The Hyundai Elantra N has landed in the sporty compact sedan segment with a bang—it has 276 hp and, based on initial impressions, is very impressive to drive. Nothing else with four doors that’s this size has as much power. Honda’s new Civic Si brings 200 hp to the party; the Volkswagen Jetta GLI has 228 hp. Even among hot hatchbacks—forget sedans—the Elantra N sits near the top of the heap, beating out VW’s GTI and tying Hyundai’s own Veloster N while nearing the on-temporary-hiatus Honda Civic Type R‘s 306 ponies. So, how much does Hyundai’s sedan muscle cost?
If you had guessed that more power equals higher price, then ding-ding-ding—you’re correct. The Elantra N will start at $32,925 with its standard six-speed manual and $34,425 with its available eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Those prices actually undercut those of the smaller Veloster N hatchback with the same engine and transmissions, which starts at $33,525 (plus $1,500 for the available DCT automatic).
For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.