2023 Hyundai Elantra N is a part of Hyundai’s expansion of its N performance sub-brand with a fire-breathing version of its new Elantra compact car. The Elantra N is motivated by a 286-hp version of the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-pot, from the gutsy Veloster N hatchback. Consumers can choose from either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Elantra’s premium vibe adds another layer of desirability. The Elantra N has the guts to challenge established sport compact cars such as the Subaru WRX, the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, and the Toyota GR Corolla. The regular Elantra’s classic restyled cabin has a cockpit-like look and feels which translates perfectly to the performance-oriented Elantra N. The racier-looking ambiance is enhanced by sports seats with aggressive bolsters, metal-accented pedals, and plastering of N badges.
The 2023 Elantra N is an all-new model in Hyundai’s budding performance-oriented N lineup.
Engine & Performance
Hyundai’s new sport compact sedan borrows its turbocharged 2.0-liter four-pot from the Veloster N hot-hatch. That engine makes a strudy 275-hp in the Veloster N, but thanks to an overboost feature the company calls N Grin Shift. The Elantra N boasts a 286-hp rating. This gives the Elantra N a big power advantage over the Jetta GLI. An eight-speed automatic is available but it would make one more happy as a six-speed manual is standard. On testing, the sedan delivered an aggressive throttle response, crisp handling, and a sonorous exhaust note. As all this bodes well for the production model. The N’s longer wheelbase gives it a more compliant ride than the Veloster N but it still provides the surefootedness available in a sports sedan.
|2023 Hyundai Elantra N Mileage||City||Highway|
|Manual Elantra N||22 mpg||31 mpg|
|Automatic Elantra N||20 mpg||30 mpg|
As per the EPA, the most fuel efficient variant of the Elantra N is the one equipped with the six-speed manual. As it earned ratings of 22 mpg city and 31 mpg highway. Going with the automatic drops those numbers to 20 mpg city and 30 mpg highway.
Dimensions & Airbags
|2023 Hyundai Elantra N Dimensions|
|Cargo Volume||14 ft3|
An optional 10.3-inch digital gauge display is paired with a second 10.3-inch infotainment touchscreen that emerges from the top of the Elantra’s dashboard. The standard infotainment setup is an 8.0-inch center display and analog gauges for the instrument cluster. Hyundai’s latest infotainment interface takes the stage here. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both standard, as is a Wi-Fi connection.
|2023 Hyundai Elantra N Trims||Price (USD)|
The Elantra N comes only in one trim, and that’s fully loaded too. A host of performance, technology, and safety features are standard. The only choices offered are exterior colors and either the manual or automatic transmission.
Specifications & Top-Speed
|2023 Hyundai Elantra N Specifications||Specs|
|0-60 MPH||4.8–5.3 sec|
|0-100 MPH||12.2–12.7 sec|
|1/4 Mile||13.4–13.9 sec|
|Top Speed||155 mph|