Rich feature set; attractive styling; generous cargo space; sporty handling
No advanced driver-assist features; so-so fuel economy; manual models shut out from the Value and Tech packages
For its final run in this iteration, the 2017 Elantra GT lineup gains a new Value Edition package that adds 17-inch alloy wheels, leather seats, proximity key with push button start, fog lamps, a power driver's seat, heated front seats and automatic headlights. The Tech package adds a panoramic sunroof, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. See the 2017 Hyundai Elantra models for sale near you
The Elantra GT's looks really come together with the optional 17-in wheels from the Value Edition package, so we'd add that for sure. Since the Tech package jacks up the price even more, we'd be fine sticking with the Value Edition package and enjoying all the Elantra GT's standard features. However, if you're a tech type and can't live without Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, then the Tech package is a must. Find a Hyundai Elantra for sale
The 2017 Hyundai Elantra GT comes in one well-equipped trim level. Standard items include 16-in alloy wheels, driver-selectable steering effort, a height-adjustable driver's seat, full power accessories, a trip computer, air conditioning, a tilt-telescopic steering wheel, cruise control and a 6-speaker audio system with satellite radio and Bluetooth/USB connectivity.
The optional Value Edition package requires the automatic transmission and adds 17-in wheels, leather seats, heated front seats, automatic headlights, leather steering wheel and shift knob, proximity key with push button start, a power driver's seat, fog lights and a driver's auto up power window.
The Tech package requires the Value Edition package and tacks on dual-zone automatic climate control, a panoramic sunroof, heated and ventilated front seats, a navigation system with a 7-in touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay a rearview camera, heated side mirrors and Gen 2 Blue Link telematics.
|Basic||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||10 Years/100,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||7 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
2017 Ford Focus -- You usually get what you pay for when it comes to economy cars, and the Focus is one of the most expensive. Sure enough, it drives almost like an entry-level luxury car, with uncommon refinement and athleticism for this class.
Used Audi A3 -- We're not talking about the current A3 sedan but rather the previous-generation hatchback, which can easily be found in gently used condition for Elantra GT money. You're going to want a warranty, though.