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2020 Hyundai Elantra vs 2019 Hyundai Elantra

The Hyundai Elantra has been a popular sedan over the years. This has been due to its comfortable interior, sharp exterior, and improved safety features. The 2020 Hyundai Elantra has been arriving at dealerships across the country. In this 2020 Hyundai Elantra vs 2019 Hyundai Elantra comparison, we will be looking at the features of these two sedans to explore some of the changes that were made between the 2019 and 2020 model years. Beginning under the hood, for the mode year 2020, the SE manual transmission and Sport manual transmission were discontinued.

Keep reading to learn more about the 2019 and 2020 Hyundai Elantra. Otherwise, click the link below to browse our current inventory.

2020 Hyundai Elantra


2019 Hyundai Elantra

$18,950 Starting MSRP $17,200
30, 40, 34 Fuel Economy (City, Highway, Combined) 29, 38, 29
Standard Cruise Control Not Available on Base Trim
Standard Lane Departure Warning Not Available on Base Trim


Which Elantra: the 2019 or the 2020?

The 2019 Hyundai Elantra is available in six trim levels. They are the SE, SEL, Value Edition, Limited, Eco, and Sport. The last two trim levels were eliminated for the model year 2020. The 2020 Hyundai Elantra is available in four trim levels which are the SE, SEL, Value Edition, and Limited.

One of the biggest changes between the 2019 and 2020 model years is the fuel economy. The 2020 Hyundai Elantra gets approximately two more MPG in the city, on the highway, and combined. Now, the estimated fuel economy for the 2020 Hyundai Elantra is 30 mpg in the city, 40 mpg on the highway, and 34 mpg combined.

Another improvement the 2020 Hyundai Elantra saw was receiving an updated Hyundai SmartSense suite of technologies. Now standard in all of the 2020 Hyundai Elantra trim levels is Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, and Driver Attention Warning. These were only available on the SEL trim and above for the 2019 model year.  

As you can see, if you are looking for a sedan that will not break the bank, is quite safe, and has a great fuel economy, either the 2019 or the 2020 Hyundai Elantra would be a great option for you! Interested in learning more? Please fill out the form below! Our friendly staff would love to hear from you and answer your questions! Interested in taking one or both of these sedans for a test-drive? Give us a call at 951-900-4248! We would love to get you into the driver’s seat!