Starting from $22,485 including destination in the U.S., the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission. Those not interested in shifting their own gears can opt for the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission for an additional $1,100. Under the hood of the Elantra Sport lurks a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine providing 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque, a substantial increase over the standard Elantra’s figures of 147 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque. In addition, the model receives an exclusive multi-link rear suspension, higher spring and damper rates, revised steering, exclusive 18-inch alloy wheels and upgraded brakes.
Inside, the Korean automaker has oufitted the Elantra Sport with heated leather sport front seats with more aggressive bolstering, a leather-wrapped flat-bottomed steering wheel, red contrast stitching and a black headliner.
Shoppers can also go for the available Premium Package, priced at $2,400, which adds an eight-inch navigation system, eight-speaker Infinity premium audio system with Clari-Fi Music restoration technology, Blue Link connectivity, a power sunroof, Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-traffic Alert & Lane Change Assist, dual automatic temperature control with auto defogger and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink and a compass.
“With Elantra Sport, we deliver a relentlessly fun daily driver that offers unprecedented performance for the Elantra nameplate,” said Mike Evanoff, product manager for the Elantra lineup. “Just as importantly, Sport continues Elantra’s superb value story by offering a compelling mix of standard and available equipment at pricing that undercuts rival sport sedans in its category. With Elantra Sport’s arrival, we are able to offer an Elantra for every type of driving personality.”
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