2014 Hyundai Elantra Sport Sedan Review, Specs

Wednesday, February 5th 2014. | Hyundai

2014 Hyundai Elantra Sport Sedan Review, Specs

2014 Hyundai Elantra Sport Sedan Review, Specs and Price - You might not think much what is different about the 2014 Hyundai Elantra sedan’s, which appears to be the same sleek styled sedan that has been comes since 2011. But Hyundai has made a lot of little updates this year and bring some noticeable improvements to an affordable compact sedan that was already worth your consideration.

In last few years, Elantra sedan wasn’t as sporty to drive like its competitors. For 2014, there’s a new Sport trim to clear that. This trim doesn’t amount to just a few extra body trim pieces and red interior stitching. 2014 Hyundai Elantra Sport receives a more powerful engine and a sport-tuned suspension that may give it a level of driver engagement comparable to competitors. Another point, 2014 Elantras was the higher than normal amount of road and engine noise that made its way into the cabin. Hyundai has packed more sound insulation into the car to deliver a quieter ride. You’ll also find Hyundai latest infotainment system inside the cabin, including new touchscreen displays. Elantra also still has all of its usual positive attributes, including a comfortable ride, a generous equipment list, a long warranty, an accommodating trunk and sharp styling, off course all at a reasonable price.

Body Styles, Price and Options

The 2014 Hyundai Elantra Sport is a compact four door sedan, its sold into the market with price range start from $21,700.

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Standard SE features include a new 2.0-liter engine, 17-inch wheels, keyless ignition/entry, foglights, LED accent and taillights, automatic headlights, a sunroof, a sport-tuned suspension, full power accessories, heated mirrors, air-conditioning, minor interior trim, cruise control, six-way power driver seat with power lumbar, a tilt-telescoping steering wheel, 60/40-split folding rear seats, heated front seats and leather upholstery.

For electronic features you’ll get a rearview camera, integrated turn signal repeaters on the mirrors, a trip computer, a 4.3-inch touchscreen audio interface, voice controls, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio and USB/iPod interface.

2014 Hyundai Elantra Sport Sedan Review, Specs

2014 Hyundai Elantra Sport Sedan Side View

2014 Hyundai Elantra Sport Sedan Review, Specs

2014 Hyundai Elantra Sport Sedan Rear View

Engine and Safety Features

Powering the 2014 Hyundai Elantra Sport is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that is good for 173 hp and 154 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, while a six-speed automatic is optional.

In performance testing, an 2014 Hyundai Elantra went from zero to 60 mph in in the mid-9-second range, which is a little slower than average for the segment. The EPA estimates fuel economy at 28 mpg combined with 24 mpg city/34 mpg highway for the manual version. The automatic is also rated 28 combined but achieves 1 mpg less on the highway.

2014 Hyundai Elantra Sport sedans comes with standard safety features include four-wheel antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, hill-start assist, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and a rearview camera. In brake testing, a 2014 hyundai Elantra came to a stop from 60 mph in 125 feet, which is an average distance for cars in this class.

In government crash testing the 2014 Hyundai Elantra Sport received an overall five-out-of-five-star rating, with four stars for total frontal crash safety and five stars for total side-impact protection. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety give 2014 Hyundai Elantra Sport second-best acceptable rating in the small-overlap front-overlap crash test and the top good rating in the moderate-overlap frontal-offset, side-impact and roof strength tests. Its seat/head restraint design also rates good for whiplash protection in rear impacts.

2014 Hyundai Elantra Sport Interior

2014 Hyundai Elantra Sport interior has a modern organic approach to design, with a swooping center stack that integrates with the numerous other curves throughout the cabin. There are some hard plastic element, those elements are convincingly grained to look a bit more upscale.

In general, 2014 Hyundai Elantra Sport offers a lot more space than you expect from a compact car. Headroom up front is plentiful for 6-footers and the steering wheel is a bit smaller than usual, enhances the sense of space in the first row. The rear seat is fine for kids and even most adults, though taller passengers will find its abundant legroom and shortage of headroom a mixed blessing.

The 2014 Hyundai Elantra Sport sedan features a large trunk with 14.8 cubic feet of cargo room, a generous number for this segment. The 60/40-split pass-through is also quite large.

2014 Hyundai Elantra Sport Sedan Review, Specs

2014 Hyundai Elantra Sport Sedan Rear Seat

2014 Hyundai Elantra Sport Sedan Review, Specs

2014 Hyundai Elantra Sport Sedan Interior

2014 Hyundai Elantra Sport Galery

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