Last year, Hyundai introduced the Elantra Coupe to woo buyers who might have found the sedan too staid for their tastes. Whereas the debut coupe was mostly about looks, this year’s model injects some performance into the mix.
What's New for 2014
The Elantra Coupe gets a new standard engine with more horsepower and a quieter interior with revised controls. The steering and suspension have been tightened up for sportier response. A single, well-equipped Base model replaces last year’s trim levels.
Choosing Your Hyundai Elantra Coupe
All models get a new 2-liter four-cylinder with 173 horsepower for snappier acceleration. Hyundai’s six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift feature is standard. Most of last year’s optional features have moved to the standard equipment list, which means you get a whole lot more car than you might expect in this price range.
All Elantra Coupes come with heated leather seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, a cooled glove box, aluminum pedals, 17-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio and Bluetooth, and turn signal indicators in the side mirrors. A rear spoiler and black grille further differentiate the coupe from its sedan sibling.
All of that standard fare leaves room for just one option package:
- Technology: Adds navigation, a rearview camera, LED running lights and taillights, an upgraded infotainment system with Pandora radio and a 7-inch touchscreen, and Hyundai’s Blue Link telematics service.
The one-model concept works extraordinarily well with the Elantra Coupe, making it a superior a value. Just choose a color and drive away. At $4,200, the Technology Package spoils the savings fest a bit, but it’s worth it if you must have factory-installed navigation.