2015 Hyundai Elantra | new car review

Posted on Oct 22, 2014 by
2015 Hyundai Elantra
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 3 stars
  • Good
AEDAED 51,000 - AED 73,000
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  • Rated 5 stars
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  • Last modified: July 7, 2015
  • Interior
    Editor: 65%
  • Exterior
    Editor: 70%
  • Quality
    Editor: 60%
  • Features
    Editor: 70%
  • Performance
    Editor: 60%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 70%

Review Summary:

The Elantra 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 are far superior than the competitors.
* 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 for rear seat passengers.

Looks

Over the years, the Elantra has matured well and for the 5th generation flaunts Hyundai’s fluidic design inspiration. Up front, the 2015 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.

2015 Hyundai Elantra front

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 A/C vents at the far ends of the dashboard have been placed rather low and are now at chest level for the driver and passenger – quite odd, really. Though the rear seats offer decent amounts of leg room, the same cannot be said for headroom.

2015 Hyundai Elantra interior

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.

2015 Hyundai Elantra headlamp

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 a 6 speed automatic transmission.

2015 Hyundai Elantra top

Summing it…

With a price range of AED 51,000 to AED 73,000 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.

2015 Hyundai Elantra side

Specifications

Specifications2015 Hyundai Elantra 1.6L2015 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L
Engine/ Cylinders1.6 litre / 4 cyl1.8 litre / 4 cyl
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
128 hp @ 6,300 RPM148 hp @ 6,500 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
157 Nm @ 4,850 RPM178 Nm @ 4,700 RPM
TranmissionFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Drive6 speed automatic6 speed automatic
0-100 km/h11.8 secs10.4 secs
Top speed185 km/h190 km/h
PriceAED 51,000AED 73,000

3 Responses to 2015 Hyundai Elantra | new car review

  1. Yaseen Reply

    December 22, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    Hi Zaran

    I find this website pretty informative and i follow it over other websites.

    I am going to buy a vehicle very soon and have done my own research so far. I have shortlisted 3 vehicles and little excited to make a final selection. Hence, would like to know your suggestion. The following 3 shortlisted vehicles are…. Renault Duster, Hyundai Elantra 1.8, Nissan sentra 1.6sv or 1.8s please suggest.

    Thanks

  2. Mohammad Yousuf Reply

    May 7, 2015 at 10:17 am

    • Rated 5 stars

    V Nice Car ♡
    Small Different But Its Ok.

  3. Peter Reply

    October 22, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    The Koreans really have taken the market by storm.

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