The latest version of the Elantra feels like a more grown-up car than the model it replaces. It has a sleek and easy-to-use infotainment system, a well-tuned transmission, gets impressive fuel economy, and has a relatively roomy interior for the class. The hybrid version is the best choice, not only for its superb fuel economy, but its better ride and handling.
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Hyundai Elantra Road Test

The latest version of the Elantra feels like a more grown-up car than the model it replaces. It has a sleek and easy-to-use infotainment system, a well-tuned transmission, gets impressive fuel economy, and has a relatively roomy interior for the class. The hybrid version is the best choice, not only for its superb fuel economy, but its better ride and handling.

The standard 147-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, though noisy when pushed, gets off the line smoothly and delivers enough power and speed to be considered “brisk” by class standards. We’re particularly impressed by the continuously variable transmission (CVT), which nearly mimics the shifts and operation of a traditional automatic. In fact, we think most buyers won’t even realize that it’s anything other than a regular automatic, because it rarely displays the annoying CVT tendency where engine revs seem disproportionately high compared with the car’s acceleration.

Fuel economy is among the best in the compact class, at 33 mpg overall in our testing, let alone the hybrid with its 48 mpg overall.

Best Version to Get
We would opt for the SEL for its balance of features and price point. We can see adding the optional Convenience package, which brings desirable features such as heated seats and adaptive cruise control. Better yet, the hybrid gets phenomenal fuel economy and has better ride and handling. 
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