tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel
  • Steering-wheel-mounted audio, Bluetooth
  • Remote keyless entry system with alarm
  • Proximity Key entry with push button start
  • Bluetooth hands-free phone system with voice recognition
  • Smartphone/USB and auxiliary input jacks (Dual Charging USB)
  • Dual charging USB ports
  • AM/FM/HD/SiriusXM Satellite Radio/MP3 audio system with 6 speakers
  • 7-inch display audio system with high-resolution touchscreen
  • Android Auto & Apple CarPlay support
  • Complimentary SiriusXM activation and 3-month trial subscription
  • Sport instrument gauge cluster
  • 3.5-inch TFT monochromatic cluster display
  • Multifunction trip computer

Safety Standard Features

  • Safety Features
  • Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) with Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW)
  • Rearview camera with dynamic guidelines
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with individual tire pressure indicator
  • Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake Assist (BA)
  • Advanced dual front airbags (SRS) with Occupant Classification System (OCS)Driver and front passenger side-impact airbags (SRS)
  • Side-curtain airbags (SRS) (front and rear passengers)
  • Driver’s knee airbag
  • Energy-absorbing steering column
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners and force limiters
  • Rear LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children)
  • Power window lock-out button
  • Front and rear crumple zones

The Elantra Sport has more than enough for most drivers, at a very affordable price near $22,000, providing great value for your money.  Modern, good looking and fun to drive. If you want to save on the purchase price, the base trim goes for approximately $17,000, it is an amazing deal.

2019 Hyundai Elantra Sport

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