Whether you buy a brand-new or a used Hyundai Elantra, you’ll get a lot for your money. This stylish and fuel-efficient sedan is loaded with standard features. We’ll take a look at our top 5 features. Take one for a test drive and see if you agree.
The Elantra is a fantastic option if you’re headed to college or about to graduate. With an EPA rating of up to 35 combined MPG, you can save a lot in fuel costs without having to pay more for a hybrid model.
And with Hyundai’s maintenance incentives (three years of free oil changes and tire rotations), they have a very low cost to own. Easy maintenance makes a used Hyundai Elantra a great daily driver or second car.
Plus, the Elantra offers several features that make them ideal as a second family car, especially if you have a new teenage driver in the house.
Hyundai Digital Key
Running late and can’t find your keys? Hyundai Digital Key to the rescue! Just hold your phone to the door, and you can unlock/lock and start your Elantra, even if you don’t have your Smart Key fob on you.
We also love how easy it is to “loan” your Elantra to a family member (or very close and trusted friend) using the digital key. One caveat: the Digital key works using Near-Field Communication (NFC) which is only available on Android phones. For non-Android users, you’ll get an NFC card key that fits in your wallet and can be used just like the phone app.
SmartSense Safety Technology
The Elantra is our hands-down favorite economy car just for its huge list of safety and driver assistance features. Hyundai SmartSense is standard on every Elantra and includes a lot of technology that you would pay extra for in other brands. Among the safety features you’ll get are:
- Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance
- Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance
- Safe Exit Warning
Your kid is having an epic meltdown at the store, and you just want to get you, the kid, and your groceries in the car. You’ve got one hand full of grocery bags and trying to hold onto your child with the other, and as you approach the car, you realize your key fob is in your bag. With Hyundai’s Smart Trunk, you won’t have to put your groceries down on that nasty pavement to fumble for your Smart Key. Just walk up to your Elantra and wait for the beeps, and your trunk opens automatically.
A 6-Speed Stick Shift
What can we say? We love an old-school stick shift. And if you choose the sporty N Line Elantra, the 6-speed manual transmission comes standard. The N Line also comes with a robust 201-horsepower 1.6L inline-four that might even make you look forward to driving to work.
It’s Got Style
If you remember the old Excel, you know what a glow-up Hyundai cars have gotten over the years. And the Elantra is certainly no exception. It’s bold and sophisticated, making it age-appropriate for young drivers and empty-nesters alike.
More Bang for Less Bucks
Whether you are budget conscious or simply love a great value, you can’t go wrong choosing a new or used Hyundai Elantra.
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