Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
2020 Scarlet Red Pearl manual. Leased it for 36 months. It is replacing a 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport CVT Sonic
Grey Pearl that I was leasing. I was looking at leasing a Si,it had to be a coupe as the 4 door Si is longer than the Civic Hatchback, but Honda didnt have any lease incentives on it. The Elantra GT N Line to me is the next vehicle in a Hot Hatch that meets my requirements. So got with the dealer in Holland and they came up with a great package. My wife likes the interior of the Elantra over the Civic Hatch we had. She says it is more elegant. I say it is closer to a true GT than the Civic. Oh comparing a 2020 version of the Civic we had to the Elantra GT N Line, the MSRP was real close, yet the Elantra by far is a better vehicle.
Honda suggested using Premium in the Hatchback to get to the peak HP & Torque. I am wondering if that would also work for the turbo 4 in the Elantra. Using Premium would help keep the engine from spark knocking and all modern engines have spark knock sensors that retard the timing when they detect spark knock. Any one ever try Premium?