Compare 2018 Hyundai Elantra vs 2017 Elantra | Michigan

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Model Overview

The Hyundai Elantra is a solid pick for car buyers who are in the market to purchase a compact vehicle that has spunky style and exceptional handling on the road. Drivers in Southfield Michigan and beyond have been enjoying the wonderful driving experience that this model offers since the original model was introduced in 1990. Both the 2017 and 2018 Hyundai Elantra are included in the sixth generation, but there are some noticeable differences between these two model years.

Michigan - 2018 Hyundai Elantra's Overview

If you take the time to compare model differences and to test drive multiple trim levels for both years, you may be able to decide which vehicle is most suitable for your needs and desires. Glassman Hyundai serving Detroit Waterford Southfield carries a huge inventory featuring both model years, and you can test drive the vehicles that you are interested in when you stop by our dealership in person.

Michigan - 2018 Hyundai Elantra's Exterior

What to Expect on the Exterior

One of the many things that entice drivers to take a closer look at what the Elantra offers is its delightful exterior. This is a four-door compact car that has a distinctive sporty look. The exterior for the 2017 Hyundai Elantra as well as for the 2018 model year is characterized by a gently sloping and contoured hood that gracefully transitions into an aerodynamic roofline. The sizable grille has multiple slender bars that are flanked by stunning air intakes and narrow headlights.

Michigan - 2018 Hyundai Elantra's Interior

The 2018 model year gives you 14 exterior color options for all trim levels, and some of these are new for this year. On the lower trim levels, 15 x 6-inch steel wheels with full covers are basic equipment. Higher trim levels come with 17 x 7-inch alloy wheels. A notable difference between the 2017 and 2018 models is that the newer model year has a standard power sunroof with the Sport model. In addition, the 2018 Hyundai Elantra is available in an SEL trim level for the first time.

Michigan - 2018 Hyundai Elantra's Mechanical

Peeking Inside the Cabin

There are many trim levels available for both model years, and all are appointed thoughtfully. If your new 2018 Hyundai Elantra comes with a Blue Link telematics system, it now comes with three years of service. Besides this important difference, you will find that the same 2017 Hyundai Elantra features the same design and functions that are in the 2018 model. The features include a USB connection, six speakers, speed-sensitive volume control, one-touch power windows, heated mirrors, power door locks, cloth seats with manual adjustments on lower trim levels, leather seats with power adjustments on higher trim levels, cruise control, power steering, audio and cruise functions on the steering wheel, climate control, cup holders, a well-designed steering wheel and more.

Some of the more sophisticated trim levels that are available for both model years are turn signals in the side mirrors, illuminated vanity mirrors, a backup camera, interior air filtration and more. Options for both model years are a cargo tray, an electrochromatic rearview mirror, a trunk hook, an interior light kit, illuminated door entries and an interior light kit. If you choose the new SEL trim level in 2018, your vehicle comes with the Popular Equipment Package as a standard feature. This includes heated side mirrors, a seven-inch touchscreen display with smartphone integration and more. Visiting Glassman Hyundai serving Detroit Waterford Southfield is a smart way to explore interior and exterior features in the new model years during a test drive.

What You Will Find Under the Hood

As is the case with the 2017 model, the 2018 Elantra has a base 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that provides you with 147 horsepower. The standard equipment includes a six-speed automatic transmission, but the compact car is available with a manual transmission upon request. Another engine option for both model years is the Eco 1.4-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine that offers 128 horsepower. It comes with a dual-clutch seven-speed transmission. For drivers in Southfield Michigan who choose the Sport model, the power of a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine can be enjoyed. This trim level is equipped with either a dual-clutch seven-speed or a six-speed manual transmission, and it offers 201 horsepower. You can compare model differences for the different trim levels for both years by visiting our dealership in Southfield Michigan.

Staying Safe on the Road

Whether you are thinking about buying the 2017 Hyundai Elantra or the newer model, you may appreciate that the 2018 model year was given a four-star NHTSA rating for its overall safety category. In addition, both model years offer you similar safety equipment that will help you to stay safe and secure on the road. The new SEL trim level for 2018 comes with lane change assist, a backup camera and a blind spot warning feature with rear cross traffic alert. Regardless of the trim level that you select, your new car will be equipped with four-wheel ABS, an engine immobilizer, front and side airbags, a specialized deactivation sensor for the front passenger airbag, ventilated front disc brakes, drum brakes in the rear, emergency braking assistance, adjustable headrests, dusk-sensing headlights, child seat anchors, daytime running lights, a remote theft-deterrent system, tire pressure monitoring, traction control and enhanced stability features.

In order to make a smart decision when buying a new car, you need to compare model differences between the two most recent model years available. Glassman Hyundai serving Detroit Waterford Southfield has a huge inventory of these vehicles in stock, making it easy for you to get to know more about the options available.