Hyundai revealed its latest semi-performance model in the Elantra Sport a few months back. When it initially debuted, all the details were scarce, but now, with its debut right around the corner, Hyundai has revealed all the details on the 2017 Elantra Sport, including its starting price.
We already know that the Elantra Sport will make use of a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that cranks out 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. We also knew that this power would head through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission or a six-speed manual on its way to the front wheels.
With those reminders out of the way, let’s highlight some of the details that Hyundai released recently. The suspension on the Sport model is fully updated to handle the added power, including a 24 mm (+2 mm) front stabilizer bar, a 15 mm rear stabilizer bar (none on the base Elantra), a 14 percent higher spring rate up front, a 22 percent higher spring rate in the rear, and 30 percent stiffer dampers.
Hyundai also tweaked the steering system, giving it a feel that is exclusive to the sport model. Additionally, this model features a 13.7-to-1 steering ratio (14-to-1 in the base model) for quicker response. The front brakes are also 1 inch larger in diameter at 12 inches.
With handling and braking in check, Hyundai also helped it sound the part with a tuned muffler and a less-baffled air intake system made of porous materials for a deep growl from under the hood.
In addition to the extra details, Hyundai also revealed the pricing for the 2017 Elantra Sport. It’ll start from $21,650 with the manual transmission and climb to $22,750 for the dual-clutch transmission. Buyers can add in the $2,400 Premium Package, which includes an 8-inch navigation system, an eight-speaker Infinity audio system with Clari-Fi music restoration, a power sunroof, blind-spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert, lane-change assist, dual-zone auto climate control, an auto-dimming mirror, and more.