FOUNTAIN VALLEY, California — The fuel-efficient 2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco compact sedan will be priced at $21,485, including an $835 destination charge, when it arrives at Hyundai dealerships this summer.
The new Elantra Eco is priced between the base 2017 Elantra and the 2017 Elantra Limited.
The base model starts at $17,985, while the Elantra Limited is priced at $23,185. Prices include shipping.
The EPA has not posted official fuel economy numbers on the Elantra Eco, but Hyundai said it expects the car to deliver 32 mpg in city driving and 40 mpg on the highway, with a combined rating of 35 mpg.
The Elantra Eco is equipped with a 128-horsepower 1.4-liter turbocharged GDI four-cylinder engine and a seven-speed EcoShift dual-clutch transmission.
Standard equipment includes LED daytime running lights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, automatic temperature control, hands-free smart trunk, heated front seats and illuminated vanity mirrors.
Driver-assistance features include standard blind-spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert and lane-change assist.
The fuel-sipping Elantra Eco debuts at a time when gas prices are at their highest level in more than six months, according to AAA.
The AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report on Monday pegged the average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline at $2.20, versus $2.04 a month ago.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers who are concerned about pump prices get a new offering from Hyundai that promises to deliver 40 mpg on the highway.