Hyundai’s Elantra GT receives an update for 2017 in the form of available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which is a boon for connectivity buffs of the two major stripes. Those still clinging desperately to Palm OS will invariably be more interested in the GT’s new Value Edition package.
Consisting of leather seats, steering wheel cover, and shift knob; key-less entry with push-button start; fog lights; a power driver’s seat; automatic headlights; 17-inch wheels; an auto-up driver’s window; heated front chairs; and a sliding armrest; Hyundai pegs the Value package’s—ahem—value at $2650, but they’ll only charge you, the sharp and frugal consumer, $1650 for the pleasure.
While a manual-equipped Elantra GT starts at $19,635 and an automatic-equipped version is $20,635, the Value Edition (automatic only) will run you $22,285. The price difference won’t buy a whole bunch of contract-free, state-of-the-art smartphones, so why not treat yourself to some heated seats? You’ve stuck with Palm so long, why not wait another year to upgrade?