2017 Hyundai Elantra Review
Pros & Cons
- 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
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.
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Features & Specs
Our experts like the Elantra models:
- 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.