Hyundai Elantra Akron, OH

Make Your Akron, OH Drive a Pleasure Cruise in the New 2018 Hyundai Elantra

If there's one set of features that today's hardened commuters and road-trippers are looking for in a compact car, it's this: stylish to turn heads, safe to a tee, highly efficient, and technologically adept. This quartet captures perfectly the new Hyundai Elantra and its gamut of trims.

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Ranging from SE and SEL through Value Edition and Eco to Sport and Limited, there's an option from fuel economical to athletic to loaded with luxurious amenities for everyone. A choice of three engines presents for the trip. There's a spirited 147-horsepower, 2.0-liter inline-four ready for the road, first and foremost. It becomes either a turbocharged 128-horsepower, 1.4-liter, in-line four-cylinder for excellent fuel economy or, taking the athletic turn, a turbocharged 201-horsepower, 1.6-liter I4 in select trims.

There are three transmissions for enthusiasts of both hands-on control and ease of use to boot: a standard six-speed manual, an available adaptive six-speed auto, complete with SHIFTRONIC® tech and a high-efficiency Active ECO System, and a seven-speed EcoShift® Dual Clutch. Factor in a MacPherson front strut suspension and Drive Mode Select presets, and you can count on a ride both responsive and tailored to your preferences, with great mileage up to an estimated 32 city mpg, 40 highway mpg, and 35 combined mpg depending on trim. What's more, motor-driven power steering and a short 34.78-foot turning diameter make the sedan a blast to drive, especially for angling in tight spaces.

Just as much a model of safety as capability, however, the new 2018 Elantra likewise incorporates a durable unibody construction into which you'll find built a Vehicle Stability Management system, working together with Electronic Stability Control and a Traction Control System. That means not only a stable ride, but one capable through rough weather and down out-of-the-way roads. An anti-lock braking system with electronic brake-force distribution and Brake Assist delivers reliable stopping power when you need it, while an advanced airbag system wraps you in several layers of extra protection, should the worst happen.

But the new Elantra goes the extra mile when it comes to the intelligent feedback for your drive-time afforded by numerous driver-assist options. Available Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-traffic Alert keeps you apprised of nearby vehicles, while optional Lane Keep Assist, Lane Change Assist, and Lane Departure Warning simplify staying on course. Available Smart Cruise Control simplifies safe distancing, and optional Forward Collision Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection can even help you avoid an accident. Bring available HID headlights with Dynamic Bending Light into the mix, and it's easy to peer around corners in advance of turns, assisted with other drivers in mind by optional Automatic High Beam Assist.

So, activate remote keyless entry - or convenient available Proximity Key entry in select trims - slip into a roomy compartment at a sprawling up-to-95.8 cubic feet, activate the available power tilt-and-slide sunroof, tap optional push-button start, and get ready to hit the road. Premium cloth and leather seating options present, available heated front and rear and power-adjustable with a power driver-side lumbar support for the height of comfort. You can take advantage of up to a sizable 14.4 cubic feet of cargo space thanks to rear seatbacks that split-fold 60/40, and a hands-free smart trunk option is available should you appreciate the hands-free element when loading and unloading.

For the road, entertainment appears in the form of a six-speaker sound system, which becomes a  7-inch touchscreen-equipped display audio infotainment variant with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, HD Radio and SiriusXM support in higher trims for smartphone access and expanded listening options. There's even the option of an 8-inch navigation system for turn-by-turn convenience. Bluetooth tech makes hands-free calling and wireless streaming a snap while a USB port provides connection for peripherals, and all audio settings are easily adjustable using steering-wheel-mounted controls.

All that remains is to take your road-trip mix to the next level. An available eight-speaker, subwoofer- and center channel-equipped Infinity® Premium Audio System can make that magic happen. For a finishing touch, a Blue Link Connected Care & Remote Package comes available, providing access to a range of remote capabilities while you're away from your vehicle.

Ready to take the grand tour of the model that's caught your eye? You can treat yourself right here at Marhofer Hyundai of Green. Take the scenic drive out to the Akron, OH area and see us here on S. Arlington Rd. We'll be delighted to introduce you to more of what you can expect!

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