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İnceleme: 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport

– South Bend, Indiana

Spor otomobiller ile spor görünümlü otomobiller arasındaki farkı iyi anlamak gerekiyor. Hyundai'nin isminin hakkını veren yeni Elantra Sport modeli, ikinci gruba dâhil. Araç tamamen performans odaklı olmak üzere üretilmemiş; bunun yerine günlük kullanıma uygun bir kompakt otomobil ile Volkswagen GTI veya Subaru WRX gibi modellerin arasına yerleşmeye çalışmış. Bu aracı Nissan Sentra SR Turbo ayarında düşünebilirsiniz. Ancak Elantra kesinlikle daha iyi, çok daha iyi.

Hyundai'ın Elantra'ya sportif dokunuşlar getirme işlemi sadece birkaç amblem ve görsel eklentiden ibaret değil. Sport paketinde yeni bir arka süspansiyon, daha büyük denge çubuğu, daha yüksek yay ve amortisör katsayıları, yeni bir yönlendirme oranı, daha büyük frenler ve - belki de en önemlisi - yeni bir motor bulunuyor. Tüm bunlar yeni ön yüz, marşpiyel ekleri ve 18 inçlik jantların arkasında gizlenmiş. Yapılan değişiklikler normal Elantra'nın sessizlik, konfor ve donanım seviyesi gibi özelliklerini değiştirmemiş, tam aksine bu iyi özelliklere ekstra sürüş keyfi eklemiş.

 

 

Artılar

  • Sport paketinde Hyundai'nin 201 bg güç ve 265 Nm tork üretebilen, 1.6 litrelik, turbo şarjlı ve dört silindirli motoru bulunuyor. Bu da, standart Elantra'ya oranla ekstra 54 bg ve 85 Nm tork demek. Araçta şaşırtıcı şekilde güçlü bir ses veren yeni bir egzoz da bulunuyor. Fiat 500 Abarth'daki patırtı ve çatırtı sesleri yok ancak Sport, rahatlıkla "işitsel açıdan en yetenekli" Elantra olmayı başarıyor. Kalkışta biraz gecikme olsa da turbo motor canlı ve iyi tepkiler veriyor, ara devirlerde görülen çeviklik başarılı. Bu durum Sport ile testim esnasında çok büyük önem taşıdı çünkü sadece South Bend, Indiana'daki Tire Rack tesislerinde kurulan bir otokros parkuru haricinde aracı kullanamadım. Aracı genellikle ikinci viteste sürdüm ve bir sonraki viraja yaklaşırken hiçbir noktada bir güç kaybı hissetmedim.
  • Yol tutuşu, baz modeli ortalama bir yol tutuş sunan standart Elantra'dan çok daha iyi. Çok kollu arka süspansiyon, aracın arka bölümünün davranışını iyileştiriyor. Ön ve arka süspansiyonların sırasıyla %14 ve %22 oranında sıkılaştırılmış olması da burada önemli bir etken. Aracın dört amortisörünün de sönümleme kapasitesi %30 arttırılmış. Ölçüsü 225/40R18 olan Hankook Ventus lastikler, zorlu virajlarda biraz önden kaymaya meyilli olsa da, daha küçük boyutlu standart lastiklerden çok dha fazla yol tutuşu sunuyor. 
  • Sport paketinin tüm görsel güncellemeleri uyumlu ve çekici - hiçbir eklenti yapmacık durmuyor. Daha büyük jantlar Elantra'nın duruşunu iyileştirirken ön bölüme yapılan küçük değişiklikler, Sport pakete standart araca göre daha çekici bir görünüm katmış. Genel manada Sport, Elantra'yı oldukça yakışıklı bir hâle getirmiş.
  • Araç günlük kullanım için de gayet uygun. İç mekan, düz tabanlı direksiyon simidi (yarış aracı olmayan otomobillerde bu donanım neden var hâlâ anlamış değilim) ve kırmızı dikiş detayları haricinde, piyasadaki diğer Elantra'lar ile aynı. Oldukça donanımlı ve sessiz kabinde ısıtmalı deri koltuklar, start/stop düğmesi ve Apple CarPlay ile Android Auto uyumlu 7 inçlik bilgi eğlence sistemi ekranı standart olarak geliyor. Araca sadece bir opsiyon paketi alınabiliyor. Ekstra olarak gelen donanımlar ise navigasyona sahip 8 inçlik ekran ve lüks ses sistemi ile sınırlı. Aracın fiyatı da tam kararında; baz fiyat 21,650 dolar iken DCT şanzıman ve Premium Paket ile etiket 25,985 dolara yükseliyor.

Eksiler

  • Aracı ister 6 ileri manuel, ister 7 ileri çift kavramalı şanzıman ile satın alabiliyorsunuz ancak hangisi daha iyi onu anlayabilmiş değilim. Manuel vites biraz kararsız ve hafif bir kavrama ile eşlenmiş; yani kullanım o kadar keyifli değil. DCT daha iyi çalışıyor gibi ancak o versiyonu çok fazla test etme imkânı bulamadım. Her iki şanzımanın da çok pozitif izlenimler bıraktığını söyleyemem.
  • Standart araçta 14.0:1 olan yönlendirme oranı, Sport paketinde 13.7:1'e yükseltilmiş ancak hâlâ mükemmel değil. Hyundai'nin klasik hissiz yönlendirme karakteristiği Sport'ta da kendini gösteriyor. Merkezde büyük bir ölü nokta var, dönüş hareketlerinde ise ağırlık ve geri bildirim çok fazla değil. Elantra Sport gibi olan bir diğer model olan Mazda Mazda3 ile bir otokros pistine çıkmayı yeğlerim. Günlük kullanımda da düşüncelerimin pek değişmeyeceğini düşünüyorum. Bunun için Sport ile daha detaylı bir test yapmam gerekiyor, asıl dönüşü o zaman yaparım. 

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Fotoğraflar: Steven Ewing / Motor1.com

2017 HYUNDAI ELANTRA SPORT

Motor Turboşarjlı 1.6 Litre, I4 (Sıralı dört silindir)

Motor Gücü 201 Bg / 265 Nm

Şanzıman 7 İleri, Çift Kavramalı

Çekiş Tipi Önden Çekiş

Ağırlık 1,360 Kilogram (Tahmini)

Koltuk Kapasitesi 5

Bagaj Hacmi 410 Litre

Baz Fiyat $21,650 (ABD Fiyatı)

Test Edilen Modelin Fiyatı $25,985 (ABD Fiyatı)

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Hyundai Elantra Sport (2017) - pictures, information & specs

Hyundai Elantra Sport

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport is no mere appearance package, though its striking design upgrades are certainly eye-catching. This unique appearance and street presence makes 2017 Elantra Sport unmistakable among its peers.

Model-exclusive front and rear fascias give the Sport crucial visual differentiation from the rest of the Elantra lineup, with subtle but immediately recognizable "tells" that hint at the car's improved power and dynamics. Note the Sport's black hexagonal grille with subtle "Turbo" badge; aggressive side sill extensions; horizontal LED Daytime Running Lights; a unique inner housing for the standard HID headlamps; a Sport-specific light signature for the standard LED taillights; and chrome dual exhaust outlets nestled in a rear-bumper diffuser insert. Sport-specific 18-inch wheels wrapped in Hankook Ventus S1 Noble² ultra high performance all-season tires complete the look.

UNPRECEDENTED PERFORMANCE AND DYNAMICS

Hyundai understands that the Sport moniker should deliver on its promise, and that is reflected in a number of ways beyond the badging on the trunklid.

"We are thrilled to offer Hyundai's most dynamic Elantra ever. Elantra Sport is, first and foremost, a supremely fun daily driver with loads of style and a value-packed set of features," said Hyundai Motor America's Mike Evanoff, product manager for the Elantra. "Our steady cadence of Elantra sedan introductions has led to the most diverse and flexible lineup ever offered-led by Elantra, bolstered by the efficient Elantra Eco, and now completed with the exciting new Elantra Sport."

2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport

Hyundai Elantra Sport is powered by Hyundai's proven Gamma 1.6L Turbo-GDI inline four cylinder engine, which produces 201 hp at 6,000 RPM and 195 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,500~4,500 RPM-increases of 54 hp and 63 lb.-ft., respectively, over the standard naturally aspirated Elantra. This engine is paired with a traditional 6-speed manual gearbox as standard equipment, while a 7-speed DCT with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters is available for drivers who prefer automated shifts.

Extensive use of high-strength steel (53 percent for 2017 versus 21 percent in the previous generation) and 394 feet of structural adhesive are employed in 2017 Elantra Sport's construction. These enhancements, combined with a new, Sport-exclusive rear multi-link independent suspension, help deliver unprecedented dynamics for the Elantra. The list of technical changes further includes larger front and rear stabilizer bars, higher spring and damper rates, upsized 12" front brake rotors, retuned steering and retuned final drive ratios.

SOUND TO MATCH ITS LOOKS

While Hyundai Elantra Sport's muscular styling hints at the power that lies underhood, Hyundai went a step further to ensure that the car's audio signature adds an unmistakable snarl to match its performance bona fides. The muffler tuning puts 2017 Elantra Sport's exhaust note right at the maximum threshold for pass-by sound requirements.

The attention to detail with regard to Elantra Sport's sound extends to the intake system as well. The U.S.-spec airbox features less baffling to allow for more sound, and the air intake pipe itself utilizes a porous material to allow sound to emanate. In concert, the revisions to the intake and exhaust give Elantra Sport an authentic, sporty sound character straight from the factory-free of the boominess and freeway drone that characterizes some aftermarket systems.

A SMART AND SPORTY PACKAGE

Inside, Hyundai Elantra Sport builds on the Hyundai Elantra's award-winning user experience - recently named one of Wards 10 Best. Heated leather sport seats with more aggressive bolstering are standard along with eye-catching red contrast stitching, a flat-bottomed leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather-wrapped shifter, and a black headliner. Hyundai's intuitive AM/FM/HD/SiriusXM 7" Display Audio system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is part of the extensive standard-equipment list, which also includes a proximity key with push-button start. Alloy pedals and a Sport exclusive instrument gauge cluster provide even further differentiation from the rest of the Elantra line-up.

Hyundai Elantra Sport can be upgraded even further through the available Premium Package, which delivers a host of desirable amenities and driver aids. These include an 8" navigation system, 8-speaker Infinity premium audio system with a dedicated center channel and subwoofer, plus Clari-Fi Music restoration technology which delivers a musical experience closer to the artists' original intent; Blue Link connectivity; a power sunroof; Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-traffic Alert & Lane Change Assist.

STARTING AT $21,650

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport with the 6-speed manual transmission starts at $21,650. The Hyundai Elantra Sport with the 7-speed DCT starts at $22,750. Both are subject to an additional $835 freight charge. The available Premium Package is a $2,400 option.

"Elantra Sport continues Elantra's superb value story by offering a compelling mix of standard and available equipment with an engaging driving experience at pricing that undercuts rival sport sedans in its category," Evanoff added. "With Elantra Sport's arrival, we are able to offer an Elantra to match every driving personality."

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Hyundai Elantra Sport Reviews | Hyundai Elantra Sport Price, Photos, and Specs

There’s an unfair attitude that has developed in the car-reviewing business known as the “Korean curve.” It’s a reaction to the comparatively rapid progress that Hyundai and Kia have made in evolving their lineups from a collection of truly awful little cars into ranges of products that can compete with the best in the business. This transformation is undeniably impressive. The problem comes when reviewers, rather than pitching it straight over the plate and evaluating the merits of these new models­—or the lack thereof—praise them as excellent Korean cars. Such curveballs presume that Hyundais and Kias are inherently inferior to products from other manufacturers, which is as unfair as it is untrue. It’s the automotive equivalent of saying, “You throw well for a girl.” Let’s just retire this stereotype now; with Hyundai Motor Company launching its Genesis luxury brand, there can be no better time.

We can start by considering the new Hyundai Elantra Sport in the context of class-leading compacts such as the Mazda 3 and the Volkswagen Golf. Those are our two favorites, each having won multiple 10Best Cars awards in their current generations. In marked contrast, the Sport is the third new Elantra model to be introduced in the past year, coming after the standard 2.0-liter version and the fuel-sipping Eco model. Like the other new Elantras, the Sport is available only as a sedan.

It starts at $22,485 with a six-speed manual transmission; add $1100 for the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. That’s as much as $4500 more than other Elantras, with the extra outlay covering some significant mechanical upgrades: The Sport’s 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder makes 54 more horsepower than the standard model, and a multilink rear suspension replaces the torsion-beam axle used in other Elantras. The front brakes are upgraded to 12.0-inch rotors, and exclusive 18-inch wheels with performance all-season rubber are fitted at the four corners. Hyundai says this all adds about 150 pounds to the curb weight, which is roughly 3000 pounds for the Sport. Fresh front and rear fascias and dual exhaust tips visually distinguish the Sport from other Elantras.

Feels Quicker and Quite Good

If any Elantra was going to impress us, this would be it. The turbo 1.6-liter is quick to rev and makes good power; it also makes a lot of noise, not all of it pleasant. The Sport puts its best foot forward when our right foot is on the brake pedal, which is firm and gives the brakes a solid, progressive bite. But apart from going and stopping, the Elantra Sport needs more work. The manual shifter is topped with a nice round VW Golf–like ball, but the lever is a bit long. The automatic simply shifts too slowly to be sporty. Similarly, the flat-bottomed, leather-wrapped wheel feels great in your hands, yet the steering feel and feedback are lacking. The Elantra Sport rides stiffly and corners confidently, but the car never feels as fluid as the Mazda and the suspension lacks the exquisite ride quality of the VW.

Our first encounter with the inside of the Sport didn’t do much to challenge the class benchmarks, either. The Elantra Sport has a nice enough feature set, including heated leather sport seats with red contrast stitching, a standard 7.0-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and an available navigation system (part of the $2400 Premium package). The exterior styling is generic while the cabin design is conservative and elemental—and not in the good way we enjoy in the simply presented and utterly functional Golf. When it comes to the quality of the materials used, the hard gray plastics in the Elantra are absolutely shamed by the Mazda 3’s beautiful cabin décor.

You can compare check boxes on the equipment lists and call out specs like the Elantra Sport’s impressive 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque, but that doesn’t remedy the deficit in real-world driving, where the class leaders are simply better. You could make a case that the Elantra Sport is a better value but only if you ignore how much nicer the Mazda and the Volkswagen are inside. If you think you absolutely must pay less and want to justify the purchase of the Elantra Sport over a 3 or a Golf, go right ahead—but know that you will also get less excellence for your money.

Value Proposition Reinforces Stereotype

What is perhaps most telling about the Elantra Sport is how Hyundai is trying to position it. It’s a little more expensive than a base Golf or 3, but it’s better equipped and has so much more power (the 2.5-liter–powered 3 makes 184 horsepower and the Golf’s turbocharged 1.8-liter four is rated at 170 horsepower) that it might be tempting to compare it instead with Volkswagen’s GTI, the pricier performance Golf model. Yet the Elantra Sport is several thousand dollars cheaper than a GTI. This is a longstanding Hyundai tactic, pitting its bargain competitor against an established leader such that even if the Hyundai falls a bit short, it still impresses. The practice dates to the brand’s introduction of the 2007 Veracruz SUV (a supposed rival to the Lexus RX350). But do not believe anyone who tells you the Elantra Sport is a budget GTI. The Volkswagen is superior in every way, most significantly in that it feels like it was engineered from the ground up to be the performance icon it is, while by comparison the Elantra Sport is an economy car treated to a garage full of bolt-on performance upgrades. When Hyundai is really ready to dispense with being graded on the Korean curve, it’ll quit playing this budget game—underselling itself, essentially—and step into the ring with the champions.

With no curve applied, the Elantra Sport is much like other Elantras—merely good, a more entertaining version of the Hyundai compact sedan, but not great.

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2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport | Caricos.com

2017 Elantra Sport

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport is no mere appearance package, though its striking design upgrades are certainly eye-catching. This unique appearance and street presence makes Elantra Sport unmistakable among its peers.

Model-exclusive front and rear fascias give the Sport crucial visual differentiation from the rest of the Elantra lineup, with subtle but immediately recognizable “tells” that hint at the car’s improved power and dynamics. Note the Sport’s black hexagonal grille with subtle “Turbo” badge; aggressive side sill extensions; horizontal LED Daytime Running Lights; a unique inner housing for the standard HID headlamps; a Sport-specific light signature for the standard LED taillights; and chrome dual exhaust outlets nestled in a rear-bumper diffuser insert. Sport-specific 18-inch wheels wrapped in Hankook Ventus S1 Noble² ultra high performance all-season tires complete the look.

UNPRECEDENTED PERFORMANCE AND DYNAMICS

Hyundai understands that the Sport moniker should deliver on its promise, and that is reflected in a number of ways beyond the badging on the trunklid.

“We are thrilled to offer Hyundai’s most dynamic Elantra ever. Elantra Sport is, first and foremost, a supremely fun daily driver with loads of style and a value-packed set of features,” said Hyundai Motor America’s Mike Evanoff, product manager for the Elantra. “Our steady cadence of Elantra sedan introductions has led to the most diverse and flexible lineup ever offered—led by Elantra, bolstered by the efficient Elantra Eco, and now completed with the exciting new Elantra Sport.”

Elantra Sport is powered by Hyundai’s proven Gamma 1.6L Turbo-GDI inline four cylinder engine, which produces 201 hp at 6,000 RPM and 195 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,500~4,500 RPM—increases of 54 hp and 63 lb.-ft., respectively, over the standard naturally aspirated Elantra. This engine is paired with a traditional 6-speed manual gearbox as standard equipment, while a 7-speed DCT with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters is available for drivers who prefer automated shifts.

Extensive use of high-strength steel (53 percent for 2017 versus 21 percent in the previous generation) and 394 feet of structural adhesive are employed in Elantra Sport’s construction. These enhancements, combined with a new, Sport-exclusive rear multi-link independent suspension, help deliver unprecedented dynamics for the Elantra. The list of technical changes further includes larger front and rear stabilizer bars, higher spring and damper rates, upsized 12” front brake rotors, retuned steering and retuned final drive ratios.

SOUND TO MATCH ITS LOOKS

While Elantra Sport’s muscular styling hints at the power that lies underhood, Hyundai went a step further to ensure that the car’s audio signature adds an unmistakable snarl to match its performance bona fides. The muffler tuning puts Elantra Sport’s exhaust note right at the maximum threshold for pass-by sound requirements.

The attention to detail with regard to Elantra Sport’s sound extends to the intake system as well. The U.S.-spec airbox features less baffling to allow for more sound, and the air intake pipe itself utilizes a porous material to allow sound to emanate. In concert, the revisions to the intake and exhaust give Elantra Sport an authentic, sporty sound character straight from the factory—free of the boominess and freeway drone that characterizes some aftermarket systems.

A SMART AND SPORTY PACKAGE

Inside, Elantra Sport builds on the Hyundai Elantra’s award-winning user experience - recently named one of Wards 10 Best. Heated leather sport seats with more aggressive bolstering are standard along with eye-catching red contrast stitching, a flat-bottomed leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather-wrapped shifter, and a black headliner. Hyundai’s intuitive AM/FM/HD/SiriusXM 7” Display Audio system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is part of the extensive standard-equipment list, which also includes a proximity key with push-button start. Alloy pedals and a Sport exclusive instrument gauge cluster provide even further differentiation from the rest of the Elantra line-up.

Elantra Sport can be upgraded even further through the available Premium Package, which delivers a host of desirable amenities and driver aids. These include an 8” navigation system, 8-speaker Infinity premium audio system with a dedicated center channel and subwoofer, plus Clari-Fi Music restoration technology which delivers a musical experience closer to the artists’ original intent; Blue Link connectivity; a power sunroof; Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-traffic Alert & Lane Change Assist.

STARTING AT $21,650

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport with the 6-speed manual transmission starts at $21,650. The Elantra Sport with the 7-speed DCT starts at $22,750. Both are subject to an additional $835 freight charge. The available Premium Package is a $2,400 option.

“Elantra Sport continues Elantra’s superb value story by offering a compelling mix of standard and available equipment with an engaging driving experience at pricing that undercuts rival sport sedans in its category,” Evanoff added. “With Elantra Sport’s arrival, we are able to offer an Elantra to match every driving personality.”

Hyundai Elantra Sport

AT A GLANCE: ELANTRA SPORT - SUMMARY OF CHANGES
Elantra Elantra Sport
Rear Suspension Coupled Torision Beam Axle Multi-Link
Front Stabilizer Bar 22mm 24mm
Rear Stabilizer None 15mm
Front Spring Rate Baseline +14% higher
Rear Spring Rate Baseline +22% higher
Front / Rear Dampers Baseline +30% higher
Overall Steering Gear Ratio 14:1 13.7:1
Steering Lock Turn-to-Turn 2.7 2.6
Steering Tune Baseline Exclusive
Wheel Sizes 15", 16" & 17" 18"
Front Brake Rotor Diameter 11" 12"
Final Drive Ratio MT 4.333 4.467
Finalk Drive Ratio DCT FD1: 4.125; FD2: 3.143 FD1: 4.643; FD2: 3.611
(Hyundai Press Release)

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2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport - TRaraba.com

2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport

Spor otomobil ile spor görünümlü otomobil arasındaki farkı anlamak çok önemli. Hyundai ise bu konuda ikinciyi tercih etti ve hakkını verdi.

Hyundai firması 2017 Elantra Sport modelini tamamen performans odaklı üretmek yerine aracı Volkswagen GTI veya Subaru WRX gibi modellerin arasına koymak için günlük kullanıma yönelik bir kompakt otomobil olarak üretti. Karşılaştırma yapacak olursak aracın Nissan Sentra SR Turbo ayarında bir şey olduğunu söyleyebiliriz fakat Sentra’ya kıyasla Elantra çok daha iyi. Sport paketinde birkaç görsel eklentiden daha fazlası yer almakta. Bunlara bakacak olursak aracımızda yeni bir arka süspansiyon, daha büyük denge çubuğu, daha yüksek yay ve amortisör katsayıları, yeni bir yönlendirme oranı, daha büyük frenler ve önemlisi yeni bir motor bulunuyor. Dış tarafta ise yeni ön yüz, marşpiyel ekleri ve 18 inçlik jantlar gözümüze çarpmakta. Tüm bu değişikliklerin araca hiçbir olumsuz etkisi olmadığını da sizlerle paylaşmalıyız.

Artılar

o Araçta 201 beygir, 265 Nm tork güç üretebilen 1.6-L, turbo şarjlı ve dört silindirli motor bulunuyor. Bu da, standart Elantra’ya kıyasla ekstra 54 beygir ve 85 Nm tork gibi bir artış demek. Araçta şaşırtıcı şekilde güçlü bir ses veren yeni bir egzoz da bulunuyor. Kalkışta biraz gecikme yaşansa dahi araç turbo motoru sayesinde canlı ve iyi tepkiler veriyor.

o Yol tutuşuna bakıldığında, Sport modeli standart Elantra’dan çok daha iyi. Çok kollu arka süspansiyon, aracın arka bölümünün davranışını iyileştiriyor. Bunları sağlayan en büyük etken ise ön ve arka süspansiyonların sırasıyla %14 ve %22 oranında sıkılaştırılmış olması. Lastiklerde ölçüsü 225/40R18 olan Hankook Ventus tercih edilmiş ve zorlu virajlarda biraz önden kaymaya meyilli olsa da, daha küçük boyutlu standart lastiklerden çok daha fazla yol tutuşu sağlamakta.

o Sport paketinin görsel güncellemeleri de gerçekten başarılı ve hiçbiri yapmacık durmuyor. Daha büyük jantlar sayesinde Elantra’nın duruşu iyileştirilmiş ve ön bölüme yapılan küçük değişiklikler de Sport pakete daha çekici bir görünüm katmış. Genel manada “Sport” etiketi Elantra’yı olduğundan daha yakışıklı bir hâle ve güce eriştirmiş.

o “Spor görünümlü araç” dedik ve burada şunu belirtmeliyiz ki araç günlük kullanım için gayet uygun. Fakat şunu belirtmeliyiz, iç mekan, düz tabanlı direksiyon simidi ve kırmızı dikiş detayları haricinde, piyasadaki diğer Elantra’lar ile aynı. Aracın konfor ve eğlence kısmına baktığımızda oldukça donanımlı ve sessiz kabinde ısıtmalı deri koltuklar, start/stop düğmesi ve Apple CarPlay ile Android Auto uyumlu 7 inçlik bilgi eğlence sistemi ekranını görmek hoşumuza gidiyor.

Eksiler

o Aracı 6 ileri manuel ve 7 ileri çift kavramalı şanzıman seçenekleriyle bizlere sunulmuş fakat hangisinin daha iyi olduğuna karar vermek pek mümkün değil ve manuel vites biraz kararsız, bir de hafif bir kavrama ile eşlenmiş; yani kullanım o kadar keyifli değil. DCT ise geliştirilmeli. Yani, he r iki şanzımanın da çok pozitif izlenimler bırakmıyor.

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Hyundai Elantra Sport News and Reviews

– South Bend, Indiana

There are sports cars and there are sporty cars, and it’s in that latter group where you’ll find Hyundai’s new, aptly named Elantra Sport. It’s not intended to be a full-on performance offering, instead finding a middle ground between your everyday compact car and, say, something like a Volkswagen GTI or Subaru WRX. Think of this as more of a Nissan Sentra SR Turbo-level competitor. Except better. Way better.

Hyundai’s mission is to create an Elantra with sporting credentials that go beyond a couple of badges and some ground effects. The Sport has a new rear suspension, bigger stabilizer bars, higher spring and damper rates, a new steering ratio, larger brakes, and perhaps most importantly, a new engine. All of that hides behind a new front fascia, side sill extensions, and 18-inch wheels. And because none of this changes the standard Elantra’s qualities of being quiet, comfortable, and nicely equipped, what we have here is a car that’s plenty good to begin with, with an extra helping of fun.

 

 

Pros

  • The Sport uses Hyundai’s 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque – healthy gains of 54 hp and 63 lb-ft compared to a standard Elantra. There’s a new exhaust, too, with a surprisingly robust sound. It lacks the snap, crackle, and popping of the Fiat 500 Abarth, to be sure, but the Sport certainly asserts itself as the most vocally talented Elantra. Despite some minor lag off the line, the turbo engine is peppy and responsive, with lots of mid-range thrust. That came into important play during my test of the Sport, which was limited to runs around an autocross course set up at the Tire Rack facility in South Bend, Indiana. I mostly left the car in second gear; at no point was there a lack of available power for quick acceleration toward the next corner.
  • The handling is way better than the standard Elantra, even if the baseline is just an okay-driving car. Credit the new multi-link rear suspension for better back-end behavior, not to mention front and rear springs that are 14- and 22-percent stiffer, respectively. Damping rates are 30-percent higher at all four corners, and the 225/40R18 Hankook Ventus tires offer better grip than the smaller stock tires, even if the car is still prone to understeer when pushed hard into a corner.
  • All of the Sport’s visual upgrades look cohesive and attractive – none of this appears bolted on. The larger wheels give the Elantra a better stance, and the small tweaks to the front fascia are more attractive than what’s offered on the base car. All in, the Sport updo makes for a very handsome Elantra – in no way boy-racer, but with a lot more flair than your average Hyundai.
  • It’s a pleasant car to live with, too. The interior is the same as every other Elantra, save the flat-bottom steering wheel (I still don’t really know why this is a thing for non-race car applications) and red accent stitching. This is a quiet, well-appointed cabin, with standard features like heated leather seats, pushbutton start, and a seven-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Only one option pack is available, which adds an eight-inch display with navigation and a premium audio system. It’s priced right, too – $21,650 on the base end, or as much as $25,985 with the DCT, Premium Package, and $835 for destination.

Cons

  • You can get either a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, and I’m honestly not sure which is better. The manual shifter has a vague action, and coupled with a light clutch, it’s not super pleasant to use. The DCT seems to work fine enough, though I wasn’t able to drive it for a long period of time. Neither transmission option really conjures up positive emotions.
  • The steering ratio is improved slightly, from 14.0:1 in the base car to 13.7:1 in the Sport, but it still leaves a lot to be desired. Hyundai’s typically numb steering feel is very much present in the Sport, with a big dead spot on-center and not a lot of weight or feedback while turning. Pleasant and peppy as this Elantra Sport is, I’d still rather toss a Mazda3 around an autocross circuit. I’ll probably feel the same way in everyday driving, too – I’ll get back to you after I can get a more thorough test of the Sport, and one that doesn’t just involve lots of autocross time and a few laps around the Tire Rack headquarters.

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