New for 2017:Hyundai

Christian Wardlaw | Feb 02, 2017

Hyundai 2017 Model Overview

Small cars are a big deal for Hyundai in 2017. The automaker launches its new Ioniq model, which is better looking and more sophisticated than the similar Toyota Prius. A redesigned Elantra sedan also arrives, along with updated Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport crossovers that are now safer than ever. Hyundai also adds value to its Accent, Elantra GT, and Sonata lineups.


2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid front quarter photo
Detailed changes for each 2017 Hyundai car and SUV model are shown on the pages that follow.

2017 Hyundai Accent

  • New Value Edition debuts
  • Value Edition adds machined-finish aluminum wheels, rear disc brakes, Bluetooth, cruise control, center armrest with storage, and audio controls on the steering wheel

2017 Hyundai Azera

  • New colors: Ion Silver, Hyper White, Nocturne Black

2017 Hyundai Elantra

  • Popular compact sedan is completely redesigned for 2017
  • Value Edition, Eco, and Sport trim levels join SE and Limited
  • Elantra Eco has a turbocharged, 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, gets 35 mpg
  • Elantra Sport has a turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder, makes 201 horsepower
  • Other Elantras have a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder generating 147 horsepower
  • Upgraded safety with stronger structure and new driver-assistance and collision-avoidance technologies
  • Available infotainment systems with smartphone projection, Blue Link services including automatic collision notification and safe teen driver systems, Infinity premium audio with Clari-Fi music-restoration technology
  • Larger interior than many competitors, plus a roomy 14.4 cu.-ft. trunk

2017 Hyundai Elantra GT

  • New Value Edition debuts
  • Value Edition includes 17-in. aluminum wheels, fog lights, automatic headlights, leather seats, power driver’s seat, heated front seats, keyless entry with push-button ignition, and more
  • Optional Tech package adds Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone-projection technology

2017 Hyundai Ioniq

  • New model, directly aimed at Toyota Prius
  • 5-door hatchback configuration with low 0.24 coefficient of drag
  • Choice between hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric propulsion
  • Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models employ 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine, 6-speed dual-clutch transmission, electric motor with EV driving mode
  • Hybrid makes a combined 139 horsepower and expected minimum of 55 mpg in combined driving
  • Plug-in Hybrid supplies up to 25 miles of electric range before switching to gas-electric hybrid mode
  • Electric model delivers 125 horsepower and 215 lb.-ft. of torque, combined with 124 miles of driving range and expected 125 MPGe rating
  • Electric can be charged to 80% capacity in 20 minutes using a SAE Combo Level 3 DC fast charger and is also compatible with standard household wall electrical outlets
  • Holds up to 5 people, trunk space measures 26.5 cu. ft.
  • Latest in infotainment, driver-assistance, and collision-avoidance technologies

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

  • Freshened exterior styling, new wheel designs
  • Updated interior layout, materials, and color schemes
  • Available height-adjustable front passenger’s seat
  • New driver-assistance, collision-avoidance, and infotainment technologies
  • Enhanced optional Infinity premium audio system, now with Clari-Fi music-restoration technology
  • Standard Drive Mode Select with three driving modes
  • Improved crash-test ratings
  • New color: Storm Blue

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

  • Hyundai makes the similar changes to the 5-passenger Santa Fe Sport as it does to the larger 7-passenger Santa Fe
  • New color: Nightfall Blue

2017 Hyundai Sonata

  • Prices drop on several trim levels
  • Limited now offers curve-illuminating headlights
  • Hybrid receives a standard infotainment system with 7-in. display, smartphone-projection technology, and Blue Link subscription services
  • New paint colors arrive mid-year for the Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid

2017 Hyundai Tucson

  • All versions with cloth seats receive Yes Essentials stain-resistant fabric
  • Eco and Sport trim levels gain rear-seat air conditioning vents
  • Sport has improved door panel materials
  • Limited gains Clari-Fi music-restoration technology, plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone-projection systems

2017 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell

  • No changes to Hyundai’s limited-production fuel-cell SUV, offered only in California for $499 per month including free hydrogen fuel

2017 Hyundai Veloster

  • New Value Edition debuts
  • Value Edition includes 18-in. aluminum wheels, panoramic sunroof, navigation system with 7-in. display, keyless entry with push-button ignition, and more

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