|The 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport.|
Now, Hyundai sweetens the deal with the Elantra Sport.
|2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport.|
54 extra horses is going to make a noticeable difference in the performance of just about any car. But in a sedan weighing only 3,042 pounds, it's major. And, as an added bonus, the Hyundai press fleet folks sent our tester not with the seven-speed dual clutch automatic, but with a six-speed manual. Good Lord, this car is fun to drive.
|2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport interior.|
Let me repeat: All that for $21,850.
Our tester added only the Premium Package (bumping the touchscreen up to eight inches, adding nav, upgrading the audio system to an eight-speaker with subwoofer and center channel Infinity rig, Hyundai's Blue Link connected car system, a power sunroof, blind spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert and upgrading the HVAC to a dual-zone climate control system) for $2,400 and carpeted floor mats for $125. With $835 inland freight and handling, the bottom line is a remarkable $25,010.
Think about that a minute: $25,010 for that level of features, that kind of power and that sort of handling. As the Phoenix bureau noted in its review of the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, sport sedans are on the endangered list. I'd put the Hyundai Elantra Sport on the list of must-drives if you're looking to buck the crossover trend.