2017 Hyundai Elantra Video, First Look

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by AutoGuide.com Staff

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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  • Johnls39 . Johnls39 . on Nov 21, 2015

    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 AbYe on Nov 23, 2015

    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!

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    • Dougary Dougary on Jan 05, 2016

      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.

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