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Face Hug: Hyundai Elantra Detailed Test

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Face Hug: Hyundai Elantra Detailed Test
Face Hug: Hyundai Elantra Detailed Test

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Video: Hyundai Elantra 2021 краш-тест седана в новом кузове 2023, February
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The crowd of C-class sedans in Russia is frankly dull. Below, in the "budget" compact class, the fiesta thunders. Above - where Camry reigns, it is also not a chill-out: there are taxi drivers, business, and corporate parties. But in both classes, they are used to measuring sales and revenues.

What's in the middle? If you are no longer Solaris, but not Sonata yet, then it is not a fact that you will be honored with attention and gifted with a coin. Especially with live crossovers over a million. The “success” of the compact Hyundai Elantr by the end of November is proof of this: some 416 cars. On the other hand, the sister model KiCerato sells four times better, which means that the public has not yet forgotten how to love sedans. Including Korean ones.

Face hug: Hyundai Elantra detailed test
Face hug: Hyundai Elantra detailed test

Not so long ago, Elantr was updated with an unexpectedly bold face and a few more improvements inside. Will this help close the gap with the platform Ki and bring the customer bill to thousands per month? Let's figure it out.

We have on the test - the most running Elantr with a junior 128-horsepower naturally aspirated engine, a six-speed automatic and solid equipment. The cost of such a sedan is 1 240 000 ₽.

Salon

Finding soft plastic inside Elantr is a real quest with an unknown ending. At the same time, the interior does not look frankly cheap, even taking into account the mediocre equipment - without a color display or, for example, without leather trim. The design and materials do not reject and in some places even please the eye. And everything related to ergonomics is executed without errors: logical, convenient, comfortable. Golf class without embellishment.

The front panel has received inserts "under the carbon". Looks good and adds freshness to the interior. In addition, the ventilation deflector strips have changed: now they are in the form of metallized brackets
The front panel has received inserts "under the carbon". Looks good and adds freshness to the interior. In addition, the ventilation deflector strips have changed: now they are in the form of metallized brackets
The basic tidy of the Elantra is informative analogue scales and a monochrome 3.5-inch on-board computer. For a surcharge (as part of the Style Pack), a 4.2-inch Supervision color cluster is available
The basic tidy of the Elantra is informative analogue scales and a monochrome 3.5-inch on-board computer. For a surcharge (as part of the Style Pack), a 4.2-inch Supervision color cluster is available
The redesigned steering wheel is adjustable for reach and tilt. Adjusting the steering wheel for a comfortable grip is a matter of a couple of seconds. With ergonomics, Hyundai has not messed up for a long time
The redesigned steering wheel is adjustable for reach and tilt. Adjusting the steering wheel for a comfortable grip is a matter of a couple of seconds. With ergonomics, Hyundai has not messed up for a long time
Armchairs with textile upholstery are firm and well supported. There are exactly two complaints about them: the lack of adjustment of the lumbar support and too easily soiled light fabric, which worn out in a test car in just 29 thousand kilometers. Be careful with coffee while driving
Armchairs with textile upholstery are firm and well supported. There are exactly two complaints about them: the lack of adjustment of the lumbar support and too easily soiled light fabric, which worn out in a test car in just 29 thousand kilometers. Be careful with coffee while driving
Unlike the eight-inch KiCerato display, the new Elantr display is more modest. But thanks for seven inches too! Of the pluses - a cool response, clear logic, support for Android and Apple services and a good picture of the rear camera with dynamic lines. Of the minuses - the lack of navigation (CarPlay will help you!) And unfashionable two-dimensionality: the multimedia of competitors today are pathetic sticking out of the panels
Unlike the eight-inch KiCerato display, the new Elantr display is more modest. But thanks for seven inches too! Of the pluses - a cool response, clear logic, support for Android and Apple services and a good picture of the rear camera with dynamic lines. Of the minuses - the lack of navigation (CarPlay will help you!) And unfashionable two-dimensionality: the multimedia of competitors today are pathetic sticking out of the panels
The corrugated backing of the climate unit looks metallic and pleasantly cools your fingers. By the way, our Elantr has two climatic zones; in the base - only air conditioner
The corrugated backing of the climate unit looks metallic and pleasantly cools your fingers. By the way, our Elantr has two climatic zones; in the base - only air conditioner
Of the four window regulators, only the driver's one - with an auto-closer. There is something "bmvsh" in the design of the door handles …
Of the four window regulators, only the driver's one - with an auto-closer. There is something "bmvsh" in the design of the door handles …

Practicality

The wheelbase of the Elantr is exactly 2700 millimeters, which is decent and already typical for the class. For example, both Cerato and Coroll are identical in this respect. In the back row of the Elantra, two tall passengers will be able to accommodate, and they will complain about the lack of space only if they try to sit upright: overhead seats are end-to-end. Already in the initial configuration, the backrest of the rear sofa is divided into two different parts and folds separately (with levers from the trunk), turning the 458-liter luggage compartment into a long space with a wide opening. So where are our suitcases?

Both red suitcases can be safely accommodated in the 458-liter hold. And above them there is still a lot of space for soft bags. The opening is wide, there are no problems with loading
Both red suitcases can be safely accommodated in the 458-liter hold. And above them there is still a lot of space for soft bags. The opening is wide, there are no problems with loading
The backrests can only be folded from the trunk. We pull the levers - we get a place for something long. The simple decoration, protruding lid hinges and a noticeable step with the backs folded up upset. A flat floor does not come out …
The backrests can only be folded from the trunk. We pull the levers - we get a place for something long. The simple decoration, protruding lid hinges and a noticeable step with the backs folded up upset. A flat floor does not come out …
A full-fledged spare wheel on a cast 16-inch wheel is a privilege of the Active version. In the Base configuration, there will be a steel "stamping" one inch less, and in the "base" Start - a narrow donut of the "dock"
A full-fledged spare wheel on a cast 16-inch wheel is a privilege of the Active version. In the Base configuration, there will be a steel "stamping" one inch less, and in the "base" Start - a narrow donut of the "dock"
Already the base Elantra has a rear armrest and separate sofa backrests (60:40). Their tilt is not adjustable (remember about access from the trunk), but it is comfortable to sit, and there is enough space
Already the base Elantra has a rear armrest and separate sofa backrests (60:40). Their tilt is not adjustable (remember about access from the trunk), but it is comfortable to sit, and there is enough space
Third seated? If desired, it will also fit - good, there is a belt and a headrest, and the floor tunnel is small. But the center of the back is solid: in terms of comfort, a three-person ride is a dubious journey
Third seated? If desired, it will also fit - good, there is a belt and a headrest, and the floor tunnel is small. But the center of the back is solid: in terms of comfort, a three-person ride is a dubious journey

Technics

The sixth generation Elantr is built on the modernized "cart" of its predecessor, but the basis remains classic. In the front suspension there are McPherson struts, in the back there is a twisting semi-independent beam. Of the key changes - silent blocks of a different design, which reduced the vibration background.

And during the restyling, the Koreans also worked with the body: they added adhesive joints and strengthened the engine shield. There are no surprises under the hood either: naturally aspirated engines of the Nu and Gamm series with distributed injection. If you want - with "mechanics", if you want - with "automatic". And there, and here there will be six steps.

The suspension is well tuned and even boasts a balance of ride and excitement, which is still an event for Korean cars
The suspension is well tuned and even boasts a balance of ride and excitement, which is still an event for Korean cars
Passport ground clearance of Elantra - 150 mm. The bottom of the predatory restyled bumper rests against the 18-centimeter rung of our test ladder: meeting the curb does not promise anything pleasant
Passport ground clearance of Elantra - 150 mm. The bottom of the predatory restyled bumper rests against the 18-centimeter rung of our test ladder: meeting the curb does not promise anything pleasant
Rear parking is safe in most cases: there is nothing to scratch and nothing to be afraid of. Excellent
Rear parking is safe in most cases: there is nothing to scratch and nothing to be afraid of. Excellent
The 1.6-liter aluminum "aspirated" Gamm is equipped with a variable-length intake manifold, two phase shifters and multipoint injection. And for Hyundai, and for Ki, the indicators are identical: 128 forces and 155 Newton meters
The 1.6-liter aluminum "aspirated" Gamm is equipped with a variable-length intake manifold, two phase shifters and multipoint injection. And for Hyundai, and for Ki, the indicators are identical: 128 forces and 155 Newton meters
All versions of Elantra except the top-end illuminate the road with unfashionable halogen. And instead of fog lights in the bumper … turn signals
All versions of Elantra except the top-end illuminate the road with unfashionable halogen. And instead of fog lights in the bumper … turn signals

Riding

Usually we say something like “comfortable, but no drive” about Korean mid-sized ones. But in the case of Elantra, the ride even rekindles the spark. The sedan is controlled easily and pleasantly, encouraging to actively enter the turn. Despite the simple, classic "girder" chassis, the suspension is well tuned and cleverly balances between smoothness and composure. Large irregularities of the chassis plays out softly and does not seem to focus on the road trifles. On a good bend or exit from an overpass, it is easy to get the rear axle to turn under the gas release. True, this tendency to oversteer can be intimidating for inexperienced drivers.

The main problem of Elantra (especially on winter studded tires) is poor sound insulation. On the asphalt, the rumble from the wheels fills the entire interior
The main problem of Elantra (especially on winter studded tires) is poor sound insulation. On the asphalt, the rumble from the wheels fills the entire interior
Banks? It seems to be there, but the mood does not spoil
Banks? It seems to be there, but the mood does not spoil
The automatic transmission runs smoothly and smoothly. By adjusting to its character, it is possible to predict pauses in downshifts and delays in kickdowns. And if you need to go faster - the box has a sport mode in which the gears hold longer
The automatic transmission runs smoothly and smoothly. By adjusting to its character, it is possible to predict pauses in downshifts and delays in kickdowns. And if you need to go faster - the box has a sport mode in which the gears hold longer
Face hug: Hyundai Elantra detailed test
Face hug: Hyundai Elantra detailed test
Face hug: Hyundai Elantra detailed test
Face hug: Hyundai Elantra detailed test

Cars with a 1.6-liter engine lack the proprietary Drive Mode selector, which changes driving settings and steering effort. But the desire to make the steering wheel "thicker" does not arise: the effort is enough and so. In addition, according to the tradition of Hyundai-Kia, any other settings (Sport or Eco) do not make the feedback clearer. Elantr rolls gently, without sharpness in reactions, slightly artificial, but without laziness.

From the point of view of dynamics, the choice of the "junior" motor is reasonable only for the city: on the highway, the 128-horsepower aspirated engine is "blown away". Elantra spends overtaking strained, and after a hundred gives out more hum than thrust.However, the engine carries 92nd gasoline and spends it in eye-pleasing quantities: 6.7 liters according to the passport, or about eight in real life. The surcharge for a two-liter 150-horsepower engine (about 30,000 rubles) will be reasonable for frequent trips out of town, but it will deprive you of the pleasant opportunity to spend less on fuel and taxes.

Equipment

The world of Hyundai Elantr begins with the figure of 1,059,000 rubles for the Start package. It will be a 1.6-liter engine, manual transmission and 15-inch stamped wheels. But you get air conditioning, heated front seats, LED running lights, cruise control, front airbags, the same rear armrest with two cup holders, music from four speakers and even tire pressure sensors!

The second of the four available trim levels - Base - is estimated at 1,135,000 rubles for the version with “mechanics” and 1,170,000 rubles for the version with “automatic”. Here, the Elantra buyer has access to a light sensor, heated steering wheel, a full-fledged spare wheel in the trunk, light tinted windows, a rear camera and a media complex with a seven-inch touchscreen. Surcharge for a more powerful motor? Only starting from the third from the bottom of the Active configuration.

By the way, about it: for 1,205,000 rubles (or for 1,240,000 - with "automatic"), cast wheels with a cast spare tire, a climate divided into two zones, a rain sensor, and side curtain airbags, and a little leather are available. finishing. By the way, for a 128-horsepower engine, it is the Active version that should be considered top-end.

Face hug: Hyundai Elantra detailed test
Face hug: Hyundai Elantra detailed test

150 horsepower for Elantr "costs" at least 1,235,000 rubles for the version with "mechanics". The surcharge for the "automatic machine" will require another 35 thousand, and if, without being modest, put 60 000 rubles on top - you can enjoy the top version of Elegance, which was previously called more modestly: Family. It is in this configuration that the sedan receives entirely diode optics, a heated sofa, wireless charging for a smartphone, front parking sensors and a USB socket in the center armrest.

It's all? No, no! For 60 and 70 thousand, you can buy optional High-Tech and Style packages and complete the Elantra with alloy wheels usedabouta larger diameter, blind spot monitoring, a safe exit warning system, a knee airbag, a memory for the driver's seat and mirrors settings, and a more generous amount of leather: real and not so much.

A reversing camera is a sign of Base equipment. And to get the rear parking sensors, you have to fork out for the more expensive Active version
A reversing camera is a sign of Base equipment. And to get the rear parking sensors, you have to fork out for the more expensive Active version
The socket, cigarette lighter and USB connector are hidden in a recess at the bottom of the center console. Only in the top version does the wireless charging module appear here
The socket, cigarette lighter and USB connector are hidden in a recess at the bottom of the center console. Only in the top version does the wireless charging module appear here
The electric folding mirrors on the Elantr are available only in the very, very "top". With a two-liter engine
The electric folding mirrors on the Elantr are available only in the very, very "top". With a two-liter engine
The same is with the optics. Hyundai saves full LED headlights only for the rich Elantra in the Elegance trim level. For everyone else, there is a halogen
The same is with the optics. Hyundai saves full LED headlights only for the rich Elantra in the Elegance trim level. For everyone else, there is a halogen
The "empty" notch on the steering wheel spoke is easy to explain: our Elantr does not have an advanced Supervision display in the instrument cluster. This means that control buttons are not needed either
The "empty" notch on the steering wheel spoke is easy to explain: our Elantr does not have an advanced Supervision display in the instrument cluster. This means that control buttons are not needed either
As part of the Style package, instead of such 16-inch wheels, there will be 17-inch wheels with 225/45 tires
As part of the Style package, instead of such 16-inch wheels, there will be 17-inch wheels with 225/45 tires

Competitors

SkodOctavia

Бессменный и почти недосягаемый лидер класса недавно сменил поколение, а пока в России продаётся лифтбек третьей генерации, с атмосферным и турбированными моторами и тремя вариантами коробок передач. Цены на базовую 110-сильную безнаддувную Octaviс «механикой» начинаются с 1 119 000 ₽. Топовая версия мощностью 180 сил с роботизированной коробкой DSG оценена в 1 578 000 ₽. " style="width: 823px; margin-right: 8px;">

SkodOctavi The permanent and almost unattainable class leader has recently changed a generation, but for now, a third-generation liftback with atmospheric and turbocharged engines and three transmission options is being sold in Russia. Prices for the base 110-horsepower naturally aspirated Octavis with "mechanics" start from 1,119,000 rubles. The top version with a capacity of 180 forces with a robotic DSG gearbox is estimated at 1,578,000 rubles
SkodOctavi The permanent and almost unattainable class leader has recently changed a generation, but for now, a third-generation liftback with atmospheric and turbocharged engines and three transmission options is being sold in Russia. Prices for the base 110-horsepower naturally aspirated Octavis with "mechanics" start from 1,119,000 rubles. The top version with a capacity of 180 forces with a robotic DSG gearbox is estimated at 1,578,000 rubles

ToyotCorolla

Магия «Тойоты» работает. Японский седан берут за имя, проверенный мотор и комфортное шасси, прощая машине высокий ценник. К слову, о нём: стать обладателем базовой 122-сильной Corollможно минимум за 1 173 000 ₽. И это будет версия с механической коробкой передач. То же самое, но с бесступенчатым вариатором потребует уже 1 318 000 ₽, а за самую дорогую Короллу в версии Престиж Safety необходимо отдать 1,7 миллиона рублей. При этом больше 122 лошадиных сил вы не получите." style="width: 823px; margin-right: 8px;">

ToyotCorollToyota's magic works. The Japanese sedan is taken for its name, proven engine and comfortable chassis, forgiving the car a high price tag. By the way, about him: you can become the owner of a basic 122-strong Coroll for at least 1,173,000 rubles. And it will be a manual transmission version. The same thing, but with a continuously variable variator, it will already require 1,318,000 rubles, and for the most expensive Corolla in the Prestige Safety version, you need to pay 1.7 million rubles. At the same time, you will not get more than 122 horsepower
ToyotCorollToyota's magic works. The Japanese sedan is taken for its name, proven engine and comfortable chassis, forgiving the car a high price tag. By the way, about him: you can become the owner of a basic 122-strong Coroll for at least 1,173,000 rubles. And it will be a manual transmission version. The same thing, but with a continuously variable variator, it will already require 1,318,000 rubles, and for the most expensive Corolla in the Prestige Safety version, you need to pay 1.7 million rubles. At the same time, you will not get more than 122 horsepower

KiCerato

Как там у корейцев с разведением двух моделей - непонятно, но на одну проданную Элантру приходится в среднем четыре Церато. Который, в целом, стоит столько же. И там, и тут - одни моторы и идентичная трансмиссия. Разве что комбинации «150 сил плюс „механика“» у Kiнет. Базовый Cerato стоит 1 134 900 ₽, что почти на 76 тысяч дороже Elantra, а топовый ценник равен 1 469 900 ₽. При этом кое-в-чём Kiлучше, краше или как минимум прикольнее. И, видимо, этого кое-чего набирается достаточно, чтобы привлечь к себе внимание. Да и как забыть про пятилетнюю гарантию Kiпротив трёхлетней от Hyundai?" style="width: 823px; margin-right: 8px;">

KiCerato It is not clear how the Koreans have with the breeding of two models, but for one Elantra sold, there are on average four Cerato. Which, in general, costs the same. And there, and here - the same motors and an identical transmission. Is that the combination of "150 forces plus" mechanics " in Ki no. The base Cerato costs 1,134,900 rubles, which is almost 76 thousand more expensive than the Elantra, and the top-end price tag is 1,469,900 rubles. At the same time, Ki is somewhat better, more beautiful, or at least cooler. And, apparently, this something is recruited enough to attract attention. And how can you forget about Ki's five-year warranty versus Hyundai's three-year warranty?
KiCerato It is not clear how the Koreans have with the breeding of two models, but for one Elantra sold, there are on average four Cerato. Which, in general, costs the same. And there, and here - the same motors and an identical transmission. Is that the combination of "150 forces plus" mechanics " in Ki no. The base Cerato costs 1,134,900 rubles, which is almost 76 thousand more expensive than the Elantra, and the top-end price tag is 1,469,900 rubles. At the same time, Ki is somewhat better, more beautiful, or at least cooler. And, apparently, this something is recruited enough to attract attention. And how can you forget about Ki's five-year warranty versus Hyundai's three-year warranty?

Mazda3

Симпатичный и в целом получившийся японский седан в России не хвастает выбором: только одна комплектация с полуторалитровым мотором в 120 сил и автоматической коробкой передач. Цена ожидаемо выше «корейской»: 1 570 000 рублей." style="width: 823px; margin-right: 8px;">

Mazda3 A nice and generally obtained Japanese sedan in Russia does not boast of a choice: only one configuration with a 1.5-liter engine of 120 forces and an automatic transmission. The price is expected to be higher than the “Korean” one: 1,570,000 rubles
Mazda3 A nice and generally obtained Japanese sedan in Russia does not boast of a choice: only one configuration with a 1.5-liter engine of 120 forces and an automatic transmission. The price is expected to be higher than the “Korean” one: 1,570,000 rubles

Citroen C4 Sedan

Когда-то французский седан с пижонским выпукло-вогнутым задним стеклом показал, что такое простор. Сегодня о C4 вспоминают нечасто, хотя стоимость наименее оснащённой 116-сильной версии не дотягивает даже до миллиона рублей! Помимо этого атмосферного мотора, Citroen может предложить турбовый мощностью 150 лошадей, а также дизель. Пусть и на «механике». Цена С4 в максимальной комплектации будет заметно ниже 1,5 миллиона рублей." style="width: 823px; margin-right: 8px;">

Citroen C4 Sedan Once upon a time, a French sedan with a foppish convex-concave rear window showed what space is. Today, the C4 is rarely remembered, although the cost of the least equipped 116-strong version does not even reach a million rubles! In addition to this naturally aspirated engine, Citroen can offer a turbo engine with a capacity of 150 horses, as well as a diesel engine. Even on the "mechanics". The price of the C4 in the maximum configuration will be noticeably lower than 1.5 million rubles
Citroen C4 Sedan Once upon a time, a French sedan with a foppish convex-concave rear window showed what space is. Today, the C4 is rarely remembered, although the cost of the least equipped 116-strong version does not even reach a million rubles! In addition to this naturally aspirated engine, Citroen can offer a turbo engine with a capacity of 150 horses, as well as a diesel engine. Even on the "mechanics". The price of the C4 in the maximum configuration will be noticeably lower than 1.5 million rubles

Peugeot 408

То же самое, только чуть подороже - за 1 099 000 ₽. В активе Peugeot (как раз в версии Active) - 114-сильный дизель и два бензиновых мотора: на 115 и 150 лошадиных сил. Рестайлинговая внешность? Она была на любителя два года назад, на него и остаётся сейчас." style="width: 823px; margin-right: 8px;">

Peugeot 408 The same, only a little more expensive - for 1,099,000 rubles. Peugeot (just in the Active version) has a 114-horsepower diesel and two gasoline engines: 115 and 150 horsepower. Restyled appearance? She was an amateur two years ago, and remains with him now
Peugeot 408 The same, only a little more expensive - for 1,099,000 rubles. Peugeot (just in the Active version) has a 114-horsepower diesel and two gasoline engines: 115 and 150 horsepower. Restyled appearance? She was an amateur two years ago, and remains with him now

Output

I would not like to talk about beauty … At least because the restyling of Elantra has not become a typical eyeliner procedure. Koreans are looking for something new and have changed the car decently. How does this new affect sales and how much does it close the gap with the platform-based "almost" bestseller of the class? In general, not so noticeable: Cerato with its "German" appearance and a five-year warranty is still waving its handle.

With the restyling, Elantr has become better: good multimedia appeared, the automatic machine and the two-liter engine “fell in price”, the combination “150 forces on the handle”, inaccessible to Ki, remained. And the Elantr feels a little nicer and softer on the go. Can this raise demand? Quite. Up to the best in class? Hardly…

Rating: 4.1 / 5

Okay

  • - Nice price
  • - Nice and economical tandem "motor / transmission"
  • - Spacious salon
  • - Balanced chassis
  • - Fresh interior and multimedia

bad

  • - Simple trunk trim
  • - Weak insulation
  • - Ambiguous new appearance
  • - More expensive options

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