Hyundai Elantra

2022 Hyundai Elantra Ratings, Pricing, Reviews and Awards | Latest Facts!

Although the 2022 Hyundai Elantra stands out from the crowd thanks to its distinctive styling, it is an extremely spacious and practical compact car. Several high-end features are available, especially on the higher trim levels, that contribute to the vehicle’s overall “wow” factor, including a similarly futuristic interior design. Although the base engine is a sluggish 147 hp four-cylinder with a CVT, buyers can also choose between a hybrid drivetrain and a 201 hp turbocharged four-cylinder. The Hyundai Elantra competes with established names in the compact car segment, such as the Honda Civic, Nissan Sentra, and Toyota Corolla, and it stands out for its attractive design and excellent value.

What’s New for 2022?

The Elantra remains unchanged for the 2022 model year following a complete redesign for the 2021 model year. The Elantra N model is expected to be released this year, but we will conduct a separate review of that model.

Pricing and Which One to Buy

Blue Hybrid
N Line
Limited Hybrid
The SEL mid-range model is the most cost-effective option. A 10.3-inch digital gauge display and adaptive cruise control, as well as a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a wireless smartphone charging pad, and heated front seats, are all included in the SEL Convenience package.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

A four-cylinder engine with front-wheel drive and CVT are the standard non-hybrid powertrain options. To generate 139 horsepower, the hybrid model combines a four-cylinder engine with an electric motor. The hybrid’s six-speed automatic transmission is in charge of shifting gears. The non-hybrid model we tested had good ride quality and enough oomph for normal city and highway driving, despite the lack of thrilling acceleration. However, those who can’t afford the Elantra N’s sticker price may want to opt for a more sedate N Line model, which we review in its own right. When it comes to the engine, it has a turbocharged four-cylinder that’s mated to one of two different transmissions: the six-speed manual or the seven-speed dual-clutch. During a brief test drive, we were impressed with the N Line’s sprightly acceleration and agile handling, which ups the athleticism without detracting from too-stiff ride quality.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

There is an EPA estimate of 33mpg city and 43mpg highway for the 2022 Elantra with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is capable of up to 28 city/36 highway mpg. The most efficient hybrid Elantra gets 53 mpg in the city and 56 mpg on the highway. The Elantra hybrid only got 48 mpg on our highway fuel economy route at 75 mph, while the nonhybrid Limited with the base engine got 38 mpg. Visit the EPA’s website to learn more about Elantra’s fuel efficiency.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

The Elantra’s cabin, like the vehicle’s dramatic exterior, is appropriately futuristic in design. The driver’s side features a wraparound dashboard and center console, while the passenger side keeps things simple. From the steering wheel to the door panel on the passenger’s side, a single LED strip spans the width of the dashboard. The Elantra’s spacious interior, especially in the back seat, allows it to compete with more spacious rivals like the Hyundai Sentra and the Volkswagen Jetta. The trunk of the Elantra was able to accommodate six carry-on suitcases during our testing.

Infotainment and Connectivity

In the Elantra’s dashboard, a 10.3-inch digital gauge display and a 10.3-inch infotainment touchscreen face off. The instrument panel features analogue gauges and an 8.0-inch center display as the standard infotainment setup. Take a look at Hyundai’s latest in-car technology. Both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a Wi-Fi connection, are included in the package. A voice-recognition feature enables the driver to control features like climate control or heated seats by saying specific words.

Hyundai Elantra
Hyundai Elantra


2021 Hyundai Elantra Limited
Vehicle Type: front-engine, front-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

Base/As Tested: $26,455/$26,610
Options: carpeted floor mats, $155

DOHC 16-valve Atkinson-cycle inline-4, aluminum block, and head, port fuel injection
Displacement: 122 in3, 1999 cm3
Power: 147 hp @ 6200 rpm
Torque: 132 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm

continuously variable automatic

Suspension, F/R: struts/torsion beam
Brakes, F/R: 11.0-in vented disc/10.3-in disc
Tires: Kumho Majesty Solus
225/45R-17 91W M+S

Wheelbase: 107.1 in
Length: 184.1 in
Width: 71.9 in
Height: 55.7 in
Passenger Volume: 100 ft3
Trunk Volume: 14 ft3
Curb Weight: 2895 lb

60 mph: 8.1 sec
1/4-Mile: 16.3 sec @ 88 mph
100 mph: 22.1 sec
120 mph: 37.5 sec
The results above omit a 1-ft rolloutof 0.3 sec.
Rolling Start, 5–60 mph: 8.5 sec
Top Gear, 30–50 mph: 4.1 sec
Top Gear, 50–70 mph: 5.5 sec
Top Speed (mfr’s claim): 124 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 175 ft
Road holding, 300-ft Skidpad: 0.88 g

Observed: 35 mpg
75-mph Highway Driving: 38 mpg

Combined/City/Highway: 35/31/41 mpg

2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid Limited
Vehicle Type: front-engine, front-motor, front-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

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Base/As Tested: $29,105/$29,260
Options: carpeted floor mats, $155

DOHC 16-valve Atkinson-cycle 2.0-liter inline-4, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection, 104 hp, 109 lb-ft + AC motor, 43 hp, 125 lb-ft (combined output: 139 hp, 195 lb-ft; 1.32-kWh lithium-ion battery pack)
Transmission: 6-speed dual-clutch automatic

Suspension, F/R: struts/multilink; Brakes, F/R: 11.0-in vented disc/10.3-in disc; Tires: Hankook Kinergy GT 225/45R-17 91W M+S

Wheelbase: 107.1 in
Length: 184.1 in
Width: 71.9 in
Height: 55.7 in
Passenger Volume: 100 ft3
Trunk Volume: 14 ft3
Curb Weight: 3088 lb

60 mph: 8.4 sec
1/4-Mile: 16.5 sec @ 85 mph
100 mph: 24.4 sec
The results above omit a 1-ft rolloutof 0.3 sec.
Rolling Start, 5–60 mph: 9.0 sec
Top Gear, 30–50 mph: 4.7 sec
Top Gear, 50–70 mph: 6.2 sec
Top Speed (gov ltd): 116 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 171 ft
Road holding, 300-ft Skidpad: 0.85 g

Observed: 40 mpg
75-mph Highway Driving: 48 mpg
Highway Range: 520 mi

Combined/City/Highway: 50/49/52 mpg

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