2023 Hyundai Elantra hybrid a real gas saver
Elantra is a good choice among many of its peers
Roseville, Calif. – For those who love fuel economy and are trying to save money, the 2023 Hyundai Elantra The hybrid deserves a good look.
Given today’s gas prices, all car buyers want fewer trips to the pumps. And that’s where the latest version of the fuel-powered Elantra hybrid can really shine. Just 2023 Toyota Prius which averages an impressive 57 mpg gets better gas mileage than the Elantra’s 54 mpg. Note that the Hyundai Elantra hybrid (starting price $24,500) is about $3,000 less than the new Prius.
So, what we’ve established is that the Elantra hybrid provides a cost-effective mode of transportation. It offers excellent value for money when stacked against other compact hybrid sedans and similar-sized SUVs. And it’s not an economy car that goes all the way, in fact it has a peppy powertrain.
Pros and Cons
Additional strengths of the Elantra Hybrid include a spacious interior, balanced handling and ride, solid luggage room, and attractive exterior. The negatives include a lot of plastic throughout the interior and a somewhat noisy engine.
The Elantra has a long history with Hyundai. Its full-year debut came in 1992 and sales continued to rise significantly until it reached a record high of 247,912 in 2013, making it a worthy contender in the large dog category – Honda Civic car And Toyota Corolla. Although Elantra sales have declined significantly (117,177 in 2022) over the years, the hybrid version has been well received for obvious reasons.
The front-wheel-drive Elantra hybrid is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a 32 kW electric motor. The combination produces 139 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. It has a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and sprints from 0-60mph in a respectable 8.1 seconds, while getting between 49-56mpg.
We’ve found the Elantra hybrid to be a great around-town commuter car that’s fun to drive and can deliver on the highway, too. It provides a smooth ride and gives the driver a sense of confidence, especially in tricky situations such as maneuvering through difficult parking lots.
Standard driver assistance features are numerous, and include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking front and rear, pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, driver attention monitor, automatic high beam headlights, And warning of the exit of the car.
When it comes to interior make-up, there is no difference between the standard Elantra and the hybrid – they are exactly the same. The cabin has a clean, modern design that gets a little overwhelming when trying to understand its intricacies. Less rigid plastic would be appreciated, but keep in mind this is an economy car.
The Hyundai Elantra comes standard with an 8-inch touchscreen, satellite radio, Bluetooth, a four-speaker audio system, wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, HD Radio, and two USB ports. For convenience, it has accessible buttons, knobs, and switches, while the stereo and climate controls aren’t complicated to manage.
AT A GLANCE – 2023 Hyundai Elantra
- Performance: Electric motor, 1.6-liter, four-cylinder, 139 hp
- Mileage estimate: 49-56 mpg
- Estimated price: $24,500 to $29,100
- Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles; Drivetrain: 10 years/100,000 miles; Roadside assistance: 5 years / unlimited; Corrosion: 7 years / unlimited
Fabric front seats provide good support and comfort, even for taller drivers. The rear seats are roomy enough by class standards, but stuffing three adults back in will bring little joy due to crowded conditions. Cargo space is just above average at 14.2 cubic feet. A remote control latch in the trunk folds the rear seats to the floor to provide additional storage space.
Compact cars are held to high standards in terms of fuel economy, and 2023 Hyundai Elantraa The hybrid receives high marks for its ability to extend its gas mileage. It also has other good qualities, which makes it a good choice among its many peers.
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