2020 Hyundai Elantra for Sale in Springfield, MA
The long-lived Hyundai Elantra is still going strong here in its sixth generation, offering a lot of standard features – including desirable active safety technologies – at a price that makes budget-minded buyers smile. The 2020 model debuts a highly efficient Smartstream continuously variable transmission (CVT) that keeps gas station expenditures minimal, saving the Elantra owner even more money through their years of driving. It also looks sharper than ever, with the eye-catching style of a more expensive sedan.
Engines and Transmissions
Hyundai offers six trim levels of its compact four-door: the SE, SEL, Value Edition, Eco, Limited, and Sport. The base powerplant, found on all but the Eco and Sport, is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder making 147 horsepower; its partner is the Smartstream CVT mentioned in the intro. The Eco trims gets a torquey four-cylinder turbo engine that cranks out 128 horses and has as its partner a dual-clutch automatic transmission. This highly efficient pairing helps the Eco trim live up to its name by achieving 41 highway miles per gallon and 33 mpg in the city, according to the official EPA ratings. The Sport trim has a unique powertrain consisting of a 1.6-liter turbo engine with an upgraded transmission, which Hyundai refers to as the IVT: Intelligently Variable Transmission.
Equipment by Trim Level
The SE trim stands out from other base sedans by including standard active safety equipment (highlighted by driver attention warning), a selector for customizing the drive mode, an automatic defogger, and dual-zone auto climate control and an ionizer for clean cabin air at the right temperature. The SEL adds a tire pressure monitoring system with individual readings for each wheel, Bluetooth with voice recognition, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and automatic headlights. You’ll get more for your money if you choose the Value Edition, which comes with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a power sunroof, heated driver and front passenger seats, approach lights that illuminate with unlocking, and a hands-free trunk lid.
Besides that excellent fuel efficiency, the Eco trim provides stop-and-go technology that shuts off the engine during idling to conserve gas. The Limited makes the seating surfaces leather and adds eight-way power function for the driver, complete with lumbar support. It also gets an upgraded audio system, LED headlights, special chrome exterior trim, and turn-signal indicators integrated within the exterior mirrors. At the top of the trim ladder, the Sport delivers more for the driving enthusiast with its unique powertrain, performance brakes, multi-link rear suspension, racing-inspired interior elements, and 18-inch wheels.
Safety and Technology
All trims get an active safety package, which includes forward collision avoidance, lane keeping assist, and driver attention warning on the base SE and adds a blind-spot system with rear cross-traffic monitor on the other trims. More advanced features may be added to the Limited trim, such as adaptive cruise control, pedestrian detection, and safe exit assist, which keeps doors on the side of traffic from being opened if a vehicle is approaching.