As the Hyndai Elantra grows in popularity with American drivers, SMB Auto Transport receives ongoing requests to transport to cities all over the U.S. and even overseas. The car shipping quotes are as varied as the people who drive them. There are “Snow Birds” who are going south to spend their winter months in Florida or Arizona, there are students who are off to college in another state, some individuals are being relocated to another state by their current employer or they are taking a new job…the list goes on. So what’s the fuss about the Hyundai Elantra? Glad you asked! There are several things to fuss about.
The 2014 Hyundai Elantra has many new design details. The Elantra sedan combines nimble and secure handling with a fairly comfortable ride. The 1.8-liter four-cylinder and six-speed automatic deliver solid performance and a very good 29 mpg overall. For 2014 some versions get a more powerful 2.0-liter four-cylinder. The car is well equipped for the price, the interior is nicely laid out, and rear-seat room is decent. Our major gripe is the pronounced road and engine noise. The GT hatchback is stylish and competent enough but not a standout. Fuel economy of 27 mpg overall is nothing special and the hatchback's loud cabin and stiff ride are drawbacks not found in the sedan.
With Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture design language, the Elantra sedan bucks conventional styles in a big way. The car offers fashion-forward features like wraparound projector headlights with LED accents, front fog lights and LED rear tail lights, and a wheelbase that gives it a lower, sportier profile.
Upgrade to the Elantra Limited and you’ll get side mirrors with turn-signal indicators to increase visibility and safety, plus a distinctive black chrome grille. The Limited also features 17-inch, 10-spoke alloy wheels. They’re a stylish addition that give you more control of the road.
The Elantra Sport is a fresh take on a more efficient sporty sedan. Its 173-hp engine and sport-tuned suspension and steering give it power and agility. Plus it’s packed with added features including projector headlights with LED accents, LED tail lights, rear lip spoiler, chrome beltline molding and exhaust tip, all set off by 17-inch alloy sport wheels. It’s sure to develop a huge following.
When Hyundai designed the Elantra sedan, they incorporated the energy and movement found in nature's contours into its silhouette. It's a unique style they call Fluidic Sculpture. And its benefits go far beyond striking good looks. By using natural forms, they've actually made the Elantra lighter, more aerodynamic, and more energy efficient. Due to its more efficient design, car shipping drivers find it easier and quicker to load and unload.
Key changes inside the 2014 Elantra Sedan include subtle revisions to air vent, center stack control, and armrest placements, combined with a new, darker beige interior color choice. New radios and a next-generation navigation and infotainment system with a 7-inch color touch screen debut for the 2014 Elantra Limited, along with improved voice-recognition software, simplified system operation, and Pandora Internet radio. Hyundai has also made changes designed to quiet the Elantra's interior when the car is in motion.
The new 2014 Elantra Limited Sedan is equipped with standard Blue Link telematics with 3 free years of Assurance Connected Care service. This package includes Automatic Collision Notification, SOS Emergency Assistance, enhanced roadside assistance, and more. Upgrade service packages add features like remote vehicle starting, remote vehicle locking and unlocking, a car finder feature, Speed and Curfew Alerts, the ability to geo-fence pre-set driving boundaries, turn-by-turn navigation, POI Search capability, and more.
For 2014, the Elantra Sedan gains a standard driver's side blind-spot mirror to assist with safe lane changes. A reversing camera is optional for the Elantra SE, and standard on the Sport and Limited trim levels. Additionally, the Limited's Blue Link technology offers 3 years of free access to Automatic Collision Notification and SOS Emergency Assistance service, and allows Elantra owners to program speed-, curfew-, and boundary-related alerts.
In addition to offering safety-related services, the 2014 Elantra's new Blue Link technology provides owners with the ability to remotely lock, unlock, or start the car; search the Internet for specific points of interest; and to navigate using turn-by-turn instructions. It also offers a car-finder service, which helps owners to locate their vehicle when he or she has forgotten where it is parked.