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2017 Hyundai Elantra Overview

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The 2017 Hyundai Elantra is a small front-wheel drive sedan that has been extensively redesigned for the new model year. Powered by a 147-horsepower four-cylinder motor, the 2017 Elantra provides seating for up to five people and carries a starting MSRP of $17,150. The Elantra competes in the compact sedan segment with the Chevy Cruze, Honda Civic, and Nissan Sentra.


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What’s New for the 2017 Hyundai Elantra?

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra is approximately one inch longer and wider than the outgoing model. With the added space, Elantra designers decided to give rear passengers more leg room, which makes riding in the back seats of this compact sedan a bit more tolerable for taller passengers. The new Elantra also features the hexagonal corporate grille that can also be seen on the Tuscon compact SUV. In addition, the 2017 Elantra offers a new four-cylinder engine and its infotainment system will be compatible with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra comes in three trims: SE, Eco, and Limited. All are offered in standard FWD.

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2017 Hyundai Elantra Exterior

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra offers a more sophisticated and sleek outward appearance than its predecessor. Besides sporting the new hexagonal grille, the new Elantra is available with HID projector headlights with dynamic bending light and automatic high beam assist. The 2017 Elantra comes standard with 15-inch steel wheels, but if consumers choose to open up their wallets for the top-level Limited model, then the Elantra will come with 17-inch alloy wheels, as well as LED taillights and chrome body trim. Exterior color options for the new Elantra include Electric Blue, Red, Silver, Black, and Beige.

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Exterior available on the 2017 Hyundai Elantra SE

  • Dual fold-away power bodycolor side mirrors, Solar control glass, Variable intermittent windshield wipers/washer, Protector headlights with Daytime Running Lights

Exterior available on the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco

  • Hands-free smart trunk, Heated side mirrors, Hood insulator, LED Daytime Running Lights, Automatic headlight control, Door handle approach light

Exterior available on the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited

  • Side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, Chrome front grille, Chrome beltline molding, Chrome door handles

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2017 Hyundai Elantra Performance

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra comes standard with a new 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. A new Eco trim level has been added for the 2017 model year and will be available in the spring of 2016. That Eco model will be powered by a 1.4-liter four-cylinder turbo engine good for 128 horsepower and 156 lb-ft of torque. The Eco model is only available with a seven-speed twin-clutch transmission. The Limited trim comes standard with a six-speed automatic, while the base SE offers the choice between the six-speed automatic and a six-speed manual transmission.

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2017 Hyundai Elantra Efficiency

Efficiency for the 2017 Hyundai Elantra varies depending on which engine, transmission, and wheels are used with the car. With the six-speed automatic transmission and standard 15-inch wheels, the Elantra SE yields an EPA-estimated 29 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. The EPA hasn’t rated the fuel efficiency of the new Elantra Eco model, but Hyundai has estimated it should return 35 mpg combined. The new Elantra comes standard with a 14 gallon gas tank.

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2017 Hyundai Elantra Interior

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra offers a more spacious and tech-savvy interior than last year’s model. Rear passengers have more leg room, and all occupants are able to enjoy their favorite music via the Elantra’s updated infotainment system that’s compatible with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. For those seeking even more luxury amenities, the Elantra also offers a power driver’s seat that memorizes your exact settings each time you step inside the vehicle. Audiophiles should also be pleased to know the Elantra comes standard with a six speaker audio system with AM/FM radio, as well as a CD player and USB port. Consumers will find 14.4 cubic feet of storage space in the trunk of the 2017 Elantra sedan. Other notable features that are available with the vehicle include heated front and rear seats, a navigation system, and an eight-inch touchscreen.

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Interior available on the 2017 Hyundai Elantra SE

  • Interior Features: Air conditioning, Power windows and locks, Six-way driver seat with seat height adjustment for driver and passenger, Premium cloth seating, 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback, Adjustable center head restraint and fixed outer head restraints, Center armrest storage, Front and rear-door map pocket, Center-console-mounted rear cupholders, Illuminated ignition, Tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel.
  • Radio and Technology: Smartphone/USB/AUX input, AM/FM/SiriusXM Radio/CD/MP3 Audio System with six speakers, Multifunction trip computer

Interior available on the 2017 Hyundai Elantra SE

  • Interior Features: Dual automatic temperature control with CleanAir Ionizer and Auto Defogging System, One-touch auto-up driver’s window, Heated front seats, Dual illuminated vanity mirrors, Sun visor extensions, Sliding center armrest, Front passenger seatback pocket, Leather-wrapped steering and shift knob, Steering-wheel-mounted audio and Bluetooth controls
  • Radio and Technology: Proximity Key entry with push button start, Bluetooth hands-free with voice recognition, 7-inch display audio system with high-resolution touchscreen, Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, 3.5-inch TFT monochromatic cluster display, Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Traffic and Lane Change Assist, Rearview Camera with dynamic guidelines

Interior available on the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited

  • Interior Features: Power driver’s seat with power lumbar support, Leather seating surfaces, Adjustable head restraints for all seating positions, Leatherette door inserts, Rear center armrest with cupholders, Dual charging USB ports
  • Radio and Technology: Blue Link Telematics System, Blue Link Connected Care (three months)

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2017 Hyundai Elantra Safety

The 2016 Hyundai Elantra was named a Top Safety Pick Plus by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The 2017 version uses more high-strength steel than last year’s model and 53% of the vehicle has been reinforced with it. The new Elantra also offers many advanced safety technologies, including blind-spot warning with rear cross traffic alert, forward collision warning, automatic braking with pedestrian detection, lane keeping assist, and lane change alert.

Standard Safety Features

  • Driver’s blind spot mirror
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake Assist (BA)
  • Advanced dual front, side-curtain, knee, and side-impact airbags
  • LATCH system for child safety seats
  • Remote Keyless Entry with alarm

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