Thank you Drive Shop and Hyundai for giving me an opportunity to test drive this 2017 Elantra Limited.
You may recall last month hubby and I attended the Wilmington High School Class of 1974 White Party and you may also remember seeing these pictures either on my Facebook page or from this previous post.
However, what you did not see, was the “Chariot” in which we rode in to attend this gala. It was late in the evening so I didn’t take any pictures but as you can see, it was a beautiful 2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited. Sunday evening we decided to drive down to Silver Lake in Middletown to watch the sun set.
I have always loved the smooth ride of a Hyundai and the color Phantom Black reminded me of my own 2005 Hyundai Sonata which I still miss to this day.
However, back then these new vehicles didn’t have a lot of bells and whistles which now come as standard features. There were many features that I simply loved and very few which I didn’t like but below is a list of my top five favorites.
Toni’s Top 5 Favs
Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System
Duel Automatic Temperature Control
Proximity Key with Push Button Start and Hands-free Smart Trunk
Power Driver’s Seat with Lumbar Support
Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-traffic Alert
However, there were two features that I think needed to be included :
Power outlets/USB Charger should be standard the rear seat console
Passenger Seat should be power controlled
Otherwise, with the 32 MPG fuel economy it is definitely great vehicle for my daily commute as well as for tooling around town. The standard and added features on this model was listed at a total MSRP of $27,710.00.
Both hubby and I enjoyed driving the all new Hyundai 2017 Elantra Limited around town and into the city of Wilmington.
Also, as an “old married couple” who recently celebrated their 26th Wedding Anniversary, we also liked just sitting inside, listening to Jazz with the sunroof open watching the sun set over Silver Lake. #boomers
Take a look at this video, then leave a comment as to which which feature you liked best.
Saturday, was our 3rd trip to a car dealership in search of a replacement vehicle for Tayair. He and I went to Hertrich’s Auto Dealership in New Castle looking to get information on leasing a new Hyundai, however, several Pre-Owned 2011 Accents caught our attention.
I drive a 2005 Sonata and Tayair has a 2002 Elantra so we are leaning towards getting another Hyundai, I need to check into their Customer Loyalty Program for additional savings. These Pre-Owned vehicles are still under warranty and were priced at $11,908 – $11,913, each with less than 40k miles. We did check out a sporty new 2013 Elantra but with a sticker price of $19,944, it was too far out of our budget!
We are not in a big hurry to make a purchase or lease so Tayair is online doing more research on each of the 3 vehicles – stay tuned!