No matter how you want it served to you, there's never been a better time to snap up a fuel-efficient vehicle. The stable of green offerings grows once more with the forthcoming 2017Eco, which will tout some serious fuel economy without breaking the bank.
Hyundai says the Elantra Eco, when it goes on sale later this year, will start at $20,650, excluding $835 for destination and handling. The EPA estimates that the Elantra Eco, which looks like a compact car but is technically midsize, will achieve 32 mpg city and 40 mpg highway, all without electrified trickery. Estimated annual fuel costs are around $900, per the feds.
Instead of going hybrid, the Elantra Eco wields a 1.4-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which puts out 128 horsepower and 156 pound-feet of torque. Power makes its way to the front wheels by way of a seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission.
For what is relatively little money considering the average new-car transaction price is nearly 1.5 times as high, you'll get a crapload of kit. Standard features include a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, LED running lights, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, heated front seats and dual automatic climate control. Not too shabby, Hyundai. Not too shabby at all.