2017 Hyundai Elantra – Review and Road Test

As with the rest of Hyundai’s lineup, the Elantra boasts stylish looks, premium amenities and a class-leading warranty that includes 10 years/100,000 miles for the powertrain. But is that enough to take down heavyweights like the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla?

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1quickster says:

Man, this car is uglier than the previous model. I like the previous model.

Daniel Diaz says:

this car is definitely comfortable. my step father traded his 2015 wrx for this (i know i was scratching my head too) and let me drive it. it is incredibly comfortable. but. i personally drive a 2004 hyundai elantra gt. the steering on that is the most communicative steering i have ever felt. i feel every single bump , loss of traction, and change in road surface clear as day. i got in this and while it was smooth as hell. there was absolutely zero feedback.which meant i had to focus more on steering than i usually do. good car.just dont expect anything sporty.

Kyle Rider says:

I was gonna get a civic but I gotta check this car out too. That warranty is hard to pass up

Edwin Gordillo says:

now, this is what I call a review!

Sabroso Lopez says:

I lost it at the montage xD

Peter Gilbert says:

First to comment about the 2017 Elantra in 2017!

gt6808a says:

Gonna need a montage!

mcdrums87 says:

I just drove a rental one of these, and the steering was my #1 complaint.  We mostly had highway driving (where it didn’t matter and the Elantra just sipped fuel), but as soon as I started navigating a parking lot, it felt like a video game.  I’d keep it in sport just to get some feedback.But otherwise…yeah, there’s a lot to like on the Elantra.  The 6-speed auto does have a manual mode (with up and down in the right directions!), the telescoping wheel is really nice to get comfortable, and now that I’m comparing prices, it seems like a solid overall value.  Like KBB said, you have a lot of options in this space, but the Elantra is worth considering.

Travis Mohan says:

2017 Hyundai Elantra or 2016 Kia Cerato ?

MrVodKanocker says:

very irritating guy

Charles allen jr says:

Off all the Compacts right now, The Elantra and Jetta are the two most serious challengers to the Mazda 3 and Civic. The Elantra’s cousin Kia Forte is right there with them. The Mazda3 and VW Jetta are due for a refresh or a redesign soon. Let’s see what happens after that. The new 2017 Subaru Impreza will surprise a lot of people.

Marcia Walters says:

I just bought this car in Saturday, and it works pretty good.

Harikhan Gaming says:

Heated rear seats? Thats not common in compact cars.

Vnpexpose says:

Is this a base model. MAn that is sweet.

Phillip Santmyer says:

Name of song? Or at least genre of music? Thanks

David Ha says:

seems like they copied lexus’s grill.

Ravi Patel says:

ok can we please get over this concept of “power windows” being a feature? if it DOESNT have it then point it out (which yall already do) but power windows and AC is nothing new in 2016

BlueNinjakoopa553 says:

It’s really stupid that small cars are being lazily classified as “mid-size” instead of just increasing the size requirements for “compact” status.

RPoling720 says:

i purchased a 2011 and have 33,000 miles on it. I’ve had no major problems at all. Would recommend.

StEpH oSuNa says:

One question: Why can I hear every little bump the car passes through? It’s so annoying. I can even hear other car’s engine that drive pass me, like really? Why????

Andrew Tran says:

I would hope the entry model comes with A/C….

yanuel robles says:

y’all sus

Tomljc says:

lolllll a fun but tothepoint reveiw!! Nice job KBB

Charles allen jr says:

I just got mine a couple of days ago. Elantra 4 door with the Popular equipment package. I love it. It’s not “typical”
compact in size. It’s almost the size of the current Honda Civic. Great car. i recommend it.

Muhammad Hassan says:

I’m a college student so I was if this would be a good car for me?

Joshua Robillard says:

Love it

xxShadowWolf8019xx says:

2017 Hyundai Elantra or 2017 Toyota Corolla S?

WinterIce says:

Great video, But I think i’ll stick with my 07 for now

noduleman says:

Hey reviewer, STOP with the juvenile, immature exaggerations at the so called’ hard plastics”.

Master Chacho says:


Henry Fung says:

I found boring in the outside. Nothing interesting. .

kenshin521 says:

I’m posting as someone who bought the Elantra Ultimate over any of the competitors. Please keep in mind I test drove the following competitors: Civic, Cruze, 3, Impreza, Corolla. I generally test drove the top trim models, since I was leaning towards a reliable daily driver.

Elantra pros:
-Good option packages for a fair price (wasn’t the cheapest or most expensive)
-There’s a few options not available on competitor cars (memory seats? Did not expect that)
-Looks good in a conservative way (I’m not trying to turn heads in a compact car)
-Roomy…incredibly roomy.
-Decent gas mileage
-Soft, mostly compliant ride
-Great interior design, simple and not overdone (I love the standard placement of the Navi screen, doesn’t look like some tacked on iPad).
-Handsome wheels (Civic touring wheels made me sadface)
-Big discounts from dealers

Elantra cons:
-Decent power under 4k, struggles pretty mightly above that – I can forgive, this is a daily driver
-Hard plastic interior…too much of it
-Jekyll and Hyde ride quality – Very smooth on decent roads, and terribly harsh with big bumps

Evaluation of other cars

Civic – Great car, better driving dynamics than my Elantra. However, this isn’t my weekend car. This car is for driving to work 3-5 times a week for 30 minutes a day. Loved the LED lights, but could do without them. I actually like the design, but I feel it draws a bit too much attention, it’s polarizing for sure. Interior – what a mess. I like simple and easy interiors in cheap compacts. I wish Honda would stop overdesigning these interiors. Probably my biggest reason I did not get the Civic. Oh, and dealers are not wiling to discount very much on Civic Tourings compared to Elantra Limiteds…period. I got about 4k off my Elantra, so that’s what essentially sealed the deal. But I understand that Honda doesn’t need help selling Civics, so I’m okay with that. Still a great car though, would have picked the Civic with the same discount.

Mazda 3 – I loved this car…well at least the interior and driving dynamics. I used to have a Mazdaspeed 3, so it brought back some memories. Interior is nice, but I still hate that ugly tacked on Navi screen thing. Better materials than both Civic and Elantra inside. Outside, that’s where I think Mazda missed the mark. These cars are a bit too ugly for me, and I loved my 5 door MS3. Drives like a sports car though. But again, not what I was looking for.

Cruze – Good, but I just hate GM’s interior designs. I mean, the Civic’s was just overdone, but the Cruze interior just oozed cheap GM interior feelings, man. I also did not like the exterior design. The previous generations of Cruzes were better, now they just look like Volt copies.

No Limit Album Reviews says:

we paid $23k in Hampton VA. and we didn’t get all the features that’s in this video.

Sewer by Nature says:

I love my 2012 Elantra

DirtyPop says:

Great review! Very informative and funny. I can tell everyone had a fun time making this video.

brotherscro says:

Can anyone tell me which is better(sporty) there are 2 types of Elantra engine here in Croatia 1.6 MPi (Petrol) 128BHP and
1.6 CRDi U2 Engine (Diesel) 136 BHP which of those two would accelerate and be faster ive read that diesel engines accelerate slower but can’t decide yet

Filipino Sneakers says:

I’m thinking on getting these next year.

john harry evangelista says:

Can you do a review of the Sport edition of Elantra? I’ve seen alot of reviews but didn’t get satisfied. Thank you KBB!

Ike Phipps says:

lol @ that fat chick

RLmodel says:

long live the 6spd manual…..with me.

alextb10 says:

this car looks really boring

عباس كمال says:

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EvendimataE says:

AC????????? any car that doesnt come with an ac now?

PotBelly Piggy says:

Honestly this car looks like the Ford Focus and Chevy Cruze got blended together. Really, it does.

Dhroov Paul says:

Love the front and rear lights

Jeano says:

Interior is basically the same as the Genesis sedan. wow

Reddylion says:


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Mary Fink says:

between a 2015 honda accord or the 2017 hyundai elantra, which one is more reliable? im getting a new car next month and i’m choosing between those two. looking for reliability more than anything else, but i don’t really like toyota’s otherwise i’d get one. I’ve heard honda’s have always been reliable, and hyundai’s used to have a low reliability rate, so i’m really curious about the newer models that i’ve heard are better.

RemainedTheSame says:

Haha I love how you ticked off that lady using automatic braking XD she was so mad

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