The manual gear throw is smooth and it slots into gears with reasonable precision. Hyundai Australia helped tune the steering for the SR, which requires just 2.57 turns lock-to-lock. December 12, 2016 December 13, 2016 David Take Hyundaiâs 1.6 litre turbo four and wedge it under the slinky bonnet of the sweet looking Elantra, then allow the engineers to âplayâ with the suspension and you have the Hyundai Elantra SR Turbo. Both cars crossed the quarter mile point at exactly the same time, after 15.23 seconds, with the DCT pacing through just 0.1km/h faster. When it was launched, the Elantra SR Turbo stood out from the rest of the Elantra â¦ The 2017 Hyundai Elantra SR TURBO (RED) is a front-wheel drive four-door sedan that was released to the Australian market on 01/10/2016 classified as a AD. He has been a passionate petrol-head from a very young age. The information provided constitutes information which is general in nature and has not taken into account any of your personal objectives, financial situation, or needs. On the outside, it reflects a more sporty version of the normal Elantra, while inside, thereâs stunning leather and SR â¦ But as much as we hate to say it, the manual is soundly beaten here, despite its $2300 cheaper price. Take Hyundai’s 1.6 litre turbo four and wedge it under the slinky bonnet of the sweet looking Elantra, then allow the engineers to “play” with the suspension and you have the Hyundai Elantra SR Turbo. THE 2017 Hyundai Elantra SR is shall we say, a very good looking car. The steering is direct, weighing up progressively as you move further off centre and as centrifugal force increases. Exploit, if you will, but consider around town Hyundai says 9.5L per 100 kilometres from the fifty litre tank for consumption. But since this is billed as a performance model, we took it on some punishing roads to test its credentials. Case in point, the redesigned 2017 Hyundai Elantra. Factory claims may be different. Five model years later, its successor comes in the form of the new 2017 Sentra SR Turbo, a sedan that ditches the SE-Râs extra-displacement strategy for a turbocharger. See good deals, great deals and more on Used 2017 Hyundai Elantra. All up, it’s possibly the prettiest car in the Hyundai fleet.Inside, it’s a mix of “do like” and “badly needs an update”. * Peak decibel at 60-100km/h: 78* Priced from: $31,290, * Figures as tested by PerformanceDrive on the day. Like any car, it simply depends on how you drive. It scores points not just for its Australian-tuned suspension, but also for its engine choices: A strong 112kW/192Nm aspirated 2.0-litre with auto or manual-transmission or, on top-spec SR Turbo variants, a hard-charging 150kW/265Nm 1.6-litre turbo â¦ Its new N performance division aims to be competitive with the best from VW, Ford Performance, and GM’s OPC/VXR skunkworks. Your email address will not be published. Find the best used 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport near you. The rear seats are less so, to a point, but there’s no shortage of rear leg room, thanks to the 2700 mm wheelbase. If you decide to apply for a credit product listed on PerformanceDrive.com.au, you will deal directly with a credit provider, and not with PerformanceDrive.com.au. There’s also magic underneath, with perhaps one of the best handling packages going in the class and price point Hyundai have positioned the Elantra SR Turbo in. PerformanceDrive.com.au is a general information provider and in giving you general product information, PerformanceDrive.com.au is not making any suggestion or recommendation about any particular product and all market products may not be considered. At The End Of The Drive. Alerts In a nutshell: Hyundai shows off its local tuning ability in this fun warm small sedan. Every used car for sale comes with a free CARFAX Report. PerformanceDrive.com.au may receive a fee for products displayed. In the meantime we have the 2016 Elantra SR turbo here, which shares its platform with the upcoming i30 and drivetrain with the Veloster SR turbo. In the manual we actually achieved lower that this, at around 6.8L/100km, however, the official average is 7.7L/100km. click here to speak with our car buying specialists. Materials are good all round, with soft-touch plastics almost everywhere, and a nice feel for the main controls. How this Elantra drives will give us a strong indication of what to expect from the forthcoming i30 N – which is routinely one of Australia’s best-selling cars. You could run over a five cent piece and be able to read what year it was made, such is the tactility of the system. Unlike the outgoing i30, with its switchable steering modes, this single calibration is just right and we hope it is kept for the third-gen i30. The test car was fitted with a seven speed DCT or Dual Clutch Transmission, and a manual is also available. Check out this Used 2017 Hyundai Elantra SR DCT Turbo Automatic Sedan, #437673, in Gold with 24751kms for sale at Norris Motor Group in Brisbane, QLD. Research 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sedan 4D Sport I4 Turbo prices, used values & Elantra Sedan 4D Sport I4 Turbo pricing, specs and more! There’s an instant answer to any question the right foot asks when underway and that 3000 rpm rev range of torque makes magic on the road, helped by a kerb weight of 1415 kilos for the 4570 mm long sedan. Neither is DAB, nor has the seven inch screen been updated to a more modern look when on the radio screen, and now looks woefully outdated compared to the opposition. Fully redesigned for 2017, the Hyundai Elantra gets a fresh new look, three new engines and a slew of impressive tech features. Twin scallops along the side have the effect of visually slimming the Elantra in profile and also somehow shortening the car. 2017 Hyundai Elantra SR Turbo â¦ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. We timed a best 0-100km/h sprint in 6.87 in the auto and 7.29 in the manual. RWD 20, Now with 285kW. At $28,990 for the manual and $31,290 for auto (excluding on-roads), it is priced right in the guts of Focus Sport, Mazda3 SP25, Corolla and Holden Astra RS-V territory. The average cost per visit over 60 months/50,000km is just $295. Hit a car park speedbump and the rebound is instant and instantly damped out.On long sweeping corners, the SR Turbo is flat, composed, but will wiggle sideways momentarily when a rippled or broken surface is crossed. Nor does the grey coloured faux carbon fibre sit entirely comfortably in the cabin.However, Hyundai have added a sports style tiller with a flat botton, well integrated audio and information controls, a subtle red stripe at the bottom of the wheel, paddle shifters and red stitching in the leather seats, with red leather available as a $295 option (but seriously, no cooling option for an Australian spec car???) Room for passengers is quite generous with the electrically adjustable (for driver) leather sports seats proving comfort, high quality and well-bolstered support. Of course, the Sportâs 1.6-liter is the peppiest of the bunch, adding credence to its name and putting it within four horsepower of the Honda Civic Si. With both the suspension and steering working in unison, the Elantra SR is a genuinely fun car to drive down your favourite road. This has allowed a firm damping rate without the trade-off of a harsh ride. The zingy engine, perfectly-judged and reactive DCT gearbox (or fun manual), and excellent steering combine to give you a confidence-inspiring corner-carver that gives you a bigger grin than you could hope to get from this segment. Redemption comes in the form of the five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty, a generous roadside assistance program and servicing capped between $259 and $299, across 10,000km intervals. Engine: 1.6-litre turbo four-cylinder Output: 150kW@6000rpm / 265Nm@1500-4500rpm Transmission: Six-speed manual Drive type: Front-wheel drive Wheels: F & R: 17×7.0, 225/45 ANCAP: Five stars (scored 35.01 out of 37) Tare weight: 1355kg Power-to-weight: 9.03:1 (kg:kW) Official fuel economy: 7.7L/100km Economy during test: 6.8L/100km, Fuel capacity/Type: 50L/91 RON Power efficiency: 19.48kW:L/100km 0-60km/h: 3.61 seconds* 0-100km/h: 7.29 seconds* 1/8 mile: 10.00 seconds at 123.8km/h* 1/4 mile: 15.23 seconds at 152.2km/h* 100-0km/h braking: 2.84 seconds at 36.70 metres* Decibel at idle: 36. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. To sit inside, it might not be quite as upscale as a Golf and it’s not as hewn-in as a Mazda3 either, but it’s miles ahead of Ford’s fussy Focus. There’s 906 mm on offer, backing up the more than handy 1073 mm at the front.The Gamma 1.6L engine has a twin scroll turbo, outputting 150 kilowatts at 6000 rpm but the strength of the engine is the 265 Nm available between 1500 – 4500 rpm. There’s 17 inch wheels which look, oddly, too small for the Elantra even though the wheel wells are filled. This is on top of initial development at the Nurburgring and Namyang, South Korea. There’s subtly integrated side skirts, extra chrome in the front bumper and handsome ten spoke alloys with 225/45 rubber to complete the picture. There’s plenty of feedback and response from the front, with a direct response to driver input. Economy on test was averaged at 7.9L/100km in the auto, which is only 0.7L/100km out from the factory claim (7.2). The Elantra SR’s power and competent chassis make it more satisfying around a twisty road than some of its feebler rivals. The infotainment touch-screen and audio are user-friendly with strong sound reproduction from the standard six-speaker stereo. At the front, there’s the now familiar full face grille, hiding the only Turbo badge to be seen and drawing the eye to the car’s 1800 mm width.The tail lights have the inserts now familiar to buyers of the brand and its sibling, Kia. Mitchell is a contributing journalist at PerformanceDrive. Read on to find out if the fruits of their efforts have paid off. 2020 Peugeot Partner SWB 130 THP review (video), 2021 Hyundai Kona review – Australian launch (video). While the new Elantra â¦ There’s also no satnav, to compound the situation further and just the driver’s window, instead of all four, is one touch up and down. It’s a fine place to be, even if it lacks adventurous design flair (red stitching/accents notwithstanding). Required fields are marked *. 2017 Hyundai Elantra SR Turbo: A Wheel Thing Car Review. Under light throttle, the seven speed auto sometimes dithers, with characteristic DCT prevaricating; press a little harder and the changes sharpen up, with a quicker response. The Elantra delivers the roominess and fuel economy to compete in this crowded segment, but it falls short in refinement and performance. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto work beautifully via the touch-screen. The car is also covered by a lifetime capped-price service campaign, with maintenance due every 12 months or 10,000 kilometres, whichever occurs first. Research the 2017 Hyundai Elantra at cars.com and find specs, pricing, MPG, safety data, photos, videos, reviews and local inventory. The latter is best left for freeway or cross country driving, and will take you closer, by virtue of the “take a Bex and have a good lie down” nature of its programming, to Hyundai’s claimed 5.8L/100 km for the extra urban cycle. 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