2019 Hyundai Elantra vs. Its Competition

2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Compact cars are yesterday’s mid-sizers, with bucks-up features, space—and prices in some cases.

The Mazda 3 is one of our favorites for its sublime handling and good style, but its infotainment system can frustrate and it’s getting long in the tooth.

The Honda Civic is popular with buyers and for good reason.

There’s not a bad one in the bunch, but a turbocharged hatchback is a lot of car for about $23,000.

This year’s newcomer is the redesigned VW Jetta.

It’s light on personality, but it’s comfortable and all models are well-equipped with active safety tech.

The Toyota Corolla checks the safety box, but that’s about it.

Rivals are cheaper and better in nearly every way.

And don’t leave the docile Chevy Cruze off of your list, especially in hatchback form.

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Quick Specs
5.7
The 2019 Hyundai Elantra delivers good handling and a lot of value for the money.
5.4
The 2019 Chevrolet Cruze gains some good content, but its advanced safety tech should be more accessible.
6.5
Safety upgrades this year make the 2019 Honda Civic as compelling as ever.
5.3
The 2019 Toyota Corolla is a fun choice as a hatchback, but we’d skip the sedan in favor of its competitors.
5.8
The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is a mild-mannered, well-equipped compact sedan.
7.2
The 2018 Mazda 3 adds standard active safety features to an already compelling value. Among compact cars, this is one to consider.
MSRP From     
$17,200$17,995$19,450$18,700$18,745N/A
Gas Mileage     
22 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy28 MPG City / 48 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy30 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4N/A
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SE Manual4-Door Sedan LLX ManualL CVT (GS)S Manual w/SULEVN/A
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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