2015 Hyundai Elantra Features
The 2015 Hyundai Elantra is one of the favorite subjects for various automotive blogs. Although they announce significant changes for the 2015 model year, the 2015 Elantra won’t be redesigned. It already had a mild mid-cycle refresh after which it essentially kept its general style established back in 2011. Thanks to the changes which improved the 2014 model, the 2015 Hyundai Elantra will come pretty fresh. This doesn’t mean that the 2015 Elantra will come without any changes but even if it will, those changes won’t be huge. The current powertrain won’t be changed, so this sedan will be powered by the same engines as before. Perhaps the only thing that can be changed is the interior and some additional features which will contribute to the comfort. Having in mind that this sedan already has a great entry trim, all the possible enhancements and trim changes would only improve the 2015 Elantra.
2015 Hyundai Elantra Trims, Packages And Features
The 2015 Hyndai Elantra comes in three trim levels: SE, Limited and Sport. This sedan has some remarkable standard features which are available with the base SE trim — 15-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors and a satellite radio. Those aren’t common at the entry versions of the economy sedans. Of course, the Preferred package brings 16-inch alloy wheels, a rear-view camera, auto headlights and more additional features. The 2015 Hyundai Elantra Limited is even better equipped. It has 17-inch wheels, automatic transmission, Blue Link, turn signals integrated in the side mirrors, leather upholstery, heated rear seats etc. The Sport comes with a 2.0-liter engine, a sunroof and particularly adjusted suspension, while it doesn’t have automatic gearbox, Blue Link and heated rear seats. The Elantra Sport is the only trim which can be upgraded with the Technology package, which provides a 7-inch touchscreen, an advanced audio system, Pandora Internet radio, dual-zone climate control. If they decide to change anything for 2015 model year, that will be those lists of the features which may be shuffled, but don’t hope for something incredible to happen.
Engine Options And EPA Fuel Economy Of 2015 Hyundai Elantra
The 2015 Hyundai Elantra SE is powered by a 1.8-liter inline-four, which is able to deliver 145 horsepower and 130 lb-ft of torque. While the SE trim has a standard manual six-speed transmission, the Limited trim comes with a six-speed automatic gearbox only. As for the EPA fuel economy, the 2015 Elantra with manual gearbox returns 27 mph/city and 37 mpg/highway and 31 mpg/combined, while the automatic transmission version manages to make 28 mpg/city, 38 mpg/highway and 32 mpg/combined. The 2015 Hyundai Elantra Sport has a different engine and therefore comes with different specs, but not so different fuel economy. This version is powered by a 2.0-liter inline-four, which generates 173 horsepower and 154 lb-ft of torque. The Sport version comes with manual transmission, while the automatic gearbox is available as an option. This engine with manual transmission has 24 mpg/city, 34 mpg/highway and 28 mpg/combined, but when paired with automatic gearbox, it has 23 mpg/city, 34 mpg/highway and 28 mpg/combined.
2015 Hyundai Elantra Price
Since this sedan is an affordable car at first place, the price won’t be changed significantly. The 2015 Hyundai Elantra SE MSRP is probably around $18,000. Higher trims and additional packages raise the price near $23,000.