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You can interpret our ratings in the following way:
5-Star: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.
4-Star: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.
3-Star: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.
2-Star: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.
1-Star: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.
2014 Hyundai Elantra OVERVIEW
The 2014 Hyundai Elantra is a catchy compact that’s sold as a coupe, sedan and five-door hatchback that lightens up the category with fresh design and commendable fuel economy as added value. There are two engines to choose from — a 1.8-liter engine that produces 145 horsepower and 2-liter Sport engine that produces 173 horsepower.
What's New for 2014
The Elantra badging has changed slightly for 2014 — the GLS is now called the SE and a Sport model has been added to the lineup. On the exterior, fog lamps and front and rear fascia have been tweaked. Inside, Pandora radio is now available. Telematics systems and screens have also been updated.
Choosing Your Hyundai Elantra
Elantra is available in three trim levels — SE, Limited and Sport. A six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic transmission are offered in the SE and Sport models, while only an automatic is available in the Limited. The 2-liter engine is only available on the Sport model.
Our pick of the Elantra lineup is the plucky Sport, but at $21,700 it's slightly more expensive than a midsize Sonata GLS. For value pricing, the $17,300 Elantra SE is hard to beat – and still includes plenty of creature comforts.
Hyundai carries on with most of the same offers we saw last month. Leases don't see any change with the 2020 Elantra being the most affordable at $149/month. Interestingly,... View All Hyundai Lease Deals