The fully redesigned 2017 Hyundai Elantra offers an affordable point of entry, appealing for-the-masses styling, and the availability of lots of high-end equipment. In that way, not much has changed. The Elantra has earned a reputation for providing solid and reliable transportation, and this new generation comes along at a great time for the brand. (Hyundai also offers the Elantra GT and a hatchback, but we’ll be focusing on the sedan’s offerings and available configurations.)
We recently drove a 2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited for a week to get a sense of how the car has changed and what it has to offer, particularly as compared to other affordable, 5-passenger compact sedans. Our test car, we’ll note up front, came fully loaded, well above and beyond what many potential buyers would expect to pay for a small Hyundai.