“With the 2017 Elantra, Hyundai trades off brash looks for a more refined ride, and it pays off handsomely”.
Hyundai 2017 Elantra styling and comfort:
At the front, it’s a success, with a wider, deeper grille giving the Elantra more presence. Boomerang-shaped LED running lights brighten the front-end treatment. With about an inch more in overall length and in width, the new Elantra improves slightly on the current model’s already generous interior space.
Front-seat space is very good, with seats more firmly shaped and bolstered than in the past. There’s plenty of small-item storage in the doors, console, and in a covered bin that sits ahead of the shift lever.
The back seats are less grippy and sit slightly higher, but head room and knee room are still good for adult passengers, even under the optional sunroof.
Hyundai 2017 Elantra performance:
Acceleration is tempered and even, though the standard 4-cylinder is happy to wind to its rev limits without too much complaint. The 6-speed shifts are staged for economy, not speed, and no paddle shift controls are fitted.
It is said that Elantra Sport’s 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine will produce “more than” 200 horsepower, or at least 37 percent more power than the 2.0-liter four-cylinder that powers most Elantra models.
A turbocharged 1.4-liter inline-4 with 128 hp and 156 lb-ft, teamed to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission for an estimated 35 mpg on the EPA combined cycle, which would match the new Honda Civic and its 4 cylinder/continuously variable transmission combo for efficiency.
Hyundai 2017 Elantra safety and features:
Hyundai is aiming for top-drawer safety with the new 2017 Elantra. It predicts it will earn top ratings from both agencies, thanks to a strong new body and to advanced safety features on the options list.
Gas Mileage: 26 mpg City/36 mpg Hwy
Engine: Regular Unleaded I-4, 2.0 L
EPA Class: Mid-Size Cars
Style Name: SE 2.0L Manual (Ulsan Plant)
Drivetrain: Front Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity: 5
Passenger Doors: 4
Body Style4: door Car
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
EPA Fuel Economy Est – Hwy (MPG): 36