Hyundai announced today that it is making navigation an option on its 2010 Elantra. The LG-sourced unit not only includes turn-by-turn directions and a large 6.5-inch screen, but 8 GB of internal map storage, XM satellite radio, and Bluetooth phone connectivity.
An Elantra GLS equipped with the new navigation system stickers for $18,715, roughly $1100 more than a GLS without the nav system. For the top-end Elantra SE, navigation is only available with the Premium package, which adds a power sunroof, heated front seats, and $2000 to the price tag, bringing the MSRP to $20,565. All prices include $720 in destination charges.
Hyundai says the Elantra is now the least expensive car in its class to offer a full-screen navigation unit. Elantras with navigation are starting to arrive at dealers across the U.S. now, and are bundled with a 90-day complimentary XM subscription.