Providing plenty of value and style, a comfortable and well-appointed cabin, the new 2017 Hyundai Elantra comes with plenty of talents and performance. Some of the defining aptitudes for the new model includes a ling warranty coverage, a quiet cabin, a feature and technology galore, and a spacious cargo volume. Its release date should be expected during the 4th Q of 2016.
A first for the 2017 model includes a keyless ignition and entry, standard automatic climate control, and standard leather seats.
The new and redesigned Elantra offers quite an impressive list of technologies and features that will undoubtedly give the vehicle a competitive edge. Ever since the vehicle debuted back in 2011, the vehicle has continued with a laudable growth curve and has exceeded all other major models in terms of the tenure.
Youthful rivals have had a tough giving the Elantra a run for its money. Despite its long existence, the vehicle hasn’t aged a day as Hyundai has consistently offered a refreshing appeal and stuffed it with latest features. The same exponential growth continues with the 2017 model. The vehicle comes with upscale features including but not limited to a sunroof, keyless ignition and entry, and LED running lights. Things even get better if you opt for the top-rated Limited and Sport trims.
If you are seating there and looking for greying signs, you’ll find none! This, therefore, means the new Elantra is now better and more confident on the road and offers irresistible looks and interior appeal.
Available Trims – Hyundai Elantra
The sedan is available in a whopping four trims: base SE, mid-trims Value Edition and Limited, and the top-of-the-line Sport trims.
Exterior Review & Interior Pictures – 2017 Hyundai Elantra
The redesigned 2017 Hyundai Elantra base SE trim offers a trip computer, full power accessories, 15” steel wheels, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, air-conditioning, a six-speaker sound system, a USB port, and satellite radio.
Optional on the SE is the Popular Equipment package that comes bundled with 16” wheels, steering wheel mounted audio controls, foglights, heated mirrors, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a rearview camera, a 4.3” touchscreen display, a sliding rear armrest, illuminated vanity mirrors, extendable sun visors, a rearview camera, a sliding center armrest, and blind-spot monitor.
The Value Edition adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless ignition and entry, heated front seats, and a sunroof.
Opting for the Limited trim adds adjustable steering effort, Blue Link telematics, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a six-way power driver seat, LED accents, projector headlights, 17” wheels, and LED taillights.
Optional features available for the Limited trim includes an upgraded audio systems, a navigations system, a 7” touchscreen interface, and a sunroof.
Finally, the Sport trim comes featuring a sport-tuned suspension and steering steel, heated rear seats, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, black exterior accents, a more powerful engine, and exterior heated mirrors.
Engine Specs – 2017 Hyundai Elantra
The SE, Value Edition, and the Limited trims come equipped with a four-cylinder 1.8L engine rated at 145 horsepower and 130 pounds of torque. The six-speed manual transmission is the default system, while the auto is available as an option but standard on the Limited and Value Edition trims.
During our own test drive, the Limited trim was able to saunter to 60 mph from standstill in just 9.7 seconds.
According to Hyundai, the EPA fuel economy ratings of the manual-equipped SE stands at 27/37/31 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
Regardless of the trim, the rest return EPA ratings of 28/38/32 mpg.
The figures are solid, however, window-shopping for other alternatives will reveal that there are other vehicles in the same segment which offer better fuel economy ratings.
Finally, the performance-themed 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport comes with a four-cylinder 2.0L engine rated at 173 horsepower and 154 pounds of torque. During our test drive, the automatic-equipped 2017 Hyundai Elantra sauntered from 0-60 mph in 8.2 seconds.
Its EPA ratings stand at 24/34/28 mpg with the manual, and 24/35/28 for the automatic-equipped Sport model.
Release Date & Price – 2017 Hyundai Elantra Coupe
Excited about the Elantra? If yes, expect to pay an MSRP starting from $17,250 for the 2017 Hyundai Elantra. As for the release date, expect the vehicle to be available in U.S dealerships sometime during the 4th Q.