Side air bags standard. ABS and head protection air bags standard from 2007. ESC standard from 2011. FCW and AEB standard from 2020. BSW and RCTW standard from 2021.
Hyundai doesn't scrimp on equipment in its midsized Sonata, small Accent, or in-between Elantra. For the price, the Elantra's cabin is nicely appointed. And handling is nimble. Otherwise, the car could use more refinement. The ride is jittery even on smooth roads, and the automatic transmission downshifts reluctantly, blunting engine performance; a five-speed manual is available. Plenty of engine, wind, and road noise enters the cabin. The front seats are supportive; the rear seat is hard but relatively roomy.