2017 Hyundai Avante Sport

The 2017 Hyundai Avante Sport is the latest version of the famous sedan. To remind you, this is the model that shares pretty much all of its characteristics with the more common name Elantra.

It is basically the same model and the only difference is that the Elantra is available in the United States and some other markets, while the Avante nameplate is reserved for the South Korean market. While the original Elantra came in 1990, Korean nameplate appeared for the first time with the second generation, in 1995. So, there are five generations of it so far.

The latest addition to the lineup is the new Sport model. Just like the Elantra Sport, 2017 Avante Sport comes with numerous modifications. It is not just another trim. It comes with the unique bodywork and different, more powerful engine. Also, it comes with a different list of standard features.

2017 Hyundai Avante Sport

2017 Hyundai Avante Sport redesign

As we already mentioned, this is a completely new version of the famous sedan. The 2017 Hyundai Avante Sport comes with plenty of unique characteristics. It is not just another trim level in the offer. There are also several unique details in terms of styling. Moreover, it comes with a completely different headlight and taillights. It features a more massive, racing bumpers and specially tuned suspension. It also has a lower ground clearance compared to the standard model. Also, there is a whole bunch of chrome details, including new dual exhaust outlets. A unique 18-wheels design is also included.

All these new details make the 2017 Hyundai Avante Sport much more attractive, compared to the base model. The interior design also includes some new unique details. The most notable is definitely a new flat-bottom steering wheel, which along with several other new details gives that sporty flavor.

2017 Hyundai Avante Sport rear view

2017 Hyundai Avante Sport features

When it comes to the standard equipment, 2017 Hyundai Avante Sport is pretty generous. As we already mentioned, there is a new sporty flat-bottom steering wheel, which is leather wrapped. Moreover, this model features complete leather upholstery as a standard feature. Front bucket seats are heated, as well as the rear bench. In terms technology, there is a large 8-inch touchscreen, which comes with navigation as standard. It also features things like smartphone integration, Bluetooth, dual USB ports etc.

In terms of convenience, this sporty sedan features automatic climate control and premium 8-speaker sound system. In order to accentuate its sporty character, 2017 Avante Sport also features a unique, sporty instrument cluster, which comes with a 3.5 TFT screen as well.

2017 Hyundai Avante Sport interior

2017 Hyundai Avante Sport engine

This version of the famous sedan doesn’t just look sporty. It also features plenty of power. The 2017 Hyundai Avante Sport comes with a 1.6-liter Turbo inline-four engine, which features much more power compared to other engines that are available in this model. It has a max output of 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. This engine comes in pair with a 6-speed manual transmission in the standard package, while the optional dual-clutch automatic with manual mode is also available.

Unfortunately, it comes in FWD version only. With this amount of power, the new model is able to make a 0-60 sprint it 7 seconds. On the other side, fuel economy is quite impressive too. This sedan returns around 27 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on a highway.

2017 Hyundai Avante Sport price and competition

The 2017 Hyundai Avante Sport features a starting price around 22.500 dollars. However, the fully-equipped model could easily go over 25.000 dollars.

When it comes to the competition, there are so many hi-performance compact cars nowadays. This model has its approachable price as one of the main trumps. It definitely can’t compete with models such as Honda Civic Type R or Golf R. However, it could be a more affordable alternative to models like Honda Civic Si, Golf GTI, Subaru WRX, Ford Focus ST etc.