2020 Hyundai Elantra vs. Its Competition

2020 Hyundai Elantra
Robert Duffer Robert Duffer Senior Editor

Practicality is the priority for the 2020 Hyundai Elantra and the SEL sedan is the most practical of the pack.

2020 Hyundai Elantra2020 Hyundai Elantra
#22 in Large Cars
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2020 Honda Civic2020 Honda Civic
#15 in Coupes
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2019 Mazda 3  -  first drive  -  Los Angeles, January 20192020 Mazda MAZDA3
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2020 Nissan Sentra2020 Nissan Sentra
2020 Toyota Corolla LE2020 Toyota CorollaGet Your Price2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI2020 Volkswagen Jetta
Quick Specs
5.7
The 2020 Hyundai Elantra is a well-equipped value.
6.5
The 2020 Honda Civic sets the pace among affordable compact cars.
6.7
The Mazda 3 punches above its weight class with an upmarket interior, good handling, and optional all-wheel drive.
5.8
The 2020 Nissan Sentra is sportier and better equipped but is still a value.
6.7
It’s still among the more mildly flavored mass-market sedans, but the 2020 Toyota Corolla has dropped the bland from its diet.
6.0
The docile 2020 Volkswagen Jetta is a solid compact sedan choice; for zesty performance, opt into the Jetta GLI.
MSRP From     
$18,950$19,750N/AN/A$19,600$18,895
Gas Mileage     
23 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy28 MPG City / 52 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4N/AN/ARegular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Mid-Size CarsCompact CarsN/AN/ACompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
SE IVTLX ManualN/AN/AL CVT (GS)S Manual w/SULEV
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveN/AN/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
55N/AN/A55
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanN/AN/ASedanSedan
Transmission     
CVT w/ODManual w/ODN/AN/ACVT w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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