2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited and SE Review

Discussion in 'Hyundai' started by xcel, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    2019 Hyundai Elantra, the Refresh

    The refreshed 2019 Hyundai Elantra sedan now incorporates Hyundai’s SmartSense safety and convenience technologies in the higher end trims and packages.

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    SmartSense includes Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keep Assist, Driver Attention Assist and Safe Exit Assist.

    2019 Elantra Sedan Updates

    Exterior Changes
    • New hood, front fenders, front fascia, grille and headlights
    • New trunk, taillights and rear fascia
    • New 16- and 17-inch wheel designs
    • New 15-inch alloy wheel design on Eco trim
    • LED headlights applied to Limited and Sport trims
    Interior Changes
    • New center cluster
    • Air vents
    • AVN/Audio/Temperature controls
    • Storage tray
    • New instrument cluster and housing
    Hyundai SmartSense includes:
    • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) applied to SEL trim and above
    • Lane Keep Assist (LKA) applied to SEL trim and above
    • Driver Attention Alert (DAA) applied to SEL trim and above
    • Safe Exit Assist (SEA) added to Limited with Ultimate Package
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    Interior Features:
    • 5-inch color audio system
    • Bluetooth and steering wheel audio controls applied to SE manual
    • Blue Link Connected Car System with three years of complimentary Blue Link services applied to Value Edition
    • Qi wireless charging applied to Limited
    • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
    • HERE HD Traffic 8” Multimedia Navigation System offered with higher level trims
    • Infinity premium audio with 8-speakers including a center channel and subwoofer applied to Limited
    • Smart Shift Drive Mode applied to SEL and above
    • Standard rear view camera with dynamic guidelines
    Elantra has achieve sales of more than 3 million since its launch in the U.S. in 1991. Elantra has received numerous accolades including the most recent IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus for model year 2018. In addition to quality, reliability and being backed by America’s Best Warranty, the JD Power IQS recently awarded Hyundai third place overall, just behind Hyundai’s Genesis and Kia brands in the highly regarded industry quality study. The Elantra is built in Hyundai’s Montgomery, Alabama plant and Ulsan, South Korea..

    The 2019 Elantra Limited debuts with Hyundai’s next generation AVN 5.0 infotainment system. This system features an upgraded processor for greater responsiveness, as well as an 8-inch screen vs. the 7-inch screen in the last generation Elantra. Using presets with AVN 5.0 is a snap because AM, FM and SiriusXM channels are now combined on one screen and also feature HERE HD Traffic (without a subscription). A bird’s eye view has also been added to navigation maps and drivers can now get traffic flow and incident data without ever paying for a subscription via HD Radio.

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    The Elantra Limited with the Ultimate Pkg. includes Infinity Premium Audio with Clari-Fi, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and wireless smartphone charging.

    Wayne
     
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  2. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    I have seen a few of the 2019 Hyundai Elantra's from Rental Fleet's while in Hawaii this week. I love the new rear end just as I liked the refreshed 2018 Sonata's.

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    The front I am still getting used too. :(

    Wayne
     
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  3. MaxxMPG

    MaxxMPG Hasta Lavista AAA-Vee Von't Be Bach

    Here's an early sketch of the front end, before they tamed it down a bit. :rolleyes:

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  4. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Chris:

    Yup.

    2019 Hyundai Elantra Limited

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    Wayne
     
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  5. MaxxMPG

    MaxxMPG Hasta Lavista AAA-Vee Von't Be Bach

    Seeing the Isosceles-inspired nose on various websites since September has made me happy that I snapped up this back-lot pearl from a local dealer at the end of this past July:

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    It's a bit like Wayne's Uber-Elantra but steel 15's tell you it's the more basic SE trim.

    The SE is well equipped, but it's missing some features, such as a "P" on the shifter: ;) ;) ;)

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    The kicker was that they tried to sell us the automatic for the same price because someone else was interested in the same car. We said 'no' - we want the stick. Checked with the sales rep a few days later - the other "buyer" never showed, never called, never answered callbacks. So no lost sale there.

    I drove it home same-day, and got just over 44mpg going uphill most of the way (about 1800ft up between the dealer and the house) and through a torrential summer t-storm. Not bad for a first drive in an unfamiliar car. The wife has since reported the aFCD stays comfortably above 45 without trying too hard. The damn thing is geared so well it's a pleasure to drive.

    Thankfully, the '19s can be had with the extra pedal on the floor, too. Triangles and all, it's a great buy for anyone who likes the idea of using both hands and both feet when driving.
     
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  6. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I like it.
     
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  7. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Now this was a pretty cool Vid recognizing the longevity of the Elantra. In this case, a 2013 that has surpassed 1,000,000 miles. Meet Farrah Haines and her own 2013 Elantra. :)


    Wayne
     

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