2017 Hyundai Azera Release Date & Review

2017 Hyundai Azera Release Date, Price, News – In a segment long known for its conservative designs, for 2017 though, the Hyundai Azera brings lots of fresh styling and invigoration. Furthermore you get a long warranty coverage, hush and roomy cabin, plenty of standard features, large trunk, and a feature galore. Its date of release should be expected in July 2017.

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

Just like the prevailing sedans in the market today, the new Azera comes with a distinctive appearance and upscale feel, although it is cheapened by the shiny, brittle plastics the automaker has extensively used during its cabin construction. The center stack and dashboard design are appealing to say the least.

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

Users will also find its front seats to be very comfortable even during long trips due to their adjustability. Front and rear space is adequate, but 6-footers may find the headroom quite cramped. And with a whopping 16.3 cubic-foot of trunk space, passengers will not find any reason to worry about their cargo.

The entire lineup is provided with lots of desirable driver-assistance systems. The base, for example, comes equipped with upscale safety features like rear-cross traffic alert, and blind-spot warning system. The Limited trim ups the ante with features such as adaptive cruise control, frontal collision warning, and lane mitigation and warning systems.

2017 Hyundai Azera side angle, exterior, alloy wheels

Under the hood, Hyundai has equipped the Azera with a rather gutsy V6 powerplant rated at 293-hp. in overall, the ride quality is impressive although users may find the six-speed automatic transmission system a bit unresponsive. Otherwise, there is a nice balance between control, balance, and comfort.

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

Some of the reasons you should carefully consider before planning to buy Hyundai’s include a lacking all-wheel drive system option, and disappointing interior plastics. Many intriguing vehicles present in this once ho-hum segment include; the 2017 Toyota Avalon – this “A” rated sedan blends performance, quality and comfort to give you a satisfying and appealing ride quality. There is also a Hybrid model for the fuel-savvy clientele.

2017 Hyundai Azera side view, gray color, headlights and alloy wheels

The retro-themed 2017 Chrysler 300 is hard to beat when it comes to its exterior design, comfort, and power. Although often overlooked, the 2017 Buick Lacrosse is one of the best sedans out there with its intricate mixture of comfort, fuel-economy, and class. Finally, both the 2017 Kia Cadenza and 2017 Chevrolet Impala offer better fuel economy and space. Even so, the Azera still remains a solid pick in this segment of corporate sedans.

Trims Available – Hyundai Azera

Base and Limited are the only trims available for this five-passenger 2017 Hyundai Azera sedan. The Hybrid model is covered separately.

Interior Pictures & Exterior Review – 2017 Hyundai Azera

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

The Base model list of features and equipment includes a blind-spot monitoring system, 18-inch alloy wheels, a leather upholstery, an 8-way power front passenger seat, leather upholstery, keyless ignition and entry, heated mirrors, automatic headlights, a power-adjustable telescopic and tilt leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic climate control (dual zone), a 60/40-split folding capability, a ventilated and heated front seats, foglights, heated rear seats, hands-free tailgate, an auto-dimming rearview camera, a chilled glovebox, seat-bottom extension and memory settings, leather upholstery and cruise control.

2017 Hyundai Azera steering wheel, front and rear leather seats

Electronic features include a CD player, auxiliary audio jack, USB port, satellite and HD radio, a 14-speaker Infiniti premium sound system, a navigation system, Hyundai’s Blue Link emergency communications, and a rearview camera.

2017 Hyundai Azera side view, red pearl, headlights and alloy wheels

The Azera Limited trim further tacks in automatic high-beam control, adaptive xenon headlights, 19-inch alloy wheels, automatic vehicle hold function, ambient interior lighting, a panoramic sunroof, a manual side-window sunshades, an electronic parking brake, lane-departure mitigation and warning, and LED foglights.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 112 in
Length: 193.7 in
Width: 73.2 in
Passenger volume: 107 ft³
Cargo volume: 16.3 ft³
Curb weight: 3684 lbs
Top Speed: 155 mph
0-60: 6,2 sec
MPG: 20/29 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Diamond White Pearl, Eclipse Black, Moroccan Pearl, Pewter Gray Metallic, Starlight Silver and Venetian Red Pearl
Towing Capacity: N/A

Engine Specifications – 2017 Hyundai Azera

As mentioned above, a 3.3L V6 engine rated at 292 hp and 255 lbs. ft. of torque comes equipped beneath the hood of the 2017 Hyundai Azera. The power it’s transmitted to the front wheels via the six-speed automatic transmission system.

2017 Hyundai Azera engine

A time of 6.8 seconds is the time one requires to zoom the Azera from 0-60 mph at least according to test drives conducted by Edmunds.

2017 Hyundai Azera interior, engine

According to credible sources, the Azera Base’s fuel economy ratings are estimated at 29/20/23 mpg on the highway/city/combined, while the Azera Limited’s are 28/19/22 mpg.

Price & 2017 Hyundai Azera Release Date

The window sticker, as per provisional reports, stands at a manufacturers starting retail price of $34,100. As for its release date, expect in in JULY 2017.

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2017 Hyundai Azera side view, exterior, headlights, alloy wheels

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2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Release Date & Info

2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Release Date, Review, News – In comparison to its predecessor, the new 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is no longer the dullard of its class. With very good fuel economy ratings, spacious interior, refined and well-equipped cabin, serene and smooth ride, generous standard equipment list, and improved handling and steering, the Sonata Hybrid is undoubtedly headed in the right direction. Buyers should expect its release date sometime mid next year according to credible online reports.

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

The previous Sonata Hybrid lacked updates and refreshments which disappointed its fans considerably. However the point of contention was that the regular Hyundai Sonata came with lots of redesigns and this lead to various rumors suggesting Hyundai was considering dropping the hybrid model.

2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid side view, alloy wheels

This has proved nonsensical with the new 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid which flaunts several improvements and upgrades over the previous model. Now, with the Hybrid model finally graduating to the present Sonata generation, buyers should expect a more grown-up styling, stiffer platform, and a more refined and satisfying driving experience.

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

In the hybrid world, fuel ratings aren’t a big deal as it is obvious to expect better ratings than the regular models. With an upgraded suspension system, a powerful electric motor, and a smaller engine, the standard model now achieves EPA ratings of 40/44/42 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid silver color, side view, alloy wheels and headlights

The ratings represent a significant leap from the previous model’s 38 mpg/combined. Also part of this year’s changes include active air shutters behind the grille, aero tweaks, and a redesigned tail. Beyond that, the Sonata is pretty much the same as the regular Sonata. However, if the 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid doesn’t satisfy most of your expectations, some alternatives to consider include the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid, the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid, and the rejuvenated 2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid.

Available Trims – Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

The new Hyundai Sonata Hybrid for 2017 is available in only two trims: base SE, and the well-appointed Limited trim. The Plug-In Hybrid and the new regular 2017 Sonata are reviewed separately.

Interior Review & Exterior Changes

Standard equipment on the SE include dual-zone automatic climate control, LED daytime running lights, Hyundai’s Blue Link telematics, foglights, keyless entry and ignition, automatic headlights, 16-inch alloy wheels, a six-speaker audio system, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a USB port, a CD player, and a rearview camera.

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

Upgrading to the Limited gets you an auto-dimming rearview mirror, rear-cross traffic alert, xenon headlights, 17-ich alloy wheels, driver memory settings, wood grain-look interior accents, a six-way power front passenger seat, ventilated front seats, blind-spot monitoring, heated front and rear seats, a 60/40-split fold-down rear seats, an eight-way power driver seat, and manual-rear window sunshades.

2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid interior, leather seats, steering wheels

The Ultimate package available for the Limited trim gets you upgraded BlueLink smartphone integration, automatic high-beam headlight control, a panoramic sunroof, an 8” touchscreen display, a nine-speaker Infiniti sound system, a navigation system, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high-beam control.

2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid red pearl, side view, headlights and alloy wheels

On the safety front, the Hybrid model gets you a rearview camera, a driver side knee airbag, antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, automatic crash notification, front seat side-impact, emergency assistance, a blind-spot monitoring system, a lane-departure warning system, rear parking sensors, and forward collision warning system.

2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Engine Specs

A new 2.0L engine paired to an electric motor is the only powertrain offered for the 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. The combined output – 193 horsepower is routed to the front wheels via the 6-speed auto transmission system.

2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid engine

The SE, as already mentioned, returns fuel economy ratings of 40/44/42 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 39/43/41 mpg for the slightly heavier Sonata Hybrid Limited.

Although the EPA ratings may appear strange, it is because of the hybrid system utilizes a less powerful electric motor relative to its competition thereby boosting highway figures while reducing those of the city.

Specifications

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

2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Price & Release Date

Apart from the slightly less rear headroom, the new 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid should certainly be on the shopping list of many people who wish to try their hand on a hybrid model. Its release date should be expected mid-next year if online reports are anything to go by.

As for the price, the 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is set to come with an MSRP starting from $26,500. The price represents a slight increase over the previous model’s window sticker but you’ll still get value for money. You could also lease the vehicle before committing.

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2017 Hyundai Elantra Release Date & Review

2017 Hyundai Elantra Release Date and News – Plenty of style and value is what you get with the new 2017 Hyundai Elantra, but you might find some new rivals to have eclipsed its performance and refinement. A generous feature list, a long warranty coverage, a large trunk, and hush cabin, are just some of the features you should anticipate for 2017. Read on for an up-to-date review that encompasses everything there is to know about the Elantra ranging from its interior and exterior, release date to its engine specs.

2017 Hyundai Elantra front view, red color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

Relative to other vehicles in the segment, the Elantra still looks invigorating in almost every aspect. But the fact remains the present generation has five years now since its debut into the segment. This alone, is a measure of how old the Elantra is and exceeds all the rest.

2017 Hyundai Elantra side angle, gray color, alloy wheels

A savvy buyer might think twice about owning the 2017 Hyundai Elantra in the face of so many fresh vehicles that offer latest tech features and materials. But age isn’t a major issue here as the Elantra packs some of the finest materials and technologies. Hyundai seems to have thrown in a feature galore than you’d expect.

2017 Hyundai Elantra electric blue, rear view, alloy wheels and taillights

The Value Edition, for instance, comes packed with high-tech features such as keyless ignition and entry, tri-zone automatic climate control, alloy wheels, Bluetooth audio ad phone connectivity, etc. with such features installed, you might even wonder what’s the point of getting the costly priced Sport and Limited models. but taking a look at what they offer might give you a second thought, they come with even more sophisticated accoutrements should you opt for either one of them.

2017 Hyundai Elantra red color, side view, alloy wheels, headlights

Signs of aging aren’t that conspicuous, and you’ll need to be either hawk-eyed or a seasoned Hyundai user. Limited headroom is quite notable. Other downsides to owning the 2017 Hyundai Elantra include a somewhat stiff ride, and a mediocre acceleration.

2017 Hyundai Elantra auto show, blue color, side view, alloy wheels, headlights

For some, the faults might seem minor quibbles, but for others, they are simply unforgivable. So, for those who can’t live with such downsides, below are some of the alternatives you can check out. They include the 2017 Kia Forte, the relatively zesty and refined 2017 Mazda 3, the 2017 Ford Focus, and the well-rounded 2017 Volkswagen Jetta. You could also check out the 2017 Honda Civic. Nonetheless, the 2017 Hyundai Elantra can still hold its head high even in the face of such hostility.

Trims Available – Hyundai Elantra

The five-passenger 2017 Hyundai Elantra is offered in four trims: SE, Value Edition, Limited, and the Sport. The GT is reviewed separately.

Exterior Review & Interior Colors – 2017 Hyundai Elantra

The Elantra SE’s list of standard features includes a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, satellite radio, air-conditioning, a USB port, intermittent wipers, full power accessories, a six-speaker sound system, a trip computer, 15-inch steel wheels, a 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, and Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity.

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

Available options bundled in the Popular Equipment package includes a driver blind-spot mirror, 16-inch alloy wheels, a 4.3-inch touchscreen display, voice controls, a rearview camera, a sliding center armrest, steering-wheel mounted audio controls, heated mirrors, automatic headlights, and extended sun visors.

2017 Hyundai Elantra interior, leather seats, steering wheel

Stepping to the Value Edition gets you a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a shift know, a sunroof, keyless ignition and entry, and heated front seats.

2017 Hyundai Elantra front view, exterior, headlights, grille, alloy wheels

Upgrading to the Limited trim brings with it Blue Link telematics, a leather upholstery, 17-inch wheels, adjustable steering effort, projector headlights, heated rear seats, automatic climate control (dual-zone), LED taillights, and a six-way power driver seat.

2017 Hyundai Elantra side view, blue color, alloy wheels

Last, but certainly not least, is the Sport trim that comes equipped with black exterior accents, automatic climate control, a more powerful engine, heated rear seats, a sport-tuned steering and suspension tuning, and a slew of safety features.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 106.3 in
Length: 179.1 in
Width: 70.9 in
Passenger volume: 96 cu ft
Cargo volume: 14 cu ft
Curb weight: 2773 lbs
Top Speed: 7,7 sec
0-60: 125 mph
MPG: 28/37 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Phantom Black, Quartz White Pearl, Scarlet Red Pearl, Shale Gray Metallic, Symphony Air Silver, Symphony Silver, Venetian Red, Windy Sea Blue…
Towing Capacity: N/A

2017 Hyundai Elantra Engine Specifications

Powering the Limited, Value Edition, and SE trims is a 1.8L four-cylinder engine rated at 145 hp and 130 lbs. ft. of torque. According to Hyundai, a time of 9.7 seconds is what you need to saunter from 0-60 mph.

Regardless of the transmission, Elantra returns a fuel economy ratings of 31 mpg/combined.

2017 Hyundai Elantra engine

Boasting a four-cylinder 2.0L engine is the Elantra Sport model. The output – 173 horsepower and 154 lbs. ft. of torque gets routed to the wheels via the standard manual transmission system.

The Sport returns 28mpg/combined with both the manual and automatic.

Price & 2017 Hyundai Elantra Price

Its release date should be expected in March 2017 according to pundits. A fair MSRP starting from 17,250 USD will be the asking price once the 2017 Hyundai Elantra becomes available.

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