Hyundai Elantra 2018: the interior is not worth the money and not convincing enough on the road
Similar to Tucson or I10, when you mention the popular car models, you will rarely hear the name Hyundai Elantra. The reason is because Hyundai is not participating in the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers Association Varma. A friend of mine used to use a relatively luxurious phrase to describe Elantra before.
He said, "It looks like a supercar." In addition, there are many requests from you to follow the car, making me very eager to make a review of the Hyundai Elantra 2.0 here. With 660 million VND, whether the Hyundai Elantra version 2.0 is attractive enough, is worth the money or not. We will explore it now.
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Before getting into the specifics of the Hyundai Elantra, I want you to take a closer look at the car. At the same time, please compare with the previous design of this model. The Hyundai Elantra in the C-segment segment is probably the most drastic change, the most changes in recent years. Especially in the sixth generation launched in 2016.
This is a plus point of Hyundai Elantra when standing next to rivals such as Mazda 3 or Kia Cerato. Personally, I probably don't have too many words to describe the Hyundai Elantra because it was launched in 2016. You must have gotten used to it too. But for me, I really like the design of the fake air vents here, it gives this model a very sporty, very emotional appearance.
In addition, I also want to compliment Hyundai for equipping this vehicle with the proximity sensor at the front as well. And this sensor is localized to only issue warnings at low speeds, then at close distances only. Given the current traffic conditions in Vietnam, if the distance is too far, this will be a troublesome point. But to me, Elantra has done a great job of warning the distance ahead.
In terms of overall dimensions, the Hyundai Elantra, Mazda 3 and Kia Cerato are not much different, both in width and height. Then even the 2700 mm wheelbase is a shared number. However, thanks to the slightly larger width, the Hyundai Elantra seems to have a more senior appearance than the Mazda 3.
In the past 10 years, all brands except Toyota have shifted the potential user from the C-segment to young people. Looking at the tail design of Elantra, you can clearly see this.
Here, on this hatch, it creates an image of a rear spoiler, merging with the overall design of the vehicle. And if you see the design of the Hyundai Elantra from the rear góc corner, then this model has the exterior quite similar to a 4-door cup. Yes and the Hyundai Elantra taillights, I believe it is well worth the 30s, because the design of the taillights is designed with 3 small lights inside, it is very modern. and fussy.
This is a detail that I believe people who own the Elantra will be quite proud to stand next to rival cars. Looking to Kia Cerato or Mazda 3, the LED taillights of the two models are also very beautiful. But I believe it is impossible to be sophisticated and attractive by the Elantra taillights here.
Yes, the trunk door of the Hyundai Elantra is also the smart trunk door. When we stand next to the trunk door like this for about 3 seconds, it will automatically open. Unfortunately, this boot is still a boot. So we still need to lift our hands. Then when closed, you have to use your hand like this. And when I opened the trunk, I was quite shocked at the simplicity of the inside of the trunk. I even thought that it was my friend who removed the trunk to fix something and forgot to put it back in.
But no, that's the basic design of Elantra, it's very simple. Whether the Hyundai Elantra 2.0 is really as sporty as the look the Korean automaker emphasizes or not. Let's find out later. And now, as traditional, let's explore the interior of this car cost 660 million, nothing interesting.
I have also adjusted the chair to fit my sitting position. And in this position, the top of the curve extends from the dashboard to the end of the car that is the wipers in front. Although the seats have been adjusted to their full height, my vision in front is quite narrow, in exchange for having a relatively comfortable headroom and feeling comfortable. sense of smell when entering the car.
The interior is like many other Hyundai models, it makes me feel quite cheap. The piano black or silver-fake metallic pieces here should be more equipped to erase the feeling of being all plastic. But in fact, Hyundai does not do so. Many areas are still hard plastic, only a little bit like here or the sill here will be soft plastic, the rest are all hard plastic. And it makes this car not feel expensive.
I have also praised Huyndai for its exterior design, with the localized front sensor, which is suitable for traffic conditions in Vietnam. However, Koreans probably do not know the phrase "The disrespectful thing" when giving Elantra 2.0 a car with a price of 660 million dong with an inferior interior like this.
And I would like to share one more thing that is the owner of this car, he is not satisfied at all with the interior color. This interior color is called the owner of this car, it is quite luxurious and not very beautiful at all. The dashboard design here, Hyundai is also quite observant when adjusting so that it is a bit towards the driver a bit.
I appreciate this, however, you can see that with a height of 1m 74 like me, when adjusting the driver seat to fit your position, it is difficult to reach, to reach. part of this touch screen, if you want to adjust it, you will have to lean slightly up like this is quite inconvenient.
And you know, when we reach up like this, the distance between the air bag and our face is already less than 40 cm, which is quite dangerous. What makes me feel most unsatisfied in the interior of the Elantra is not the all-plastic interior, which is the chair drying button here. For me it is a waste in terms of customer experience
Instead of carrying a rather redundant detail in a tropical country like Vietnam, Hyundai should have brought up a detail that it is more convenient and convenient. For example, the handbrake here can be converted into an electronic handbrake, for example. While making this review video of this Hyundai Elantra 2.0, we also knew for sure that one would ask why not evaluate the 1.6 Turbo. The answer for you lies in the next 3s.
The Hyundai Elantra has Sport mode and this Sport mode is really sporty. It is very different from the Normal mode of this car. Switching to Sport mode, I personally was quite surprised by the way this 2.0 machine responded. Throttle pedal becomes a lot more sensitive and it seems that the car is pumped more horsepower. Even when I switch to Sport mode, I believe it is quite difficult for people who are new to the Elantra to really control the throttle.
Deep throttle, for example, can pull the car very fast and makes the people next to us easily back. Sport mode not only brings a more responsive throttle, but the way the gearbox responds more jerk. The gearbox regularly shifts at around 3000 revolutions per minute, it will make your throttle always feel jerky and easy to bring the feeling of hangover for those sitting in the car.
And of course, the shift in the big revs will make the car become a lot more noisy. Then the throttle phase if you are not really drastic to the gearbox jump to the next level. Releasing the accelerator pedal at about 3000 revolutions per minute will cause the occupant to ride forward like this. Perhaps the Sport mode should only be applied when you're the only one in the car. As for the rest, I believe the people sitting in the car will not find it pleasant to sit with you and operate in Sport mode.
Does Hyundai's Sport Elantra 2.0 Sport mode feel as sporty as the 1.6 Turbo version? I may not be able to answer immediately. However, for me personally, a young driver, what the Sport mode brings is relatively exciting and somewhat satisfied my driving passion. And when operating the car in Sport mode, the Elantra also quickly revealed a disadvantage that the soundproofing between the engine compartment and the cabin is not really good. Keeping the vehicle running at a speed range for example 40 km / h, for example, it will cause the rpm to be retained at 2000 rpm. And the loud noises, the sound of it coming, would make those sitting in the car uncomfortable.
In addition, when the rev range reached 3,000, the vibrations had already passed into the car significantly. You can easily feel it through the accelerator pedal or when you step on the floor like this. If someone is watching a video and hoping we will bring out adjectives like sports or excitement, I'm going to make you feel disappointed. Because the Hyundai Elantra has one more weakness, one huge weakness if you want to operate the car in a sporty way. This can be considered as one of the greatest weaknesses of Elantra.
The electric power steering is too light and too vague. When you operate the car only needs about 60 km / h, on the surface of the road is not very nice, it has the lanes for the truck to go next to the road becomes rough, the feeling is vague. inevitable. Even at 60 km / h you hold the steering wheel like this and you will not be able to tell whether the vehicle is going straight or turning left, right. Everything is very vague.
And still on the bad roads as I just listed, at speeds from 80 km / h for example, the light steering like this does not affect the direction of the car, you will not know. are you really making a turn or not. Well anyway, the Hyundai Elantra is just an ordinary model and I will still have to use the familiar expression. That is, we can't ask for anything more in an affordable C-class car like the Hyundai Elantra.
After operating the car in Sport mode, then perhaps we will still have to bring the car to a familiar environment that is urban, to see in the urban environment, what are the disadvantages of Hyundai Elantra or not. Going back to Lang Hoa Lac street, I must say that the suspension of Huyndai Elantra is really very wonderful, very quiet. But provided that this model is brought to our country in 10 or 20 years when the quality of construction works of our country is much better, then the road surface is no longer burrs, wavy anymore. As for the current quality of Lang Hoa Lac road, I must say that the suspension of the Hyundai Elantra is too floating.
If any of you are feeling frustrated with the Hyundai Elantra then I will reassure you right now, that the persistent state of Elantra does not create a state of rapid motion sickness, but it always makes me feel there's something unsettling, an insecurity of the lack of control, and the way the tire rolls down the road, the way we move or the lane is on the freeway.
The current speed I'm maintaining is 80 km / h. And at this velocity maintained steadily, revs also at 1500 or 1700 revolutions per minute only. The number is quite small and it minimizes jolting vibration into the car. This is a plus point of the Hyundai Elantra. And maybe I have used too many negative words to describe this model of Hyundai. But if I did not continue to talk about the disadvantages of Elantra anymore, perhaps I would lose a core value of the Car. It is authentic. We always aim to give you the most accurate and accurate assessment of how cars operate.
Hyundai Elantra is equipped with a 2.0 engine with 153.8 horsepower. I note here that the unit of measurement is horsepower rather than PS as the number published on Hyundai's website. At the same time, this model was not announced dry weight, so I do not know what the horsepower to weight ratio of this car is. But the actual operation of the Hyundai Elantra on the highway is not as I expected. From 60 km / h, this car has not much power anymore. The pushes to overtake cars, the pushes to accelerate it are no longer as agile as when we operate in the street.
The engine is yes, it has roared to about 4000 laps, 4500 and 5000. At the threshold like this, when you operate the car continuously it will bring fatigue quickly. Because the noise is too loud. Yes, reaching the threshold of 100 km / h already, the Hyundai Elantra is very noisy now. And especially I don't understand if this is a particular error or not, but it seems that I can also feel a bit of wind on the part of this sunroof coming down. If you are looking for a rebellious or sporty machine then the Hyundai Elantra is not the choice for you.
Ending the evaluation of Hyundai Elantra on road and urban roads. I still want to give you more reviews. From the standpoint of knowing that the Hyundai Elantra has had quite a number of review videos already. But with an orientation that we always aim to be objective and honest, we believe that the following reviews will have a certain value to those who watch our videos.