Hyundai's new Elantra meets the EPA's specifications for a midsize sedan, meaning more cabin room for passengers.
Under the hood you will find a 2-liter four-cylinder engine getting average fuel economy in the low to mid-30s.
Hyundai employs an attractive design for the new Elantra, with a nicely arched roofline.
The roofline extends all the way back toward the trunk.
Unlike a few competitors, Hyundai has not gone to LED headlights with the Elantra. With the Ultimate option package, however, these dynamically point into corners.
The Ultimate package also adds driver assistance features, such as adaptive cruise control, which maintains a set distance from traffic ahead.
A blind-spot monitor system, standard on the Limited trim, lets you know when cars and cyclists are in the lanes next to you.
The Elanta really excels in its cabin electronics, with an 8-inch touchscreen for navigation and digital audio.
The infotainment system integrates Google search for destination look ups.
Support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto offers the best smartphone integration possible.
The new Hyundai Elantra competes with cars such as the Toyota Corolla, Nissan Sentra and Honda Civic.
The base price comes to just under $18,000, but fully loaded, the Elantra hits close to $28,000.
Later this year, Hyundai will offer an Eco trim Elantra with a more advanced drivetrain.