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The Hyundai Elantra Sport impressed me #4569101
11/09/17 05:15 PM
11/09/17 05:15 PM
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skyactiv Offline OP
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I test drove a Hyundai Elantra Sport with a six speed manual today. It had the optional premium package which among other things includes an Infinity sound system with 8 speakers and a center subwoofer.

The Elantra Sport has a 201 HP 1.6L direct injected turbocharged engine with 195 lbs of torque from 1500-4500 RPM.

Another difference is the multi-link independent rear suspension which is exclusive to the Sport model.
Despite having 225/40/18 rim bending tires, the car rode very well and handled excellent.

The acceleration is enough to keep you happy and not too much to get you in trouble. Exactly what I need to maintain a CDL working at UPS.

The brakes are very good, too. The exhaust note is a tad louder than other Elantra I'm guessing.

The seats are very comfortable and the instrument cluster looks like it belongs in a German car.
Dealers are discounting them heavily at the moment. $5500 off of sticker where I test drove one at.

One thing to note is the EPA fuel economy numbers. I made mention of the 30 EPA highway with a stick being low, and the salesman
responded by saying Hyundai got into trouble over rating the mileage numbers a few years ago and now they underrate them. I don't know
if that is the case or not, but it seems from other forums people are exceeding the numbers by a good bit.

Overall, I walked away impressed. Based on looks alone, I would have to choose this over a Civic.


Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual
Wanted: 2019 Ford Ranger
Re: The Hyundai Elantra Sport impressed me [Re: skyactiv] #4569113
11/09/17 05:36 PM
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Canada
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Reading this review from a GTI owner, really impresses me!


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Re: The Hyundai Elantra Sport impressed me [Re: skyactiv] #4569121
11/09/17 05:40 PM
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ON, Canada eh?
StevieC Offline
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ON, Canada eh?
Originally Posted By: skyactiv

One thing to note is the EPA fuel economy numbers. I made mention of the 30 EPA highway with a stick being low, and the salesman
responded by saying Hyundai got into trouble over rating the mileage numbers a few years ago and now they underrate them. I don't know
if that is the case or not, but it seems from other forums people are exceeding the numbers by a good bit.


This is the case. I know first hand from a friend of mine that works at a Hyundai Dealership. They weren't purposely under rating them when they got into trouble, they just made a mistake. Now that the heat is watching them a little more closely they are just being cautious.

As for the Elantra Sport, try the G.T. it's really nice and sporty and I love the styling of it.



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Re: The Hyundai Elantra Sport impressed me [Re: Lolvoguy] #4569142
11/09/17 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted By: Lolvoguy
Reading this review from a GTI owner, really impresses me!


Agreed. I've read countless positive reviews concerning this car and now the Elantra GT (i30 in Europe). Wish the i30N were headed stateside too.

skyactiv, i would test drive a GLi and possibly the Sentra SR Turbo as well. I like the Civic's drive-train a lot but not sold on the sedan's looks which i know are subjective.



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Re: The Hyundai Elantra Sport impressed me [Re: skyactiv] #4569220
11/09/17 07:41 PM
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Upper midwest
Mainia Offline
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What was the pricing they were giving you??? $5,000 off That meean 20,000 to 22,000 depending on packages

Re: The Hyundai Elantra Sport impressed me [Re: Lolvoguy] #4569228
11/09/17 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted By: Lolvoguy
Reading this review from a GTI owner, really impresses me!


It even looks like a GTI!


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Re: The Hyundai Elantra Sport impressed me [Re: skyactiv] #4569266
11/09/17 08:20 PM
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St. Louis
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I have been very pleased with my Elantra. Like the styling. I know mine is geared more towards economy compared to the Sport. Average mileage is in the low 30's with mixed driving. On highway easy to get over 40 mpg. I was behind a Civic on the way home and saw those hideous tail lights lit up. Civic styling used to be more appealing to me.


Truth alone triumphs, not untruth.

2017 Elantra SE
Re: The Hyundai Elantra Sport impressed me [Re: skyactiv] #4569355
11/09/17 10:36 PM
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Nowthen, MN
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I love our Elantra Coupe, but I would really love it if it had another 30 ponies and a 6 speed manual instead of the automatic! drive

Re: The Hyundai Elantra Sport impressed me [Re: skyactiv] #4569442
11/10/17 05:12 AM
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Delta Offline
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Why not another GTI, Sky? There's bound to be some killer deals on 17's leftover, I know some guys are getting them for low 20's. Fact I picked mine up just under 23 OTD back in February...


'17 VW GTI 2.0T - 6MT - 11K - Edge 0w40
'15 Camry SE - 2.5 - 22K - PP 0w20
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Re: The Hyundai Elantra Sport impressed me [Re: KD0AXS] #4569454
11/10/17 05:38 AM
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ON, Canada eh?
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Originally Posted By: KD0AXS
I love our Elantra Coupe, but I would really love it if it had another 30 ponies and a 6 speed manual instead of the automatic! drive


I hear a K&N filter and a bunch of stickers on your back window will give you said ponies. LOL


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Re: The Hyundai Elantra Sport impressed me [Re: skyactiv] #4570758
11/11/17 10:49 AM
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skyactiv,

I would assume your handle is derived from Mazda's engine tech? Just curious how to went from that to a VW GTI. My next car might be a Mazda3. Don't get me wrong, I like the GTI too, I'm just curious!

Re: The Hyundai Elantra Sport impressed me [Re: skyactiv] #4570984
11/11/17 03:21 PM
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utah
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Hard to argue with $5500 off a car that is already cheap and has a giant warranty!

Last edited by dareo; 11/11/17 03:21 PM.

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Re: The Hyundai Elantra Sport impressed me [Re: skyactiv] #4570991
11/11/17 03:31 PM
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Ohiuh
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Ohiuh
Is this in Columbus by any chance?


2018 Elantra Sport - Pennzoil Platinum 5W-30
Re: The Hyundai Elantra Sport impressed me [Re: Dohc98vteC] #4570995
11/11/17 03:37 PM
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OH
^ Yes it is.

Re: The Hyundai Elantra Sport impressed me [Re: skyactiv] #4571001
11/11/17 03:41 PM
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If you're going to settle for 30 mpg may as well have 300+ HP.
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