One of the reasons why the 2016 Hyundai Elantra is thought to be an upscale compact is its interior, which is roomy enough to get it classified as a midsize car by EPA. The current generation Elantra made its first appearance way back in 2011 and is competing really well with the big players.
Overview and Trim Levels
It's available in the trim levels of the SE, Value Edition, Limited and Sport. All versions of Elantra feature cruise control, air conditioning, keyless entry and power mirrors, locks and windows. The Elantra Sport removes its power sunroof and leather seats in order to start at a lower price. The Elantra Value Edition is great in that it offers much more value at a really small price-raise. The added features include tilt-and-telescope steering wheel, side mirrors integrated with turn signals, aluminum sill plates, chrome beltline molding, heated front seats, proximity key with push button start, leather coverings for the shift knob and steering wheel, a power sunroof and different 16 inch alloy wheels.
As mentioned earlier, the interior of the 2016 Elantra is one of its greatest strengths. Although the car is compact, the EPA has classified it under midsize cars for its roomy interior. It owes to its roominess for ample space around front seats and more than sufficient legroom at the back. The interior, however, is not as spacious when it comes to the vertical space. Headroom can be a little tight even for not so tall passengers. The front seats are designed perfectly to allow aggressive or leisurely driving. Fold-down seats go well with the large trunk in the sedan. Apart from being roomy, the interior is also beautiful in that it features high quality materials and upholstery but there is also some low-end plastic on the switches and doors.
Power-trains and Performance
The engine featured by the 2016 Hyundai Elantra SE, Value Edition, and Limited is 1.8 liter and four cylinder, which delivers 145 horsepower and 130 pound feet of torque. SE makes use of six-speed manual transmission, however, six speed automatic is also available as an option. The six-speed automatic is standard on the more upscale versions of Value Edition and Limited.
When it comes to the Elantra Sport, things are slightly different and much powerful. The engine is a magnificent 2.0 liter four cylinder that produces 173 horsepower and 154 pound foot of torque. Automatic transmission is optional and the car accelerates from rest to 60 mph in 8.2 seconds.
Safety & Technology
The 2016 Hyundai Elantra features some safety provisions that are standard on all editions. These features include front and side airbags, stability and traction control, hill start assist and antilock disk brakes. Moreover, a rearview camera is standard on all the trims except the SE.
In addition to this, it also received a five star rating in government crash testing including both frontal and side impacts. All these factors make the 2016 Elantra one of the safest cars on road.
In case you are looking for a compact car with a spacious interior and solid fuel economy, the 2016 Hyundai Elantra is one of your best options. If you're anywhere near Adams, please visit Fuccillo Imports for the test drive.
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