2015 Hyundai Elantra Changes, Features And Specs

By | 05/20/2014

The 2015 Hyundai Elantra will come as a refreshed and slightly upgraded model. The Elantra had its last big redesign in 2011, and since then, each year brought only some minor improvements and modifications. The new model will continue this tradition. The sedan will be changed, but the changes won’t affect any aspect of the powertrain or similar parts of significance. Instead, the model might have an improved cabin, more gadgets and perhaps some new body colors. However, the new model will keep its old engines without any changes, so it will have the same performance.  Also, the 2015 Elantra will keep two more details that make it what it is. The first one is its price, since this is an affordable, yet quality vehicle, and that’s what everybody expects Elantra to stay. The second one is its entry trim, which is more that good, offering many gadgets and a big standard package with excellent powertrain and performance.

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2015 Hyundai Elantra Trims And Equipment

The 2015 Hyundai Elantra offers three trim levels: SE, Limited and Sport. The first one is the basic one. Nevertheless, it is so well equipped that it offers the most gadgets compared to other models in its market segment. Some of the equipment is heated mirrors, a satellite radio and 15-inch alloy wheels. In addition, this trim can be even more appealing with the Preferred package that offers 16-inch alloy wheels, auto headlights, a rear-view camera and much more. The more advanced level is the Limited. Since the basic one is so rich, you can only imagine how good this one is, not to mention the Sport trim. The Limited trim offers automatic transmission, 17-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, heated rear seats, Blue Links etc. The Sport trim comes with a 2.0-liter engine with particularly adjusted suspension and manual transmission only, Blue Link and heated rear seats. This trim offers a Technology package, which includes a 7-inch touchscreen, Pandora Internet radio, dual-zone climate control and an amazing audio system. The new model might get some additional feature offered for specific trims, but the final list of equipment included will be known once the car gets its release.

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2015 Hyundai Elantra Engine Options

The 2015 Hyundai Elantra will have a couple of engines offered, depending on the trim level chosen. The SE trim will use a 1.8-liter inline-four unit that generates 145 horsepower and 130lb-ft of torque. The Limited trim will also use this unit, but it will be paired with a six-speed automatic gearbox, while the SE uses a manual six-speed transmission. The EPA fuel economy for the SE will be 27mpg/city, 37mpg/highway and 31mpg/combined, while the Limited’s figures are 28mpg/city, 38mpg/highway and 32mpg/combined. The Sport trim will use a different engine, as we mentioned. It will be powered by a 2.0-liter inline-four unit that generates 173 horsepower and 154lb-ft of torque. It will use a manual transmission as a standard, but it will also offer an automatic gearbox as well. Its EPA fuel economy will be 24mpg/city, 34mpg/highway and 28mpg/combined for the version with the manual transmission, while the automatic gearbox will reduce this numbers to 23mpg/city, 34mpg/highway and 28mpg/combined.

Price Of 2015 Hyundai Elantra

The 2015 Hyundai Elantra will remain an affordable sedan it always was, where the price is in no way a sign of poor quality or equipment. The Se trim, which is the basic one, will cost around $18,000, while the more advanced trims will raise this number to a near $23,000.

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