2024 Hyundai Elantra N: A Pleasant Surprise in Price

MY2024 sedan gains upgrades at minimal cost.

Hyundai USA has just announced the official pricing for their 2024 Elantra N models. With a fresh facelift, this compact powerhouse has received numerous upgrades, such as revamped exterior design and minor performance enhancements, to enhance the driving experience. While some may assume these updates have caused a significant price increase, it’s not as drastic as one might expect.

The 2024 Elantra N starts at $33,700 for the version with manual transmission, which presents a fairly decent price. Despite the enhancements, it is only $800 pricier than the previous model. The same can be said for the Elantra N DCT, as its 2024 variant costs $35,200, resulting in an $800 increase from its 2023 counterpart.

With the numerous enhancements implemented, an additional $800 is not too bad of a deal – especially with the larger price hikes seen in the rest of Hyundai’s models.In light of the various improvements incorporated, an added $800 seems quite favorable – particularly given the significant price boosts observed in the higher-end options in the Hyundai range.

The main attraction of this car lies in its powerful turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, generating an impressive output of 276 horsepower and 289 lb-ft of torque. Equipped with the N Corner Carving Differential and Electronically Controlled Suspension, as well as selectable drive modes and large bore exhaust outlets, this vehicle promises an exhilarating driving experience. There are also rumors of a potential arrival of a turbocharged 2.5-liter engine in the near future.

The interior of the Elantra N offers all the necessary features and amenities for today’s driver. Along with LED headlights, heated front seats, and a wireless charging pad, this model also comes equipped with a variety of driver assistance technologies. These include blind spot collision warning, rear cross-traffic collision avoidance assist, and forward crash-avoidance with pedestrian detection.

The Elantra N DCT comes with additional features such as dual-zone automatic climate control and leather/microfiber-trimmed sports seats. Hyundai also offers a panoramic glass sunroof as part of the package. It’s worth noting, however, that this option is not available for the manual model, even as an add-on choice.

Apart from additional features installed by the dealership such as a cargo net and wheel locks, the only optional expense for buyers are the paint colors. Choosing Performance Blue or Atlas White will come with an extra charge of $470 compared to other available shades. Interestingly, the recently introduced Ultimate Red (for MY2024) is offered at no additional cost.

How does it compare to its competitors? The Elantra N is pricier than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, which costs $28,085. However, the Jetta has considerably lower power and torque (228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet). The Golf 8 GTI follows a similar trend with its power output, but if you desire an equal amount of standard features, you’ll have to select either the SE trim for $36,915 or the 380 SE trim for $37,485. The Honda Civic Si is also a potential option. Despite having a lower power of just 200 horses, it offers great value for money, with an MSRP of $29,100.

The cost of the 2024 Elantra N, as stated above, does not include Hyundai’s $1,150 delivery charge.

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