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What You Need To Know About The Sharp And Well-Equipped 2024 Hyundai Elantra, Because You’re Going To See It Everywhere Soon

2024 Hyundai Elantra Topshot
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With new car prices continuing to grow with insatiable greed for consumer dollars, it’s getting harder to find attainable new cars. Thankfully, Hyundai hasn’t lost the faith, updating its popular Elantra sedan for 2024. We’ve already written about its styling, but let’s delve deeper into the American-spec 2024 Hyundai Elantra. Available with two-liter naturally-aspirated, 1.6-liter turbocharged, two-liter turbocharged, or 1.6-liter hybrid four-cylinder power, the Elantra should continue to offer something for everyone, and it’s received some thoughtful tweaks to keep up with the pack.

2024 Hyundai Elantra

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While the shark-like front end with standard LED daytime running lights looks leagues more refined than the fascia of the outgoing model, the base model 2024 Hyundai Elantra comes with new 15-inch wheels, a blessing from the gods of cheap tires and bountiful sidewall. You just don’t see a whole lot of 15-inch wheels anymore, so their presence here is much appreciated. In addition to revised styling, several new colors and shades join the docket. Ecotronic Gray and Amazon Gray should keep fans of concrete happy, while Ultimate Red really pops and Exotic Green is exclusive to the warm N-Line model.

2024 Hyundai Elantra Profile

With the exterior sorted, Hyundai then spent some time beefing up safety on the 2024 Elantra. All trims get rear seatbelt reminders to let you know if everyone’s buckled in, along with new rear seat side airbags for added passive safety. Those are reasonable measures, and here’s another that’s actually brilliant: Tying steering wheel haptic feedback in with blind spot monitoring. Although Hyundai uses a rather vivid shade of red-orange for its visual blind spot monitoring indicators, an extra nudge could prevent unsafe lane changes.

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2024 Hyundai Elantra Interior

When Hyundai last redesigned the Elantra for 2021, the step up in cabin tech was nice, but some materials like the door cards felt cheap. Well, Hyundai has taken some those complaints to heart because every 2024 Hyundai Elantra will feature soft-touch front door panel components, a solid method of sprucing up the interior without altering expensive molded components. We’d still like a passenger side grab handle that doesn’t feel like it’s on the verge of breaking, but Hyundai may have sneakily revised the mounting clips without telling anyone, so we’ll wait until we get our hands on a 2024 model before passing final judgement. Speaking of interior revisions, the instrument cluster has been redesigned on more affordable trims, and a whole host of USB-C power points join the party. Rear seat occupants can share up to two USB-C jacks, while an extra USB-C port appears up front.

2024 Hyundai Elantra Interior

While some automakers seem content to strip features away as years go on, Hyundai seems intent on downloading content at various points on the 2024 Elantra range. The Bose stereo previously available exclusively on the Limited and N models now appears on the N-Line trim, and the base model now gets a six-speaker stereo, up from four. A 10.25-inch infotainment screen is now standard on the SEL trim instead of optional, and various trims get fresh interior color choices. The Limited trim even comes with nice pleating on its front seat upper bolsters, a relatively inexpensive way to jazz up a cabin.

2024 Hyundai Elantra N

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Sensible, affordable transportation is great, but what if you want something to light a fire in your dungarees? Well, you’re in luck. The ASBO-spec Elantra N also gets a refresh, and it could be even better to drive than before. Underneath the fresh fascias and forged alloy wheels, the 2024 Hyundai Elantra N’s chassis has been subtly revised with stiffer engine mounts to mitigate wheel hop, stiffer bushings for improved agility, and revised electronically-controlled dampers. The steering rack gains a new yoke that Hyundai claims “improves steering connection and precision.” Friction in the steering shaft U-joint has been reduced, and the electronic power steering has been re-tuned to match. Oh, and best of all, the manual is still available. Hell yeah.

2024 Hyundai Elantra Rear

Pricing for the 2024 Hyundai Elantra hasn’t been announced yet, but with an arrival in showrooms this autumn, expect that to change quickly. We wouldn’t be surprised to see a slight bump in pricing to reflect extra feature content, but the Elantra should continue to be one affordable sedan. In times like these, it’s exactly the sort of car we need.

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Stef Schrader
Stef Schrader
9 months ago

Gosh, this thing looks so much better than the sad-catfish Sonata that it’s unreal. I still think there’s just Too Much going on with both exterior designs, though. I suspect it’ll look better in person, though. Still, that’s a hell of a big black void across the N’s front end, and nope, not a fan.

ZeGerman
ZeGerman
9 months ago

While I appreciate that Hyndai and Kia are regularly pushing out bold designs, I think they mostly look dated right off the bat. This Elantra is no exception. It’s an objectively boring shape with lots of creases added for “boldness”. I appreciate the interior, though.

Scott
Scott
9 months ago
Reply to  ZeGerman

Agreed on all points. The exterior is just too busy… trying too much… and all those lines will date it sooner rather than later. Despite this, it’s probably a decent daily driver and maybe even a good value in one-or-two-steps-up from base trim: 15″ wheels with a manual transmission and a decent stereo is enough. A decent color or two to pick from is a bonus.

Church
Church
9 months ago

While I like it, I don’t expect to be “seeing it everywhere” anytime soon. It seems unlikely to replace the Rav4s, Foresters, and F150s I see around town.

JaredTheGeek
JaredTheGeek
9 months ago
Reply to  Church

Where I live, I see Elantras all the time.

JDE
JDE
9 months ago

the biggest question is will the buying public forget the previous Turbo 4 whoahs in the Kia/Hyundai line-up? And/or the uninsurableness of many lower end models currently due to tiktok thievery.

Ben
Ben
9 months ago

I complain a lot about dash design these days, but it looks like they absolutely nailed it in this car. Hooded gauges, a center screen that looks like the designers of the screen and rest of the dash actually talked to each other, and most impressively buttons and knobs for all the important stuff. I wish every dash were designed as well as this one.

Carbon Fiber Sasquatch
Carbon Fiber Sasquatch
9 months ago

I really like the refresh, the N looks amazing but I’m not sure if I want another Hyundai/Kia. They always feel like they’re missing that final step of QC that other makes perform, that GM feeling that irks me so.

Goof
Goof
9 months ago

That angle of the steering wheel with the gauge cluster behind it looks like a cartoon clown screaming in pure terror just before it’s about to slam into a wall.

sentinelTk
sentinelTk
9 months ago
Reply to  Goof

Can’t unsee this now.

Paul Magno
Paul Magno
9 months ago

I’m not a big fan of the Elantra. The shape just looks weird to me. The lines just doesn’t flow well. It’s just a matter of time before they redesign it to make it look more like the new Sonata or the new Kona.

PL71 Enthusiast
PL71 Enthusiast
9 months ago
Reply to  Paul Magno

Yes, it looks low-poly

Crank Shaft
Crank Shaft
9 months ago

Broken Record says, the Koreans have been absolutely crushing it on styling as far as I’m concerned. Not everything is a hit, but they are at least taking chances and that’s what counts in my book.

I’m sick of the wrinkled toothpaste tube look and these 8-bit polygon shapes seem to help.

Snake_in_the_grass
Snake_in_the_grass
9 months ago

I thought the exterior was pretty ugly. And then I saw the steering wheel…..It makes the exterior designers look like geniuses.

Bongo Friendee Harvey Park
Bongo Friendee Harvey Park
9 months ago

Incorrect.

MDMK
MDMK
9 months ago

The 2024 Elantra is sharp alright…like a needle to the eyeball which is what it feels like looking at it.

Looks are subjective, but IMO, Hyundai should’ve restyled the tailights instead of going to town on the rear fascia lumpy and used only a light touch on the formerly attractive front end, which now looks squished like a roadkillled squirrel.

EmotionalSupportBMW
EmotionalSupportBMW
9 months ago

No need, if I have any questions I’ll just head to my local dealer with my USB cable for a test drive. Thank you!

GreatFallsGreen
GreatFallsGreen
9 months ago

I like most every recent design Hyundai has out there, but the current Elantra I have never warmed up to. This is an improvement but doesn’t feel as radical a change as the same front end theme is on the Sonata.

I’m not sure I’ve actually ever seen an N-Line of the current one in the wild. N yes, but not the “warm” model. That’s one I’d still consider if I were in the market (because you can’t see the outside when you’re inside it) but they dropped the 6MT from the N-Line I think just after the first year of this gen.

GreatFallsGreen
GreatFallsGreen
9 months ago

I manifested a current N-Line sighting – a manual one no less, right in front of me as I came out of the grocery store.

Ranwhenparked
Ranwhenparked
9 months ago

Can you get one without doors that look like they were bashed in by a motorized shopping cart?

Wolfpack57
Wolfpack57
9 months ago

I feel like this refresh moves toward the new Accord’s look. It doesn’t fit well with the rest of the styling and surfacing IMO

Zelda Bumperthumper
Zelda Bumperthumper
9 months ago

I appreciate that Hyundai did some original, but it’s just too much for my eyes. It really looks like somebody spent too much time playing Star Fox on SNES.

Max Finkel
Max Finkel
9 months ago

Thomas how do you know what an ASBO is

Max Finkel
Max Finkel
9 months ago
Reply to  Max Finkel

also damn finally the N is worth looking at

Chris D
Chris D
9 months ago
Reply to  Max Finkel

And it comes with a 3-dimensional Z on each side.

Bongo Friendee Harvey Park
Bongo Friendee Harvey Park
9 months ago
Reply to  Max Finkel

Maybe he read Adrian’s background check report.

Beer-light Guidance
Beer-light Guidance
9 months ago

I really like the look of a lot of what Hyundai has been doing lately but the “botched face-lift” creases on the side just ruin the overall look for me.

Bizness Comma Nunya
Bizness Comma Nunya
9 months ago

The new Elantra is truely a great smaller sedan.

If only because it passes the test of being a small sedan that fits taller people in the back seat without issue and has a suprisingly comfortable ride (at least the one I was in) even on shitty roads and shitty traffic.

Man With A Reliable Jeep
Man With A Reliable Jeep
9 months ago

The front, I like.

The side profile? No, it’s way too busy. It reminds me of a middle schooler’s grocery bag textbook cover, adorned with shapes made with their protractor and compass in geometry class.

Zelda Bumperthumper
Zelda Bumperthumper
9 months ago

Yeah! It’s Hyundai’s folded paper equivalent of BMW’s flame surfacing.It’s eye catching, but not actually that appealing.

Arrest-me Red
Arrest-me Red
9 months ago

I have driven and owned Elantras. The look good when new but put a few miles on them and they start to fall apart.

Hope they fixed that. General good appliance cars to get from a to b without fanfare.

Detroit-Lightning
Detroit-Lightning
9 months ago
Reply to  Arrest-me Red

This has been my experience with Hyundai / Kia rental cars. Even the “well equipped” versions seem like they should be nice…but they all drive like shit and just don’t seem well put together.

Carbon Fiber Sasquatch
Carbon Fiber Sasquatch
9 months ago
Reply to  Arrest-me Red

I went from a base 06 Tucson to a loaded ’20 Kia Niro and your assessment is spot on. Everything is already starting to feel thin and beat on in the current Kia. Not sure If I’ll buy Korean again for a while even though I love the way they look.

Nsane In The MembraNe
Nsane In The MembraNe
9 months ago

The Elantra N certainly looks better but I still wouldn’t say it looks good, unfortunately. There are still way too many senselessly black trim pieces and now we’re going for the stupid ass cliche of adding black rims too? If I never see black wheels on a car again it’ll be too soon. I am so completely over that trend that I can’t even put it in words.

The N division got the wheels right the first time. I’m not sure why they’d mess with a good thing but I had a bad feeling that Biermann’s soft retirement would would be a big deal. It is good that they’re putting some work into the dampers though. The N stuff is entirely too stiff for 2023.

EXL500
EXL500
9 months ago

“If I never see black wheels on a car again it’ll be too soon. I am so completely over that trend that I can’t even put it in words.”

I absolutely despise these horrible black wheels. I won’t buy a car that has them…who needs the extra expense and time involved in getting them replaced?

Thank you!

Last edited 9 months ago by EXL500
EXL500
EXL500
9 months ago
Reply to  EXL500

My full name is showing up. I can’t find how to change it back to a username. Help?

Also, I’d love an avatar, but wow that site is awful.

EXL500
EXL500
9 months ago
Reply to  EXL500

Fixed it! But the avatar remains elusive. I’m at one hour and getting nowhere.

Edit: Figured the avatar out too! Took a long time, but I was feeling determined.

Last edited 9 months ago by EXL500
Goof
Goof
9 months ago

Nsane fully admitting that he’s not cut out for, “thug lyfe.” Tsk!

Bearddevil
Bearddevil
9 months ago

I like this, and I like the looks of the new Sonata, as well. I think this will be worth keeping an eye on. As usual, Hyundai/Kia are doing the lord’s work with relatively interesting styling that actually looks like *something*.

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