The new 2017 Hyundai Elantra hits dealerships this month and the sixth-generation model is priced at just under $18,000 to start. It will also be the next vehicle in Hyundai’s lineup to be compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The model comes in three trim levels, all equipped with seven standard airbags.
- SE: Well-equipped model with popular options and technology
- Eco: Fuel-efficient turbo model
- Limited: Premium model with leather, advanced safety technology and features
The base SE Model comes in at $17, 985, which includes handling and destination charges. Drivers can add-on a Popular Equipment package or a Tech package. It includes features like LED daytime running lights, Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and a hands-free smart trunk.
The top-of-the-line Limited model starts at $22,350. It comes with standard leather seating. An optional tech package includes an eight-inch touchscreen navigation with Infinity premium audio system and Clari-Fi Music Restoration Technology.
A Limited Ultimate package also introduces an integrated memory system for the driver seat and outside mirrors, along with new safety technology that includes automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Keep Assist System, and HID headlights with Dynamic Bending Light.
Both the SE and Limited trims are powered by an all-new 2.0L Nu MPI Atkinson cycle 4-cylinder engine that delivers 147-horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. It’s paired to either a standard six-speed manual or Elantra’s available next generation six-speed automatic transmission. It does not come with a Continuously Variable Transmission.
The Elantra SE gets 33 mpg which Hyundai says is more efficient than the previous model. An Eco trim will be available later this year. It features an all-new 1.4-liter Kappa turbocharged GDI four-cylinder engine with an EcoShift seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The Elantra is currently built at two of Hyundai’s plants. One in Montgomery, Alabama and the other in South Korea.