The 2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited is absolutely perfect for anyone wanting a sports car that is FAST and still gets great gas mileage and at a reasonable price (under $30k). I loved the Elantra I recently had for a week. It was an absolute blast to drive and I didn't want to give it back.
The 2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited gets 28/37 mpg. With an average of 32. Which is fantastic for a sports car. All at a wonderful price. The model that I test drove starts at $22,350. The basic Sonata starts at just $17,150 though. A very affordable option.
The Sonata has some wonderful features. It has the Proximity Key entry (optional on the basic model) And a push start of course! 6 Way Power Driver Seat is standard on all models. Also features the Hands Free Smart Trunk. When the proximity key is within 3 feet of the trunk for more than three seconds, the trunk automatically opens. An awesome feature when your hands are full.
Steering Wheel mounted controls keep everything right at your fingertips and easy to access.
Lots of leg room in both the front and the rear.
Power tilt and slide sunroof
Back seat easily fit our 2 seats, a convertible Diono and a high back booster Combi. and my 9.5 year old even fit between them without a seat.
Trunk has lots of room, but you can pull the levers and lower the rear seat (in a 60/40 fold) and give even more room to the trunk
Cupholders in the rear seat.
I was fortunate enough to take this vehicle up to my grandmother's house over Thanksgiving (yes, this car review is SUPER late!!!) and it started snowing about halfway through our travels (she lives 2.5 hours away). By the time we pulled in her sub, there was a good 1/2" on the ground and it was super slick.
This car does NOT do great in the snow. It is a sports car and would be perfect as a summer car or in a warmer climate. It is not the best snow car (snow tires would probably help), but I still arrived safely without major issue.
Isn't she pretty in the snow?
The Hyundai Elantra DOES have my favorite feature (optional on the Limited model only) in any new car; the Smart Cruise Control. Again I was able to do my entire trip without even touching my brakes. The cruise control automatically adjusts to the vehicle's speed in front of you. Perfect for the highway and perfect for helping prevent accidents.
Some of the safety features of the Elantra are a Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, it shows up right on the mirrors. Lane Departure Warning, Automatic High Beam Assist which automatically switches from high beam to low beams when a vehicle is detected and a Driver's Knee Airbag.
Overall the Elantra Limited was a fun drive. It was mid size and comfortable, lots of space in trunk, affordable, great gas mileage and it had just enough fun features to keep me entertained and happy!
I would definitely recommend the Elantra for anybody looking to get a new vehicle that is affordable, but not in a super snowy area.
*Disclaimer, I received a Hyundai Sonata Limited for a 1 week test drive. All opinions here are 100% my own and I was not compensated to write this post, other than receiving the vehicle