Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with?
Now, I wouldn't call the Elantra Sport cheap. The Elantra range is already a tad pricey compared to competitors, but the Sport – at $31,490 – is costly for a small sedan.
At this price all those cars are offering impressive kit, and the Elantra Sport delivers with highlights like aggressive-looking 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres, full LED front lighting (which looks amazing and kicks out photons far better than the halogen equivalent in lesser grades) and the majority of Hyundai's 'SmartSense' safety features.
There's a bit of an asterisk surrounding the safety suite which we'll get to in the safety section.
Other standard features include an impressive 8.0-inch multimedia touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support as well as DAB+ digital radio, eight-speaker premium audio system, built-in nav, sporty seats with leather trim, leather steering wheel, gear knob and door inserts, and full climate control as opposed to the lower grade's air-conditioning.
It's also worth noting that at this price the Elantra Sport actually earns its badge a little bit with a different engine and transmission, bigger brakes, a sporty (at times inconvenient) bodykit, paddle-shifters and a flat-bottomed steering wheel.
Our car also had a red leather interior ($295) which is only available as an option when the car is painted white (free), grey ($495) or black ($495).