SUPERIOR TOWNSHIP, Mich – The 2017 model year Elantra GT comes with the latest infotainment technology and a new package that resets the already high standard made by this stylish five-door. Powered by a standard 2.0-liter Gasoline Direct Injection engine, the Elantra GT combines a cavernous interior with crisp handling and strong power for a fun-to-drive, yet everyday useful experience. Base price starts at $18,800, excluding $835 freight charge.
NEW FOR 2017
The 2017 Elantra GT now offers the Value Edition package. Just $1,650, the Value Edition comes with a bevy of great features. Some of them provide a more striking look, like 17-inch alloy wheels and foglights. Others provide more luxury and comfort such as heated leather seats, leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and sliding armrest. Still others provide an effortless user experience, as the Value Edition also includes a proximity key with push button start, automatic headlights, and an auto-up driver’s power window. Combining all these features into one package saves the customer $1,000.
Opt for the Tech Package and in addition to cooling front seats, dual-zone climate control, rearview camera, and navigation system, the 2017 Elantra GT adds Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™. Gain access to all the key features of your smart phone, like maps, music, text and phone, without taking your eyes off the road.
VERSATILE OVERALL PACKAGE
The 2017 Elantra GT comes standard with a 2.0-liter, Nu engine mated to either a 6-speed manual, or 6-speed automatic, transmission. The Nu produces a healthy 173 peak horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 154 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,700 rpm all while delivering EPA rated fuel economy of 24 mpg city/32 mpg highway/27 combined mpg.
The suspension upfront is MacPherson struts and 22mm diameter anti-roll bar. In back is a lightweight coupled torsion beam and monotube shock absorbers. Value Edition and above equipped GT’s receive a more responsive suspension tune and P215/45R17 tires on alloy rims.
The GT’s beautiful body results from Hyundai’s ‘Fluidic Sculpture’ design language, which shows in the aggressive profile, low overall height, and sleek side mirrors. In addition to grabbing attention, the GT slips through the air with a 0.30 coefficient of drag. Inside, Hyundai engineers worked tirelessly to maximize interior volume and optimize ergonomics to provide cabin room, cargo space, and versatility. The Elantra GT seats five, or four with room for carrying long toys like golf clubs or snowboards. The GT offers a folding 60/40 split rear seat that can handle even larger items. The bottom rear seats also fold forward, for a large flat cargo floor.