Hyundai Elantra: Performance and Safety


Driving in and around Chicago and its urban neighbors is a significantly different experience than highway commutes and backroads driving. As such, optimum driving here requires a certain type of vehicle. If you are in the market for a vehicle and you'll mostly be driving in Chicago and its more densely populated suburbs, then you'll want a vehicle that's small, easy to maneuver, has proven safety records, and boasts a nice balance between performance and efficiency. These are all qualities you'll find in a quality compact car like the Hyundai Elantra. 

The Hyundai Elantra is a solid, great all-around compact car that has continued to outsell its competitors. And this year there's even more to love about this dynamic little sedan! The following is a quick look at two of our favorite aspects of the 2018 Hyundai Elantra: Performance & Safety.



The 2018 Elantra comes with three engines for Chicago car buyers to choose from. The first, considered the base model engine, is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that delivers 147 horsepower in sedan models and 161 horsepower when in GT hatchback models. In addition to offering a healthy amount of power, this engine enjoys some of the best fuel economy ratings in a car that's not a hybrid. With this model, Chicago drivers will enjoy an EPA-estimated 28 miles per gallon in the city and 37 mpg on the highway.


For a little more oomph, opt for the 2018 Hyundai Elantra Sport and its 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that generates 201 horsepower. Or, for a bit more fuel economy, there's the 2018 Elantra Eco that includes a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that gets a respectable 128 horsepower and an incredible 32 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway.


Of course, no matter which model and engine you choose, you'll love how the Elantra handles on the road. This is a quiet and comfortable sedan that has a well-tuned suspension that easily soaks up those nasty imperfections common on many Chicago side streets. This sedan has received considerable upgrades in the steering department over recent years, and drivers will feel well-poised and in control behind this year's responsive steering wheel. Additionally, the Elantra does incredibly well when cornering with little body roll and comfortable, well-bolstered seats.



City driving should be, but isn't always, safe. There are a lot of distracted drivers out there, and tourists who don't know where they're going often pose a risk for local Chicago drivers. For these reasons and so much more, safety should be a priority for anyone shopping for their next daily driver, and it was made a priority with the 2018 Hyundai Elantra.


The 2018 Hyundai Elantra was one of only five small cars that earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's highest safety rating of Top Safety Pick+. It did so thanks to its incredible ability to protect occupants in a variety of collision scenarios as well as its outstanding driver assist systems, including an automatic emergency braking system that greatly prevents avoidable collisions from ever occurring.


Test Drive the 2018 Hyundai Elantra Today at McGrath City Hyundai

Are you ready to upgrade your Chicago wheels? If so, then we want to invite you down to our Chicago area dealership of McGrath City Hyundai. Our location is proud to offer a wide selection of Hyundai Elantras and outstanding low prices. We offer both in-house financing and leasing deals so that you can find that perfect compact car at a price you can afford. Contact us today to learn more and to schedule a test drive!



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