The South Korean automaker has recently announced the pricing details for the ultra-efficient Elantra Eco, which can be had in the United States starting at $20, 650.
The greenish Elantra Eco will boast a very good fuel rating of 32 mpg city, 40 mpg highway, and 35 mpg combined. Given the credentials, of course it will reign as the most fuel-efficient Elantra, and even if it’s an alternative for the budget oriented it will keep the stylish exterior. The Elantra Eco packs projector beam headlights, LED daytime running lights, and 15-inch alloy wheels. The cabin also boasts niceties such as the heated front seats, a dual-zone automatic climate control system, and a seven-inch Display Audio system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality. The owner will also get a leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel, power windows / locks, and a push-button ignition. Sifting through the equipment list we also found a split folding rear seat, Bluetooth connectivity, and a 3.5-inch TFT display in the instrument cluster.
Under the hood sits a turbocharged 1.4-liter GDI four-cylinder engine delivering 128 horsepower and 156 pound-feet of torque, mated to a seven-speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission for the 32 miles per gallon city, 40 mpg highway, and 35 mpg combined return. While the Elantra Eco is less powerful than the regular model, which has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 147 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque, it’s also more efficient as the later only returns 29 mpg city, 38 mpg highway, 33 combined.