Confidence, comfort and quality. At Maple Ridge Hyundai, those are the three words that we use to describe the new 2018 Elantra. Replete with exciting new innovation both in its design as well as its tech offerings, the new Elantra is the most advanced, most value-driven edition of this ever-popular model. Of course, at Hyundai, we believe that seeing is believing, and that recognizing how the Hyundai Elantra stacks up against its competition is an important part of our customer’s understanding of what makes this vehicle truly unique and forward-looking among others in its class. To show this, we decided to compare Elantra to one of its closest competitors, the 2018 Mazda 3, having them duke it out in a good-time, old-fashioned, sedan-style cage match. Can you guess who emerged the winner in this showdown? Don’t spoil it for yourself; read on.
The 2018 Elantra: under the hood
Elantra’s engine comes paired with either a six-speed manual transmission or a new six-speed automatic. Additionally, all Elantra trims come equipped with Hyundai’s new Drive Mode Select feature that allows motorists to adjust both powertrain performance and steering calibration, allowing for customization of the car’s driving character from a selection of three driving modes: Eco, Normal or Sport. A 2.0L inline-4 engine churns out a respectable 147 HP at 6200 RPM, while delivering an impressive 132 ft. lb. of torque at 4500 RPM.
The 2018 Elantra: looks that matter
2018 brings a whole new level of style and confidence to Elantra’s exterior. Picture the refined touch of LED side-mirror repeaters that enhance both appearance, and visibility when turning. Let the wind play through your hair with the stylish convenience of a power sunroof. Load cargo with two hands easily and safely with an available hands-free smart trunk that opens as you approach. These are only a few of the exciting features that 2018’s Elantra couches in a redesigned, state-of-the-art SUPERSTRUCTURE frame built from Hyundai’s very own Advanced High Strength Steel that offers precise handling, enhanced safety and increased fuel efficiency.
What’s on the inside counts too
Luxury comfort has never been so accessible. Settle in and enjoy the trip from start to finish with features like available heated front and rear seats and heated steering wheel. Stay on connected and on course with Elantra’s seven-inch responsive touch-screen display and navigation system. The 2018 Elantra’s ergonomic and intuitive interior was designed and built around needs that drivers didn’t even know they had; consider the precision and science involved in mounting Elantra’s center console at 6.9 degrees (specifically) and strategically grouping controls to allow motorists more comfortable and efficient access to dashboard and cabin controls. Heated front seats come standard on the 2018 Elantra, as does pass-through rear seating, heated power mirrors and rear defrost, and adjustable steering wheel. It’s clear from even a brief survey, that the value-driven Elantra was designed to deliver exceptional interior comfort and style at an affordable price. Even the staunchest critics will have a hard time hardening their hearts to this most welcoming of 2018 cabin layouts.
|2018 Hyundai Elantra||2018 Mazda3 GX|
|Fuel Economy – Combined||7.8 L/100km||7.4 L/100km|
|Engine||2.0L Atkinson 4-cylinder||2.0L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder|
|Trunk Volume||14.4 cub. ft.||12.4 cub. ft.|
The 2018 Hyundai Elantra
The numbers don’t lie. Hyundai’s 2018 Elantra loads to offer and it maintains a healthy edge over its nearest rivals. Not only does it match the competition in both feature offers as well as design and tech innovation, the Elantra also boasts one of the most attractive MSRP’s in its class. Getting what you want in a sedan has never been easier and more affordable than now. If you’re still not swayed by this, you’d best experience all that the 2018 Elantra has to offer, for yourself. Contact the Hyundai experts at Maple Ridge Hyundai to learn more, or book a test drive online!