Portland Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger

Feb 2, 2016

2017 New Elantra in Imperial Beach

Hey February. New Month, New.... Elantra?
I spent all weekend getting a first hand feel for the 2017 Hyundai Elantra near San Diego California. Nestled near Imperial Beach, Pier South Resort was the location for the awesome unveiling.
Winding roads, over 100 miles driven, and many photos later, we experienced 2017 Hyundai Elantra. When I look at the new Elantra its hard for me to remember its actually an Elantra. The features in the limited version I experienced really brings a little bit of luxury to this segment.
Starting at $17,150, the Elantra has an enhanced fuel economy, better ride quality and improved noise insulation. I drove over 100 miles down some winding mountains near coronado and I must say it was quite the experience! It was nothing like driving in flat Houston and a true test of this vehicle. Its super quiet and I envy the fact that there is no wind noise while driving it.

The updated exterior of this car has a nice hexagonal grille and modern led headlights. The front also features a functional wheel air curtain to help reduce drag, while looking sleek.
More features according to Hyundai:
Assembled in both Montgomery, Alabama and Ulsan, South Korea, the new Elantra distinguishes itself from the compact car class with segment-first premium features such as a hands-free Smart Trunk and Clari-Fi™ music restoration technology, plus additional convenience and safety items. The 2017 Elantra is available with a full suite of the latest advanced safety technologies including Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist System, Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection and Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist. The Elantra is expected to receive a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and a 5-Star Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

On to the interior...
How dope is it that it has both Android Auto and Apple Play? I connected my phone really fast, and the interface is similar to how your iPhone looks. Its very user friendly, the menu is not overly complicated, but at the same time it is equipped anything extra special. Because of the size, the Elantra is actually classified as a Mid Size car by the EPA.

The 8 speaker ClariFi system is very clear! I think my personal car just has the worst factory speakers so when I come across a great speaker I appreciate it. This is a new music restoration technology that really helps enhance all of the audio we stream from things like SiriusXM, Spotify or Pandora. I need it in my life.
This version also is complete with emergency breaking pedestrian detection, blind spot detection, lane assist, Dynamic Bending headlights, lots of airbags (including one for your knees), heated seats in the front and rear passengers and Alloy wheels. Thats a handful.
So may great features for an affordable price.

Thank you Hyundai for this awesome drive experience! The 2017 Elantra is beautiful.



No comments

Blog Design Created by pipdig