The award-winning Elantra enters 2010 an improved weapon a gainst gas prices, with the all-new Blue mo del achieving a highway fuel economy rating of 35 miles per gallon. Smart engineering enhancements to the rest of the 2010 Elantra lineup improve fuel efficiency by up to four percent. These new fuel economy numbers give Elantra an advantage in price-per-MPG ratio, making it an even stronger value for 2010. In addition to all these enhancements, Hyundai Elantra earned the J.D. Power and Associates award for the highest initial quality in the compact car segment.
To make the 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 last years Elantra GLS manual. This new high mileage Elantra is identified 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.
Hyundais iPod/USB auxiliary inputs, a new waterfall grille, rear chrome trim, chrome interior accents and a monotone black interior color choice for SE mo dels.
Music lovers will welcome the 2010 Elantras inclusion of XM Satellite Radio and standard auxiliary input jacks (3.5 mm mini-jack and USB input) to accommodate and charge audio devices such as iPods. When an iPod or flash drive is connected through the USB port, not only does it play music through the vehicles six-speaker audio system, but it also charges the iPod. The audio display included with this system also allows both driver and passengers to easily view song/artist/title information and control the music from the audio head unit rather than from the iPod itself.