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Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai's small Elantra four-door sedan is one of the company's top sellers worldwide, but lives in the shadow of the i30 hatch locally.

It was first known here as a Lantra, after another car company objected to the name, but claimed back its rightful title in 2001. The sixth generation of the Elantra went on sale locally in 2015, and is offered in grades that range from $21,740 for the Elantra GO sold with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that can be had with a six-speed manual or automatic, while the $34,240 Elantra SPORT PREMIUM (RED) 1.6-litre turbocharged SR is manual only.

Hyundai Elantra Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Hyundai Elantra here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Hyundai Elantra 2012: Should Hyundai pay for a faulty engine in full?

    The Elantra’s 1.8-litre engine has reputation for piston slap and ticking noise, hence the offer to cost of the parts. Carmakers will often make an offer like this, they pay for the parts, and you pay for the labour. They usually argue that you have to bear some of the cost because you’ve had the use of the car for a period of time. If you want to pursue it try to convince Hyundai to come around to your way of thinking by direct negotiation, or enlist a government body like the ACCC to help you.

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  • What sedan is the best value?

    Hyundai has the Elantra, Honda the Civic, and Toyota the Camry. All can be bought as sedans and all fall within your budget. For mine the Camry represents the best value for the money.

     

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  • Hyundai Elantra 2000: Max milage before engine replacement

    Is that 360,000 miles or is it kilometres? I’ll assume it is kilometres given that’s what the odometer displays. It’s impossible to answer your question with any accuracy, but you have already had a good run out of the car and I wouldn’t expect that you would get another 360,000 kilometres out of it. But if it has been well serviced with regular oil and filter changes the engine could conceivably go for many years yet. You could have a mechanic give a health check, take a compression reading for instance, and that might give you an idea of how much life is left in it.

     

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  • Hyundai Elantra 2000: Max milage before engine replacement

    Is that 360,000 miles or is it kilometres? I’ll assume it is kilometres given that’s what the odometer displays. It’s impossible to answer your question with any accuracy, but you have already had a good run out of the car and I wouldn’t expect that you would get another 360,000 kilometres out of it. But if it has been well serviced with regular oil and filter changes the engine could conceivably go for many years yet. You could have a mechanic give a health check, take a compression reading for instance, and that might give you an idea of how much life is left in it.

     

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Hyundai Elantra Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Hyundai Elantra varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $21,740 and going to $34,240 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2020 Sedan 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $21,740 $34,240
2019 Sedan 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $17,930 $39,103
2018 Sedan 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $14,990 $31,490
2017 Sedan 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $13,490 $29,800
2016 Sedan 1.8L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $10,010 $23,430
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Hyundai Elantra Colours

  • Fiery red
  • Phantom Black
  • Intense Blue
  • Iron Grey
  • Typhoon Silver
  • Polar White
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Hyundai Elantra Fuel Consumption

The Hyundai Elantra is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by ULP and Hyb/ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 7L/100km for Sedan /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2020 Sedan 7L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2020 Sedan 7.8L/100km 1.6L Hyb/ULP 6 SP MAN
2019 Sedan 7L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2019 Sedan 7.8L/100km 1.6L Hyb/ULP 6 SP MAN
2018 Sedan 7L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2017 Sedan 7.1L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2016 Sedan 6.6L/100km 1.8L ULP 6 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Hyundai Elantra Pricing and Specs for 2020

Hyundai Elantra Towing Capacity

The Hyundai Elantra has maximum towing capacity of 1300kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2020 Sedan 1300kg 1300kg
2019 Sedan 1300kg 1300kg
2018 Sedan 1300kg 1300kg
2017 Sedan 1300kg 1300kg
2016 Sedan 1300kg 1300kg
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Hyundai Elantra Interior

The current-generation Hyundai Elantra's interior is similar to the other passenger cars in the brand's range - a smartly laid-out dashboard, good quality trim and even nice leather depending on the spec. The space on offer was good, and so was the practicality - but check the images to make up your own mind about the design. 

Hyundai Elantra Dimensions

The dimensions of the Hyundai Elantra Sedan vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2020 Sedan 1440x1800x4570 mm 140 mm
2019 Sedan 1440x1800x4570 mm 140 mm
2018 Sedan 1440x1800x4570 mm 140 mm
2017 Sedan 1440x1800x4570 mm 140 mm
2016 Sedan 1435x1775x4530 mm 140 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Hyundai Elantra Dimensions

Hyundai Elantra Wheel Size

The Hyundai Elantra has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 195x65 R15 for Sedan in 2020 with a wheel size that spans from 15x6 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2020 Sedan 195x65 R15 15x6 inches 195x65 R15 15x6 inches
2019 Sedan 195x65 R15 15x6 inches 195x65 R15 15x6 inches
2018 Sedan 195x65 R15 15x6 inches 195x65 R15 15x6 inches
2017 Sedan 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2016 Sedan 195x65 R15 15x6 inches 195x65 R15 15x6 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Hyundai Elantra Wheel Sizes