2017 Hyundai Elantra: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know [Video]

2017 hyundai elantra
2017 Hyundai Elantra

As one of Hyundai’s all time best-selling models, the new Elantra enters its sixth-generation building on the momentum and success of its proven award-winning formula and strong value proposition by offering a bold aerodynamic design with styling that has matured, all-new efficient powertrains for enhanced fuel economy, better ride quality and noise insulation, and comprehensive safety with class-leading features.

At the front, the new Elantra is defined by Hyundai’s signature hexagonal grille that projects a distinctive character when combined with its modern lighting signatures, including available HID headlights with Dynamic Bending Lights and unique vertical LED daytime running lights, which are firsts for the Elantra.

Aerodynamics are a key part of the redesign and include functional front air curtains like the ones used in the Sonata Hybrid to manage airflow around the front of the vehicle, minimizing resistance. Underneath are underbody covers and out back there’s a bottom spoiler and rear deck lid designed to be aero-friendly and contribute to a lower coefficient of drag.

Under the hood is a 147 horsepower, 2.0-liter four cylinder paired with either a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. Hyundai estimates the fuel economy to be 29/38/33 mpg for city/highway/combined, giving it a 1 mpg increase over the outgoing model. Slated to be released Spring 2016 will be an Eco model that sports a 128 horsepower, 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Hyundai projects this efficient little engine will get 35 mpg combined.

The interior is a complete redesign with a wide instrument panel design aimed to create a more spacious feeling. Soft-touch materials have been added in key areas, and the main multimedia screen is tilted 7 degrees toward the driver for easier viewing and interaction. There are two optional touch-screen multimedia systems available over the base system: a 7-inch with a backup camera and an 8-inch with navigation. All models come with standard inputs for iPhone/USB as well as satellite radio and Android Auto, plus a second USB input for charging.

In this “everything you ever wanted to know video”, we learn all about the all-new 2017 Elantra.

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra arrives at dealers in January with a starting price of $17,985 (including $895 destination charge). Believe it or not, this is $100 less than the MSRP of the 2016 model and about $1,500 less than the base 2016 Honda Civic.

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