2017 Hyundai Elantra Ltd 2.0(1178)

2017 Hyundai Elantra Ltd 2.0 Review

Overview:

This is the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Ltd 2.0. Elantra comes in five trims: SE, Value Edition, Eco, Sport and Limited. MSRP pricing ranges from $17-24,000. It is among the top of the list for warranty, and tops in fuel economy of all competition noted in this evaluation.

The Limited is a little more on the conservative side but is the only trim with optional features I am most interested in: Collision warning, Emergency braking, Lane Departure warning, Lane Keep assist, Smart Cruise Control and Automatic high beam assist.

General Information:

It is assembled in Ulsan, Korea; Parts – US/Canadian 0%, Korea 97%; Engine and transmission – Korea; Classification is Midsize Cars. Cars from Hyundai: Accent, Azera, Elantra, Elantra GT, Genesis, Genesis Coupe, Ionig, Santa Fe, Sonata, Sonata Hybrid, Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid, Tucson and Veloster.

Opinion:

Driving on the highways today is a daunting experience for some and an opportunity for others to make believe they are Mario Andretti or any number of profession race drivers.

Here is my suggestion: If you are driving like a mad-man on a mission, you’d better have a woman passenger, in the car, about to deliver. Otherwise you are simply an irresponsible hazard on roads shared by young and old alike who want to avoid a bad day.

Slow down and give the rest of us a break. If you want to race go out into the desert or rent some time on a race track.

Handling & Performance:

This Limited version of the Elantra, unlike the Turbocharged 1.6-liter engine Sport version, will not be as responsive but the performance is more than adequate for every day driving. But more important is that it has more enhanced handling feature options that I care for that make it more attractive to my and really everyone’s driving needs.

Styling:

Similar design to all Hyundai models. Simply very nice.

Fit and Finish:

Very good.

Cost:

It is among the least expensive, purchase price wise, and at the same time it comes with the best warranty – thus it is very competitive.

Conveniences and comfort:

Very good array of standard features but for $1,900 you can have all the optional items noted in the Overview above.

Consumer Recommendations:

Hyundai Elantra is a must see and drive of the competition noted.

Recognized Competition:

Hyundai Elantra $23,000, Honda Civic $23,000, Mitsubishi Lancer $23,000, Nissan Sentra $23,000, Toyota Corolla $24,000, Chevrolet Cruze $22,000, Kia Forte $22,000, Mazda 3 $25,000, Volkswagen Jetta $23,000.

Good News:

Great value all around.

Bad News:

n/a

Standard Equipment:

2.0 litre 147 horsepower Gasoline 4-cylinder engine, 6-speed automatic transmission, dual continuous variable valve timing, Drive mode select (Normal, Sport & Eco), 17” alloy wheels, Stability control, traction control, ABS with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist, front, side and side curtain airbags, ddrivers knee airbag, Hill assist control, blind spot detection with rear cross traffic alert, rearview camera with dynamic guidelines, LED daytime running lights, side mirror turn indicators, 6-speaker audio system with 7” touch screen display, Sirius XM radio, Android and Apple carPlay, dual USB charging, power door locks and windows, Blue Link connected car system, dual climate control, power driver seat with lumbar support, leather seating and heated front seats, Bluetooth hands free phone system, steering wheel mounted audio and cruise controls, proximity Key and push button start and hands free smart trunk.

Gas Stats:

$2.69 Gal avg. February 5, 2017

www.fueleconomy.gov

for more information.

28 City and 37 Highway MPG

Pricing:

MSRP $22,350.

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