2022 Hyundai Elantra N First Drive: N-y Time You Wanna Go

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2022 Hyundai Elantra N First Drive: N-y Time You Wanna Go

It wasn’t that long ago when the front-wheel drive sports car was all the rage, and more than a few  of them came in sedan form for the practical street racer. Those days have largely slipped away thanks to the rise of the SUV, but there are a few fun holdouts left. We’ve just driven another we can add to  the tally, and to the top of the leaderboard: It’s called the 2022 Hyundai Elantra N, and it’s damn good.

Coming in hot with 276 horsepower, 289 lb-ft of torque and an in-your-face attitude, the Elantra N is a shot across the hood of the few remaining affordable sports sedans on the market. Only the new WRX can touch it on paper, but the WRX is all-wheel drive and its automatic transmission option is a CVT. The Volkswagen Jetta GLI sedan is capable enough, but it’s down dozens of horses and lb-ft to the Elantra N, and a spec comparison with the Honda Civic Si is even more lopsided. The Golf R or upcoming Civic Type R  would be more of a fair fight against the Elantra N, but being hatchbacks they traditionally line up against Hyundai’s potent N version of the Veloster instead.

For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.

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