2017 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2016 Elantra

If you’ve been thinking about purchasing a new Hyundai Elantra but aren’t sure whether the outgoing 2016 model or the brand new 2017 model is right for you, we have information that could make the decision a little bit easier. In fact, we’ve paired the two models in a side-by-side comparison just for you.

Take a look at our vehicle comparison below now, then schedule a test drive at your local Hyundai dealer near Anaheim, Long Beach, and Cerritos.

Redesigned Exterior

For the 2017 model year, the Hyundai Elantra has been redesigned, which may make you like one model year over the other. The new Elantra offers a more grown-up design akin to some of the other models in the lineup, like the Hyundai Sonata.

On the other hand, the 2016 Elantra has a bolder design with side swooping and a sporty look. In addition, the 2016 Elantra was available in both a hatchback and a sedan, while the 2017 Elantra has only been released as a sedan so far.

Engine Options Upgrade

The 2016 Hyundai Elantra offers two engine options, including a 145-horsepower 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that gets up to 28 city and 38 highway mpg. It also offers a 173-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that gets up to 24 city and 35 highway mpg. Both engines are offered with a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission.

The 2017 model also offers two engines, but they’re a bit more powerful and efficient than the previous year. The first is a 147-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that gets up to 29 city and 38 highway mpg. The second is a 128-horsepower 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that hasn’t been rated by the EPA but is projected to get around 35 combined mpg.

Feature Comparison

The 2016 Hyundai Elantra doesn’t offer as many special features because it was designed to be affordable. But the 2017 model offers some serious upgrades with a comparable price. Among these available upgrades are the eight-speaker Infinity sound system, Adaptive Cruise Control, adaptive xenon headlights, and an 8-inch touchscreen that’s not available in the 2016 model.

If you’re looking to keep a low budget, however, the two vehicles are virtually the same.

Schedule a Test Drive

Both the 2016 and the 2017 Hyundai Elantra are available at your local Hyundai dealer near Cerritos, Long Beach, and Anaheim. Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore at Cerritos Auto Square offers a huge inventory of new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles for you to choose from. We’re conveniently located at 18818 Studebaker Road in Cerritos, CA. Our friendly team of knowledgeable and friendly sales professionals will be happy to guide you through the entire car buying process during our regular showroom hours Monday through Sunday from 9 am until 9 pm.

When you’re ready to get behind the wheel of your next Hyundai vehicle, give us a call at 877-421-7722 or schedule your test drive online.