2017 Hyundai Elantra ECO Just minutes prior to our first measured drive last year. Following last year's preview and review of the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco, the first measured drive results revealed it to be the most efficient non-hybrid/non-diesel available in the U.S. today. It was also very affordable and well equipped without a single pkg. option offered. 2017 Hyundai Elantra ECO Standard Equipment, Comfort, and Convenience features 2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco Drivetrain The all-new 128 hp and 156 lb.-ft. torque 1.4L Kappa engine is mated to a hyper fast shifting 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT). Although the 7-speed DCT ratios are not as wide as the std. 6-speed AT (5.31 vs 5.68) in the base Elantra, the taller 7th provides a lower RPM@60 mph (1,828 vs 1,914 to 1,921 depending on std. Elantra's wheel and tire sizes) which in turn provides a bit more efficiency at highway speeds. The 7-speed should in theory also provide a slightly faster acceleration vs. a 6-speed mated to the same engine. Improving efficiency further, a DCT provides a direct connection between the engine, gearbox and wheels through an external damper vs a std. ATs lockup torque converter. The gearbox consists of three shafts with a double input shaft with gear actuation handled electronically and an electric motor driven clutch. In ECO mode, the 7-speed DCT is mapped with earlier upshifts and delayed downshifts maximizing efficiency. 2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco 1.4L GDI-T An integrated cylinder head and exhaust manifold improve efficiency at higher engine speeds, while an optimized straight intake port increases tumble flow for fast combustion, suppressing knock tendency to further enhance efficiency... With the recent upping of new 2017 Hyundai Elantra incentives, this one from Win Hyundai in Carson, Calif. is a bomb shell deal! New 2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco - $13,632 The $13,632 price includes recent college grad ($500) - 2 years behind or 6-months ahead, military discount ($500), and Hyundai Valued Owner ($750), so add $1.75k to the price ($15,382 + TTL) if you do not qualify for any of these. In any case, this is a huge discount available on the hard to find ECO variant. As a quick refresher of the Elantra ECOs prowess, its Speed vs FE graph was not only unexpected but a spectacular result in its own right.