The 2022 Hyundai Elantra compact four-door casts a long styling shadow over rivals like the Toyota Corolla and Mazda 3. It’s rough on the outside and unbaked on the inside, With of powertrain options.
The base car has a 147-horsepower inline-4 and CVT for mid-range power and good fuel economy; the Elantra has good steering and ride quality
Hyundai’s last three Elantras went from hissing to snoozing. It’s a feast for the retina, with its jet-fighter stance and wrinkled body panels. For the dazzling new shape
It pairs an electric motor and a 1.3-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack with 1.6 litter inline-4 and 6-speed dual-clutch transmissions for a net output of 139 horsepower
The Elantra’s 147-horsepower 2.0 liter inline-4 does its best to reduce fuel consumption while delivering power to the front wheels. It’s hardworking, but there’s not a lot of enthusiasm.
On the plus side, the Elantra is fun to drive. This Elantra handles noticeably better than the previous version, with some wandering on the freeway undercutting the crisp steering feel
With its excellent warranty-value infotainment system and standard and optional features, the Elantra is a perfect 10 here.
The more frugal Elantra is better: battery boost It’s more responsive at traffic light start and its transmission clips through real gears and feels more natural than a CVT.