Hyundai unveiled its much-awaited Alcazar last month. The premium 7-seater is aimed at customers who are looking for an affordable yet spacious SUV which can offer them practicality along with the usual benefits of ownership of an SUV like massive road presence, better seating position and high ground clearance. The Hyundai Alcazar takes direct competition from other 7-seaters like Tata Safari and MG Hector Plus. With that being said, many other cars fall in the price bracket of the Alcazar. One of them is from Hyundai’s stable again. We are talking about the Hyundai Elantra. The car is a premium sedan and as mentioned above, falls in Alcazar’s price bracket. In today’ article on Hyundai Elantra vs Hyundai Alcazar, we will look at which product should you buy out of these two.
The Hyundai Alcazar is 4500mm long, 1790mm wide and 1675mm tall. The car sits on a best-in-segment wheelbase of 2760mm and gets a ground clearance of 200mm. Alcazar offers a boot storage capacity of 180-litres. The Hyundai Elantra on the other hand is 4620mm long, 1800mm wide and 1465mm tall. This sedan gets a wheelbase of 2700mm. Also, Elantra sits 167mm above the ground. This one offers a boot storage capacity of 458-litres.
The Alcazar comes powered by a 2.0-lire petrol engine. The petrol unit is capable of making 157bhp & 191Nm of torque. The Elantra also comes powered by the same 2.0-litre Nu petrol engine. The petrol unit on the Elantra makes 150bhp and 192Nm of torque. The cars also share the 1.5-litre U2 diesel engine that makes 113bhp and 250Nm of torque. The petrol and diesel engines on both cars come mated to manual and automatic gearboxes. Elantra returns a fuel efficiency of 15kmpl and 17.32kmpl with petrol (MT,AT) and diesel (MT,AT) engines respectively. The Alcazar returns a fuel efficiency of 14.5kmpl (P,MT), 14.2kmpl (P,AT), 20.4kmpl (D,MT) and 18.1kmpl (D,AT). The Elantra sits on 16-inch wheels whereas the Alcazar sits on 18-inch wheels.
Hyundai Elantra vs Hyundai Alcazar features
Advanced connected car tech, wireless charging in 1st & 2nd-row, a panoramic sunroof, a fully digital instrument cluster, a big touchscreen infotainment system and 64-colour ambient lighting are some of the many features of the Hyundai Alcazar. The Elantra gets features like ventilated front seats, electric sunroof, smart trunk system and dual-zone AC.
Hyundai Elantra vs Hyundai Alcazar pricing
The Hyundai Alcazar starts from Rs 19.36 Lakhs and goes up to Rs 23.67 Lakhs. The Elantra on the other hand starts at Rs 21.27 Lakhs and goes up to Rs 25.52 Lakhs (on-road Mumbai).
Which one should you buy?
Hyundai Elantra being a premium sedan caters to the need of buyers who love to be chauffeur driven and spend most of the time in the 2nd-row. The car gets comfortable amount of legroom and knee-room. Along with this, the car gets a big boot. If you are the kind of buyer who enjoys sitting at the back and cares for features like dual-zone climate control, you should go for the Elantra. However, if you want massive road presence and high ground clearance out of your car without having to compromise on features and space, you should go for the Alcazar.
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