2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited and SE Review

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

  1. litesong

    litesong litesong

    When I have my 6speed auto Elantra on CC while on the highway, before ascending hills, I slightly accelerate (while still holding 6th gear) above my usual pace. As I ascend the hill, I ease off the accelerator (often still holds 6th gear), till the CC takes over at the top of the hill (still in 6th gear). Can a similar method be used with a CVT? Or will the CVT start gearing higher rpms, so the stepped automatic technique can't be applied?
    My old Dodge Caliber w/CVT didn't have a tachometer or the rpm range that the Hyundai does.
     
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  2. xcel

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

    Hi All:

    More rumors from Hyundai. Along with the 1.2L GDI-T and 1.6L GDI-T, there will be a Hybrid version! Expect the Ioniq's drivetrain to be included and hopefully it will not have the steep Ioniq upcharge over the Elantra from which it is based.

    No pics for a bit yet but supposedly late winter or early spring we will see it in Korea. Probably a U.S, reveal at the 2020 NAIAS in Detroit in June.

    I expect the new 7th gen 2021 Hyundai Elantra to borrow a lot of the 2020 Sonata's design elements so the interior will go further upscale, the wheelbase may be increased from the std. 106.3" (Corolla, Civic, current Sentra, and Elantra) following the upcoming 2020 Nissan Sentra's 106.8" and Mazda3s 107.3" wheelbase(s).

    If I were paying anywhere near MSRP, the 2020 Nissan Sentra SV with the Premium pkg. has the 2020 Elantra Limited w/ the Ultimate beat in almost every area for a lot less $s. With the current Elantra discounts, it is a pickem. Mid 2020 could be an entirely different ball game however.

    2020 Hyundai Elantra Limited

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    2020 Nissan Sentra SV

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    Wayne
     
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  3. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Who buys the most expensive trim of an Asian compact car ?
    Looks around...……. Lots of folks , it seems.
    I only know that I typically keep a car long enough that all those
    doo-dads the journalists rave about ( Wayne included ) will eventually fail/break and require expensive repair.
    When I buy a car , I keep in mind what my requirements really are.
    In no particular order , it is fuel efficiency , reliability , and functionality ( for Edwin ).
    I also want a vehicle that can hold one or two bicycles inside , but that's not absolutely necessary.
    In almost five years of owning this Prius , I have carried the bike inside the car 20-25 times.
     
  4. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Also, when buying all the doo-dads (that breakdown) & raise the price 20%, the basics (engine, tranny, good sealing, suspension,tires, safety gear, etc) don't have any more longevity, than in the base car. Its almost like paying 15% more for the basics because the options are so costly.
    Advertising makes people think they're getting a good deal, while paying $30,000 to $40,000, when a good functioning vehicle can be bought for $12,000.
     
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  5. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    Same here, mostly. In almost 5½ years of owning this Prius, I have carried a bike inside the car hundreds of times, and two bikes plus a passenger maybe 20-25 times. Try that in an Elantra or a Corolla hybrid sedan.
     
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  6. litesong

    litesong litesong

    First, the most popular Elantra model is a sedan. So don't start comparing a sedan against a hatchback for versatility. You're just loading the dice. Despite the Elantra being a sedan, it can carry bicycles or carries 3 people in the rear seat more comfortably than the Prius. Possibly, the old narrower 2011-16 series Elantra also carries 3 rear seat passengers better than recent Prius's, plus the 2011-16 Elantra was far more beautiful than ANY Prius. Prius, of course, is very reliable. Still & all, the Prius is more complex, thus has some problems at times. The Elantras with least options is turning out to be very easy to live with. Our two Elantras, with 148,000 total miles, have never had anything needing repair. Our manual Elantra has a sweet, wonderful shifter, which is a super pleasure to use on back roads, & particularly so in the mountains. Many Elantras are well past 200,000 miles with few problems. One Elantra owner, at least, passed 1 million miles.
    Oh, yeah. Find a recent, brand-new Prius that ever sold for $12,000.
     
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  7. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    There are sedan people and wagon people. To each his/her own...

    Different people have different budgets and different motivations and priorities. Again, to each his/her own...
     
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  8. litesong

    litesong litesong

    I'm a hatchback person, thus our 2008 three-door Hyundai Accent HB, Ford Festiva, Toyota Tercel, Plymouth Champ (Dodge Colt). However, the beauty, value & quality of our 2013 AND 2016 Elantra sedans will have us in sedans for ten (twenty+?) years. Hope to live that long..... & keep driving that long! Praise be God, who cares about us, more than we care about ourselves.
     
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  9. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Sure , I carried a bike inside my Civic sedan. I only had to break it down into 27 pieces, lol.
    I'll take a liftback like the Prius, thank you.
     
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  10. xcel

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

    Hi Edwin:

    So true!!! Funny too! :D

    Wayne
     
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  11. litesong

    litesong litesong

    More room in the Elantra.
     
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  12. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Actually , I only took off the front wheel and the saddle. But a sedan has a mighty tiny opening from the trunk
    into the back seat areas. I am so spoiled by my liftback.
     
  13. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Hope you don't have an expiration date. :p
     
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  14. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Everyone does...
     
  15. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    Could it have hauled the 7'4" tall, ~100-pound grandfather clock I transported 450 miles last April, alongside a small non-folding table? How 'bout the full-sized chest of drawers or storm door carried in my 1900-lb Mazda GLC hatchback (among other improbable items)?
     
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  16. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I do. March 2030. But that will be six years longer than my dad lived.
     
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  17. litesong

    litesong litesong

    For the second time, you load the dice, setting a sedan against a hatchback. Working our cars together (including a hatchback), three family members have used our cars simultaneously. Sedans & hatchbacks can drive AND be parked next to each other, without them fighting. :D:D:D
     
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  18. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    The liftback rules ! But a hatchback is a close second.

    What's a sedan ?
     
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  19. litesong

    litesong litesong

    The 2011-16 Hyundai Elantra sedan series.... the most beautiful car in 20 years.
     
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  20. xcel

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

    Hi Litesong:

    It was certainly a beautiful design. The interior however has been long ago past as has the included tech, safety, and drivetrain.

    Wayne
     

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