The 2022 Hyundai Elantra, which carries over unchanged after being utterly redesigned final 12 months, has a trunk capability of 14.2 cubic ft. That goes for each the gas-only and hybrid variations. This is not fairly as huge because the 14.8-cubic-foot Civic trunk, nevertheless it aces the 13.2-cubic-foot Mazda 3 sedan trunk. Finally, although, it does not matter all that a lot, as a result of all of those signify surprisingly monumental trunks for compact sedans. These usually are not solely greater than previous examples, however significantly exceed what you will discover in luxurious compact fashions just like the Cadillac CT4 and BMW 2 Sequence Gran Coupe.
So, how do all these numbers translate into precise stuff? Nicely, just about precisely as these numbers would predict.
Right here is the trunk. It seems principally the identical as what you’d discover within the Civic trunk. Large opening, large on the rear, no strangeness.
It does have gooseneck hinges, nonetheless, which go down additional into the trunk than the Civic’s. It additionally has that speaker on one aspect you’ve got to concentrate on.
Now, on to the luggage. As in each baggage check I do, I exploit two midsize curler suitcases that will should be checked in on the airport (26 inches lengthy, 16 large, 11 deep), two roll-aboard suitcases that simply barely match within the overhead (24L x 15W x 10D), and one smaller roll-aboard that matches simply (23L x 15W x 10D). I additionally embody my spouse’s fancy in a single day bag simply to spruce issues up a bit (21L x 12W x 12D).
Yep, all of them match. I had to ensure the luggage on high have been away from the hinges (not troublesome), and the speaker did not pose an issue. I truly may’ve match the smaller blue curler bag up there with out challenge. There was additionally a good bit of area left over, say for a grocery bag on both sides, between the rear-most luggage and the wheel wells. Once more, that is akin to the Civic.
Right here is the spare tire. It is a area saver, nevertheless it exists, so yay. Plainly the Elantra Hybrid additionally has the spare, in contrast to the Tucson Hybrid.
The trunk on this midgrade Elantra SEL is opened by urgent this little button that is hidden throughout the taillight unit.
And that about does it for the Elantra baggage check. Little automobile, huge trunk. I might additionally wish to level out it is a greater, extra simply loaded cargo area than these of the next equally priced SUVs: Chevy Trailblazer, Subaru Crosstrek, Hyundai Kona, Hyundai Venue and Ford Escape. Simply saying.