Hyundai believes their all-new 2017 Elantra is a groundbreaking vehicle they say has been designed to deliver a class-above experience in the compact car segment.
This stylish new model is proportionately balanced, featuring angular sheet metal composed of Hyundai’s Advanced High Strength Steel, resulting in a superstructure. Innovatively designed, the structure aims to bring a whole new experience to ride comfort. It helps create smoother, more precise handling, increases cabin quietness, and enhances the overall safety of the vehicle.
Other internal advancements include the application of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as headed rear-seats. It also adds the availability of steering wheel-mounted audio, cruise and Bluetooth-controls, and the available option of a leather-wrapped heated steering wheels.
The new Elantra is also equipped with a hands-free Smart Trunk, designed to automatically open when standing within three feet of the rear of the vehicle. This of course is only possible with the proximity key, and activates after three seconds. The vehicle also features welcome lights, which will illuminate when the driver either approaches or unlocks the car using the available proximity key and push-button ignition.
The interior also boasts plenty of comfort for both the driver and passengers with leather seats, 8-way power seating with a Driver Integrated Memory System, and dual-zone automatic climate control that allows the driver and passenger to set their own climate settings. This system monitors temperature levels continuously and controls airflow in order to maintain those settings.
There is plenty of optional safety tech with the 2017 model, including Autonomous Emergency Breaking, Pedestrian Detection, lane-keep assist, rear-cross traffic alert, and blind-spot detection, allowing for greater driver confidence when navigating on their drive. It also comes with 7 standard airbags, including a driver’s knee airbag, and a Burnt Light Bulb Warning system designed to notify the driver when a light has stopped working on the outside of the vehicle.
The Elantra is available in a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic, paired with a 147-hp four-cylinder engine.
Pricing for the all-new 2017 Hyundai Elantra begins at $15,999.