2017 Hyundai Elantra: Better than Ever Before
February 15 2017,
The Hyundai Elantra is one of the best-selling vehicles not only in its segment, but in the Canadian automotive market as a whole. Routinely finishing in the top 10 in Canadian vehicle sales, the Elantra is the most important model in the Hyundai lineup. The Korean manufacturer therefore had no room for error when designing the 2017 Hyundai Elantra. Luckily, they did an impressive job, starting with the new Elantra’s structure.
The New SuperStructure at the Heart of the 2017 Hyundai Elantra
The 2017 Hyundai Elantra is the first Hyundai model to feature the all-new Superstructure architecture, a brand new skeleton for the Korean compact sedan that features 53 % high strength steel. Hyundai is also a steel manufacturer, and that enabled the automaker to use large amounts of high strength steel when building the new Elantra’s structure in a cost-effective manner.
The end result is a structure that vastly stiffer than what we normally find in this segment. A rigid structure has numerous advantages, starting with safety as it holds up better in the event of accident. That said, the Superstructure also makes the 2017 Hyundai Elantra more comfortable as noise, vibration and harshness are reduced thanks once again to the rigid construction of the platform which absorbs bumps, potholes and other vibrations coming from the road.
Moreover, the new 2017 Elantra is a lot sportier than the model it replaces, especially in curves where the stiff structure is poised and provides the driver with an increase sense of control and improves the Elantra’s overall handling.
Two Sporty Yet Fuel-Efficient Engines for the 2017 Hyundai Elantra
Starting at $15,999, the 2017 Hyundai Elantra is powered out of the gate by a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder Atkinson-Cycle engine that delivers 147 horsepower and 132 lb.-ft. of torque. Paired to a six-speed manual transmission, this engine has an average fuel economy rating of 8.0 liters per 100 kilometers combined. Opt of the six-speed automatic gearbox, and fuel economy improves to 7.4 liters per 100 kilometers combined.
Drivers can also change how the 2017 Hyundai Elantra behaves thanks to distinct driving modes that make the Elantra sportier, more comfortable or more fuel-efficient at the touch of a button.
That said, buyers looking for an adrenaline rush will opt for the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport which starts at $24,995 and is powered by a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine as well, but this time the engine puts 201 horsepower under your right foot.
Featuring standard heated seats (the only compact sedan to do so), the 2017 Hyundai Elantra is also available with a range of features that include a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, dual-zone climate controls and touch-screen navigation. There are also plenty of available driver assistance technologies that include blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, automatic braking with collision detection, lane departure warning and rear cross traffic alert.
To learn more about the 2017 Hyundai Elantra, contact us today at Bruce Hyundai!