2017 Hyundai Elantra Video, First Look

2017 Hyundai Elantra Video, First Look

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra made its debut at the 2015 L.A. Auto Show ahead of going on sale in January 2016.

Entering its sixth generation, the Elantra not only gets a new, sportier and more upscale design but also new efficient powertrains including a 2.0-liter Atkinson four-cylinder engine with 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. Although EPA estimated figures haven’t been announced, the Korean automaker expects the compact sedan to return 29 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway.

The other new engine is a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 128 hp and 156 lb-ft of torque, found on the Elantra Eco model. That powerplant is mated to an EcoShift seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission and will get an estimated 35-mpg combined rating based on Hyundai’s internal testing.

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Compared to the current Elantra, the new model is 0.8-inch longer and one-inch wider and offers more passenger volume than its competitors with 95.8 cubic feet. Total interior volume comes in at 110.2 cubic feet while cargo volume is at a respectable 14.4 cubic feet.

AutoGuide.com had the opportunity to get a closer look at the 2017 Hyundai Elantra and you can check it out by watching our first look video below.

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Discuss this story on our Hyundai Elantra Forum

  • johnls39 .

    I think the styling works better on this Elantra than it does on the Sonata, but what is the appeal with the hatchback look nowadays on family and small sedans?

  • AbYe

    After the last Go around how can one trust Hyundai claims for MPG. Nor is the previous Elantra a stable car. It bounces around on roads even with minor blemishes that other cars absorb so well. A new pig-skin hardly helps, nor does their lack of response to customer feedback / questions. The current Elantra seemed like a good buy over Corollas & Jetta’s and it just wasnt what it was made out to be. I’m utterly disappointed with this car, period!

  • dougary

    Independent research, and my own personal experience, has proven that Hyundais do meet and exceed EPA ratings.
    The Elantra is first and foremost an economy car. Drive it like an economy car and you will get very good mpg.
    I’m on my second Elantra, 2016 SE automatic, and it always gets above the rated gas mileage.

  • AbYe

    Good to know – glad that someone is benefitting from this car (as many others may be), we’re definitely not! You buy a car like the Elantra for its economy and nothing else – I dont know how else you can drive such a car – your implication that we may be driving it as anything but, is wrong and totally biased from your own experience or background. I’ve heard this from the dealership & CS and therefore take this with more than pinch of salt! I know cars and know how to treat / respect these machines and obviously have my own experiences and expectations.
    I bought this car becoz of its better build quality & economy (or so I thought) from prior ownership experiences … not my best experience and I have driven enough of other cars in its class. Hindsight is always more revealing 🙂
    Curious to know your Mileage vs rated in your 2016SE

  • dougary

    We drive 70% highway 30% city. Avg 35mpg. On a recent trip to the Ozarks going 75mph and more, the car got 39mpg. I was amazed myself. Often when driving a more relaxed 65 to 70 mph it gets 40 mpg+. I do drive it like a grandpa tho.

    And remember, if you’re not happy with a vehicle you can trade it off. I’ve done that myself. A Ford Fairmont that I thought would be a gas miser was as thirsty as a V8. After 6 months traded for my first Japanese car. A nissan sentra.