PREVIEW: 2017 Hyundai Elantra defines when more is less

Michael James

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra has a starting price of $100 less than 2016.

The Hyundai Elantra, the South Korean manufacturer’s best-selling car, will begin its sixth generation in 2017 with a starting price $100 less than the 2016 model.

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra will be available in SE, Eco and Limited trims. The SE comes standard with a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder engine with a 6-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transition. The MSRP is $17,150 for the manual transmission option and $18,150 for the automatic transmission.

The Limited trim, which features leather upholstery as well as additional safety and technology features, has an MSRP of $22,350.

The Eco trim pricing has not been announced. A sport model will debut later in 2016.

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra has a starting price of $100 less than 2016.
The 2017 Hyundai Elantra has a starting price of $100 less than the 2016 model.

Elantra’s base SE trim is available with a Popular Equipment package featuring high consumer demand features, and a Tech package that includes all-new luxuries for Elantra such as LED daytime running lights, Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and a segment-exclusive hands-free smart trunk.

2017 Hyundai Elantra Has Options Packages

The Elantra Limited offers a Tech Package that contains an eight-inch touchscreen navigation system with Infinity premium audio system and the segment’s first application of Clari-Fi Music Restoration Technology.

Additionally, the available Limited Ultimate package introduces premium convenience features to the compact class segment such as a segment-first integrated memory system for the driver seat and outside mirrors, and new safety technology all designed to enhance driver confidence and comfort.

The Ultimate Package democratizes the technology found in class-above vehicles by offering a suite of advanced safety features including Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Keep Assist System, and HID headlights with Dynamic Bending Light.

Both the Elantra SE and Limited trims are powered by an all-new 2.0L Nu MPI Atkinson cycle 4-cylinder engine providing 147 horsepower and 132 lb.-ft. of torque for smooth power delivery for every day driving.

This new powertrain also helps the Elantra SE achieve an EPA fuel economy rating of 33 mpg combined for improved efficiency over the previous model. In addition, the fuel-efficient Eco trim features an all-new 1.4-liter Kappa turbocharged GDI four-cylinder engine with an EcoShift seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and will be available later this year.

The new Elantra is equipped with seven standard airbags and is expected to receive a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and a 5-Star Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Article Last Updated: January 15, 2016.

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