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The Hyundai Elantra
If elegance had a name it would be Hyundai Elantra. Built along lines of austere elegance, this is one sedan that can definitely make waves.
The compact sedan world was steadily shrinking before the 2020 Hyundai Elantra hit the road. In fact, it has the potential to revolutionize the whole market. Not only does it look extremely good, but its $20,000 basic price tag makes it one of the most affordable automobiles in its class. Add to that the fact that it has some of the best safety features in its class and above-average fuel economy, and we can see why it is becoming increasingly popular every day.
The Elantra is available both in a sedan as well as hatchback configurations. The all-new sedan is being offered with the following trim levels for its 2020 variant:
➢ Value Edition
➢ Sport trims
Transmission and Engine Variants
The Hyundai 2020 Elantra sedan has been well-equipped with a state of the art Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) system.
The CVT system has replaced the older 6-speed manual, as well as the 6-speed automatic transmissions that were available in the older SEL, SE, Value Edition, and Limited sedan trims. This fully automatic transmission is mated to a 147 horsepower (HP) 2.0-liter engine and the combination significantly improves the overall fuel economy by around 2 mpg.
The Eco sedan of the Hyundai Elantra Huntsville has the smallest engine of its class. It is equipped with a 128-hp 1.4-liter engine that is slightly less powerful than the 147 HP variant. However, the Eco Sedan’s engine is also paired to a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission, which more than makes up for the lesser HPs.
➢ Engine Sizes
Both the 128 and the 147 HP engines are amongst the quietest in their class, and they can accelerate without any hesitation. The driver won’t feel the gears shifting as the car speeds up. The CVT is capable of approximating shift points based on how hard you floor the pedal. In this aspect, it behaves much like an automatic vehicle except that it has much greater variability and control. There is no extra dragging of a gear long past its shifting point. This leads to a considerably better fuel economy overall.
Even if you floor the throttle, for instance, the CVT will start off at 5,000 revolutions per minute (RPM), and it will stay well above the 4,000 RPM mark, until you step off the gas.
In terms of normal everyday driving, the transmission of the Hyundai Elantra Huntsville hovers around the 1,300 rpm, which makes for a really quiet cabin indeed. In fact, it is almost impossible to figure out when the transmission shifts gears. The whole operation is smooth and soundless.
The Sport trim has been equipped with a 201 horsepower, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that is also paired with a dual-clutch automatic transmission system. The Eco trim of the Hyundai Elantra Huntsville now also boasts of an engine stop-start feature.
Infotainment and Security Systems
In terms of trim lines, the 2020 Hyundai Elantra SEL model comes with a 7.0-inch touchscreen system. The whole infotainment system can be seamlessly connected to the vehicle’s Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The speakers are strategically placed all over the vehicle for maximizing volume and sound quality for every passenger. The controls are very easy to reach and don’t impede regular driving operations.
The main safety features, such as automatic emergency braking, as well as active lane control are standard all across the line. This holds true for the base 5 inch vehicle infotainment display system as well.
External Looks and Style
The 2020 Elantra has been designed with one purpose in mind, and that is to dazzle the onlooker. It has a horizontally stretched grille and contoured triangular headlights that have been wrapped into the fenders. It creates a sense of harmony that is much better than more geometric lines that are in vogue in the industry. The SEL trim also boasts of 16 inches alloys that are a visible upgrade over its Value Edition and SE trims.
The Elantra GT hatchback variant is a bit different because the rear of the vehicle has been designed keeping in view the blocky shape of a crossover vehicle. It gives it a certain rakish look that is different from the subdued style of the sedan.
As far as the interior of the vehicle is concerned, both the sedan as well as the hatchback have certain obvious similarities. However, they are both entirely their own cars.
The interior storage space has been enhanced with the help of spacious pockets in both the variants. But the cabin of the Hyundai Elantra sedan is much more integrated than the hatchback.
For example, the touchscreen panel is part of the overall dashboard design in all the trims of the sedan variant. But this does not apply to the hatchback variant of the vehicle because it sticks out a bit to give the impression that it is a mounted tablet. The hatchback’s climate control is also very different from the sedan variant and has much larger buttons in all its trims.
The standard 6-way driver’s seat makes for a very smooth and comfortable ride with excellent outward vision. The Elantra Limited and Sport trims are equipped with genuine jet black leather that offers an amazing contrast to all the glittering chrome. The other trims feature textured cloth upholstery. The most comfortable seat would be the 8-way driver’s seat that is available exclusively with the Elantra Limited trim.
The rear seats are reasonably roomy, with standard rear leg-room of 35.7 inches. This is well above average for the compact sedan class. All the trims have plenty of head-room and the flat rear bench seat can easily fit 3 individuals.
➢ Storage Capacity
The sedan variant has 14.4 cubic feet of trunk space, which is just about the same as most other sedans in its category. However, the hatchback really shines in the storage department, since its tailgate opens up an extra ten cubic feet. You can also add a massive 55 cubic feet if you fold down the rear seats.
The sedan is the more popular choice amongst discerning buyers, but the Elantra GT hatchback makes much better use of its interior space.
Different Features Available with the Elantra’s Variants
When you buy a Hyundai Elantra 2020, you can be absolutely sure that you are getting excellent value for money. This holds true regardless of the trim level you like.
➢ SE Trim
The Elantra is available in base SE trim for under the $20,000 mark. It comes with power doors and locks. Apart from that, this trim is available with a set of six-way manual adjustable front seats, Bluetooth connectivity, remote keyless entry, a built in USB port and a 5.0-inch touchscreen system.
➢ SEL Trim
The SEL trim includes the Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay systems and a 7.0 touchscreen that is standard for all other remaining trims. It is also equipped with a voice recognition system, automatic headlights and heated side mirrors. Finally, the 16-inch alloy wheels top out over the 15-inch ones available with the SE trim.
➢ Elantra Value Edition
This variant has been equipped with approach lights that illuminate the vehicle when the key fob is within range. It also has heated front seats, a sunroof, single touch driver’s window, and a leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel.
➢ Eco Trim
This is the most fuel economic variant of all of the available trim lines. The 1.4-liter turbocharged engine with its 7-speed dual clutch transmission easily provides an extra mpg, over and above the other trim levels. It also has daytime running lights and a thoughtfully provided extra USB port.
➢ Sport Trim
The Sport trim is the most high performing, as well the second most expensive variant available. It is available around the $24,000 mark and it packs a 201 horsepower 1.6-liter turbo-4 cylinder. The engine is mated to an independent rear suspension for extra safety and comfort at high speeds.
The variant adds 18-inch alloys, and much more sleek looking front and rear ends for the ultimate in classy looks that enable the Elantra to stand out from the competition. A stylish flat-bottomed steering wheel rounds out this trim.
➢ Limited Trim
This variant comes to around $25,000. It has leather upholstery, and an 8-way power driver’s seat and 17 inch alloy wheels. It also has an Infinity surround sound system, as well as larger LED headlights and taillights.
An extra $3500 can get an ‘Ultimate Package’ upgrade for this trim. In fact, this is the most expensive Hyundai Elantra variant available today and it includes adaptive cruise control, and a cutting edge 8-inch touchscreen, complete with an onboard navigation system.
The vehicle is available at base grade for under the $20k sweet spot and it goes all the way up to $38k for people who want the very best that money can buy.
The Role of the Dealership
Here, it is important to understand that an automobile purchase is not as simple as going into a showroom and buying a car. All vehicles require regular maintenance and they have to be taken for after-sales service and require frequent OEM spare parts.
This is the part where a great dealership outshines all its counterparts. The good people at Bentley Hyundai Elantra dealership are some of the best professionals in this field, in the US.
➢ The Bentley Five Count Promise
If you are looking for a Hyundai Elantra for sale you can count on the good people at Bentley Hyundai. Their staff follows certain core principles that include the following:
➢ In-Store and Online Shopping Network
The dealership takes great pride in its low prices that are amongst the most competitive in the market. It does not matter if you go directly to the showroom or even shop online, the prices are bound to be better than anywhere else. Best off all, there are no hidden charges at all. This way, you will be able to find the ideal Hyundai Elantra for sale and purchase it at the quoted price only.
➢ The Dealership Is Like an extended Family
The Bentley Hyundai Elantra dealership is like an extended family for both its customers as well as its employees. In fact, many of the employees are part of the Bentley dealership family for over a decade. You too can become part of the same family by purchasing a vehicle from a Bentley Hyundai Elantra dealership.
The dealership believes in complete transparency in everything it does. This transparency is a way of life and there are never any hidden charges or costs involved. In fact, you can rest assured that you will be able to drive away with your dream Hyundai Elantra Huntsville at the quoted price only.
➢ 72 Hour Vehicle Exchange Policy
Bentley Hyundai is committed to 100 % customer satisfaction. If you are not satisfied with the purchase, you can bring the car back within 3 days and the sales staff won’t ask any questions. In fact, they will try to find you something that you really love.
➢ A Large Number of Automobiles to Suit Every Taste
Bentley has a very large network of dealerships which means that they have the largest selection of vehicles around. Apart from new vehicles, they also have used SUVS, crossovers and other automobiles for the discerning customer.
➢ 5 Generations of Auto Dealerships
The Bentley family has been in the auto dealership business for well over a century. This means that they have been taking an active part in the automobile retail sector for five generations. In short, they have a lot of experience in making customers happy and know intuitively what to do to satisfy the most discerning customers.
If you want to purchase a Hyundai Elantra you should check out the Bentley Hyundai showroom in Huntsville today. Their skilled and experienced staff will be there to help and guide you all the way and they will make sure that you drive away in your new vehicle with a smile on your face.