After showing up in Los Angeles last November, the 2017 Hyundai Elantra is now on sale in United States from $17,150.

After showing up in Los Angeles last November, the 2017 Hyundai Elantra is now on sale in the United States from $17,150.

It's $100 cheaper than its predecessor, but keep in mind the price tag does not include the $835 destination fee, so in the end you’ll pay $17,985 for the base SE trim. It’s powered by an all-new naturally-aspirated 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque channeled to the front axle via a six-speed manual.

The engine in the same SE trim can also be had with a six-speed automatic transmission from $18,150, while the better equipped auto-only Limited kicks off at $22,350. The SE and Limited are bound to hit dealerships this month and will be followed later this spring by the Eco variant. The latter will employ a newly developed turbocharged 1.4-liter with 128 horsepower and 156 pound-feet of torque delivered to the road through a dual-clutch, seven-speed transmission.

The entry-level 2017 Elantra SE can be ordered with a Popular Equipment package ($800) featuring cruise control, rearview camera, and a seven-inch Display Audio system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support.

Go for the Tech package ($1,300) and you benefit from LED daytime running lights, heated front seats, cruise control, and a rearview camera. The package also encompasses dual-zone automatic climate control system, hands-free smart trunk, and Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.

Upgrade to the Elantra Limited and Hyundai will reward you with standard leather upholstery and LED taillights. An optional Tech package ($2,500) brings an eight-inch infotainment system, sunroof, better audio system, and navigation. There’s also an Ultimate package ($1,900) with memory seats, HID headlights, smart cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and lane-keeping assist.

Besides the SE, Limited, and Eco trims, the 2017 Hyundai Elantra will also gain a Sport model later this year that will be “the most dynamic Elantra ever.”

Source: Hyundai

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