For 2017 Hyundai has overhauled its compact offering in the Elantra, hoping to entrance a few more shoppers away from big sellers in the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, and Ford Focus. It’s a tough job, with updated competitors like the Chevy Cruze hitting the market, and the aforementioned Civic stacking up awards.
And it’s fair to say that Hyundai has improved the Elantra in many critical and measurable ways. The sedan is quieter, quicker, and more options-heavy than ever before. In fact, after a few days behind the wheel, I was surprised to find that Elantra – at least in the fully loaded form – has a pretty remarkable suite of technology.
Does an improved all-around game bring the 2017 Elantra up to the standard of its Japanese rivals? There’s an easy way to find out: click on our latest Why Buy? Video below, and watch attentively.
|OUTPUT||147 Horsepower / 132 Pound-Feet|
|EPA FUEL ECONOMY||18 City / 37 Highway / 32 Combined|
|AS TESTED PRICE||$27,710|