Hi there! My name is Liam Brooks, I’m a automotive expert, author of autokwix.com blog. Here I’ll sum up my client’s experience of owning Hyundai Elantra 2014-2020 years.
In April 2010, the South Korean automaker Hyundai launched a new, fifth generation, the well-known Elantra model (in South Korea – Hyundai Avante). This generation differs from its ancestor in the higher quality of materials used, original design and improved driving characteristics, thanks to which it can easily compete with other representatives of its segment.
Also, the inter world of the car was greatly redesigned and improved, a large number of various electronic systems appeared, making driving much easier and more comfortable, thereby leveling the weak points of the previous generation. The car was produced only in front-wheel drive configuration. The choice of the buyer offered variations with two atmospheric gasoline engines of 1.6 or 1.8 liters, paired with a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic, which can accelerate the car to more than 125 miles / hours. Looking at this car, you can confidently say that the company’s engineers did a good job of improving the already good characteristics of the previous generation, but it is impossible to exclude all the shortcomings, so the resulting product has its proc and cons, which I will discuss in this article.
The main advantages of Elantra
Before considering the main issue of the topic, I outline the main advantages of this model:
- Reliable power units;
- Fuel efficiency with a sufficiently high engine power;