It’s been only two years since the Elantra sedan was overhauled, but it has all-new sheet metal yet again for 2019.
Overall, I think the new look is good.
Our review car, the limited, is the tops of six trim levels.
Choosing the Limited gets you 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, and redsigned LED taillights.
Most extras on the Limited are inside. Seats are upgraded to leather, the driver’s seat is power adjustable, and front seats are heated.
Overall, quality materials are used, and the interior has a simple, clean design.
A full slate of electronic driver aids are available, including radar cruise, lane departure warning, blind spot detection, and automatic emergency braking.
The automatic is only a six-speed. Other Elantra models get a seven-speed, or six-speed manual shift.
Climate controls are simple and easy to use while driving.
Row two is roomy in all dimensions.
There is lots of room in the trunk for whatever you haul.
Folding seat backs extend the cargo space.
With only 147 horsepower from a 2.0 liter four, the Elantra is a bit of a slug, but gas mileage is good.
A better performing turbo-4 is available.
Overall, hadling is good, but other small cars are more fun to drive.
So for the 2019 Hyundai Elantra Limited, I say thumbs up to style, value, and good gas mileage.
I say thumbs down to being underpowered and boring.
We averaged about 31 miles per gallon in the Elantra Limited.
The pre-production car had no sticker, but price should about $24,000.