2014 Hyundai Elantra | new car review

Posted on Nov 12, 2013 by
2014 Hyundai Elantra
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AEDAED 49,000 - AED 66,000
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  • 2014 Elantra
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  • Interior
    Editor: 65%
  • Exterior
    Editor: 70%
  • Quality
    Editor: 60%
  • Features
    Editor: 70%
  • Performance
    Editor: 60%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 70%

Review Summary:

The is a compact car produced by the Korean manufacturer and is currently in its fifth generation of production. Referred to as the Avante in a few markets, the Elantra is available as a sedan and a .

Pros

Features, Looks better than the competitors.

Cons

The Elantra Coupe is in no way sporty and lacks paddle shifters, Less than adequate headroom in both the Coupe and Sedan.

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Looks

Over the years, the Elantra has matured well and for the 5th generation flaunts Hyundai’s fluidic design inspiration. Up front, the 2014 Hyundai Elantra houses large headlamps that wrap around the sides of the body along with the signature hexagonal grille that helps identify it as part of the Hyundai family. Depending on the amount you’re willing to shell out, the Elantra sports 15, 16 or 17 inch wheels. As far as designs go, the Elantra Coupe and Sedan are nearly identical from every angle.

Feels

The similarity between the Coupe and Sedan are carried forward to the interior as well.  The dashboard is divided into two prominent sections; the top, a nice soft yet firm sponge and the bottom, that makes blatant use of hard plastics. In the race to be innovative, the center A/C vents have been moved to a rather unusual position and are now at knee level for the driver and front passenger. Though the rear seats offer decent amounts of leg room, the same cannot be said for headroom.

Engineering

When specced in top trim , the Elantra packs in a decent amount of kit. Cruise control, a heated steering wheel with audio controls, push button start, dual zone air conditioning and 6 airbags to be precise.

What’s on offer?

The Elantra Sedan and Coupe both come with either a 1.6 litre engine capable of producing 128 horsepower and 157 Nm of torque, or a 1.8 litre engine that is good for 148 horsepower and 178 Nm of torque. Both engines are mated to either a 6 speed automatic or manual transmission.

Summing it…

With a price range of AED 49,000 to AED 66,000 the Elantra faces stiff competition from the likes of the Toyota Yaris and Nissan Sunny. However, as far as looks and features are concerned, the Elantra has an edge over its competition.

3 Responses to 2014 Hyundai Elantra | new car review

  1. shael Reply

    June 9, 2015 at 12:59 am

    For the reviewers information, yaris and sunny is not a competitor of elantra. Yaris, sunny and hyundai accent comes under one segment. So for the price range of 49000 to 66000 it comes in the range of corolla and sentra.

  2. Zaran Tarapore Reply

    November 21, 2013 at 9:26 am

    We regret to inform you “Know more than you” that the 2014 Hyundai Elantra as a sedan or coupe is available in showrooms for sale.

  3. Know more than you Reply

    November 21, 2013 at 1:31 am

    The 2014 Elantra hasn’t been launched yet!

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