Hyundai Elantra Variants Comparison – Choose the Most Suitable One

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Planning to buy the Hyundai Elantra and can’t decide which variant to buy? Continue reading this post to make an informed decision.

The love for SUVs is present in abundance in the Indian car market, but so is the love for sedans. There is a separate base of people who admire sedans and would like to get their hands on one. Hyundai Elantra was one such desirable sedan when it was launched a few years ago. It has developed into a mature vehicle over the years and has been modernised and updated to match its rivals. Hyundai Elantra sits a segment above the Verna and is a bit more expensive as well. People expect a lot when they are paying a premium for their product and it is vital that they choose the correct variant. If you are planning to buy one and can’t decide, continue reading this post for clarity.

Powertrain Details

Hyundai Elantra

Variants Engine Transmission Power (bhp) Torque (Nm)
SX Diesel 1.5-litre Diesel 6-Speed M 113 250
SX(O) AT Diesel 1.5-litre Diesel 6-Speed AT 113 250
SX Petrol 2.0-litre Petrol 6-Speed M 150 192
SX AT Petrol 2.0-litre Petrol 6-Speed AT 150 192
SX(O) AT Petrol 2.0-litre Petrol 6-Speed AT 150 192

 

Hyundai Elantra comes with two engine options along with two gearbox options. Both the engines perform really well and do not feel underpowered. Refinement of both the engines is good and the diesel is more frugal if you are looking for fuel economy. Both the engines have their own characteristics but the petrol is a bit peppier to drive.

Price List

Variants Price (ex-showroom)
SX Diesel Rs 18.88 Lakhs
SX(O) AT Diesel Rs 21.13 Lakhs
SX Petrol Rs 17.86 Lakhs
SX AT Petrol Rs 18.89 Lakhs
SX(O) AT Petrol Rs 20.11 Lakhs

 

As you can derive from the table, prices for the Hyundai Elantra are not very expensive and are similar to the rivals in the competition. With prices starting from Rs 17.86 Lakhs for the petrol and Rs 18.86 Lakhs for the diesel, the price bracket is wide enough and the car seems to be priced reasonably.

Safety Features

Elantra Safety

Features SX Diesel SX(O) AT Diesel SX Petrol SX AT Petrol SX(O) AT Petrol
ABS with EBD Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Anti-theft Alarm Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Airbags 6 6 6 6 6
Adjustable Seats Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tyre Pressure Monitor No Yes No No Yes
Vehicle Stability Control System Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Automatic Headlamps Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Electronic Stability Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear Camera Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hill Assist Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

Hyundai has equipped the Elantra with plenty of safety features in every variant and considering the price bracket it sits in and the rivals it goes up against, it was the appropriate thing to do. All the variants get all the necessary and needed kit which will increase the satisfaction of the consumers as a whole.

Comfort Features

Features SX Diesel SX(O) AT Diesel SX Petrol SX AT Petrol SX(O) AT Petrol
Adjustable Steering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Automatic Climate Control Dual-zone Dual-zone Dual-zone Dual-zone Dual-zone
Air Quality Control No No No No No
Remote Engine Start/Stop No No No No No
Rear AC Vents Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cruise Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Parking Sensors Rear Front and Rear Rear Rear Front and Rear
Push-button Start Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Glovebox Cooling Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Voice Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hands-free Tailgate Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

There are plenty of comfort and convenience features inside the Hyundai Elantra but it misses out on air quality control and remote engine start/stop. Hyundai should look into this matter but apart from that, the Elantra has plenty of comfort inducing features to make the experience inside the cabin pleasant.

Interior and Connectivity

Elantra Interior

Features SX Diesel SX(O) AT Diesel SX Petrol SX AT Petrol SX(O) AT Petrol
Leather Seats No Yes No No Yes
Leather Steering Wheel Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Leather Gear Selector Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Electrically Adjustable Seats No Front No No Yes
Ventilated Seats No Yes No No Yes
Touchscreen 8-inch 8-inch 8-inch 8-inch 8-inch
Android Auto Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Apple CarPlay Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Speakers 8 8 8 8 8

 

Hyundai Elantra comes with ample interior and connectivity features with some premium features like electrically adjustable seats and ventilated seats which increase the plushness inside the cabin. These features are in-line with the rivals and it was necessary for Hyundai to equip the Elantra with premium features to give the rivals a tough competition.

Conclusion

Hyundai Elantra is a sedan which has been around for a few years now and has gained enough popularity. It is a vehicle which has two capable engines along with modern gearbox options which enhance the driving pleasure. It has plenty of features in every department and has all the right ingredients to give its rivals a tough competition. Considering all the aspects, the most value for money variant is SX (petrol and diesel) as it gets almost all the features at a lower price than the top variants.

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