The 2023 Hyundai Elantra carries over without any major changes for the new model year. In the compact class, the Elantra is one of the few vehicles to be available in a wide range of models. From efficient driver to comfortable daily, the Elantra covers its bases for most people, but also goes above and beyond with its track-oriented N model. Not to mention, the Elantra is also one of the more value-oriented vehicles in the class.
Hyundai has discontinued the Elantra N Line for 2023.
Choosing Your Hyundai Elantra
There are numerous 2023 Elantras to choose from. Sticking with the standard gas-powered Elantra means that you have three trims to explore: SE, SEL, and Limited. Pricing ranges from $21,545 (including destination) to $27,395.
Pricing for the 2023 Elantra Hybrid hasn’t been announced yet, but the 2022 model is available in Blue ($25,195) and Limited ($29,695).
Lastly, there’s the Elantra N, which is only available in a single trim that started at $33,245 for the 2022 model year.
Hyundai offers the Elantra with a wide range of trims. All three models come with their own engine with range and performance varying wildly depending on the model.
Transmissions differ depending on the model. The standard 2.0-liter engine comes with a standard continuously variable automatic transmission, the hybrid comes with a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, and the Elantra N is offered with a six-speed manual and an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Every Elantra comes with front-wheel drive.
For most shoppers, the base 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is a fine option, though it does lack a lot of passing power on the highway. Consumers looking to save money on fuel should consider the Elantra Hybrid, which justifies its higher price tag with amazing fuel economy.
The Elantra N brings far more power and extra performance parts to be a track-oriented machine. It’s also the only model in the lineup that’s offered with a manual transmission. It’s an absolute monster but will guzzle fuel compared to the other two models.
|Engine Type||Horsepower||Torque||Fuel Economy (Combined)|
|2.0-liter four-cylinder||147 hp||132 lb-ft||37 mpg|
|2.0-liter turbo-four||267 hp||289 lb-ft||N/A|
|1.6-liter hybrid four||139 hp||195 lb-ft||54 mpg|
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
All 2023 Elantras have seating for up to five people. In the class, the compact sedan stands out for offering 38 inches of rear legroom, which is a large figure for the segment.
Consumers get 14 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk. Higher trims offer folding rear seatbacks for bulky items.
Hyundai offers the Elantra with an extensive list of standard safety features. Forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, pedestrian detection, lane keeping assist, a driver attention monitor, safe exit warning, and automatic high-beam assist are standard.
On the gas-powered Elantra, adaptive cruise control and junction turning detection are available with the $1,900 Convenience Package. Highway Driving Assist is standard on the range-topping Limited trim.
Even the base Elantra comes with high-tech features. An 8-inch touchscreen is standard, as is wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, four audio speakers, two USB ports, and Bluetooth. The $1,900 Convenience Package brings a 10.25-inch touchscreen, a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, navigation, voice recognition, a wireless charging pad, and six audio speakers. A Bose audio system and Hyundai’s digital app are also available.
2023 Hyundai Elantra SE – MSRP From $21,545
The Elantra SE may be the entry-level model in the lineup, but it comes well equipped at this price point. It comes standard with LED daytime running lights, automatic headlights, cloth upholstery, a six-way adjustable driver’s seat, remote keyless entry, a 4.2-inch display in the instrument cluster, and a tilt-and-telescoping steering column.
2023 Hyundai Elantra SEL – MSRP From $22,795
Moving up to the SEL trim adds a hands-free trunk dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, satellite radio, and illuminated vanity mirrors.
The SEL is available with the $1,900 Convenience Package that adds 17-inch wheels, heated front seats, heated exterior mirrors, an electronic parking brake, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
2023 Hyundai Elantra Blue Hybrid - MSRP TBD
The Blue is the most affordable Elantra Hybrid and comes with similar features to the SEL trim.
2023 Hyundai Elantra Limited – MSRP From $27,395
Both the gas-powered and hybrid Elantra are available in Limited trims. We expect the hybrid model to be roughly $2,300 more than the gas-powered Elantra, but both come with similar features.
The Limited trim comes standard with all of the features from the Convenience Package, LED exterior lighting, leather upholstery, and customizable ambient interior lighting.
2023 Hyundai Elantra N – MSRP TBD
The sporty Elantra N emphasizes performance. Standard features include an electronic limited-slip differential, adaptive suspension, 14.2-inch front brake rotors, and 19-inch alloy wheels with Michelin summer tires. Exterior features include a variable exhaust system, LED lighting, black trim, an N body kit, and heated exterior mirrors. The interior comes with sport bucket seats, heated front seats, alloy pedals, 64-color ambient lighting, and dual-zone automatic climate control.
Compare Elantra Trims Side-By-Side
For most buyers, the 2023 Hyundai Elantra SEL trim with the available Convenience Package offers the most value for the money. Drivers looking to save money on gas should stick with the Elantra Hybrid Blue, which comes similarly equipped, but adds the incredibly efficient engine into the mix. The Elantra N offers similar performance to a sports car in a versatile sedan body, but its high price tag is indicative of the high-performance components that it comes with.