In the past, compact cars have been relegated in the minds of most car shoppers as affordable automobile options, perfect for first time buyers and those on a tight budget, but rarely the right fit for drivers looking for a car with style, performance, and sophistication. The all-new 2017 Hyundai Elantra, however, is ushering in a new era of compact sedan refinement, turning convention on its head, and reemerging as one of the most tech-savvy, stylish, and fun-to-drive options on the market.
The 2017 Elantra comes with many new and exciting powertrain and tech updates in store. For the 2017 model year, the Elantra receives two all-new powertrains designed specifically for improve fuel economy and refined performance: the standard engine options which is a 2.0-liter Nu MPI Atkinson four-cylinder which produces a stout 147 horsepower and 132 pound/feet of torque and an all-new 1.4-liter Kappa turbocharged GDI four-cylinder equipped on the Elantra Eco trim, capable of producing 128 horsepower and 156 pound/feet of torque. Whichever configuration piques your interest, Long Island City drivers will enjoy that all new Elantra trims are equipped with the new Drive Mode Select feature which allows you to adjust both powertrain and steering feel--between Normal, Eco, and Sport modes--for a customized driving experience.
Long Island City area car shoppers looking for a new car that's truly on the cutting-edge when it comes to technology and safety features will find the new Elantra to be right there. Things such as its segment-exclusive Pedestrian Detection feature which uses camera and radar sensors to scan for both vehicles and pedestrians offers a new sense of confidence when behind the wheel; competitors like the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla don't offer anything like this. Then, there's the segment-exclusive hands-free smart trunk and integrated memory-system, neither of which are available on either the Corolla or the Civic, either.
Long Island, Brooklyn, Jamaica, Queens drivers looking for a new compact sedan that packs an impressive punch in terms of exterior and interior styling, engaging performance, and innovative features will find it all in the 2017 Hyundai Elantra.