2017 Hyundai Elantra

Buyer's Guide

With its head-turning styling and excellent value for money, the previous Hyundai Elantra cemented Hyundai’s position as a leader among the compact car rank and file. What would ultimately become Hyundai’s best-selling car in history left its mark on Canada – for a while, it briefly out-sold the our perennial best-seller, the Honda Civic. No small feat, that. For 2017, there’s an all-new Hyundai Elantra and it’s aiming to continue the success.

While the sleek shape has unquestionably rubbed off on other small sedans (see the latest Chevy Cruze, Honda Civic and Dodge Dart), the Elantra continues to set itself apart from its rivals. A shark-like snout features a prominent six-sided grille flanked by projector beam headlamps and available stacked LED daytime running lights. The original curvy shape of the Elantra gives way to a shark-like snout accented with vertical LEDs. Look carefully and you’ll notice that the side intakes on the bumpers aren’t just for looks – they house slim vents that divert airflow around the wheels to reduce drag.

Behind the bold look is beefy new chassis which Hyundai dubs Superstructure. Aerospace adhesives bond a frame comprised of over 50 percent ultra-high tensile steels together, creating a vehicle that’s safer, more refined, and better to drive. New suspension geometry, increased sound deadening equipment, better subframe isolation, and thicker glass all make this the quietest Elantra to date, too.

Other changes include the latest version of Hyundai’s infotainment systems – there’s a 7.0-inch display audio system on vehicles equipped with the reverse camera, and a bigger 8.0-inch setup when navigation is ordered. Android Auto is featured on the mid-grade GL and up, but Apple CarPlay is not yet being offered. Other available and unexpected niceties include Hyundai’s hands-free power trunk, power memory driver’s seat, selectable drive modes, and a surprisingly comprehensive active safety feature list that includes lane-keeping assist, autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and radar cruise control – though these are limited to the top-spec Ultimate trim.

For the moment, all Elantras come powered by a 147-hp 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine; while it doesn’t have direct injection or a turbo, it uses the lean-burn Atkinson cycle that is typically found on hybrid vehicles. Other than the base L trim, which features a six-speed manual, all others use a six-speed automatic.

Standard equipment on the Elantra L Manual includes heated front seats, projector beam headlamps, and remote keyless entry, plus seven airbags. The next-up LE adds automatic, A/C, Bluetooth, and steering wheel controls. For just a hair over $20K, the GL adds a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, blind-spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert, reverse camera, Android Auto and 16-inch alloy wheels.

The Elantra L Manual sells for $15,999, with the range topping out at $28,799 for the Ultimate.

2017 Hyundai Elantra Specifications

There are 12 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $15,999 MSRP
7.9
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
147 hp @6200 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Body style Sedan
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
4dr Sdn Man L $15,999 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Man L 147 hp @6200 rpm 132 ft-lb @4500 rpm 6-Speed M/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Man L 179.9" 70.9" 56.5" 106.3"
4dr Sdn Man L
4dr Sdn Man L Cloth Seats
4dr Sdn Man L
4dr Sdn Man L
4dr Sdn Auto LE $18,499 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Auto LE 147 hp @6200 rpm 132 ft-lb @4500 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Auto LE 179.9" 70.9" 56.5" 106.3"
4dr Sdn Auto LE
4dr Sdn Auto LE Cloth Seats
4dr Sdn Auto LE
4dr Sdn Auto LE
4dr Sdn Auto GL $20,349 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Auto GL 147 hp @6200 rpm 132 ft-lb @4500 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Auto GL 179.9" 70.9" 56.5" 106.3"
4dr Sdn Auto GL
4dr Sdn Auto GL Cloth Seats
4dr Sdn Auto GL
4dr Sdn Auto GL
4dr Sdn Auto GLS $22,699 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Auto GLS 147 hp @6200 rpm 132 ft-lb @4500 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Auto GLS 179.9" 70.9" 56.5" 106.3"
4dr Sdn Auto GLS
4dr Sdn Auto GLS Cloth Seats
4dr Sdn Auto GLS
4dr Sdn Auto GLS
4dr Sdn Auto SE $23,999 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Auto SE 147 hp @6200 rpm 132 ft-lb @4500 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Auto SE 179.9" 70.9" 56.5" 106.3"
4dr Sdn Auto SE
4dr Sdn Auto SE Leather Seats
4dr Sdn Auto SE
4dr Sdn Auto SE
4dr Sdn Man Sport $24,999 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Man Sport 201 hp @6000 rpm 195 ft-lb @1750 rpm 6-Speed M/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Man Sport 179.9" 70.9" 56.5" 106.3"
4dr Sdn Man Sport
4dr Sdn Man Sport Leather Seats
4dr Sdn Man Sport
4dr Sdn Man Sport
4dr Sdn Auto Limited *Ltd Avail* $26,249 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Auto Limited *Ltd Avail* 147 hp @6200 rpm 132 ft-lb @4500 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Auto Limited *Ltd Avail* 179.9" 70.9" 56.5" 106.3"
4dr Sdn Auto Limited *Ltd Avail*
4dr Sdn Auto Limited *Ltd Avail* Leather Seats
4dr Sdn Auto Limited *Ltd Avail*
4dr Sdn Auto Limited *Ltd Avail*
4dr Sdn DCT Sport $26,499 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn DCT Sport 201 hp @6000 rpm 195 ft-lb @1750 rpm 7-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn DCT Sport 179.9" 70.9" 56.5" 106.3"
4dr Sdn DCT Sport
4dr Sdn DCT Sport Leather Seats
4dr Sdn DCT Sport
4dr Sdn DCT Sport
4dr Sdn Auto Limited SE $27,099 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Auto Limited SE 147 hp @6200 rpm 132 ft-lb @4500 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Auto Limited SE 179.9" 70.9" 56.5" 106.3"
4dr Sdn Auto Limited SE
4dr Sdn Auto Limited SE Leather Seats
4dr Sdn Auto Limited SE
4dr Sdn Auto Limited SE
4dr Sdn Man Sport Tech $27,499 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Man Sport Tech 201 hp @6000 rpm 195 ft-lb @1750 rpm 6-Speed M/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Man Sport Tech 179.9" 70.9" 56.5" 106.3"
4dr Sdn Man Sport Tech
4dr Sdn Man Sport Tech Leather Seats
4dr Sdn Man Sport Tech
4dr Sdn Man Sport Tech
4dr Sdn Auto Limited Ultimate *Ltd Avail* $28,799 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Auto Limited Ultimate *Ltd Avail* 147 hp @6200 rpm 132 ft-lb @4500 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Auto Limited Ultimate *Ltd Avail* 179.9" 70.9" 56.5" 106.3"
4dr Sdn Auto Limited Ultimate *Ltd Avail*
4dr Sdn Auto Limited Ultimate *Ltd Avail* Leather Seats
4dr Sdn Auto Limited Ultimate *Ltd Avail*
4dr Sdn Auto Limited Ultimate *Ltd Avail*
4dr Sdn DCT Sport Tech $28,999 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn DCT Sport Tech 201 hp @6000 rpm 195 ft-lb @1750 rpm 7-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn DCT Sport Tech 179.9" 70.9" 56.5" 106.3"
4dr Sdn DCT Sport Tech
4dr Sdn DCT Sport Tech Leather Seats
4dr Sdn DCT Sport Tech
4dr Sdn DCT Sport Tech

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Owner Reviews: 2017 Hyundai / Elantra

Average Rating

2006 Hyundai Elantra

Trim: VE
by AndrewCross on 10-14-2012
Very reliable and never an issue
We have absolutely loved this car. Bought it when we were starting our family and have used it as a 2nd car. It has been properly serviced and never has an issue.
Overall
4.5
Comfort
4/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
5/5
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2003 Hyundai Elantra

Trim: GT
by Rollin_On_Dubs on 10-12-2012
Safe, Reliable and Great on Gas!
For a small car this car fits your entire living room in the back seat and truck. I have moved several times and I am always amazed at the space this car has in it.

As for performance the Elentra GT has some good power to it. The car is pretty simple but very reliable. I have been driving this car for 10 years and have yet to have any major issues with it.

A good all around ride with great fuel economy. A nice starter car for anyone looking for a safe, city friendly vehicle.
Overall
4.0
Comfort
3/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
3/5
Exterior Styling
3/5
Reliability
4/5
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

2010 Hyundai Elantra

by Ian_Mac on 10-11-2012
A really nice surprise
Drove this car for a few months as a long term rental. I was really pleasantly surprised - the dashboard and controls are logically and tastefully laid out. It's a really comfortable drive too, even over long distances. The performance was good and the exterior styling was obviously a little generic but not bad.

All in all for the budget range it's a great option, I would recommend it.
Overall
4.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
3/5
Reliability
4/5
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
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