The front buckets are excellently designed, too, with just the right amount of side bolster without being confining or making entries and exits difficult. Rounding out the exterior improvements are the 18-inch alloy wheels. Alloy pedals and a Sport exclusive instrument gauge cluster provide even further differentiation from the rest of the Elantra line-up. Please contact your Hyundai dealer for current vehicle specifications. This is an addition to the Elantra family that is sure to be a hit with those who want something more from their compact sedan.
Not only does it carry the lowest price between the Honda and , it boasts competitive power with the Civic Si without needing premium fuel, performance-oriented handling, and a sporty appearance without being overcooked. This is a shame, because one must work the transmission quite often to keep the 1. Foremost of these are the heavily bolstered front seats and flat bottom steering wheel. Still, the Elantra Sport manages to hit 60 mph in roughly 6. Extensive use of high-strength steel 53 percent for 2017 versus 21 percent in the previous generation and 394 feet of structural adhesive are employed in 2017 Elantra Sport's construction. The car has also been equipped with revised side skirts, a new rear bumper, and a small rear diffuser.
But despite the suspension being significantly stiffer, the Elantra Sport does not ride rough. The comes in red, white, blue, black, silver and gray paint hues. What are the available color options on the Elantra Sport? Hyundai reserves the right to change product specifications and equipment at any time without incurring obligations. Feel free to share us what you want us to show you! Nissan reworked the suspension for a sportier ride, gave it better steering, and even reinforced parts of the chassis for more rigidity. Though relatively minimal, the changes are definitely welcomed. The 2017 Elantra offers three engine choices: the standard 147-horsepower, 2.
Thankfully there is no major play, even on-center. The sportiest member of the Elantra trinity by , on July 14, 2017, 18:00 The is completely new for 2017, including its chassis, suspension, powertrain, and interior. Adding a limited-slip diff would certainly help even the match against the Honda Civic Si. But not only do they look good, the larger size accommodates larger brakes and wider tires. Lastly at more subjectively, I think the cabin needs more color.
But slip the dual clutch into manual mode and enter Sport Mode via the button by the shifter, and the Elantra Sport comes alive. Its wide torque curve extended from just above idle at 1,500 rpm to towards 4,500 rpm. A closer inspection reveals a dual exhaust system and special alloy wheels. Read on to find out. We have yet to test a 2017 Si sedan, but edges the Hyundai to 60 mph by 0. The rest of the monochromatic cabin is otherwise identical to other Elantra sedans, which is to say understated and functional, but all versions of the Civic, Golf, and Mazda 3 have plusher, nicer-looking innards.
In case you don't want to row your own gears, the automaker's seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox is also available. The seat cushions are sloped in a mild reclined position and the folding center armrest falls at the perfect height. The list of standard features beats just about everything else in the category, and all at a price that makes the Elantra Sport an incredible value proposition. Ergonomics are fantastic and controls are all user-friendly and logically placed. Other things like splash guards, floor mats, and cargo nets are available, too. The chassis is balanced for a front-driver, responding well to the driver lifting off the throttle to mitigate understeer and offering palpably high cornering limits. Even in its most expensive form, the Elantra Sport is a bargain, and what you get is a compact car that's entertaining yet refined enough to drive daily.
As such, the torsion beam was completely ditched in favor of an independent, multi-link setup with a 15-milimeter sway bar where there was none. Some vehicles are shown with optional equipment. Besides featuring a more powerful engine, the Elantra Sport has been equipped with an independent multi-link rear suspension which promises to provide a more engaging driving experience. The only option is the Premium package that adds everything from an 8. Horsepower peaks at 6,000 rpm, though power quickly falls off towards the 7,000-rpm redline. They have a more detailed and aggressive light signature, as well.
The most powerful Elantra model ever, the Sport benefits from a variety of important powertrain, chassis, and styling upgrades over the current models. The car feels more stable at higher speeds and is less prone to understeer. The Sport offers plenty of value for the money, confident handling, and a smooth ride. In fact, it does just fine scooting around town on mixed road surfaces without penalizing its passengers. Exterior Dimensions Its inspiration clearly comes from the larger, Hyundai Sonata, which is not a bad thing. Turning lock-to-lock only takes 2. Both front and rear ends feel planted to the road yet playful enough to have fun.