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Trims and Powertrain

For 2023, the front-wheel-drive Elantra comes in three trims: SE, SEL, and Limited. A 147-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine sits under the hood and teams with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The EPA-estimated fuel economy is 33 mpg around town and 42 mpg on the highway; this changes to 30 city/40 highway for the SEL and Limited.


The base Elantra, the SE, is a great value with its generous roster of standard features, including automatic headlights, LED daytime running lights, power exterior mirrors, and the Hyundai SmartSense suite of driver-assist features (high beam assist, blind-spot collision avoidance assist, rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist, forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection, lane keeping assist, lane following assist, driver attention warning, and safe exit warning). It also has air conditioning, cloth seats, remote keyless entry, a 4.2-inch color gauge cluster, a tilt/telescopic steering column, solar glass, and 15-inch alloy wheels. For infotainment, there are two USB ports and an 8-inch touchscreen system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, and a sound system with four speakers.


The SEL raises the stakes with the addition of dual-zone automatic climate control, proximity keyless entry with push-button start, a hands-free trunk release, and 16-inch alloy wheels. But it can really be loaded up with the available SEL Convenience Package. This optional bundle will add a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, wireless device charging, heated front seats, a power driver’s seat, heated exterior mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, Hyundai Digital Key (for keyless entry and starting via smartphone app), an electronic parking brake, 17-inch alloy wheels, and additional safety and infotainment technology: adaptive cruise control and upgraded forward collision mitigation with pedestrian, cyclist, and junction-turning detection. The Convenience Package also improves the infotainment setup with a 10.25-inch touchscreen, another pair of speakers, and navigation, but the smartphone integration will revert to the plug-in variety (wireless integration isn’t compatible with the larger screen).


All of the amenities in the SEL with the Convenience Package become standard in the Limited, along with leather seats, full exterior LED lighting, heated power side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, customizable ambient cabin lighting, and a 60/40-split folding rear seat. On the outside, it gets 19-inch alloy wheels and trim-specific exterior accents. Rear parking sensors, reverse parking collision-avoidance assist, and highway drive assist are added to the SmartSense suite, and an eight-speaker Bose sound system becomes the shining star of the infotainment array.


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