Just about all you need to know about the 2016 Elantra engines, fuel economy, and exterior colors has been revealed at the Hyundai-blog, so now might be a good time to turn our attention to the exterior size and interior volume of the new model.
The new Elantra 4-door sedan takes it to the next level in regards to interior space, putting it ahead of the likes of the Ford Focus and Honda Civic.
There is so much space to be found inside that the EPA have decided to classify the Elantra as a midsize vehicle as opposed to the compact label held by other vehicles in the compact car segment.
The interrior volume of Hyundai Elantra is set at 110.4 cubic feet, which is enough to beat out the models of the Ford Focus, Chevrolet Cruze, and Honda Civic sedan.
Furthermore, and somewhat surprisingly, that number puts it ahead of the 110 cubic feet delivred by the Nissan Maxima, and the 106.8 cubic feet that the VW CC offers (both in a segment above than the Elantra sedan!).
Where the extra space is visible is with the long seat track, which deivers best in class legroom up front.
The 14.8 cubic feet of trun space is also more than many competitors.
- 106.3 in
The long wheelbase is what allows the Elantra to have midsize space with a compact efficiency.
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Dimensions
Overall length: 179.1 in.
Overall width: 69.9 in.
Overall height: 56.3 in.
Hyundai have used high-strength steel in much of the construction, delivering increased body stiffness with less weight.
The use of this steel means that the suspension is more effective.
Even with all that extra size and space, the automatic transmission 2016 Elantra SE weighs in at just 2,818 pounds, making it the second lightest car in its class.
The lightness of the vehicle means great fuels economy, with EPA ratings coming in at an estimated 38 mpg highway.