The redesigned 2017 Elantra is relatively roomy, sparing with fuel, and features intuitive controls. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder returned an excellent 33 mpg overall in our tests, but has leisurely acceleration and buzzes unpleasantly as revs increase. The Eco version feels more responsive, but comes at a $3,000 price premium. While handling is secure there isn't much driving excitement. The ride is mostly unobjectionable, but loses its composure over large bumps. Road noise is elevated as well. Inside, the front seats in our tested SE are short on lumbar support, though the power seat in the Limited is better. Active safety features are available. The GT hatchback returns, and a Sport version with a 1.6-liter turbo four-cylinder will be out by the end of the year.