2018 Hyundai Elantra Review

Whether you're looking for an efficient commuter car or one that can handle your next road trip without guzzling gas, the 2018 Hyundai Elantra is an option worth looking at. Drivers in Columbia, Lexington, and Irmo appreciate it for its impressive fuel economy, spacious interior, and long list of available features.

If you're considering this compact vehicle, read our 2018 Hyundai Elantra car review to discover what this year's Elantra has in store. To learn even more, don't hesitate to reach out to us at Peacock Hyundai Columbia! 

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2018 Elantra Interior: Big Space in a Small Car

The 2018 Elantra has plenty of space for people and cargo, despite its outwardly small size. In the trunk, you'll find a cavernous 14.4 cubic feet of space, perfect for holding roughly 11 shopping bags or plenty of luggage for your next trip out of town.

More impressive is the Hands-Free Smart Trunk, standard on higher trim levels. When your hands are full, and you approach the trunk with your key fob in your pocket or purse, the trunk will open automatically. You can put your groceries securely in place without skipping a beat!

The cabin offers a generous amount of space, too. The rear seat will comfortably seat three average-sized adults, with legroom measuring a roomy 35.7 inches.

Performance Specs & Fuel Economy Ratings

The Hyundai Elantra offers four engines in its lineup. For the most athletic drive, the 1.6L turbocharged I-4 in the Sport trim really delivers. It produces up to 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque, for a ride that never feels slow around town or on the highway.

If fuel economy is your primary concern-as it is for many who choose to drive small cars-you'll like what you get from the Eco trim. Its engine (a 1.4L turbocharged I-4) gives you an EPA-estimated 32 city and 40 highway MPG, figures that can help you avoid trips to the pump for weeks at a time!

Exceptional Safety Features & Ratings

If you'll be using the 2018 Elantra to cart around your friends and family, you'll be happy to hear that this compact car's safety chops are unassailable. When equipped with optional Automatic Emergency Braking and High Beam Assist, the Elantra was named an IIHS 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK+, the organization's highest honor.

The Elantra's suite of available safety features includes such helpful technologies as Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert to help you see what's going on in your blind spot before changing lanes, as well as alert you to traffic as you're backing out of parking spaces.

The available Adaptive Cruise Control is a great help for highway commuting. Set an exact interval of space between you and the car ahead of you, and your Elantra will adjust speed automatically to preserve that distance and reduce the risk of front-end collisions.

Experience the 2018 Hyundai Elantra Yourself

Did our car review get you excited to get behind the wheel of the 2018 Hyundai Elantra? If you live or drive near Columbia, Lexington, or Irmo, you can schedule a test drive or contact Peacock Hyundai Columbia for more information. When you make your appointment in advance, we'll have a sleek new Elantra waiting for your arrival!  

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