Is the new 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport a decent sports car, a great everyday car or both?
TFL’s Nathan Adlen had the chance to test drive the new Elantra Sport to see for himself if it fits all three checkboxes.
The new Elantra Sport comes equipped with a 1.6-liter turbo charged engine that produces 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. Buyers have the choice of a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed dual clutch transmission.
The vehicle starts at $21,650 and, with an enhanced display option added, still comes in under $25,000.
Although it’s a performance car, the vehicle with a six-speed transmission gets 22 mpg city, 30 mpg highway and combined 25 mpg. The seven speed dual clutch gets 20 mpg city, 33 mpg highway and a combined 29 mpg.
The exterior an interior also have sporty features added to differentiate it from the typical Elantra.
Outside, Elantra gave the front and rear a sportier feel with dual chrome exhausts and a new front grille.
Inside, the seven-speed dual clutch offers paddle shifters. Both versions also offer a premium audio system.
Is the car decent for every day use? How was the suspension? And, what was Nathan’s overall review of the new Elantra Sport? Find out by watching the complete TFL video above.