The All-New Hyundai Elantra vs. The Competition

For Sale & Lease in Lufkin, TX

Hyundai Elantra vs. Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, and Nissan Sentra: Compare Compact Cars in Lufkin, near Diboll and Huntington, TX

With its roomy and refined interior, engaging performance options, and bold, eye-catching design, the 2022 Hyundai Elantra stands out in the compact sedan segment. Elantra comes generously equipped with standard features like wireless smartphone integration and an extensive roster of advanced driver-assistance technologies. And with its accessible price tag and industry-leading warranty, it's one of the most well-rounded and value-packed options in its class.

While the industry has several compact car options for you to choose from, the Hyundai Elantra has evolved into a vehicle that's tough to match. Read on for a few examples of how it compares to other prominent competitors.

Hyundai Elantra vs. Toyota Corolla

  • While the Elantra and Corolla have similarly sized front seats, rear-seat passengers are sure to appreciate Elantra's extra space. It offers three more inches of rear legroom and four more inches of rear shoulder room. There's also an extra cubic foot in the trunk for your luggage or groceries.
  • Elantra's standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder has slightly more horsepower than the Corolla (147 vs. 139). But when comparing optional powerplants, Elantra quickly pulls ahead with its available 201-horsepower and 276-horsepower turbo-four engines. Corollas optional mill tops out at 169 horsepower.

  • Elantra's base tier offers more standard features for a lower price. The Base SE comes with many features that are only available on higher Corolla trim levels—if they're available at all. Examples include an 8-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Avoidance Assist, Rear Automaking Braking, and Safe Exit Assist.

Hyundai Elantra vs. Honda Civic

  • Elantra's two optional engines easily outpace what the Civic has to offer. The N Line's 1.6-liter turbo-four makes 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque, while the Elantra N (2.0-liter turbo) produces 276 hp and 289 lb-ft. The Honda Civic offers two 1.5-liter turbo-fours making 181 hp and 200 hp, respectively.
  • Elantra offers a standard 8-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as an available 10.25-inch display with enhanced voice recognition. The Civic offers 7-inch and 9-inch touchscreens, and wireless smartphone integration isn't standard.
  • Both models come standard with a long list of driver-assistance technologies. However, Elantra's base trim includes blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear automatic braking. The Civic reserves the features for the penultimate and top tiers, respectively. Rear braking isn't offered.

Hyundai Elantra vs. Nissan Sentra

  • Elantra is more accommodating for rear-seat passengers, with 3.3 inches more legroom and nearly an inch more headroom. Trunk space is dead even between the two.
  • Elantra's standard touchscreen is as big as Sentra's largest optional display (8-inch). Elantra also comes standard with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which the Sentra doesn't offer on any trim.
  • Hyundai's available Digital Key allows you to use your smartphone to unlock the doors and start the engine, giving you one less thing to carry when you're out and about.
  • In addition to the standard 147-horsepower engine, Elantra also offers two available turbocharged powerplants that generate 201 and 276 horsepower, respectively. Sentra's sole engine option makes 149 horsepower.

Test-Drive the 2022 Hyundai Elantra near Crocket and Livingston, TX

For more information about the latest Hyundai models and their available trim level options, special offers, and financing opportunities, feel free to get in touch with Hyundai of Lufkin at your convenience. And if you'd like to get behind the wheel and see for yourself how the Hyundai Elantra surpasses the competition, we invite you to visit us for a test drive. We'd love to give you a tour.

Elantra Performance

You can cruise through Huntington comfortably in the new Hyundai Elantra. Its rear torsion-beam axle suspension absorbs most rough spots in the road for a relaxing ride. The Elantra stays composed on curves thanks to its responsive steering and solid brakes. It also gets terrific fuel economy. Drivers in Diboll who want to lower their gas expenses will appreciate that the Elantra gets 31 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway with its 147-horsepower base engine. Available motors in the new Elantra include:

  • 128-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder motor
  • 161-horsepower four-cylinder motor (hatchback only)
  • 201-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine
The base motor comes with a continuously variable automatic transmission, while the other motors are paired with either a six-speed or a seven-speed automatic transmission. The Elantra N-Line hatchback can be had with either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed automatic transmission. You can trust the Elantra to get you to work every day, since it received a fantastic 4.0 out of 5 predicted reliability score from J.D. Power.

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