At a time when the average new car costs more than $35,000, it’s easy to worry about finding a good option without breaking the bank. To afford your car payment, will you have to cancel your vacation plans, find a second job, or eat nothing but ramen? Not at all. Even when many cars indeed are expensive, the more affordable options have improved, too. And one familiar budget-friendly name — the 2019 Hyundai Elantra — has just become a better deal than ever.
The Elantra compact sedan, Hyundai’s rival to the best-selling Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic, has a base price of just $17,200. Newly updated for 2019, the Elantra now boasts advanced safety and infotainment features on nearly every trim level, along with fresh styling, a pleasant driving experience, and a long warranty. Let’s go over the details of this sensible, affordable sedan.