2017 Hyundai Elantra
- Quiet, comfortable cabin, especially at highway speeds
- Lots of available technology and safety features
- Classy and thoughtfully laid-out interior design
- Underwhelming performance from base engine
- Dual-clutch transmission feels clunky during slow-speed acceleration
- More steering effort required than in most cars in this class
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Which Elantra does Edmunds recommend?
Though the entry-level Elantra SE doesn't have an abundance of standard equipment, if you add the Popular Equipment package you'll get some very desirable tech upgrades and you'll keep your monthly payments pretty low. That's the Elantra we'd get.
The Popular equipment package adds stuff such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, satellite radio and a rearview camera. And if that's not enough, you can always upgrade to the Value Edition, which includes blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats and dual-zone automatic climate control.
Edmunds' Expert Review
Fully redesigned for 2017, the Hyundai Elantra gets a fresh new look, three new engines and a slew of impressive tech features. The 2017 Elantra is classier looking on the outside and more refined on the inside than ever before.
For starters, ride quality has been improved, making the Elantra more livable during daily driving. The Elantra's three new engines include a new base 2.0-liter engine, a turbocharged 1.4-liter engine tuned for fuel economy, and a sporty 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder designed to raise pulses. Unfortunately, with a few early tests of the Elantra, we've found acceleration to be behind that of class leaders. Somehow that doesn't feel like such a big letdown, though, thanks to qualities such as a quiet cabin and a long list of tech features. At the top trim levels you can get items such as adaptive cruise control, lane departure intervention and forward collision mitigation. But no matter how you equip it, the 2017 Hyundai Elantra is as good as it's ever been and it's a strong contender in the compact car segment.
2017 Hyundai Elantra configurations
The 2017 Hyundai Elantra is a four-door compact sedan offered in four main trim levels: SE, Eco, Limited and Sport.
As the base trim level, the SE is sparsely equipped, especially if you get it with the standard six-speed manual transmission. It comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (147 horsepower, 132 pound-feet of torque), 15-inch steel wheels, air-conditioning, full power accessories, cloth upholstery, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 60/40-split folding rear seatback, and a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio and a CD player.
Automatic-transmission SE models also offer a Popular Equipment package that adds a lot of desirable features. It's our recommendation for the one to buy if you're getting into an Elantra. It includes 16-inch alloy wheels, heated side mirrors, automatic headlights, cruise control, a 7-inch touchscreen (but no CD player), a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity, and smartphone integration with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
With the Popular Equipment package added, you can also get the SE with the Tech package. Those extras include LED daytime running lights, keyless ignition and entry, a hands-free trunk opener, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats and dual-zone automatic climate control.
Next up in the Elantra lineup is the SE Value Edition. It's basically an SE with all of the above included as standard. It also has a sunroof.
The most fuel-efficient model in the lineup is appropriately named the Eco. It comes with the same equipment as the Value Edition but with 15-inch alloy wheels and without the sunroof. It also adds a turbocharged 1.4-liter engine (128 hp, 156 lb-ft) paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
To maximize the number of creature comforts in your Elantra, there's the Limited model. It comes with everything found on the Value Edition (including the standard 2.0-liter engine), plus 17-inch alloy wheels, additional chrome body trim, adaptive xenon headlights, LED taillights, leather upholstery, a power-adjustable driver seat (with power lumbar adjustment), Hyundai's Blue Link system and a second (charge-only) USB port.
Limited models have two options packages: the Limited Tech package and the Limited Ultimate package. The Limited Tech package adds a sunroof, heated rear seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a bigger driver information display, an 8-inch touchscreen, voice commands, a navigation system and an eight-speaker Infinity sound system. The Limited Ultimate package (which requires the Limited Tech package) bundles adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and mitigation, lane departure warning and intervention, automatic high beams and driver-seat memory settings.
For a more powerful and sporty version of the Elantra, there's the aptly named Sport. It is equipped similar to the Limited, but it has a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine (201 hp, 195 lb-ft), a six-speed manual transmission (the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic is optional), 18-inch alloy wheels, sport-tuned suspension and steering, bigger brakes, special front and rear fascias, xenon headlights, and some interior touches such as alloy pedals and a black headliner. The Sport Premium package essentially adds the same equipment as the Limited Tech package.
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2017 Hyundai Elantra video
TRAVIS LANGNESS: I'm Travis Langness, Edmunds editor. And this is the Expert Rundown of the 2017 Hyundai Elantra sedan. For 2017, the Elantra's completely redesigned. It's got new styling, front and back, three new engines, and a new seven-speed dual clutch transmission, as well was a classy new interior, and lots of great available tech. In our early tests of the Elantra, we found that acceleration's still kind of behind class leaders. So despite those three new engines, it's not the best performer in the class, but somehow we're not really bothered by that. All the great tech features and the styling do a good job of making the Elantra a good competitor in the class. The top trim levels get stuff like adaptive cruise control, lane departure intervention, and forward collision mitigation. That's really impressive for this class of vehicle. It's got a quiet, comfortable cabin, especially at highway speeds. And it's classy and thoughtfully laid out on the interior. Everything feels pretty high quality when you touch it. It might sound a bit counterintuitive. But honestly, the one we recommend when you're looking at the Elantra is the base level SE. You can get upgrades like the Popular Equipment package that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a rear view camera. And at that level, it keeps your monthly payments pretty low. Bottom line, the Elantra is much improved for 2017. And it's a really competitive segment. Other leaders, like the Honda Civic and the Mazda 3, are still at the top of the class. But we definitely like the Elantra. And we think it's worth taking a look at. For more reviews of key competitors, go to YouTube and check out more of the Edmunds Expert Rundowns.
2017 Hyundai Elantra Expert Rundown
Looking for an upscale compact car with lots to like? The 2017 Hyundai Elantra might be a good match. Here's a quick rundown of what we like, what we don't and the bottom line from the Edmunds editors.
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Elantra safety features:
- Blind-Spot Monitoring
- Alerts you when a vehicle is hidden from view in the next lane.
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Maintains a set speed while also keeping a set distance from a car in front of you.
- Hyundai Blue Link System
- Provides emergency assistance, automatic crash notification and stolen vehicle recovery.
2017 Hyundai Elantra for Sale
Compact sedans such as the 2017 Hyundai Elantra aren't built to attract attention. They're basic workhorses for commuting, errand running and general hauling. They're noble appliances built to expend themselves in serving the needs of people who work for a living and can't risk owning a car that doesn't start every morning. Give credit to the Elantra, then. It does everything it must do and looks good while doing it.
While the 2017 Elantra is newly refined, it's still a straightforward small, front-wheel-drive sedan. Generally, it carries over the design themes of its bigger brother, the Sonata. So the controls, including the touchscreen, are well positioned and operate intuitively, and everything in the car is designed logically. It's not any bigger than the Elantra that Hyundai introduced back in 2011, but it uses the space it has cleverly and efficiently. Don't let the swoopy roofline fool you: There's room for four in the Elantra. But it's pushing it to shove in five.
The SE and Limited versions of the Elantra are powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 147 horsepower. The SE's standard transmission is a six-speed manual, but most buyers will go with the optional six-speed automatic. And the automatic is standard in the Limited. A new Eco model uses a dinky 1.4-liter four-cylinder blessed with a turbocharger rated at 128 horsepower that feeds a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission tuned for maximum fuel efficiency.
There's also a new Sport model that uses a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 201 horsepower that feeds a standard six-speed manual. It offers the Eco's seven-speed dual-clutch automatic as an option. Sounds tasty.
The Eco, of course, gets the best mileage, with EPA ratings of 35 mpg combined (32 city/40 highway). The mainstream SE with the six-speed automatic knocks out 32 mpg combined (28 city/37 highway).
With only modest power aboard, the SE and Limited are hardly rocket ships. But Hyundai has tuned the suspension exceedingly well for everyday comfort. Driven within its limits, the Elantra is wholly satisfying, if not particularly entertaining.
Base SE models are, well, basic. There's no Bluetooth, no rearview camera and no redundant stereo controls on the steering wheel. The SE can, however, take a big leap forward in convenience and technology by adding in a Popular Equipment package of tech goodies that puts it on par with most mainstream competitors.
The Limited, on the other hand, can be equipped like a true luxury liner. Of course there's leather on the seats, but you also can get adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist (which keeps the car from wandering out of its lane) and xenon headlights that track with the front wheels as they turn.
Cars by Hyundai are first and foremost value propositions, backed by long warranties. That hasn't changed with the 2017 Elantra. Let Edmunds help you find the one that's right for you.
2017 Hyundai Elantra Overview
The 2017 Hyundai Elantra is offered in the following submodels: Elantra Sedan. Available styles include SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A), Value Edition 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A), Limited 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A), Sport 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM), SE PZEV w/Prod. End 10/16 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A), Limited PZEV w/Prod. End 10/16 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A), SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6M), Sport 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M), and Eco 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 7AM).
What do people think of the 2017 Hyundai Elantra?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Hyundai Elantra and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Elantra 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 Elantra.
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