After the recent facelift, we have no doubt that the 2020 Hyundai Elantra will be pretty much a carryover model. It will continue in the same way for another couple of year until we see a complete redesign. Until then, count on an affordable compact car that is strong in many areas.
Spacious cabin, generous cargo volume and plenty of available features are some of them. Considering that we won’t see more important changes, we expect to see 2020 Hyundai Elantra sometime late in the year, with the same price tag.
- Affordable price
- Good fuel economy
- Spacious cargo area
- Lots of available features
- Mediocre interior quality
- Lackluster base engine
The exterior design definitely won’t suffer any important changes. The recent update was a typical facelift, which included lots of aesthetical modifications. Of course, the focus was on the front end, so we saw a completely new face, with new sharp headlights, new bumper, grille and much more.
Given the intense facelift, the best we can get from the 2020 Hyundai Elantra is a couple of new color options. When it comes to the mechanics, things are pretty much the same since the introduction of the current generation, which has been around since 2015. The complete chassis setup is about to remain the same until a complete redesign.
The Elantra features a pretty good interior design. It is strong in many areas. First of all, this compact car features a pretty generous cargo area. The passenger area is spacious as well. Some rivals like Honda Civic and Nissan Sentra are probably the only models in class that offer more passenger space.
Rest of the competitions can’t match the Elantra. In the other side, the interior quality is a mix of soft-touch materials and hard plastics, so many rivals feel more upscale. Still, the 2020 Hyundai Elantra will come with lots of available features, especially in terms of tech goodies and advanced driver aids.
When it comes to the powertrain, the 2020 Hyundai Elantra will be available with two familiar four-cylinder engines. Base models will feature a 2.0-liter atmospheric unit which delivers around 150 horsepower and comes with either manual or automatic transmission.
It does the basic job, though an optional 1.6-liter turbo-four would probably be a much better choice for those who want to add a bit of excitement. This unit delivers around 201 horsepower and comes in a pair with a dual-clutch transmission. Both engines are pretty strong when it comes to fuel economy.
2020 Hyundai Elantra Release Date and Price
The 2020 Hyundai Elantra will hit the market sometime late in the year. We don’t expect bigger changes in price, so base models should go around $17,000.