US: 2017 Hyundai Elantra priced lower than outgoing model image

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra was officially introduced last year during the Los Angeles Auto Show in November and now the automaker has revealed the pricing details for the US-spec version.

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra will hit dealerships starting at 17,150, which is 100 bucks lower than its predecessor – though if you’ll factor in the destination fee you’ll see the entry-level SE is actually $17,985. The Elantra comes packing an all-new naturally-aspirated 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine delivering 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque and has been mated to a six speed manual transmission sending power to the front wheels. The SE trim can also be equipped with the six-speed automatic transmission from $18,150, while the automatic-only Limited starts at $22,350. The SE and Limited versions will reach dealer lots this spring and later on they will also be followed by the Eco version. This one would make use of a new turbocharged 1.4-liter churning out 128 horsepower and 156 pound-feet of torque linked to a dual-clutch, seven-speed transmission.

Available for the base 2017 Elantra SE are the Popular Equipment pack which ads for $800 amenities such as cruise control, rearview camera, and a seven-inch Display Audio system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Add the Tech package ($1,300) and the owner will receive LED daytime running lights, heated front seats, cruise control, rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, hands-free smart trunk, and Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. The Elantra Limited comes standard with leather upholstery and LED taillights. For this one there’s the optional Tech pack for $2,500 boasting an eight-inch display for the infotainment system, a sunroof, an updated audio system and navigation. The Ultimate version comes with memory seats, HID headlights, smart cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and lane-keeping assist for $1,900.