The Hyundai Elantra is a handsome economy car that’s risen from the ranks to become one of our top-rated compacts. With a full feature set and good safety ratings, it outshines stalwarts like the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla.
The performance packed 1.6-litre diesel motor gives away a remarkable fuel efficiency, which is indeed an important aspect for the Indian populace. It gives a competitive mileage of about 22.7 Kmpl, which has been certified by the ARAI. Apart from this, the company has integrated it with a push button start ignition that might be helpful in saving a lot of fuel and in increasing its mileage. On the other hand, its petrol mill is capable of returning a healthy mileage of 16.3 Kmpl, under standard driving conditions, which is quite good. The automatic diesel variant can return around 19.5 Kmpl, while the petrol mill generates close to 14.5 Kmpl, which is reasonably good.
The maximum power produced by its petrol motor is 147.5bhp at 6500rpm along with a peak torque output of 177.5Nm at 4700rpm. The 1.6-litre diesel mill has the ability to produce a peak power of 126.3bhp at 4000rpm along with a maximum torque output of 259.9Nm in the range of 1900 to 2750rpm.
This is an economy car striving hard to impersonate a luxury sedan, except for the part where real luxury sedans have enough power that you never think about it. The Sport with the new engine might be a different story, but with the 145-hp Elantra Limited and SE, there’s only enough power for those drivers who never think about using it, lest the “eco” light blink out for a second.
The best price for Hyundai Elantra is $20408.16- $26736.16.