Inside, the Elantra N’s cabin is a darkish and sober place to search out your self. There’s just one inside coloration scheme — black leather-based mixed with black microsuede — and the blue distinction stitching does not come near lifting it. I am not asking for vibrant ivory leather-based, however some textured aluminum would not damage.
N-branded entrance bucket seats are normal, and mighty supportive. They’ve illuminated “N” plates, simply in case you wish to backlight your neck, and handbook adjustment. Heating can be normal alongside the dual-zone local weather management. A leather-wrapped steering wheel and transmission shifter knob additionally get N-branding, and Hyundai will get bonus factors for its quality-feeling steel paddle shifters.
The entrance is spacious, however the rear bench suffers a bit of on legroom because of the bowed backs of the entrance seats. Extra off-putting is the extent of the exhausting black plastic: No nice shock, given the place Hyundai has allotted its price range right here, however nonetheless not precisely pleasing to the contact.
Not less than it feels sturdy in most locations, although when you drop the rear seats right down to develop the 14.2 cubic-feet of trunk area — positive, if not excellent — you will discover an anti-roll bar spanning the hole. Good for reinforcement, not a lot for transporting cumbersome gadgets.