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I actually don't mind the styling cues on the '16 Civic, overall I think the car looks quite nice. The clincher for me is they still offer a coupe which the Elantra doesn't. Not that I'm willing to trade in or up, I'll keep my E Coupe. But if something were to happen.....

Anyway, I'm watching the offerings from Honda, Nissan and even Scion for some real competition now to the Elantra. Toyota, not so much.
 

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Wow the 17 looks pretty good from the pics I've seen. Makes me think I should have waited on buying my 16 haha. I like the look of the 17 a bit better. Oh well! Still really like my car. With all of 1500 miles on it


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After seeing video of it at the LA show, the styling just seems staid, kind of like a mashup of the Ford, Toyota and Mazda sub- to mid-size current offerings. I know they are trying to make it seem 'upscale' but to me that's getting away from what this class car is supposed to be. The Sonata mid-size would make more sense.

However, I'm really impressed with the Civic Coupe, great styling with a powerplant to match if you look at the turbo version. Makes me envious with my '13 Coupe (of course there's nothing to compare it with now).
 

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I find the 2017 AWFUL, I definitely HATE IT and I know it will never grow on me. I love the current model and I'd never buy this crappy-looking poor copy of so many other cars at the same time. Everything that was special about the 2011-1016 at first sight is gone! The outgoing model fluidic design was amazing and the few tweaks here and there for the 2014-2016 made it even more attractive, every little detail pointed to a car in movement and Hyundai seems to be overlooking the fact that it is still selling well. Whatever happened to if it's not broken, don't fix it? They could've refined the current model and add all the new gadgets to the 2017 Limited edition; The interior looks like that of a Russian car from the 70's or 80's, it sucks, now everything is kind of squarish-looking, GRRR! Disgusting! Bad move! I like the alloy wheels design, that's it. I LOVE my 2014 GLS though but I am considering a 2016 Limited.
 

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2017 Elantra launches with Apple Carplay and Android Auto

ALL-NEW 2017 HYUNDAI ELANTRA LAUNCHES WITH APPLE CARPLAY AND ANDROID AUTO

ALL-NEW 2017 HYUNDAI ELANTRA LAUNCHES WITH APPLE CARPLAY AND ANDROID AUTO

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Automaker’s Best-Selling Model Offers Smartphone Integrations for More Consumers*

Fountain Valley, Calif., Jan. 15, 2016*– The*2017 Hyundai Elantra*launches this month with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto™. CarPlay is the smarter, safer way to use an iPhone® in the car, taking the things users want to do with their iPhone while driving and putting them right on the car’s built-in display, so drivers can stay focused on the road. For Android phone users, the 2017 Elantra is also compatible with Android Auto.

Both smartphone integrations will be available on the 2017 Elantra’s seven-inch Display Audio touchscreen system with rearview camera and Hyundai’s eight-inch touchscreen navigation system with voice texting, access to music stored on the phone and third-party audio apps.

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2017 Hyundai Elantra with Apple CarPlay

“The Sonata Hybrid not only offers buyers great value at the pump, it’s also packed with technology and convenience features like blind spot detection, lane-departure and forward collision warnings,” said Jane Francisco, Editor in Chief, Good Housekeeping. “The Sonata had the best gas mileage, delivering an incredibly quiet and relaxing ride in our tests.”

CarPlay delivers an instantly recognizable experience to iPhone users that will help reduce driver distraction due to its familiarity. CarPlay support lets drivers make calls, get directions optimized for traffic conditions, listen to music, and access messages. With CarPlay, Siri provides drivers an eyes-free experience by responding to requests through voice commands that are easily and directly accessed through the steering wheel’s voice button. Using a Lightning connector, CarPlay works with iPhone 5 and current models running the iOS 7.1 or higher operating systems. Elantra provides an available second USB port for charging because of this wired connection.


Elantra is also compatible with Android Auto for seamless and intuitive operation of the most commonly used smartphone functions including navigation with Google Maps™, streaming audio, voice-controlled search capabilities and over 40 approved smartphone apps. Android Auto is compatible with Android phones running Android 5.0, Lollipop or higher.

The CarPlay roster of supported apps can be found at the following link:*CarPlay - Apple. Android Auto’s app roster can be found here:*g.co/androidauto. Apple and Google plan to add more third-party apps in the future, and these will not require any vehicle software updates.

In early 2016, Hyundai will have additional information regarding the availability of CarPlay and Android Auto on other models. This will include information on how existing owners of compatible vehicles with Hyundai’s fourth-generation navigation system or Display Audio can update their vehicles with these features. Android Auto is currently available on 2015 and 2016 Sonata models.

DISPLAY AUDIO
Hyundai’s*Display Audio*system features a high-resolution seven-inch color touch-screen display optimized specifically for smartphone integrations and the latest generation of Blue Link.

In addition, Display Audio incorporates Hyundai’s latest and most innovative in-vehicle technology by offering a simple, multi-use home screen, HD Radio® capability, mixed AM, FM and SiriusXM presets, along with Pandora-link integration.

Additional Display Audio Features:

Integration with Apple’s Siri-powered “Eyes Free” modeFunctionality allows owners of compatible vehicles to use the voice command button on the steering wheel to ask Siri questions without taking their eyes off the roadSiri Eyes Free supports making calls, selecting and playing music, composing and reading back text messages, using Maps and getting directions, reading notifications, finding calendar information, and adding reminders, among other functionsIntegration with Google’s voice actions and predictive Google Now functionality through Android AutoFunctionality allows owners of compatible vehicles to find destinations in Google Maps, set appointment reminders, make and receive calls, respond to text messages with intuitive voice commands, and morePandora integrationSiriusXM Satellite Radio with enhanced featuresPause, back and play for current stationAutomatic recording of top six presetsSiriusXM Travel LinkSports scores and schedules, stock ticker, movie times, fuel prices and weather/alertsAdvanced voice recognitionMulti-touch screen that supports swipe and wipe gesturesNew home screen with multiple functions

Display Audio combines the best of phone-based connectivity technologies with Blue Link. Blue Link provides a full suite of safety and diagnostic features, as well as features that are only possible with an embedded telematics system, such as remote engine start, stolen vehicle recovery and remote door lock/unlock.

EIGHT-INCH NAVIGATION SYSTEM
Hyundai’s eight-inch navigation system offers an enhanced display and home screen that shows map and music information, regardless of the music source. The Blue Link Guidance package (three-month trial included) works with Hyundai’s on-board navigation system by providing Destination Search, powered by Google™, as well as POI Web Search and Download to help you get to your destinations via your connected car. Owners can make the most of SiriusXM Travel Link with the ability to send searched locations to their car’s navigation system.

NEXT-GENERATION BLUE LINK
Blue Link brings seamless connectivity directly into the car with technology like Remote Start with Climate Control, a Monthly Vehicle Health Report, Remote Door Lock/Unlock and Stolen Vehicle Recovery. Remote features can be accessed via Hyundai’s smartphone app or Web portal. Blue Link also features maintenance alerts and safety features, such as Automatic Collision Notification and SOS. The next-generation Blue Link system uses a 4G connection. The Blue Link Connected Care package includes safety and diagnostic features and is standard for one year on equipped models.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and In-Vehicle Service Scheduling.

For more details on Hyundai Assurance, please visit*www.HyundaiAssurance.com

Please visit our media website at*www.hyundainews.com*and our blog at*Hyundai Like Sunday | Hyundai Like Sunday blog is to provide the public with insights into Hyundai Motor America and an opportunity to interact with our team

Hyundai Motor America on*Twitter*|*YouTube*|*Facebook

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Well from reading your comments guys I remember when the current Sonata came out on pictures I hated it, I did not like the look of the Dashboard at all but this week I saw one in real in the showroom and I must say it's a beautiful car. Wait to see the new Elantra in person and your perception will change.
 

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I sure hope they don't use that light grey interior like they had on current gen before I think 2014 models.....


Well from reading your comments guys I remember when the current Sonata came out on pictures I hated it, I did not like the look of the Dashboard at all but this week I saw one in real in the showroom and I must say it's a beautiful car. Wait to see the new Elantra in person and your perception will change.
 

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I have black in my Gt but I miss the light gray of my 2011 sedan because we easily see scratch and dirt on the black
 

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See-dans.

See-dans are about as exciting as my old Aunt Tilly.

Jus' sayin' :D
 

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Read through all fourteen pages, but can't help agreeing and disagreeing with some opinions. Natural I suppose, but I do like the new interior layout; not as swooping as the MD at the same time though I don't feel much from looking at it. I never like how this new Elantra looked from the multitude of pictures, but I got to see a few in person the other day and wow does being in its presence IRL make a difference. The nose to me always looked off in the pictures and being a couple feet from it does it more justice. I'm indifferent about it, don't hate it, but at the same time I'm not wishing to see it again with a strong desire. I do prefer the smaller steering wheel, didn't measure it so I don't know exactly how much smaller it is, but it definitely looked a smidgen smaller versus our MD's. I sat in a Limited trim and the leather seats felt firm, but weren't as comfortable as mine. Albeit that could be from comparing leather versus cloth along with seat comfort being very subjective, so it's not a knock against it. Also sitting in a different car for a couple minutes isn't enough for making serious comparisons as I didn't even drive it haha. The side mirrors were a bit more narrow than the current Elantra and I'm indifferent about the gauge cluster.

I do plan on test driving one sometime this upcoming week or the one after to see how it feels while I have Serenity there for an oil change. I'm really curious about how the ride would be since I installed those KYB shocks in the rear of my own. Seeing some features dropped that were standard is a bit disappointing such as cruise control and heated mirrors. I'll try to give my feedback of it when I test drive it to see if anything else comes to mind for it or against it.
 

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See-dans.

See-dans are about as exciting as my old Aunt Tilly.

Jus' sayin' :D
Never thought I'd say this: I finally outgrew "coupes." I think age and grandkids had a lot to do with it. So much simpler to watch the girls exit, than me getting out, pulling the seat back forward, and getting back in. So, me and dear old Aunt Tilly could enjoy cruis'n in our see-dans. :laugh:
 

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Never thought I'd say this: I finally outgrew "coupes." I think age and grandkids had a lot to do with it. So much simpler to watch the girls exit, than me getting out, pulling the seat back forward, and getting back in. So, me and dear old Aunt Tilly could enjoy cruis'n in our see-dans. :laugh:
Ya know, I just reread my original post when I had seen you "liked" it.

You gotta remember....I'm the guy who likes station wagons! :eek:

Good to see you back.
 

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You gotta remember....I'm the guy who likes station wagons! :eek:

Good to see you back.
Nothing wrong with station wagons. If Hyundai had an Elantra wagon, I might have bought one, but for the life of me I can't even imagine the design. :wink: Some of my best memories from the 60's were in a station wagon. :grin2:

Glad to be back! Did I go off-topic? Apologies.
 

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Nothing wrong with station wagons. If Hyundai had an Elantra wagon, I might have bought one, but for the life of me I can't even imagine the design. :wink: Some of my best memories from the 60's were in a station wagon. :grin2:

Glad to be back! Did I go off-topic? Apologies.
I am certainly not one to worry about someone going OT! :eek:

And they do make a Sonata wagon, not for US consumption, very nice looking indeed. I think they could do the same with the Elantra.
 

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Nothing wrong with station wagons. If Hyundai had an Elantra wagon, I might have bought one, but for the life of me I can't even imagine the design. :wink: Some of my best memories from the 60's were in a station wagon. :grin2:

Glad to be back! Did I go off-topic? Apologies.
Here you go they stopped making them in 2012 - https://www.google.com/search?q=hyundai+elantra+touring+2012&espv=2&biw=1348&bih=782&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiFxqXAtMXLAhWlkoMKHU1wBKAQ_AUIBigB

 

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^^^ That really is a nice design. For a family with a couple small kids, I see it filling the need.
 
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