The 2019 Elantra adds more features for the base price.
While TFL attended the media drive for the 2019 Santa Fe, Hyundai spring the 2019 Elantra sedan on us, complete with a heavily revised exterior design and revamped interior. Now, Hyundai has released official pricing for the new model as well. The 2019 Elantra SE kicks off at $17,100 – $150 higher than the outgoing 2018 model. With that price increase, Hyundai is adding a few more features to entice buyers to the new model. Prices listed here don’t include the $885 destination charge.
Base SE models now get a 5.0-inch infotainment screen and a rearview camera as standard equipment. A six-speed manual transmission is still standard equipment as well – the available six-speed automatic is a $1,000 option.
SEL and higher trims come with the Hyundai SmartSense safety suite. Hyundai’s volume-leader gets Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist braking, Lane Keep Assist and Driver Attention Warning. SmartSense also includes blind spot monitoring and pedestrian detection. The SEL model starts at $19,400 and is only available with a six-speed automatic.
The 2019 Elantra Limited also gets Safe Exit Assist – first featured on the 2019 Santa Fe. Safe Exit sounds an alert when a passenger tries to get out while a vehicle is approaching the car from behind. Higher trim levels also get an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, as well as an available 8-speaker premium audio system.
Same engine options
Trim levels and powertrain options in the 2019 Elantra stay the same as the outgoing model. Apart from the SE and SEL trims, the Value and Limited models use a 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine. The 2.0-liter unit puts out 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. The 2019 Elantra Value starts at $20,400, while the Limited starts at $22,600.
The $20,950 Eco model offers up a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine with 128 horsepower and 156 lb-ft of torque. The Eco comes mated exclusively to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
As with the 2018 model, the 2019 Elantra Sport still comes with a six-speed manual transmission. Here, you get a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine with 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. The Sport also has the option of a 7-speed dual-clutch unit, shared with the Eco trim. A manual Elantra Sport starts at $22,400.
The 2019 Elantra is in dealers now. Check out the video below for our video of Hyundai’s surprise reveal. Stay tuned to TFLcar.com for more updates! Subscribe to The Fast Lane Car and TFLnow for more news, views and real-world reviews.