New 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid – Release Date and Review

Long been the dullard of its class, the new 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has been refreshed and updated over the previous model and now look and reeks of premium features on several of its vehicular facets. Some of the reasons that have brought about the turn-around of the mediocre perception include an impressive fuel economy rating, a smooth and whisper-quiet ride quality, generous standard features, and a refined interior accommodation. Read on for a detailed review traversing every inch of the Sonata Hybrid in terms of exterior/interior modifications, engine specs, release date, and price.

2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid auto show, front angle, headlights and grille

Off a major redesign from last year, the new model comes with minimal changes on its exterior design. But before Hyundai gave its hybrid model a major refresh last year, the model had remained stale ever since its debut and its fans and critics alike were starting to make some noises. Well, that’s water under the bridge as Hyundai finally bowed down to pressure and offered its hybrid a serious upgrade.

2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid spy shots

Based on the Sonata generation, the Hybrid offers a spacious interior accommodation, a stiffer structure, a more refined driving experience, and a rather grown-up styling. For 2017, the model gains a bit of redesign changes and exterior body tweaks.

2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid exterior, rear view, taillights and badges

Fuel economy isn’t a big deal when it comes to hybrid vehicles given their exceptional EPA ratings. For the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2017, the automaker makes some big leaps in terms of remaining competitive in its core function by offering a stonking rating of 42 mpg in combined city/highway cruising at least for the base Sonata Hybrid SE model. Revisions done on the powertrain including an upgraded transmission, a powerful electric motor, and a smaller engine help realize the impressive ratings.

2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid side angle, alloy wheels

Also part of the changes include a redesigned tail, active grille shutters behind the wheel, and special alloy wheels. Furthermore, sharing the same platform as the regular Sonata means the vehicle still offers a smooth ride quality, solid build quality, and a spacious interior. Several alternatives do exist however, for those who might want to sample the available options. Some of the available choices include the Honda Accord Hybrid, Toyota Camry Hybrid, and Ford Fusion Hybrid.

2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Release Date & Price

2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid release date

Rumors within and without the industry say the Sonata Hybrid will probably be available sometime in the first half of 2017. Pricing is yet to be announced by Hyundai, but if the same rumors are to be trusted, the Sonata Hybrid should be expected to go for sale for an MSRP starting from around $26,000.

2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Exterior

2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

As already mentioned above, the new model hasn’t changed much from the model it is replacing apart from several tweaks on its grille, and rear fascia. You can also expect sixteen-inch alloy wheels, LED lighting (taillights, headlights, running lights), rear window sunshades, automatic high-beam headlight control, and a panoramic sunroof.

2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Interior

2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid dashboard, steering wheel, lcd screen, gear shift knob

The interior, in keeping up with modern times, comes with important updates and refreshments on its technologies and equipment roster. Some of the accessories you can expect include Hyundai’s Blue Link telematics and emergency communications, dual-zone automatic climate control, dual USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity, a rearview camera, a six-speaker sound system, a CD player, ventilated front seats, wood-grain-look interior accents, a six-way power driver seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a leather upholstery, a blind-spot monitor, driver memory functions, and a rear-cross traffic alert system.

2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid interior, leather seats, steering wheels

The Ultimate package is available for the top-of-the-line 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited model that comes bundled with features such as an upgraded Blue Link smartphone integration features, a panoramic sunroof, an upgraded nine-speaker Infinity sound system, an eight-inch touchscreen interface, automatic high-beam headlight control, and adaptive cruise control.

Available Trims

Two trim levels, as of this writing, are available for the 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: SE, and the Limited. The Sonata Hybrid Plug-In model is covered separately on this blog. ]

Engine Specs

2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid engine

A 2.0L engine paired to an electric motor enables the Sonata Hybrid achieve a total output of around 193 horsepower. This power is sent to the wheels via the default six-speed transmission system. As already mentioned above, EPA estimates the fuel economy for the Sonata Hybrid model to stand at 42 mpg in combined city/highway cruising.

Specifications

2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid front view, white color, grille and headlights

Wheelbase: 110.4 in
Length: 191.1 in
Width: 73.4 in
Passenger volume: 106 cu ft
Cargo volume: 13,3 cu ft
Curb weight: 3643 lb
Top Speed: 119 mph
0-60: 8,1 sec
MPG: 40/44 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Diamond White Pearl, Eclipse Black, Graphite Blue Pearl, Pewter Gray Metallic, Seaport Mist, Starlight Silver and Venetian Red Pearl
Towing Capacity: N/A

Safety

2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid safety

According to the NHTSA – the government entity tasked with the responsibility of crash-testing new vehicles – the Sonata achieved a perfect score of 5/5 stars for overall crash protection, and 5/5 stars for both side-impact and frontal-impact protection.

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2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid blue pearl, front view, exterior, headlights

2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid rear view, taillights, tailpipe, alloy wheels

2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid front view, white color, headlights, grille, alloy wheels

2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid auto show, front view, grille and badges

2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid plugin module, side view, alloy wheels, headlights

2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid auto show, side view, alloy wheels

2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid rear view, white pearl taillights, tailpipe, alloy wheels

2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid steering wheel, gear shift knob

2017 Hyundai Azera – Release Date, Review and Specs

The 2017 Hyundai Azera comes in as a sigh of relief in a segment largely known for its conservative design thanks partly to its smooth ride quality, a long warranty coverage, a whisper-quiet cabin, and plenty of standard features. Again, it is suitably luxurious and offers plenty of space for up to five passengers. Its release date should be expected in the first quarter of 2017, if online rumors are anything to go by.

2017 Hyundai Azera side view, silver color,alloy wheels

Boring days of yore are gone courtesy of full-size sedans like the Azera. There’s a time when one felt like they had purchased a rental car if they were shopping in the full-size sedan segment. The exterior is largely defined by the rather sharp creases and lines while the interior is highlighted by the alluring cabin design that is chock full of functionality.

2017 Hyundai Azera spy shots

Hyundai has this year made headlines with several notable releases including its large Hyundai Santa Fe Sport model, and the midsize Sonata lineup that includes the regular, the Hybrid, and the Hybrid Plug-In model. Even with the premium features stripped, the Azera comes with plenty of desirable options for the money such as a blind-spot warning system, cruise control, lane-departure warning, frontal collision assist, and a navigation system. What’s even more, it still comes with smartphone app features such as Siri Eyes Free integration.

2017 Hyundai Azera front angle, headlights and grille

Beneath the hood, it comes fitted with a 293-horsepower – generating 3.3L engine. This power fires up the front wheels via the six-speed automatic transmission system. 0-60 mph takes a healthy 6.8 seconds. The driving dynamics, to say the least, offer a smooth ride quality. The interior is cavernous and passengers will enjoy ample head- and legroom.

2017 Hyundai Azera exterior, overhead view

Nevertheless, the Hyundai Azera isn’t the only choice here. There’re others that give it a run for its money. Such vehicles include the Chrysler 300, Toyota Avalon, Buick LaCrosse, and the Kia Cadenza. These rivals offer anything ranging from an appealing blend of quality, comfort and performance to thrifty fuel consumption, and rear-wheel drive performance.

2017 Hyundai Azera Release Date & Price

2017 Hyundai Azera release date

While the release date and price details have been left to speculation, rumors within the industry say the new Azera is most likely to go for sale sometime in the first half of 2017. Pricing, too, is based on speculations and it’s expected to start from around $34,000.

2017 Hyundai Azera Exterior

2017 Hyundai Azera rear view, silver color, alloy wheels, taillights

The exterior, according to pictures, hasn’t changed much from the previous model it is replacing. However, it has been updated at least on the front and rear fascia in terms of the headlight and taillights design. The grille remains unaltered, as are the side aerodynamics. Some of the features you can expect include eighteen-inch wheels for the standard Azera and nineteen-inch for the Azera Limited model, heated mirrors, foglights, heated mirrors, a power rear sunshade, a panoramic sunroof, and xenon headlights.

2017 Hyundai Azera Interior

2017 Hyundai Azera steering wheels, lcd screen, gear shift knob, dashboard

When it comes to the interior, would-be buyers should expect a revitalized cabin in terms of the material quality and available technologies. Some standard accessories include dual-zone automatic climate control, a power-adjustable telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, a navigation system, heated rear seats, keyless entry and ignition, a leather upholstery, Bluetooth connectivity, a chilled glove-box, eight-way power front passenger seat, Siri Eyes Free, ventilated and heated front seats, a navigation system, a 12-way power driver seat, smartphone app connectivity, and memory settings.

2017 Hyundai Azera steering wheel, front and rear leather seats

Others include an ambient interior lighting, an electronic parking brake, automatic vehicle hold function, adaptive cruise control, LED foglights, and automatic high-beam control. The front seats have superb adjustability that allows both the driver and the front passenger to enjoy a seamless comfortable driving experience regardless of the distance travelled. Trunk volume is respectable and Azera places it at around 16.3 cu. ft. which is almost close to what the class benchmark is.

Available Trims

Two trims are available: base and Limited. The Hybrid model is reviewed separately.

Specifications

2017 Hyundai Azera front view, white color, headlights, grille, alloy wheels

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 4 in. (112 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 1.7 in. (193.7 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1.2 in. (73.2 in.)
Passenger volume: 123.3 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 16.3 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3684 lbs.
Top Speed: 155 mph
0-60: 6.8 sec
MPG: 20/29 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Diamond White Pearl, Eclipse Black, Moroccan Pearl, Pewter Gray Metallic, Starlight Silver, Venetian Red Pearl…
Towing Capacity: N/A

Engine Specs

2017 Hyundai Azera engine

Beneath the hood of the 2017 Hyundai Azera is a 293-horsepower – generating 3.3L V6 engine that also produces 255 lbs. ft. of torque. This power enables the Azera zoom past 60 mph in a respectable 6.8 seconds. Fuel economy is estimated at around 22 mpg in combined city/highway cruising with the Azera Limited, and 23 mpg with the base Azera.

Safety

2017 Hyundai Azera safety

Some of the safety features available include a blind-spot monitor, traction and stability control, side and front airbags, frontal collision warning, front and rear parking sensors, and lane assist. According to the IIHS, the Azera scores a “Good” rating for side impact test, roof strength, and rear crash protection.

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Hyundai Tucson 2017 is a model which has been in the making in recent times but we finally have enough to go on and predict this model as one of the most anticipated ones for the upcoming year.

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2017 Hyundai Azera black color, front view, headlights, grille, alloy wheels

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2017 Hyundai Azera front view, silver color, grille, badges and headlights

2017 Hyundai Azera exterior, taillights, tailpipe and badges

2017 Hyundai Azera auto show, black color, headlights and grille

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2017 Hyundai Azera interior, leather seats, sunroof

2017 Hyundai Azera interior, gear shift knob

2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Release Date and Review

The new 2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo has slightly been redesigned over the existing model. Spy photos show that the front fascia has gained several subtleties including redesigned headlights, grille, and foglights. Rumors also allege that the exterior color palette now has been invigorated to include more, albeit the changes remain largely mysterious. Below is the 2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo review based on sources in the know and teaser images of the prototype undergoing testing. Rumors of its likely release date and pricing estimates are also covered. Enjoy the informative piece!

2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

According to sources in the know, the new model is set to gain substantial refreshments on multiple of its facets even after getting facelifts last year. For 2017, buyers for the Hyundai’s pocket-size Veloster Turbo should expect a performance-centered seven-speed DCT, a sportier seat design, yellow-accented black seats and seventeen-inch alloy wheels, an enhanced electroluminescent gauge cluster, and a machine-finish turbo-exclusive wheel design.

2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo exterior, rear view, silver color, tailpipe

Also for 2017, buyers should expect the Rally Edition model to return again after its debut last year. While the details are scarce, the Hyundai Veloster Rally Edition returns with its superior dynamic, design, and connectivity enhancements. And just like the Veloster Turbo R-Spec enthusiast credentials, it also packs carbon-fiber aero accents, lightweight wheels, unique floor mats and badging, and a more performance oriented suspension.

2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo spy shots

Features that will remain unchanged include the 18-inch tires, dark-gray grille surround, and the navigation/audio system functions. This compact hatchback could be the way to go for anyone looking for small, fuel efficient car that offers great value. Even despite the legion of similar cars being offered in its class, the Veloster Turbo remains attractive due to the aforementioned features and the reasonable pricing it comes with.

2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo front angle, headlights and grille

See, not everything about the 2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo is a bed of roses. The actual driving experience may leave you wanting in spite of its wide, low stance, and muscular fender flares that give the impression of wealthy credentials. Not all is however lost, some of the cool aspects include an easier ingress and egress, unique three-door hatchback body style, substantial standard features, and a smorgasbord of optional extras.

2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo exterior, overhead view

Add this to the 30 mpg fuel economy estimate for combined city/highway cruising and you’ve got yourself a well-rounded and desirable car. Those looking for better thrills should opt for the Veloster Rally Edition model. Although its production for 2017 hasn’t been confirmed, it is best suited for buyers looking for better responsive and precise handling capabilities thanks to features such as higher performance tune for the front stabilizer bars, dampers, and springs, and sport-tuned suspension. Also, it comes equipped with a distinctive sports appearance package, and lightweight alloy wheels.

The Hyundai Veloster Turbo 2017 also enjoys the lack of direct competition, as there are no other three-door vehicles to compare with. There’re two- and four-door competitors nevertheless, which include our perennial favorite – the 2017 Ford Fiesta ST. others are Volkswagen Golf 2016, and the 2016 Mazda 3.

2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Release Date & Price

2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo release date

When it comes to pricing, Hyundai isn’t expected to deviate much from the current estimates of $23,000 for the Veloster Turbo, $21,000 for the Turbo R-Spec, and $24,000 for the Turbo Rally Edition. Its release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017. The regular Veloster will go for sale for an MSRP starting from around 20K.

2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Exterior

2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

As the images indicate, there’re very few details that buyers should expect to change for the new model over the existing one. Slight changes should however be expected on the front fascia. The grille, headlights, and bumper are rumored to be modestly freshened. The side- and rear profile are heavily camouflaged and therefore pretty much every detail is concealed. Some of the exterior features to expect include 17-inch alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof, LED running lights, foglights, a lower body kit, 18-inch Rays wheels (Turbo Rally Edition), and automatic headlights.

2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Interior

2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo interior, steering wheel, dashboard and lcd screen

The new model is surprisingly spacious with the backseat having ample legroom. The seats are comfortable thanks to the substantial bolstering and well thought-out contours. The overall cabin layout isn’t expected to change, at least according to or rendering and rumors. More details will be offered on its release date.

2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo interior, leather seats and sunroof

Available Trims

Three trims are offered for the new 2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo: base, Rally Edition, and R-Spec.

Engine Specs

2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo engine

A turbocharged 1.6L four-cylinder engine is the only mill offered for the entire model range. Power stands at 201 horsepower and 195 pounds-feet of torque, which enables zooming from 0-60 mph in just 7.5 seconds. Rally Edition specs are unavailable at the moment as we’re still unsure of whether it will debut or not.

Safety Review

2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo safety

In government crash testing, the Hyundai Veloster Turbo 2016 earned a five out five star rating for overall crash protection. Similar results are imminent for the 2017 model given the excellent driver-assist and safety technologies it is rumored to come with.

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2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo auto show, front view, headlights, grille and badges

2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo side view, blue color, alloy wheels

2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo front view, silver color, headlights and grille

2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo exterior, red color, headlights, grille and badges

2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo rally edition auto show, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo rear view, taillights and badges

2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo R-spec front view, blue color, grille and badges

2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo trunk and cargo space

2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo interior, leather seats and gear shift knob

2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo interior, leather back seats

2017 Hyundai Sonata – Release Date, News and Rumors

The new 2017 Hyundai Sonata is a midsize sedan that prioritizes on interior passenger space, and an easier driving demeanor. Furthermore, it boasts of features like plenty of standard and optional features, a solid build quality, smooth ride quality, and easy to use controls. So if you’re looking for the above-mentioned features, the Hyundai Sonata has got you covered. Its release date is expected this fall, if recent news and industry reports are anything to go by. 

2017 Hyundai Sonata exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

Those who’ve read the latest industry reports know very well that crossovers are fast ridding midsize sedans as the vehicle of choice for the American family. However as it turns out somebody forgot to pass the sad news to Hyundai, as the 2016 Hyundai Sonata sold greater numbers than both of the automaker’s crossovers combined.

2017 Hyundai Sonata spy shots

For 2017, changes are subtle and welcome. They come to improve an already “A” rated vehicle that has managed to attract a legion of followers. The technologies have also been improved, as has the 2017 Hyundai Sonata interior materials. The infotainment system is now crisp and more responsive than before.

2017 Hyundai Sonata rear view, silvercolor, taillights, badges andtailpipe

Still on the cabin, it is cavernous and comfortable. The Sonata backseat isn’t an afterthought and offers ample space for its occupants. Copious technologies are available for the money even for the base model. But of course, there are other midsize sedans that have been updated in leaps and bounds also. One solid alternative to the Hyundai Sonata is perhaps the Honda Accord 2017. Its price starts from $22,000. Some of the highlights that underpin its top spot in the segment include spacious and high-quality cabin, a generous list of standard and optional features, an available coupe body style, and exceptional handling and ride balance.

Other solid picks in the midsize sedan segment include the Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, and  2017 Toyota Camry.

2017 Hyundai Sonata Review of Trims

2017 Hyundai Sonata side view, blue color, headlights and alloy wheels

Six trims are available for the five-passenger 2017 Hyundai Sonata: Sport, SE, Eco, Limited, Limited 2.0T, and the Sport 2.0T. Exterior Hyundai Sonata colors: Dark Truffle, Shale Gray Metallic, Lakeside Blue, Phantom Black, Nouveau Blue, Venetian Red, Symphony Silver, and Quartz White Pearl. Modest changes can be expected on its release date.

2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid plugin module, side view, alloy wheels, headlights

The 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid price starts from $26,000. Some specs include an impressive fuel economy, a quiet and smooth ride quality, a generous standard equipment list, and a spacious interior. Output is rated at 193 horsepower.

2017 Hyundai Sonata Interior & Exterior Changes

2017 Hyundai Sonata interior, steering wheel, dashboard, lcd screen, gear shift knob

Some of the standard features available on the base model include full power accessories, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, an auxiliary audio jack, a seven-inch touchscreen interface, dual-zone automatic climate control, a rear lip spoiler, sixteen-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, heated mirrors, satellite and HD radio, smartphone app connectivity, cruise control, dual USB ports, a six-speaker sound system, a rearview camera, and automatic headlights.

2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid auto show, front angle, headlights and grille

Opting for the 2017 Hyundai Sonata Sport and Eco gets you all the above standard features plus seventeen-inch alloy wheels, a simulated leather upholstery, LD daytime running lights, unique body styling tweaks, special-economy-focused engine, an eight-way power driver seat, and adaptive LED headlights. Options bundled by the Premium package for the Sonata Sport include a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a navigation system, automatic tri-zone climate control, partial leather upholstery, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, an eight-inch touchscreen display, blind-spot camera with rear-cross traffic alert, rear air vents, and heated front seats.

2017 Hyundai Sonata interior, leather seats

Opting for the Sonata Limited gets you a rearview camera, a six-way power passenger sea, LED taillights, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, LED taillights, and wood grain.

2017 Hyundai Sonata Engine Specs

2017 Hyundai Sonata engine

Three engines are offered for the 2017 Hyundai Sonata: a 2.4L four-cylinder engine rated at 178 lbs. ft. of torque and 185 horsepower, a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 245 horsepower and 260 pounds-ft. of torque, and a turbocharged 1.6L four-cylinder engine.

2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid engine

Fuel economy for the 1.6L engine available for the Sonata Eco stands at 28/38/32 mpg in the city/highway/combined. The 2.0L engine is available for the 2.0T models and EPA says they should be able to return a fuel economy rating of around 23/32/26 mpg. Lastly, but certainly not the least if the 2.4L cylinder base engine available for all the Sonata except the Eco’s whose fuel economy rating stands at 25/38/30 mpg.

Specifications

2017 Hyundai Sonata front view, black color, headlights and grille

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 2.4 in. (110.4 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 11.1 in. (191.1 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1.4 in. (73.4 in.)
Passenger volume: 122.4 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 16.3 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3252 lbs.
Top Speed: 119 mph
0-60: 8.1 sec
MPG: 28/38 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Dark Truffle, Lakeside Blue, Nouveau Blue, Phantom Black, Quartz White Pearl, Shale Gray Metallic, Symphony Silver, Venetian Red …
Towing Capacity: N/A

2017 Hyundai Sonata Price & Release Date

2017 Hyundai Sonata release date

Rumors allege the new model will most likely be available for sale sometime this fall with an MSRP starting from $21,750. The 2017 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid review is handled elsewhere on this blog.

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2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid front view, exterior, white color, grille

2017 Hyundai Sonata exterior, front view, headlights and grille

2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid rear view, taillights, tailpipe, alloy wheels

2017 Hyundai Sonata side angle, white color, alloy wheels and headlights

2017 Hyundai Sonata side angle, silver color, alloy wheels

2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid rear view, white pearl taillights, tailpipe, alloy wheels

2017 Hyundai Sonata rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Hyundai Sonata auto show, side view, blue color, alloy wheels

2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid steering wheel, gear shift knob

2017 Hyundai Sonata interior, leather back seats

2017 Hyundai Sonata trunk

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe – Release Date, News and Rumors

The fact that the new 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe costs less than other big names, and offers a length warranty and an appealing blend of power might tip your decision in its favor. Although it may not attract as much attention as some other three-row crossover SUVs in its class, the new model offers a strong V6 power, an easy to use technology interface, a classy interior design, and lots of comfort amenities. Its release date should be expected sometime in the second half of next year. 

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe side view, alloy wheels, auto show

The Hyundai Santa Fe suffers from several things: it doesn’t have a name recognition relative to some of its competition, it isn’t the freshest, and it’s neither the biggest. Actually, there is nothing so unique about it, and therefore it isn’t an obvious choice. Nonetheless, there are earnest reasons why you should give it a chance.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe front angle, headlights and grille

The redesigned 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe offers plenty of interior accommodations on its first two-passenger benches. In fact, it tops the segment in terms of providing ample head- and legroom. However, the third-row bench is best left to elementary school going children as the space is tight for adults to fit comfortably in.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe exterior, rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

The cabin is appealing and offers a relaxing ambience thanks to its simple and easy to use controls, premium materials, and clean, and attractive design layout. You’ll find the smartphone integration system on the touchscreen interface intuitive even if you’re often bewildered by the smartphone apps on your smartphone.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe side view, silver color, alloy wheels and headlights

Under the hood, motivation driving the 2017 Santa Fe comes from the potent V6 engine that offers ample power to provide a slightly-average acceleration, and laudable towing capacity. However, you’ll realize there are more agile vehicles in its segment that offer athletic performance, overall interior refinement, and composure.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Some of the downsides to owning the Santa Fe include: it misses in several key driver safety aides, and its cargo space is wanting relative to what the competition offers. Some of the rivals nipping its heels include the “A” rated 2017 Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander 2017 , Chevrolet Traverse, Kia Sorento and Ford Flex.

Trim Options – 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe belongs to the midsize crossover SUV segment and can be had with either a six or seven seating configuration, and is offered in Limited and SE trim levels. The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport review is offered on its own.

Exterior Review & 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Interior Changes

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe interior, dashboard, lcd screen

Standard accessories and features provided for the base Hyundai Santa Fe SE model include an eight-way power driver seat, roof rails, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, full power accessories, a rear spoiler, foglights, Hyundai’s Blue Link telematics system, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, 18-inch alloy wheels, an auxiliary audio jack, USB/iPod integration, a six-speaker audio system, and windshield wiper de-icers.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe front view, red color, headlights and grille

The Santa Fe Limited tacks on everything available on the base SE and adds a rearview auto-dimming mirror, a power liftgate, 19” wheels, manual rear sunshades, leather upholstery, automatic tri-zone climate control, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition and entry, a four-way passenger seat, and a six-passenger seating configuration thanks to the second-row bench seat captain’s chairs.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe interior, leather seats

Options available for both trims include an eight-inch touchscreen interface, a heated steering wheel, a 12-speaker Infiniti sound system, a 115-V power outlet, heated 2nd-row seats, a panoramic sunroof, LED taillights, xenon headlights, and driver memory settings. Packages and standalone options should be expected on its release date, as they are still under wraps as of this writing.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

Motivation under the hood is offered by a 3.3L V6 engine good for 290 hp and 252 lbs. ft. of torque. The mill comes mated to either a FWD or an AWD and a standard six-speed automatic transmission system.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe engine

When we come to the fuel economy estimates, expect the AWD Santa Fe to check in with 18/24/20 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 18/25/21 mpg with the FWD models.

Zipping from 0-60 mph takes 7.7 seconds with the Limited ultimate package – an average acceleration in its class.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 2.2 in. (110.2 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 1.1 in. (193.1 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 2.2 in. (74.2 in.)
Passenger volume: 146.6 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 13.5 cu.ft. (max 80.0 cu.ft.)
Curb weight: N/A
Top Speed: 128 mph
0-60: 7,7 sec
MPG: 18/25 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Becketts Black, Circuit Silver, Iron Frost, Java Espresso, Monaco White, Night Sky Pearl, Regal Red Pearl, Storm Blue …
Towing Capacity: 5000 lbs.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Release Date & Price

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Release date

The Hyundai Santa Fe price should be expected to start from an MSRP of $30,800, and $25,350 for the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport SUV. It should be expected to go for sale sometime in the 2nd half of next year.

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2017 Hyundai Santa Fe exterior, front view, headlights and grille

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe front view, silver color, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe exterior, side view, alloy wheels

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe exterior, front view, grille

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe auto show, rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe trunk

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe interior, steering wheel

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe interior, gear shift knob

2017 Hyundai Elantra GT Release Date, News and Rumors

While the 2017 Hyundai Elantra has already been unveiled, the 2017 Elantra GT is still work in progress. Test mules have been spotted undergoing testing in Europe and according to the images our keen spy photographers took, it bears quite a close resemblance with the upmarket Genesis G90. The 2017 Elantra GT review below is based on spy photos and our own rendering that we’ve put together after collecting and collating crucial data from sources in the know. Information on its possible release date is also covered.

2017 Hyundai Elantra GT exterior, side view, alloy wheels

While we saw it worthwhile to conclude that the new 2017 Hyundai Elantra GT will be offered for the 2017 model year, it might after all be offered for the 2018 model year especially considering that the much-awaited 2017 Hyundai Elantra has already debuted this year. But whether or not the new model is offered for 2017 or 2018, the same changes Hyundai plans to offer will remain as the common denominator. Talking of changes, the new Elantra GT is set to come with clean and refined surfaces, slim and sporty headlights, and a large hexagonal grille.

2017 Hyundai Elantra GT rear view, silver color, taillights and badges

Both the exterior and interior offer stylish designs. The interior is inspired by the high standards if the entire Hyundai lineup. Some of the standard features available include Bluetooth connectivity with voice recognition, automatic headlights, ventilated front seats, steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, LED taillights, cooled glove box, leather seating surfaces, heated front seats, dual automatic temperature control, and a blind-spot monitor. High-tech safety features are also available to match the new-look interior and exterior facets. Some of the active and passive technologies include an Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Brake Assist, Daytime running lights, seven airbags, vehicle stability management, and lane-departure intervention.

2017 Hyundai Elantra GT auto show, front view, headlights and grille

With all these features intact, it’d be prudent to assume the 2017 Hyundai Elantra GT hatchback will arguably be among the top compact cars once available for sale. Furthermore, American consumers, and others by extension, have come to their realization that five passenger cars offer more usable cargo space than their sedan counterparts. Whereas it’s a sister sibling to the Elantra sedan, you might be surprised to learn that the 2017 Hyundai Elantra GT is based on Hyundai’s Europe-spec i30 hatchback. It offers a better built cabin and appointments, is more spacious, and offers a sporty driving demeanor.

2017 Hyundai Elantra GT spy shots

Although there’s plenty to recommend about the 2017 Hyundai Elantra GT to anyone shopping for a compact hatchback, the compact marketplace is thick with talent. The 2017 Volkswagen Golf offers an exceptional handling and ride quality. The 2017 Mazda 3 is another perennial leader in this class, offering a long list of available premium features, excellent real-world fuel economy ratings, and athletic handling. Others worth your while include the Kia Forte and the Ford Focus.

2017 Hyundai Elantra GT Release Date & Price

2017 Hyundai Elantra GT release date

Pricing for the new 2017 Hyundai Elantra GT is still shrouded in mystery, as Hyundai has kept these details in the dark. But due to the lack of any substantial refresh, it is unlikely the price tag will balloon significantly over and above the existing price of $18,800. You can download the existing model’s owner’s manual from online Hyundai platforms.

Its release date has been set for mid-2017.

2017 Hyundai Elantra GT Exterior Review

Dimensions remain intact: width – 70.1 inches, height – 57.9 inches, and length – 169.3 inches.

2017 Hyundai Elantra GT front angle, headlights and grille

Known for its ‘Fluidic Sculpture’, Hyundai continues to offer the Elantra GT with defining and distinctive aerodynamic, progressive exterior profile. Designers were able to achieve a lower wind resistance thanks to the minimized tire gaps and streamlined rocker panels. The result is improved efficiency, and a smoother and quieter ride quality.

2017 Hyundai Elantra GT Interior

2017 Hyundai Elantra GT interior, dashboard, lcd screen and gear shift knob

The interior is a demonstration of just how Hyundai engineering can be optimized to generate superior interior volume in spite of the pintsize dimensions. Details about the kind of convenience, entertainment, and infotainment systems offered should be expected on its release date.

2017 Hyundai Elantra GT trunk and cargo space

Available Trims

The new 2017 Hyundai Elantra GT is only available in one well-equipped trim model.

Engine Specs

2017 Hyundai Elantra GT engine

Just like the Elantra Sedan, the new Elantra GT will be offered with the same engines beneath the hood. For U.S markets therefore, the new 2017 Hyundai Elantra GT will come equipped with two options: a 147-horsepower – generating 2.0L four-cylinder engine and a 1.4L turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 128 horsepower and 156 pounds ft. of torque.

A six-speed manual transmission is offered by default, while a six-speed automatic is optional.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 8.3 in. (104.3 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 1.3 in. (169.3 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 10.1 in. (70.1 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume (maximum): 51.0 ft³
Curb weight: 2,851 lbs
Top Speed: N/A mph
0-60: N/A sec
MPG: 24/33 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Noir Pearl, Geranium Red, Monaco White, Shimmering Silver, Titanium Gray Metallic, Windy Sea Blue…
Towing Capacity: 750 lbs

Safety

2017 Hyundai Elantra GT safety

Safety features include anti-lock braking system, daytime running lights, electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist, electronic stability control, daytime running lights, seven airbags, and vehicle stability management. We expect the new model will earn top marks for government crash protection as the Europe-spec version.

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2017 Hyundai Elantra GT exterior, front view, headlights, grille and badges

2017 Hyundai Elantra GT side view, silver color, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Hyundai Elantra GT rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Hyundai Elantra GT side angle, silver color, alloy wheels

2017 Hyundai Elantra GT exterior, blue color, headlights and grille

2017 Hyundai Elantra GT exterior, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Hyundai Elantra GT side view, blue color, alloy wheels

2017 Hyundai Elantra GT interior, steering wheel

2017 Hyundai Elantra GT interior, leather seats

2017 Hyundai Elantra GT interior, gear shift knob

New 2017 Hyundai Tucson – Release Date, Specs & Info

The latest 2017 Hyundai Tucson redesign is what has got everyone’s tongue wagging in anticipation. It continues with the same head-turning style, efficient turbocharged performance, and modern technologies. Its desirability is also taken a notch higher with features such as a peppy and fuel-thrifty turbocharged engine, a refine ride quality, advanced safety features, and an adult-friendly backseat. The Hyundai Tucson 2017 release date should be expected sometime in early 2017.

2017 Hyundai Tucson exterior, side view,alloy wheels

According to latest news from Hyundai, the newest Tucson comes with what the automaker terms “Fluidic Sculpture 2.0” design language that also characterized the designs of the existing model. However, it should be taken to suggest that the Tucson is crafting a separate divergent route. It is still a Tucson its legion of fans fell in love with when it debuted some few years ago.

2017 Hyundai Tucson rear view, alloy wheels, taillights, and tailpipe

Some of the appealing aspects that characterized previous models and which continue to be manifested on the Hyundai Tucson 2017 model include cutting-edge safety and technology features, a fuel-thrifty turbocharged engine, and roomy interior accommodations. There’s no flicker of doubt that the redesigned Tucson is set to disrupt the compact-crossover status quo judging by the numerous updates it is set to come with.

2017 Hyundai Tucson spy shots

There’s easy ingress and egress. The backseat space is copious and adult-friendly unlike those of some rivals that are more often than not appear afterthought. The dimensions remains the same over the existing model. Plenty of upscale features and technologies have also been offered as well.

2017 Hyundai Tucson auto show, side view, alloy wheels

Under the hood of the 2017 Hyundai Tucson are two engines: a 2.0L four-cylinder and a turbocharged 1.6L four-cylinder engine. The former is tasked with the responsibility of putting out 164 hp and 151 lbs. ft. of torque to either the front wheels or all the wheels, while the latter generates 175 hp and 195 pounds-ft. of torque and transmits the same to either of the two drivetrains mentioned above.

2017 Hyundai Tucson rear view, taillights, alloy wheels, red color

Those who are not completely sold out on the impressive mannerisms of the 2017 Hyundai Tucson or wish to be adventurous first should probably check out its rivals. Some of the competitors here include the 2017 Toyota Rav4, the Honda HR-V, the Honda CR-V 2017, and the Mazda CX-3 for 2017. All of these vehicles occupy an interesting niche between subcompact and compact segments.

2017 Hyundai Tucson Review of Trims

2017 Hyundai Tucson exterior, front view, headlights and badges

Four trims are available for the 2017 Hyundai Tucson: Limited, Sport, SE, and Eco. Exterior Hyundai Tucson colors: Majove Sand, Winter White, Sedona Sunset, Ruby Wine, Caribbean Blue, Coliseum Grey, Ash Black, and Chromium Silver. Modest changes can be expected on its release date.

2017 Hyundai Tucson Interior & Exterior Changes

2017 Hyundai Tucson steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard, gear shift knob

Some of the standard features available for the base model include folding rear seats, heated mirrors, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, a six-speaker sound system, a five-inch touchscreen interface, Bluetooth connectivity, stain-resistant cloth upholstery, LED headlight accents, a rear spoiler, an auxiliary audio jack, full power accessories, heated mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, a height-adjustable driver seat, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a trip computer, and a CD player.

2017 Hyundai Tucson front angle, headlights and grille

Upgrading to the Tucson Eco gets you features such as heated front seats, a hands-free power tailgate, a slew of advanced safety features, LED running lights, roof rails, tri-zone automatic climate control, and foglights.

2017 Hyundai Tucson interior, front and rear leather seats

The 2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited model tacks on the standard features above plus rear air vents, additional soft-touch materials, upgraded interior trim, an eight-inch touchscreen interface, a six-way power passenger space, a navigation system, and rearview auto-dimming mirrors.

2017 Hyundai Tucson trunk, cargo space

Options are also available and unique to each individual trim model.

2017 Hyundai Tucson Engine Specs

As already mentioned above, the new Hyundai Tucson 2017 comes with two engines. The standard engine available for the SE model is the 2.0L four-cylinder engine that cranks out 164 hp and 151 lbs. ft. of torque. Transmission pairing is done by the six-speed automatic. Power is sent to either the front wheels or all the wheels.

2017 Hyundai Tucson engine

The other engine option available is the turbocharged 1.6L four-cylinder that makes 175 hp and 195 pounds-feet of torque, which is thereafter sent to the drivetrain as the standard model. The 1.6L engine is available for the Eco, Limited, and Sport trims.

Specifications

2017 Hyundai Tucson front view, silver color, alloy wheels and headlights

Wheelbase: 105.1 in
Length: 176.2 in
Width: 72.8 in
Passenger volume: 102.2 ft³
Cargo volume (all seats in place): 31.0 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3,369 lbs
Top Speed: N/A
0-60: 7,6 sec
MPG: 26/33 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Ash Black, Caribbean Blue, Chromium Silver, Coliseum Grey, Majove Sand, Ruby Wine, Sedona Sunset, Winter White…
Towing Capacity: 1,000 lbs

2017 Hyundai Tucson Release Date & Price

2017 Hyundai Tucson release date

Rumors allege the new model will most likely debut on the market sometime in early 2017 featuring a base MSRP starting from $22,700.

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2017 Hyundai Tucson front view, headlights, grille

2017 Hyundai Tucson sideview, red color, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Hyundai Tucson side view, alloy wheels and headlights, exterior

2017 Hyundai Tucson rear view, silver color, exterior, taillights, tailpipe

2017 Hyundai Tucson ruby wine, exterior, side view, alloy wheels, headlights

2017 Hyundai Tucson front view, blue color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Hyundai Tucson exterior, side angle, red color, alloy wheels

2017 Hyundai Tucson rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Hyundai Tucson interior, sunroof, leather seats

2017 Hyundai Tucson interior, leather back seats

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