While built-in services like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are becoming more and more common, we’re still seeing them installed on more luxury-geared vehicles, for the most part. However, Hyundai is looking to break this trend by setting loose a budget-friendly car that’s ready to bring Android Auto to folks not interested in breaking the bank for their wheels: the 2017 Elantra.
Including delivery, the Hyundai Elantra sports a price tag of $19,785. It will be going on sale during Q1 in the US, and if you want Android Auto installed, all you have to do is fork over an additional $800. That might seem a bit pricey for Android Auto alone, but what comes with the package is Apple CarPlay functionality (just in case), a rear-view camera, automatic headlights, media control buttons on the steering wheel, cruise control, Bluetooth-enabled entertainment system, heated side mirrors, and a hood insulator.
It’s possible to outfit the Elantra further than this tier, but that’s the minimum that you have to pay to get Android Auto included in the bundle. Even the Limited version comes with blind spot detection, LED running lights, leather steering wheel, shift knob, and seats, 17” alloy wheels, and a slew of other perks to boot. However, if you want that 7-inch touchscreen built into the dash, you’re going to be paying an extra $2,500.
Bottom line here: the Hyundai Elantra is looking to be the least-expensive device on the market with Android Auto support in 2016. If you’re looking for a new ride, and Android Auto is on your priorities list, maybe give this one a close look. Full press release below.
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