The Hyundai Elantra Is Fun and Feature-Filled on a Budget
The Elantra is the compact vehicle in the Hyundai's lineup, but it has a spacious interior and all the features you truly need with affordable pricing. Those who want more from their Elantra will be able to choose one of the higher trim levels to enjoy features like leather seating or a hands-free smart trunk. The Elantra's power and safety features help it outperform the competition. The Elantra offers available safety features like Automatic Emergency Braking featuring Pedestrian Detection and Dynamic Bending Lights. The Elantra is also fun to drive, highly efficient, and easy to customize as well. After all, you can always opt for the Elantra GT hatchback if the compact Elantra sedan isn't quite your style. With the slew of different trims, features and even body styles, the only challenge will be picking just one.
Updates for the 2017 Elantra
The 2017 Hyundai Elantra actually got a complete redesign, so you will need to spend at least a few minutes finding out everything that is new for this model year. The previous Elantra had a swoopy, bold appearance, while the new one seems more mature with a subtle beauty. This brings it closer to the styling of the larger sedans in the Hyundai lineup. The more mature theme of the Elantra continues inside, where the center stack is no longer pinched and is now user-friendly and spacious with an upscale feel. There are still two engines available on the Elantra, but they have changed. Now the base engine is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder with 147 horsepower and an extra mpg in the city. Those who want to maximize efficiency can now drive the Elantra Eco with its 128-horsepower, 1.4-liter, turbocharged engine and excellent fuel economy.
Even the list of available features on the Hyundai Elantra has expanded for the 2017 model year. While the outgoing model only offered up to a 7-inch touchscreen, the new one goes up to 8 inches. Other features that you couldn't get before include available adaptive cruise control, adaptive xenon headlights, Infinity sound with 8 speakers, forward-collision warning plus automatic braking, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and a blind-spot monitor.
History of the Hyundai Elantra
The Elantra has the second-longest running nameplate of any Hyundai model. It first became available in the United States as a 1992 model. It arrived as a four-door compact but initially used a Mitsubishi engine. In 1995, the Elantra got a longer wheelbase, and the exterior became more rounded. A wagon body style and new 130-horsepower 1.8-liter engine arrived for 1998. This year, it had a cassette player and dual airbags as standard. For the 1999 model year, there was a more powerful engine and redesigned grille before a complete redesign in 2001. The wagon was replaced by the 2001 Elantra GT. Also by this year, all models came standard with air conditioning, power locks, power windows, and side airbags. The next complete redesign for the Elantra took place in 2007, increasing its interior space.
Come to Tuscaloosa Hyundai for the Best Selection and Experience
Drivers love the classy interior design full of advanced safety and technology features as much as they love the quiet ride the Hyundai Elantra provides. With the selection of available trims and different features available, it's easy to get an ideal configuration for you and your family. For a large variety of vehicles to look at and top-notch service, visit Tuscaloosa Hyundai in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Our trained experts can help answer any of your questions about the different models and their available features. We are happy to assist you in finding the right match among our many new, used and certified pre-owned models on the lot. Visit our Service Center and our certified mechanics can assist you with maintenance and more. We can even help you get financed right here at the dealership. To get started looking for your perfect car, come visit us at Tuscaloosa Hyundai today.