2022 Hyundai Elantra

MSRP $21,100

Ranked #17 in Sedan

6.4

Overall Rating

2022 Hyundai Elantra Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 2, 2021


The Hyundai Elantra was redesigned completely for the 2021 model year, and for the 2022 model year, it comes with no changes but sees the addition of the Elantra N model (reviewed separately). The 2022 Elantra will be available in three trims - SE, SEL, and Limited, prices for the 2022 Elantra start at an MSRP of $19,850. There are also the Elantra N-Line and Elantra HEV (hybrid) models available.

Being a carry-forward model it comes with the exact same equipment and features as the 2021 model which gives it a 2.0L inline-4 engine and comes with a fuel economy of 33/43 mpg on the city/highway, respectively. Hyundai has already made the 2022 Elantra available for sale. That said, the Elantra comes into direct competition with the Honda Civic, Kia Forte, and the Toyota Corolla.

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Pros

Many standard features

Fuel efficient

Roomy cabin

Cons

Sluggish acceleration from the engine

You don’t get the best infotainment features as standard

What's New?

No changes for the 2022 model year


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$21100

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

147 hp @ 6200 rpm

torque

132 lb.-ft. @ 4500 rpm

chassis

suspension front

Strut

suspension rear

Torsion Beam

brake rotors (f/r)

11/10.3 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

107.1 in.

length

184.1 in.

width

71.9 in.

height

55.7 in.

curb weight

2868 lbs.

ground clearance

5.3 in.

capacity

passenger volume

99.4 cu ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

31/35/41 mpg

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

SEL$21,100 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Hyundai Elantra in Ceramic White color
Ceramic White

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Engine and Performace

6.0

Pricing and Features

9.0

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

6.0

Exterior

6.0

Safety

6.0

Competition

6.0

6.4

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

6.4

Overall Rating


The 2022 Hyundai Elantra is one of the most impressive small sedans money can buy - Autotrader

The 2022 Hyundai Elantra is available in three trims prices starting at an MSRP of $19,850. For the 2022 Hyundai Elantra, there are financing and leasing services offered by Hyundai. The Elantra can be financed for $346 per month for 60 months at a 3.9% APR. The Elantra can be leased for $169 per month for 36 months with $2,899 due at signing.

The 2022 Hyundai Elantra is a carry forward model and comes with a 2.0L inline-4 making 147 hp and power goes to front wheels only. The interior features premium cloth upholstery, an 8.0-inch infotainment system with wireless smartphone integration, and a 10.25-inch instrument cluster. Safety features are many including many driver-assist features like forward-collision avoidance assist with pedestrian detection, blind-spot collision avoidance, and many more.

2022 Hyundai Elantra Sedan front angle view
2022 Hyundai Elantra Sedan rear angle view

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

6.0/10
Interior

6.0/10
Exterior

6.0/10
Safety

6.0/10
Competition


2022 Hyundai Elantra Buying Advice

Priced at an MSRP of $21,100, the Hyundai Elantra SEL trim is the one to get, as it comes with the optional Convenience and Premium Packages which we do recommend getting as they add features like heated front row seats, larger 10.25-inch touchscreen with navigation, Hyundai digital key, Bose sound system, Sunroof and more.

 

2022 Hyundai Elantra Features

The Hyundai Elantra will be available in the same three trim levels as the 2021 model year - SE, SEL, Limited. Prices start at an MSRP of $19,850, this is an increase of $200 on the base SE and SEL trim with an increase of $150 on the top of the line Limited trim. 

Hyundai has revealed that there are no changes for the 2022 model year and all features carry over as is. This means you will get a 2.0L inline-4 engine with an FWD drivetrain, unfortunately, there is no option for AWD. The 2022 model year will also see the addition of the Elantra N model (reviewed separately).

Trim Levels

SE

SEL

Limited

MSRP*

$19,850

$21,100

$25,600

Features

8” touch screen

Adds to all the features of SE

Adds to all features of SEL trims

 

Wireless Android Auto

Driver Attention Monitoring

Hyundai Digital Key

 

Wireless Apple CarPlay

Blind Spot Monitoring

Dynamic Voice Recognition

 

Automatic Emergency Braking

Adaptive Cruise Control

10.25” touchscreen navigation

 

Lane Keep Assist

Bose Premium Audio System

 

Speaking of options there are not many options available, they come in the form of accessories and packages. The base SE and top-of-the-line Limited trim only have accessories, the SEL trim comes with two packages - Premium package and Convenience package for you to choose from.

2022 Hyundai Elantra Engine and Performance

The 2022 Hyundai Elantra continues to offer the same engine as the 2021 model - a 2.0L inline-4 which makes 147 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque. There is also another version of the same engine which qualifies for Super ultra-low emissions vehicle (SULEV) available at no extra cost.

2022 Hyundai Elantra Sedan engine bay

The engine is paired to an Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT), Hyundai's version of a CVT, that directs all the power to the front wheels. In terms of performance, the Hyundai Elantra does 0-60 in 8.4-seconds, a quarter-mile time of 16.5-seconds, and a top speed of 120 mph.

Models

2022 Hyundai Elantra 

2021 Honda Civic

2021 Kia Forte

2021 Toyota Corolla

MSRP

$19,850

$21,050

$19,390

$20,475

Engine

2.0L I4

2.0L I4

2.0L I4

2.0L I4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

AWD

Transmission

IVT (CVT)

CVT

CVT

CVT

Power

147 hp @ 6200 rpm

158 hp @ 6500 rpm

147 hp @ 6200 rpm

139 hp @ 6100 rpm

Torque

132 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm

138 lb-ft @ 4200 rpm

132 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm

126 lb-ft @ 3900 rpm

0-60 

8.4

8.2 8.1 8.3
Quarter-Mile

16.5

16.4 16.5 16.4
Top Speed

120

130 120 118

The most powerful of the above is the Honda Civic which makes 158 hp and is the second-best in terms of performance falling behind the Kia Forte which sets the fastest 0-60 time of 8.1-seconds and makes the same amount of power as the Hyundai Elantra - 147 hp. The least amount of power of the above is the Toyota Corolla which makes 139 hp but is faster than the 2022 Elantra in both 0-60 and standing quarter-mile.

2022 Hyundai Elantra Fuel Economy

6.0/10

The 2022 Hyundai Elantra coming with no changes offers the same EPA estimated fuel economy figures as the 2021 model which gives 33 mpg in the city, 43 mpg on the highway, and a combined 37 mpg, this is only on the base SE Trim. The SEL trim gives 31/41/35 mpg in the city, highway, and combined, respectively. 

Models

2022 Hyundai Elantra 

2021 Honda Civic

2021 Kia Forte

2021 Toyota Corolla

MPG (City)

33

30

29

30

MPG (Highway)

43

38

40

38

MPG (Combined)

37

33

33

33

Fuel Capacity (gallons)

12.4

12.4

14.0

13.2

Range (City/Hwy/Combined) (miles)

409 / 533 / 458

372 / 471 / 409

406 / 560 / 462

396 / 502 / 435

Irrespective of the trim the Hyundai Elantra comes with a 12.4-gallon fuel tank which gives it a combined 458 miles of range. The only competition with a better driving range is the Kia Forte which comes with a bigger fuel tank. However, even with the higher trim's lower fuel economy numbers, the Elantra still gives the best fuel economy among its competition. 

2022 Hyundai Elantra Interior

6.0/10

The Elantra cabin is well-thought-out, with plenty of space and good outward visibility in the front row - Edmunds

The interior of the 2022 Hyundai Elantra has no changes from the 2021 model year, as it underwent a full redesign in the 2021 model year. The interior features a 6-way driver's seat and a 4-way front passenger seat, both manually adjustable seats with premium cloth upholstery and single-zone automatic climate control. 

2022 Hyundai Elantra Sedan front seats

The SEL adds dual-zone climate control, and the optional heated front row seats in the Convenience Package, power-adjustable driver's seat, and split back row seat in the Premium Package. The Limited trim adds to the SEL with both package's interior features with leather seat upholstery. The 2022 Elantra comes with a cargo capacity of 14.2-cu.ft.

Model

2022 Hyundai Elantra

2022 Honda Civic

2021 Kia Forte

2021 Toyota Corolla

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

40.6 / 56.5 / 42.3

39.3 / 57 / 42.3

38.8 / 56.1 / 42.2

38.3 / 54.0 / 42.0

Second row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

37.3 / 55.6 / 38

37.1 / 55 / 37.4

37.5 / 55.3 / 35.7

37.1 / 51.7 / 34.8

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

14.2

15.1

15.3

13.1

The interior comes with a lot of space in the front and back row, and it offers more space in both rows than the competition, with the Toyota Corolla offering the least amount of space. The Kia Forte offers the most cargo space. In terms of infotainment, the 2022 Elantra gets an 8.0-inch touchscreen on the SE and SEL and a 10.25-inch touchscreen and a 10.25-inch on the Limited.

The system comes with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, AM/FM/HD Radio, Bluetooth connectivity, and a 4-speaker sound system on the SE trim. The SEL trim adds SiriusXM satellite radio and a 6-speaker sound system. The Limited trim adds navigation, a wireless charging pad,  Bose sound system, Hyundai Digital key, and wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Limited's infotainment features are optional on SEL in the two packages.

2022 Hyundai Elantra Exterior

6.0/10

The 2022 Hyundai Elantra got a redesign in the 2021 model year which sees a whole new design. Hyundai has used their latest "Sensuous Sportiness" which sees sharp angular lines on the body and a large parametric design grille that has inward tilted projected headlights with LED DRLs on either side, and 15-inch alloy wheels form the SE trim.

2022 Hyundai Elantra Sedan 

The SEL comes with 16-inch alloy wheels. The Limited trim comes with Full LED taillights and headlights, a sunroof, and 18-inch Alloy wheels. The Premium Package on SEL trim adds a sunroof, 17-inch alloy wheels, dark chrome exterior accents, and side mirrors with turn signals. For the exterior 6-color options are available.

Model

2022 Hyundai Elantra

2022 Honda Civic

2021 Kia Forte

2021 Toyota Corolla

Curb Weight (lbs.)

2,725

2,771

2,769

2,955

Length (in.)

184.1

182.7

182.7

182.5

Width (in.)

71.9

70.9

70.9

70.1

Height (in.)

55.7

55.7

56.5

56.5

Ground Clearance (in.)

5.3

N/A

5.3

5.3

Wheelbase (in.)

107.1

106.3

106.3

106.3

In terms of dimensions, the Hyundai Elantra measures 184.1-inches in length which is longer 1.4-inches longer than the Honda Civic and Kia Forte but 1.6-inches longer than the Toyota Corolla. The Hyundai Elantra is also widest measuring 71.9-inches and has the longest wheelbase of 107.1-inches.  All of the above cars have the same ground clearance of 5.3-inches.

2022 Hyundai Elantra Safety

6.0/10

The 2022 Hyundai Elantra has been crash-tested by the NHTSA and has been given an overall 5-star safety rating. The IIHS has not yet tested the 2022 Elantra but has tested the 2021 Elantra and has an overall "Good" rating and awarded Top Safety Pick.

The 2022 Elantra comes with many standard safety features like ABS, stability control, traction control, brake assist, tire pressure monitoring system, and more. There are many driver-assist features also included which is a good thing for a car at this price point. Some of the driver-assist features included are:

  • Forward-collision avoidance assist with pedestrian detection. (cyclist and junction-turning detection - only available on Limited trim)
  • Blind-spot collision avoidance with rear cross-traffic warning and assist 
  • Lane keep assist
  • Lane following assist
  • Driver attention warning
  • safe exit warning
  • Parking distance warning (Limited trim only)
  • Highway Drive assist (Limited trim only)
  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go assist (Limited trim only)

2022 Hyundai Elantra Competition

6.0/10

2022 Hyundai Elantra vs 2021 Honda Civic

The Honda Civic comes with more power and better performance, and even offers more cargo space than the 2022 Elantra. However, the Hyundai Elantra does come with more interior space than the Civic and offers the best fuel economy figures among the competition, even with the higher trims. The Honda Civic is priced $2,000 more than the Elantra, making it a good option to consider.

2022 Hyundai Elantra vs 2021 Kia Forte

The Kia Forte comes with the same amount of power but does offer better performance than the Hyundai Elantra. The Forte also offers more driving range, thanks to its larger fuel tank. However, the Elantra does come with more space in the front and back rows and offers better mpg figures. That said, the Forte is cheaper by $500, but, the Elantra does offer the latest of updates whereas the Forte is due for one.

2022 Hyundai Elantra vs 2021 Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Corolla offers a smaller engine than the Elantra which does make lesser power. It even offers lesser fuel economy but a similar range due to a larger fuel tank. On the interior, the Corolla falls short in space in the back row and in trunk space. That said, the Toyota Corolla is also $700 more than the Elantra making it a good option to consider.


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2022 Hyundai Elantra Final Verdict

The 2022 Hyundai Elantra is a carry-over model with no changes which is not a bad thing as it has been recently started a new generation in the 2021 model. The 2022 Elantra comes with a futuristic look, modern interior, good amount of technology, and better fuel economy than any of its competition making it a good car to buy. 

 

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