Hyundai Elantra 2018 Philippines: Review, Price, Specs, Interior, Exterior & Performance

Jan 04, 2018
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Find out the Hyundai Elantra 2018 Philippines in the matter of price, specs, interior, exterior and performance via our full review on Philkotse.com.
Overview

Hyundai Elantra 2018 Philippines: A used-to-be-world-beating compact sedan

The Hyundai Elantra has established its popularity in the Philippines since the mid-‘90s. In the past, this compact sedan could be pitched as the most spectacular model from Hyundai. It successfully conquered Pinoys’ heart by its elegant design, class-leading features and admirable performance.

Hyundai Elantra 2018 on the road

The Hyundai Elantra has established its popularity in the Philippines since the mid-‘90s

The Hyundai Elantra 2018 is still refined, spacious, and comfortable but to some extent, it is not the one we saw at the first time any longer. Those things are just about any new model in the current market. Honestly, it’s sad to portray the way Hyundai has turned its used-to-be-world-beating compact sedan, which was very sexy, classy and original, into something new yet unoriginal, uninteresting and overpriced. More gravely, it appears that the Japanese carmaker has not regarded the Elantra as its goal. We know that indifference when looking at the new Elantra. Even, the top-of-the-line 2018 Hyundai Elantra 2.0 GLS we are going to analyze in this review is likewise lusterless.

2018 Hyundai Elantra - Interior, Exterior & Drive

Exterior

Hyundai Elantra 2018 Philippines: Exterior

Hyundai Elantra 2018 angular front

Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture design carries over the exterior

To cite an illustration, let’s gaze at the Hyundai Elantra 2018 exterior.

We see the Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture design here and there, at the hexagonal front grille, angular lines and slim headlamps. Hyundai has tried to give the sedan a fresh and modern look, but we also see clearly that it’s too akin to the predecessor. Coming to details, the halogen head- and taillights make us disappointed: they’re tedious.

Hyundai Elantra 2018 side view

It’s too akin to the predecessor

The only thing that does penance for that downcast styling might be an eye-catching set of 17-inch alloy wheels.

Hyundai Elantra 2018 rear view

The halogen head- and taillights make us disappointed

Interior

Hyundai Elantra 2018 Interior

The Hyundai Elantra 2018 interior bears the same story. Remaining Hyundai’s iconic design (modern, comfortable and well-proportioned) though, there is an abuse of hard plastics througout the inside. Even, no leather seats. 

Hyundai Elantra 2018 interior

The inside remains Hyundai’s iconic design

Accessories

Hyundai Elantra 2018 Review: Accessories

Paradoxically, the manufacturer turns its focus on other unimportant areas like legible analogue gauges as well as nice controls and buttons. In fact, Hyundai could have created a high-quality and more premium sedan, but it did not choose to do that.

Hyundai Elantra 2018 interior

Hyundai turns its focus on other unimportant areas like legible analogue gauges as well as nice controls and buttons

Hyundai Elantra 2018 Review: Safety & Security

Again, the Elantra lacks of safety features. In 2010s, its standard gears including dual SRS airbags, ABS and rear parking sensors brought its reputation in the class. For 2018, curtains airbags, side airbags, stability control are all absent from the safety list. In other words, there are no enhancements. Looking around, you just spot 2-poin lap belt for middle passengers and two adjustable headrests.

Hyundai Elantra 2018 airbags

Again, the Elantra lacks of safety features

Operation

Hyundai Elantra 2018 Philippines: Engine & Performance

If you’re dissatisfied with the exterior, interior and safety of the new Elantra, its performance will release you from your suffering.

Motivated by a Nu 2.0-liter 4-cylinder MPi gasoline engine, the top-end Hyundai Elantra 2.0 GLS makes for a sensible and quiet cruiser. This engine can crank out 152 hp at 6,200 rpm and 192 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm and is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. It performs well on the open roads, let alone its decent fuel efficiency. Normally, it only consumes 8.33 km/L at an average speed of 13 km/h.

Hyundai Elantra 2018 on the road

The Elantra performance will release you from your suffering

Steering, like the powertrain, are likewise brilliant. Noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) levels are impressive. Surely, be careful when moving through tough roads, you’re just driving a sedan! In everyday trips, it runs smoothly and admirably, especially while confronting sweeping bends and long straights. Nonetheless, in case of quick transitions, the suspension system will tell you its drawbacks.

Conclusion

Hyundai Elantra 2018 Specs in the Philippines

Hyundai Elantra 2018 Specs in the Philippines
 Overall
Name Hyundai Elantra 2.0 GLS 2018
Year Introduced 2016
Vehicle Classification Compact Seda
Dimensions
Length 4,570 mm
Width 1,800 mm
Height 1,450 mm
Wheelbase 2,700 mm
Curb Weight 1,352 kg
Turning Circle  10.6 m
Ground Clearance 150 mm
Number of Doors 4
Number of Seats 5
Suspension & Tires
Front Suspension Independent, MacPherson Struts
Rear Suspension Torsion Beam Axle
Front Brakes Vented Disc
Rear Brakes Disc
Tires Hankook Ventus Prime 2 225/45 R 17 W (f & r)
Wheels 17-in Alloy
Engine & Performance
Engine Size 2.0 L
Displacement 1,999 cc
Number of Cylinders 4
Number of Valves 16
Transmission Category 6-Speed Automatic
PowerTrain Front-Wheel Drive
Max Output 152 hp @ 6,200 rpm
Max Torque 192 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
Top Speed 202 km/h
Fuel Type Gasoline
Fuel Capacity 50 L
Fuel Economy @ Ave. Speed 8.33 km/L @ 13 km/h
Exterior
Headlights Halogen
Fog Lamps Yes, Front
Auto Lights Yes
Rain-sensing Wipers Yes
Interior
On-Board Computer Yes
Steering Wheel Adjust Tilt/Telescopic
Steering Wheel Material Leather
Seating Adjustment Manual
Seating Surface Fabric
Folding Rear Seat 60/40
Convenience Features
Power Windows Yes
Power Door Locks Yes
Power Steering Yes
Power Mirrors Yes, with Fold
Climate Control Automatic, with Rear Vents
Entertainment System
  • 5-inch LCD
  • FM
  • AM
  • Radio
  • CD
  • MP3
  • USB
  • Aux
  • Bluetooth
  • 6 Speakers
Steering Controls Yes
Safety & Security
Driver's Airbag Yes
Front Passenger's Airbag Yes
Side Airbag No
Curtain Airbag No
Knee Airbag No
Anti-Lock Braking System Yes
Immobilizer Yes
Security Alarm No
Electronic Door Locks Yes
Speed Sensing Door Locks No
Stability Control No
ISOFIX No
Lane Departure Warning System No
Blind-Spot Detection System No

Hyundai Elantra 2018 Price in the Philippines

Hyundai Elantra 2018 on the road

Today, buyers want to see more rather than a seemingly original formula

Come hell or high water, a price tag of ₱1,158,000 will make you shocked. Refined, quiet and sensible but the Elantra 2018, to be frank, cannot allure us. Philkotse.com does not think that it’s bad, yet the refinements are ambiguous exclusive of its ride and handling. Today, buyers want to see more rather than a seemingly original formula that is deficient in convenience gadgets, a breakthrough in design as well as safety-wise.

Hyundai Elantra 2018 Price in the Philippines
 Model Price
2018 Hyundai Elantra 1.6 GL MT ₱918,000
2018 Hyundai Elantra 1.6 GL AT ₱1,018,000
2018 Hyundai Elantra 2.0 GL AT Limited Edition ₱1,038,000
2018 Hyundai Elantra 2.0 GLS AT ₱1,158,000

>>> View full Hyundai Elantra Philippines price list with estimated installment

Some years ago, the Hyundai Elantra would definitely be in your wishlist if you were seeking for a gorgeous sedan with a fair price. But at the moment, how can it get by in this competitive compact sedan market?

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