When introduced last year, many buyers are impressed with a car that has an attractive styling, good fuel economy and a large number of standard features. The only drawback is that its performance incompatible with its sporty appearance. Now the complaint has been dealt with 2014 Hyundai Elantra Coupe, making this fun car even better.
This coupe is built on the same platform as the Elantra sedan, and has very spacious interior for the two-door car. Front and rear headroom is impressive and there is more trunk space provided by the 2014 Elantra coupe than all of its competitors. And to overcome the less sporty personality, Hyundai has give the 2014 Elantra coupe a larger, and more powerful 2.0-liter engine. The suspension and steering have also been returned again and provide more driver involvement. Now the Elantra coupe is lighter thanks to more energetic acceleration and sharp cornering ability.
Price And Standard Features
The 2014 Hyundai Elantra compact coupe is offered in one trim level. It’s sold in to the U.S market with price range MSRP from $19,600.
Standard equipment for the 2014 Hyundai Elantra coupe includes 17-inch alloy wheels, foglights, a rear spoiler, full power accessories, heated mirrors, cruise control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, air-conditioning, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, a height-adjustable driver seat, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a six-speaker sound system with a 4.3-inch touchscreen, a CD player, satellite radio and a USB/iPod interface.
The 2014 Hyundai Elantra coupe also offers the Technology package which adds automatic headlights, LED taillights, a sunroof, keyless ignition and entry, a rearview camera, leather upholstery, a larger 7-inch touchscreen display, navigation, Blue Link telematics and an upgraded audio system with a Pandora Internet radio interface.
Engine And Safety
The 2014 Hyundai Elantra coupe is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 173 horsepower and 154 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard and sent the power to the front wheels. In performance track testing, the 2014 Hyundai Elantra Coupe accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 8.1 seconds, which is fairly quick for this class. EPA estimated fuel economy is stand at 24 mpg city/34 mpg highway and 28 mpg combined. A solid numbers, but a few rivals has a better fuel-economy.
Standard safety features for 2014 Hyundai Elantra coupe includes antilock disc brakes, stability control, traction control, front seat side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags and active front head restraints. A rearview camera available with the optional Technology package. In brake test, the 2014 Hyundai Elantra Coupe came stop from 60 mph in 119 feet, which is average for the compact coupe.
The 2014 Hyundai Elantra Coupe have not been got crash tests, but the 2014 Elantra sedan got five stars for overall in crash test by government, with four stars for frontal impact protection and five stars for side-impact protection. In test by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Elantra sedan get the highest possible rating of good for moderate-overlap frontal crash protection and side-impact protection. It’s get second-highest acceptable rating for small-overlap frontal crash protection and good rating for roof strength test and the seat/head restraints for whiplash protection in rear impacts.
Most coupe usually do several functional sacrifices for their extra style compared to the sedan, but the 2014 Hyundai Elantra Coupe is surprisingly very spacious. It has a noticeably wider cabin space than the Honda Civic coupe or other affordable coupe. With a space like this, the 2014 Hyundai Elantra Coupe does not have squeezed and shortness feel like most two-door car. There is plenty of legroom front and rear. For a coupe, rear seat headroom is impressive. Although it is quite easy to get into the back, opening and closing coupe long the door may be slightly complicated in tight parking situations.
On the dashboard, the 2014 Elantra coupe gauges is a simple, well-placed and easy to read. The center stack is not too complicated, and the climate control is marked and easy to customize. The cabin has some hard plastic material, but it does not look as substandard. Keep in mind that some consumers complain that the Elantra have various starting problems.
The 2014 Hyundai Elantra Coupe has a thicker and supportive front seats than the sedan. Side bolsters provide excellent support during aggressive driving, but the seat cushion may strike some people as too firm, and this limits the comfort. The 2014 Hyundai Elantra Coupe has 14.8 cubic feet of cargo space, which is more than a midsize car and larger than almost any other compact coupes.