Hyundai Elantra Blue (2010)
The Hyundai Elantra Blue edition delivers outstanding fuel economy without adding thousands of dollars to the price. In fact, Hyundai Elantra Blue is the lowest priced Elantra in the lineup. The Hyundai Elantra Blue also practices Hyundai’s high-value approach to standard equipment. Hyundai Elantra Blue has a remarkable array of desirable features for a model with an excellent price-per-MPG ratio. The Elantra delivers outstanding standard safety technologies in its segment, with six airbags, ABS, 4-wheel disc brakes, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), active front head restraints and adjustable head restraints for all seating positions. A partial list of other standard features includes: power heated mirrors, power door locks, power windows with driver’s one-touch down, remote keyless entry with alarm and trunk release, variable intermittent windshield wipers, multiple storage areas, 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback, tachometer, tinted windows, two 12V outlets and tilt steering wheel. Air conditioning, 172-watt AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 audio system with tweeters and in-glass antenna, iPod®/USB auxiliary inputs and cruise control are available options as part of the $1,700 Comfort Package.
To make the Hyundai Elantra Blue, engineers added a “smart” alternator management system, lower friction engine components, revised transmission gear ratios, engine calibration changes and a shift indicator to 2009 Elantra GLS manual. This new high mileage Elantra will be indentified with unique “Blue” badging. From the “Blue” edition, the rest of the Elantra line receives its lower friction engine components, “smart” alternator management system and an improved lock-up torque converter to maximize fuel economy at highway speeds.