HD First Drive – 2017 Hyundai ELANTRA ECO



Just the HD drive video and 40 pics of this plucky little sedan. One pic for every highway MPG this advanced-tech compact can achieve?  Yes indeed.  32-mpg city and 40-mpg highway are the audited, confirmed EPA numbers on this most-efficient Elantra ever.

No full review today. Our time in the car was too brief to really make many lasting impressions.  Do recall loving that seven-speed DCT and 128-pony, 1.4-liter turbo engine.  Less the stinky brakes/clutches after a fast drive and those embarrassingly tiny alloy wheels.  At least they painted up the mini alloys a discrete anthracite grey to hide the shame, though!

Overall, the appearance is not a huge hit.  Nor is the cabin.  Whereas the previous Elantra felt nearly-midsize in its scale and achievements, this new Elantra is firmly a compact in style, ambiance and drive manners.


2017 Hyundai ELANTRA ECO – First Drive Gallery