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Although off to a rocky start in the early 1990s, the Hyundai Elantra has since blossomed into one of the industry's top compact sedans. The 2018 model year finds the Elantra in the middle of its sixth production cycle. Six trims are available; they are the SE, SEL, Value Edition, Eco, Sport, and Limited.

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Exterior - Hyundai Elantra Dealership Test Drives

Standard exterior features on the 2018 Hyundai Elantra include projector headlights with daytime running lamps for increased visibility, as well as dual fold-away power side mirrors. Automatic headlight control and side-mirror heating ability appear on the SEL and higher, and starting with the Value Edition, Hyundai replaces the halogen DRLs with LEDs and gives the car a hands-free smart trunk. High-intensity headlights and LED taillights (instead of halogen ones) and turn-signal indicators on the side mirrors are exclusive to the Sport and Limited. Racing-style front grille, front and rear fascias, and sill extensions are exclusive to the Sport, and the Limited is the lone trim with a chrome front grille. Fifteen-inch steel wheels are fitted on the SE. The SEL and Value Edition have 16-inch alloy wheels, the Eco has 15-inch ones, and the Limited has 17-inch ones. With 16-inch alloys, the Sport has the largest wheels.

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Interior - Schedule Your 2018 Hyundai Elantra Test Drive

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra provides 95.8 cubic feet of passenger volume, as well as 14.4 cubic feet of trunk space. For comfort and convenience, the compact sedan starts off with features such as Bluetooth wireless technology, six-speaker AM/FM/MP3 audio, and six-way adjustment on the front seats. Starting with the SEL, the Elantra also has a 7-inch touchscreen, HD Radio, a complimentary three-month SiriusXM satellite radio subscription, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for smartphone-based control. The Value Edition and higher have front-seat heating ability, proximity key entry, and push-button engine start. The Sport and Limited replace the cloth seats with leather upholstery.

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The Limited trim is the only Elantra variant with 6-way power adjustability and power lumbar support on the driver's seat, as well as a three-year complimentary subscription to the Blue Link® Connected Care & Remote Package suite. As the racing-style trim, the Sport stands out with its red contrast stitching. Notably, dual-zone automatic climate control is added on the Value Edition, Eco, and Limited; a power tilt-and-slide moonroof is standard on the Value Edition and Sport; and the Value Edition and Limited are the only models with a garage-door opener and auto-dimming rearview mirror.

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Mechanical / Powertrain - Elantra Information

The standard engine on the 2018 Elantra is a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) with 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. As the most fuel-efficient variant, the Eco has a turbocharged 1.4-liter I4 instead; it's the smallest engine on the Elantra, with an output of 128 horsepower and 156 lb-ft of torque. The racing-style Sport uses a 1.6-liter turbocharged I4, which outguns the other two engines with 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. The Eco uses a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, the SE and Sport go with a 6-speed manual, and the other three trims have a 6-speed automatic gearbox. All trims have a MacPherson strut front suspension. The Sport is alone with its sport-tuned multi-link rear suspension for a firmer ride; the others go with a couple torsion beam axle design. Four-wheel disc brakes-instead of front disc and rear drum brakes-are standard on all trims but the SE and Eco, with the Sport receiving larger front brake rotors.

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Standard safety features on the 2018 Elantra include a driver's blind spot mirror, electronic stability control, traction control, an anti-lock braking system, electronic brake-force distribution, brake assist, seven airbags and an anti-theft system that incorporates remote keyless entry and a panic alarm. You can go with at least the SEL trim to add a rearview camera with dynamic guidelines, as well as upgrade the driver's blind spot mirror to a full-fledged blind spot detection system with rear cross-traffic alert and lane change assist. Exclusive to the Limited is dynamic bending light technology for improved illumination.

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