The Elantra is Hyundai’s family of compact cars. Most recently, Elantra was sold as a sedan, a hatchback and a coupe. It won the 2012 North American Car of the year title and many other honors. For its 2017 model year, it is a sedan only. It finds currently itself on its 5th generation and is rival for the Mazda 3, Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus and Honda Civic and the Kia Forte, Volkswagen Golf, Nissan Sentra, Dogde Dart and Chevrolet Cruze. For 2017, it becomes a more sedately sedan that has improved refinement and quietness, much as the bigger Sonata in 2015. The new Elantra has more safety features, a higher fuel economy, and a more comfortable cabin. The Elantra’s lines have been toned down and smoothed out inside and out. The cargo and people space has been increased with about an inch in overall width and length. The Elantra is firmly in the mid-size category even though Hyundai is selling it as a compact car. Two powerbases available for this vehicle: a 2.0liter inline-4 147 hp with mileage ratings at 29/38 mpg, 33 combined coupled with a 6-speed automatic. And the 1.4 liter 4-Cylende 128 hp with 156 lb/ft paired to a 7-Speed transmission (dual clutch) for an estimated 35mpg. These powertrains provide adequate poser, but a lot more smoother performance in Limited models. Those sedans have more insulation between the engine and cabin, sound-deadening material around the cockpit. All this, makes the Elantra as quiet as the Sonata. The handling of the vehicle has been improved with a a stiffer body and a redesigned torsion-beam rear axle. This stronger body, helps crash-test scores as Hyundai is seeking a Top Safety Pick + award from the IIHS paired with a 5 star overall rating from the NHTSA. A rearview camera is available and a 7 airbags are standard. Some of the new features in the options available are: cross-traffic alerts, blind-spot monitors, adaptive cruise control, automatic braking, forward-collision warnings. Other features are: a new navigation system, android auto, handsfree-gesture-enabled trunk release. The coupe body style is gone but the 4-door sedan and GT hatchback are expected in the 2017 model year. The GT had its own rear suspension design, and a three-mode electric steering rack that offered added heft, though feedback was still limited. The Elantra GT for 2016 was updated and included changes as a new front with a slatted grille. Ventilated front seats, the latest Hyundai Blue Link services, that brought remote-start and other capabilities via a smartphone app. It also has a revised navigation system with Siri Eyes functionality.