Fortunately, engineers at Hyundai listen to the demand of the public and the newer 2017 Hyundai Elantra 2.0L Automatic better than the last one and not just a plain refresh. The previous Hyundai Elantra as well as other Hyundai vehicles that used the new process of building cars incorporating adhesive to bond the structure of the vehicles together were notorious for body rigidity issues. Even the slightest bump or pothole on the road sends judders all over the body making everything feel cheap and unsound.
The 2017 Hyundai Elantra 2.0L Automatic Ironed Out the Kinks
On the outside of the 2017 Hyundai Elantra 2.0L Automatic, Hyundai has been busy experimenting with dynamic looks and aggressive but classy styling. The new Elantra is shaped slenderly like a wedge that is almost Tesla Model S-like. Up front is the new large gaping grille along with sleek wraparound headlights with LED daytime running lights as well as the LED foglamps on the bumper. The rear features gorgeous LED tail lights with those set of 6 “eyes” staring at whatever the Elantra overtakes on the highway. Under the hood is a modest 2.0 Liter four cylinder putting out 147hp making for a decent but not sporty power plant. This is mated to a 6 speed automatic with manual mode.
On the inside of the 2017 Elantra 2.0L Automatic, gone is the lackluster low quality interior and here in comes is the new classy “this costs less than it looks” all black interior. The monotone black is broken up by a few pieces of gray and chrome here and there. Overall the interior is good with decent levels of comfort to go around. Close your eyes and you feel like you’re in a much more expensive ride than inside a Hyundai.
Driving the 2017 Hyundai Elantra 2.0L Automatic is average. 0 to 60 times are at a fairly pedestrian 8.5 seconds. But delivers a smooth ride. The 2.0 Liter engine also delivers a very respectable 31mpg. A sport and eco mode button tweaks the shift points but does little to truly deliver a sporty experience.The Elantra is more of a family car meant to be a daily driver than a sporty compact sedan with the firm brakes delivering a laudable stopping distance of just 166 feet. With the right looks, power, and comfort, the new Hyundai Elantra for 2017 fixes all the shortcomings of the previous year and presents the new Elantra as a very sensible vehicle for a family compact.
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