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2017 Hyundai Elantra

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2017 SE 4dr Sedan (Alabama Plant)
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Price:   -  From $17,150
2017 SE 4dr Sedan (Ulsan Plant) Price:   -  From $17,150
2017 Value Edition 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $20,250
2017 Value Edition 4dr Sedan (DISC) Price:   -  From $20,250
2017 ECO 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $20,650
2017 Sport 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $21,650
2017 Limited 4dr Sedan (Alabama Plant) Price:   -  From $22,350
2017 Limited 4dr Sedan (Alabama Plant) (DISC) Price:   -  From $22,350
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Overview

Hyundai's likable compact takes on midsize airs this year with grown-up styling and more polish inside. To go with its new personality, the Elantra now offers an array of safety technology that's unsurpassed in this class.

What's New for 2017

The Elantra has been completed redesigned.

Hyundai Elantra

Choosing Your Hyundai Elantra

Although the Elantra is the same size as before, Hyundai has managed to carve out more space for backseat passengers. The interior itself bears a strong resemblance to the larger Sonata, and controls are easier to use this time around.

Most versions of the front-drive Elantra carry a new 2-liter four-cylinder engine with 147 horsepower, matched to a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Buyers concerned with efficiency can opt for a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 128 horsepower and yields 35 mpg in combined driving, 2–3 mpg more than the 2-liter with automatic. The 1.4-liter gets its own transmission, a seven-speed automated manual.

The Elantra is offered in SE, Eco, and Limited trim levels this year:

Hyundai Elantra

SE

Comes with all the basics, including a split-folding rear seat, a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio, and 15-inch steel wheels. Models equipped with the automatic transmission are eligible for a Popular Equipment package with cruise control, a rearview camera, heated mirrors, Bluetooth phone and audio, smartphone compatibility, and 16-inch alloy wheels. Models so equipped can get a Tech package with a host of useful upgrades, including heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert.

Hyundai Elantra

Eco

Gets the 1.4-liter engine and the contents of the SE's option packages as standard. The Eco comes just one way -- there are no options.

Hyundai Elantra

Limited

Includes everything you can get on the SE, plus leather upholstery, a power driver seat, extra chrome trim, LED taillamps, 17-inch wheels, and four-wheel disc brakes. The automatic transmission is also standard. The Limited can get a Tech package of its own with a sunroof, heated rear seats, a navigation system, and an eight-speaker Infinity sound system. With all that equipment in place, you can top off the Elantra with the Ultimate package, which adds driver memory, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, adaptive xenon headlights, and collision mitigation with automatic braking.

CarsDirect Tip

Unless you're in the mood for very basic transportation, we would avoid the SE's manual transmission, which does nothing for efficiency and limits options to nil. Of course, the Limited is the only way to go if you want to take advantage of all of the new safety technology available this year.

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Expert Review

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: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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All-new for 2017, the Hyundai Elantra stretches segment expectations by offering mid-size comfort and convenience at a compact price.

Pricing and Equipment

Pricing for the all-new 2017 Hyundai Elantra SE with the manual transmission starts at $17,150. SE models with the automatic transmission start at $18,150.

A Popular Equipment for SE package adds a seven-inch touchscreen display, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a rearview camera, sixteen-inch wheels, steering wheel mounted audio and cruise control buttons, cruise control, Bluetooth hands-free phone, and a hood insulator for only $800.

Pricing for the top-trim Elantra Limited with the automatic transmission starts at $22,350.

Prices do not include an $835 freight charge.

All models include Hyundai’s 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/10,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary roadside assistance.

Performance Pros

Hyundai Elantra

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra is powered by a two-liter four-cylinder producing 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque, mated either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission depending on trim level and options.

  • Fuel economy ranges from 26 mpg city and 36 mpg highway in the base SE model with the manual transmission to 29 mpg city and 38 mpg highway in the SE model with the automatic transmission.
  • The 2017 Elantra Eco is powered by a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that creates 128 horsepower and 156 pound-feet of torque. The Eco also uses an efficiency-tuned seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Together the duo should be good for an estimated 35 mpg combined.
  • The driving character of the all-new Elantra is mature and compliant. The sedan feels especially composed on winding roads and long stretches of highway. While not the acceleration king, the engine provides enough punch to help the Elantra from getting in the way of itself during highway passing.

Performance Cons

It is hard not to appreciate the fine road manners of the all-new 2017 Elantra, but the sedan is decidedly focused on economy and comfort versus enthusiast-pleasing performance.

Interior Pros

Hyundai Elantra

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra features a driver-oriented design that keeps the controls well within arms-reach and easy to use.

  • Following the recent Hyundai trend, the new Elantra is technology-packed for an amazingly low price, especially when you opt for the relatively inexpensive Popular Equipment for SE package. Higher trim levels are equipped with enough convenience and technology that it doesn’t take much of a stretch to consider the Limited a near-premium car. Case in point, the optional INFINITI eight-speaker audio system rivals some premium brand offerings.
  • Many of the available of the 2017’s active safety technologies strictly limited to high-end luxury vehicles are now available as optional equipment on the compact Elantra.
  • Seating is comfortable and nicely bolstered. The back seats offer plenty of room for two adults or three children.
  • The Elantra’s 110.2 cubic feet of interior volume places the sedan in the EPA’s "mid-size" classification.

Interior Cons

Even the top-trim Limited model still includes a good amount of hard-touch plastic surfaces.

The Most Pleasant Surprise

I was truly thrilled with my time behind the wheel on the winding mountainous roads of Southern California. Hyundai appears to have designed a suspension that can take far more than the little two-liter engine can throw at.

The Least Pleasant Surprise

Unfortunately, the only way to equip the 2017 Elantra with all the new active safety technologies like HID headlights with dynamic bending light, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist and automatic braking with pedestrian detection is to purchase the top-trim Limited model and then add the $2,500 prerequisite Tech package to include the $1,900 Ultimate Package.

The Bottom Line

Hyundai Elantra

I can comfortably recommend the all-new 2017 Hyundai Elantra with very few reservations. Hyundai has essentially built a sedan with the roominess of a midsize sedan and the fuel economy of a subcompact at an affordable price for a nicely-equipped compact.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 147 HP / 132 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: 6-spd man w/OD
Available: 6-spd SHIFTRONIC w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
26 / 36 / 31 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 147 HP / 132 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
26 / 36 / 31 Mpg
Brakes
Front Disc/rear Drum
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Semi-independent Torsion Beam Beam
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
14.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$53
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
14.4 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
96 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
179.9 "
Exterior Width
70.9 "
Exterior Height
56.5 "
Front Headroom
38.8 "
Rear Headroom
37.3 "
Front Legroom
42.2 "
Rear Legroom
35.7 "
Front Shoulder Room
56.2 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.3 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
2,767 Lbs. / 2,812 Lbs.
Wheel Base
106 "
Turning Radius
17.4 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
15.0 " Steel / 16.0 " Silver Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote, Convex Spotter Driver / Power Remote Driver / Dual Power Remote Heated, Convex Spotter Driver
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Black W/metal-look Accents
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Armrests
6-way
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Clock, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan / Clock
Speakers
6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
2
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Major Components Months
120 Months / 100,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
84 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles

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