2020 Hyundai Elantra IVT

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  • 4-door Mid-Size Passenger Car
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Base MSRP: $19,300.00
  • Invoice: $18,656.00
  • Hwy MPG: 40 mpg
  • City MPG: 30 mpg

pros

Sharp, new styling; abundance of safety features; fuel-efficient engine choices

model highlights

The Hyundai Elantra is available in no fewer than five different trim levels for 2020. SE, SEL and Limited trims come with a 2.0L gasoline engine making 147 horsepower. Eco models get a smaller, more efficient 1.4L turbocharged engine making 128 hp but offering up a combined EPA rating of 35 mpg. Sport-trimmed Elantra's get a 1.6L turbocharged engine making 201 horsepower. Regardless of engine option, power is sent to the front wheels through a choice of three different transmissions. The standard transmission is an efficient Intelligent Variable CVT Transmission while sport models come standard with a 6-speed manual. The most interesting transmission option however, is likely the 7-speed dual-clutch transmission which is optional on the sport and standard on the Eco model. It offers all the efficiency of a standard manual gearbox combined with the ease of operation of an automatic. It's also capable of shifting faster than either of the other transmission options, so drivers who want the quickest Elantra around should opt for the Sport trim with the dual-clutch transmission.

Safety was a major point of emphasis for Hyundai when they were redesigning the Elantra. A large part of this push was accomplished by adding new technology to the car, rather than by simply adding more crash protection. Hyundai are taking a more preventative approach to accidents with the new car. Technologies now available on the Elantra include a Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist system which uses a forward mounted camera to read the road ahead and can, in an emergency, engage the brakes to prevent an accident.

A lane keep assist system is also available this year which will apply subtle steering corrections if it notices the car wandering out of its lane at speeds above 40 mph. A driver attention alert system monitors the driver and will warn them if they begin to display patterns consistent with someone who is drowsy. Other cool new safety technologies include a Safe Exit Assist system that can warn occupants trying to open the door if there is a vehicle approaching from behind, as well as a Pedestrian Detection system that utilizes radar to help prevent the Elantra from hitting any pedestrians.

Interior tech has also been improved. An 8-inch screen replaces last year's 7-inch model, while the processor behind the screen has also been replaced with a much more advanced one. The interface is now easier to use, for instance all radio functions including SiriusXM can now be accessed from a single screen. An Infinity 8-speaker surround sound system is available to take advantage of the new interface and of course Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both available. A rearview camera is also standard.

model news

The Hyundai Elantra has been substantially updated for 2020. Standard safety equipment now includes forward-collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assistance and driver-attention monitoring. The new Elantra also gains an upgraded CVT that Hyundai calls the Intelligent Variable Transmission. The automaker claims it improves efficiency up to 3 mpg.

value writeup

The Hyundai Elantra continues to compete with other compact cars such as the Honda Civic, the Toyota Corolla and the Nissan Sentra. However, the 2020 Elantra offers a ton of features for the price and can be optioned up into something that some might call luxurious.

Hyundai's use of materials and stylish, modern design language create a premium car vibe, as does a strong standard equipment set that includes a Bluetooth, a large infotainment display, and a rearview camera.

Exterior Color

Phantom Black
Manufacturer's Color Code: S3

Interior Colors

  • Gray
  • Black
  • Beige

Exterior Color

Scarlet Red Pearl
Manufacturer's Color Code: PR2

Interior Colors

  • Gray
  • Beige

Exterior Color

Machine Gray
Manufacturer's Color Code: 2C

Interior Colors

  • Gray
  • Black

Exterior Color

Quartz White Pearl
Manufacturer's Color Code: W8

Interior Colors

  • Black
  • Beige

Exterior Color

Calypso Red
Manufacturer's Color Code: EV

Interior Colors

  • Gray
  • Beige

Exterior Color

Portofino Gray
Manufacturer's Color Code: 2G

Interior Colors

  • Gray
  • Black

Exterior Color

Fluid Metal
Manufacturer's Color Code: M6T

Interior Colors

  • Gray
  • Black

Exterior Color

Stellar Silver
Manufacturer's Color Code: T2X

Interior Colors

  • Gray
  • Black

Exterior Color

Symphony Silver
Manufacturer's Color Code: Y8

Interior Colors

  • Gray
  • Black

Exterior Color

Lakeside Blue
Manufacturer's Color Code: VU

Interior Colors

  • Gray

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score N/A
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars

Powertrain

Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Trans Type 1
Trans Description Cont. CVT w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.68 - 0.39
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.82
Clutch Size N/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.89
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy 40 MPG
Cruising Range - City 420.00 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City 30 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined 34 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy 560.00 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - City N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined N/A
Battery Range N/A
Engine
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.0 L/122
Fuel System Sequential MPI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 147 @ 6200
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 132 @ 4500
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity N/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume 95.8 ft³
Front Head Room 40.3 in
Front Leg Room 42.2 in
Front Shoulder Room 56.2 in
Front Hip Room 53.4 in
Second Head Room 37.3 in
Second Leg Room 35.7 in
Second Shoulder Room 55.3 in
Second Hip Room 51.9 in
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase 106.3 in
Length, Overall 181.9 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 70.9 in
Height, Overall 56.5 in
Track Width, Front 61.5 in
Track Width, Rear 61.9 in
Min Ground Clearance 5.3 in
Liftover Height N/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume 14.4 ft³

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight 2844 lbs
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. N/A
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front N/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size P195/65TR15
Rear Tire Size P195/65TR15
Spare Tire Size Compact
Wheels
Front Wheel Size 15 X 6 in
Rear Wheel Size 15 X 6 in
Spare Wheel Size Compact in
Front Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall N/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 17.4 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall N/A
Brakes
Brake Type Front Disc/Rear Drum
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) N/A
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 11 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 8 in
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width 8 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 14 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
5 Years/60,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
10 Years/100,000 Miles

Corrosion:
7 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
5 Years/Unlimited Miles

Maintenance:
3 Years/36,000 Miles

Crash Test Rating

US NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS:

Overall Rating: * * * *

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: * * * *
Driver: * * * * Passenger: * * * *

Overall Side Crash Rating: * * * *

Side Barrier Rating: * * * *
Driver: * * * * * Rear Passenger: * * * *

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat: * * * * *

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings:
Front Seat Rating: * * * * * Rear Seat Rating: * * * *

Overall Rollover Rating: * * * *
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: Not Rated

Note Regarding Driver Rating:

Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Note: Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Recall Information

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
19V721000

Mfg's Report Date:
OCT 08, 2019

Component:
SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
744

Summary:
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2020 Elantra vehicles. The lower control arm ball joint fasteners may have been insufficiently tightened allowing the ball joint to detach from the lower control arm.

Consequence:
A detached ball joint can cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, tighten the ball joint fasteners, free of charge. The recall began November 20, 2019. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 185.

Dates of Manufacture:
SEP 03, 2019 to SEP 09, 2019

Manufacturer Recall Number:
185
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
19V720000

Mfg's Report Date:
OCT 08, 2019

Component:
WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
48

Summary:
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2019 Ioniq Hybrid and 2020 Elantra vehicles. The right-side rear wheel lug nuts may have been insufficiently tightened, allowing the wheel to detach from the vehicle.

Consequence:
A wheel detaching from the vehicle increases the risk of a crash.

Remedy:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, tighten the lug nuts, free of charge. The recall began November 15, 2019. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-251-0871. Hyundai's number for this recall is 184.

Dates of Manufacture:
JUL 01, 2019 to JUL 31, 2019

Manufacturer Recall Number:
184

Rebate Information

One of the following incentives may apply to this vehicle. Regional incentives may vary.

Cash Incentive: $1000 to $1250 or financing

Financing Incentive: 0.0%

Expiration Date: 06/01/2020

Resource: hyundaiusa.com 05/07/2020