Hyundai Elantra is a compact car and one of the best-selling models by Korean manufacturer which comes in two versions, sedan and GT hatchback since the 2-door coupe has been discontinued for this year. After last year’s rework, 2015 Hyundai Elantra model continues unchanged.
While GT model comes only in its base form, sedan has three available grades: SE, Sport and Limited. Both versions however are exclusively as a front-wheel drive and offer a choice between 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC. SE and Limited models of Elantra sedan come with base 1.8L I-4 engine under their hood which puts up to 145 hp and 130 lb-ft of torque. GT hatchback and Sport sedan models are offered with stronger 2.0L I-4 engine making 173 hp and 154 lb-ft of torque.
2015 Hyundai Elantra Side
While sedans have hexagonal grille with chrome stripes and bumper separation between them, GT’s come with wide open trapezoid grille. Both models have the same headlights and pronounced wheel arches, both up front and at the back. Rear end is where they show the most differences as hatchback offers completely different finish than its sedan cousin, which is the only thing natural. Overall there are decent amount of differences and you will be able to distinguish both of those pretty easy.
2015 Hyundai Elantra Release Date
There are some differences inside these models, but basically they follow the same interior design pattern which is made from the same materials. Leather seating surfaces are available in both versions and so are the color options. Instrument panel is quite similar, but differences are mostly evident here. The 4.3-inch color touch screen audio display is standard across the lineup and only optional in entry level models. Bigger 7-inch display with navigation however is optional in those models that already have standard display. All standard safety features like airbag system, anti-lock brakes with brake assist and stability control are available across the lineup. Not so rich set of electronic safety features offers only a rearview camera which comes standard on almost all vehicles.
2015 Hyundai Elantra Engine
With automatic shifter and base engine, Elantra will go 28 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. Standard manual gearbox lowers both categories by a point, while stronger 2.0L engine is rated at 24/35 mpg or 24/34 mpg with automatic or manual transmission respectively. Even this is one quite light vehicle it will certainly benefit from more power but at this point only two engines are available.
Specs Of 2015 Hyundai Elantra
Entry level model is available from $17,250, while top Limited model costs $21,700, but it already has a $1,000 automatic shifter upgrade built in. GT hatchback can be bought for $18,750 or $19,750, depending on a gearbox. Sport version with Automatic transmission will be priced at $22,600 making the 2015 Hyundai Elantra quite competitive in this segment.
Hyundai Elantra Interior
The 2015 Hyundai Elantra is a solid choice in compact segment, considering it comes in two distinctive body styles. It is everything a compact car stands for: fuel efficient, neat and with solid driving dynamics. Of course, affordability doesn’t even have to be mentioned as you can get Elantra in its most expensive form without breaking more than $25,000.