Published on www.automobilemag.com
January 18, 2016
The Hyundai Elantra, one of the automaker’s best-selling models, has been officially priced starting at $17,985 (including destination), which is $100 cheaper than the model it replaces.
Hyundai made sure the popular sedan had more than just a lower base price, but priced the most popular options packages even lower too. An Elantra SE with the Popular Equipment package is $200 less than before, but adds a seven-inch infotainment screen, rearview camera, and smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Also added for the sixth-generation Elantra is a suite of active safety features, which are anticipated to net the model the coveted Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and a 5-Star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), both agencies’ top honors. Hyundai’s experience with the technology netted the Genesis sedan a TSP+ rating, so the expectations for the Elantra seem more than reasonable.
These changes, and price drops, will likely make the Elantra more appealing to the generation of buyers looking for reasonably priced fuel-efficient sedans. Two forthcoming trim levels, Eco and Sport, will be announced and priced later this year.