2023 Hyundai Elantra

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$22,495

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Key Spec of 2023 Hyundai Elantra
fuel economy

33/37/33

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

260 hp @ 6000 rpm

basic warranty

-

ProsConsWhat's New

Ample standard features.

Lackluster acceleration.

No significant changes.

Gas mileage.

Hard plastic in the interior.

10.3-inch touchscreen and 17-inch wheels are now part of the convenience package.

Spacious cabin.

Rear-row headroom.

2023 Hyundai Elantra Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 17, 2022

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For more than three decades, the Hyundai Elantra has been a mainstay of the South Korean automaker's line-up. Although the competition with other compact sedans like the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, or even Kia Forte hasn't always been close, it is in 2023. The most recent Elantra, which had a facelift just two years ago will continue for 2023 at an affordable starting price, with a long list of features, and styling that stands out from the blandness of other compact cars on the road. The base Elantra is expected to start selling for $21,500 and go all the way to $27,445. Hyundai will also offer a hybrid variant and two sporty variants under the N performance branding.

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Over All Rating

0.0

Out of 10

Notable Rankings

#4 in Sedan


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Trims

SE$22,495 Est. onwards


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2022 Hyundai ElantraHome Delivery
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Price Drop, $750
Previous Price: $2239502 Jan 2022

2022 Hyundai Elantra SEL

SEL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)

Dealer Price
$21,645
Est. $293/mo
Good deal
$2,215 Below market
RMV: $23,860
Elgin, IL
MSRP $22,395
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Price Drop, $549
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2023 Hyundai Elantra Sedan

SEL FWD

Dealer Price
$22,671
Est. $307/mo
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$2,316.5 Below market
RMV: $24,987.5
Annapolis, MD
MSRP $22,671
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2023 Hyundai Elantra Sedan

SEL FWD

Dealer Price
$22,740
Est. $308/mo
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$2,247.5 Below market
RMV: $24,987.5
Phoenix, AZ
MSRP $23,240
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2023 Hyundai Elantra Sedan

SEL FWD

Dealer Price
$22,740
Est. $308/mo
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$2,247.5 Below market
RMV: $24,987.5
Phoenix, AZ
MSRP $23,240
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2023 Hyundai Elantra Sedan

SEL FWD

Dealer Price
$22,740
Est. $308/mo
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$2,247.5 Below market
RMV: $24,987.5
Phoenix, AZ
MSRP $23,240
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2023 Hyundai Elantra Sedan

SEL FWD

Dealer Price
$22,730
Est. $308/mo
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$2,257.5 Below market
RMV: $24,987.5
Scottsdale, AZ
MSRP $23,230
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Previous Price: $2329526 Jul 2022

2023 Hyundai Elantra Sedan

SEL FWD

Dealer Price
$22,735
Est. $308/mo
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$2,252.5 Below market
RMV: $24,987.5
Annapolis, MD
MSRP $22,735
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2023 Hyundai Elantra Sedan

SEL FWD

Dealer Price
$22,735
Est. $308/mo
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$2,252.5 Below market
RMV: $24,987.5
Phoenix, AZ
MSRP $23,235
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Price Drop, $500
Previous Price: $2323024 Jul 2022

2023 Hyundai Elantra Sedan

SEL FWD

Dealer Price
$22,730
Est. $308/mo
Good deal
$2,257.5 Below market
RMV: $24,987.5
New Port Richey, FL
MSRP $23,230
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Colors and Styles

2023 Hyundai Elantra in Cyber Gray Metallic color
Cyber Gray Metallic

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

Even though the Elantra is a carry-over model, Hyundai has made the 10.3-inch touchscreen and 17-inch wheels available in the convenience package available for the mid-tier Elantra. The Elantra will carry the same 2.0-liter inline-4 cylinder engine with no tuning or re-map done to it for the new model year. Adrenaline junkies can opt for the N-line which pumps out 201 horses or go bonkers by picking the 276 horsepower variant, the Elantra N. Since this is a budget-friendly sedan, the cabin houses a lot of hard plastics but Hyundai slightly compromised quality by offering a long list of features.


Features

The regular Hyundai Elantra will be offered in three trim levels namely, SE, SEL, and Limited. Hyundai will also sell hybrid variants under Blue and Limited trims and performance variants under N-line and N trims. The standard Elantra will start at $21,500 for the base SE trim and move up a notch to $22,845 for the SEL and $27,445 for the Limited trim. Some standard features include automatic emergency braking, high beam assist, an 8-inch touchscreen, 15-inch alloy wheels, and cloth upholstery. Hyundai also offers a connected car service called Bluelink from SEL trim onwards and also adds a proximity key and push-start button. Moving to the Limited trim brings in a few premium touches like leather upholstery and Bose audio system.

Trim

SE

SEL

Limited

MSRP

$21,500

$22,845

$27,445

Key Features

8.0-inch touchscreen

16-inch alloy wheels

Leather-trimmed seats

Cloth Upholstery

Sirius XM satellite radio

10.25-inch touchscreen

High beam assist

Bluelink connected service

Voice recognition system

15-inch alloy wheels

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Heated front seats

Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Keyless entry and push-button start

8-speaker premium Bose audio system

Height adjustable driver’s seat

 

17-inch alloy wheels

Dual USB

 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (Wired)

4-speaker audio system

   

We Recommend

The SEL, in our opinion, offers the greatest overall value. It represents a significant improvement over the base SE trim and allows you the opportunity to add more technology features if you choose. It is also wise to add options to the SEL than picking the Limited trim as the price gap between the two is rather large.

Release Date

Since there isn’t much of a difference or changes made, the 2023 Hyundai Elantra will hit the dealers towards the end of 2022 and the buyers will not have to wait for the year 2023.

Engine and Performance

The 2.0-liter four-cylinder base engine isn't particularly quick. The Elantra hit 60 mph in 9.4 seconds, which is slower than average when compared to competitors. Although it's not bad, passing or reaching highway speeds can be difficult. It also isn't very spectacular for spirited driving because what little power it does have is sent through a continuously variable automatic transmission that Hyundai optimizes for maximum fuel efficiency. However, under normal driving conditions, the transmission provides a smooth ride with very little of the infamous droning noise for which CVTs are known. The Elantra is fairly average everywhere else. For a tiny car, it handles reasonably well, behaves consistently, and is not greatly affected by bumps. Hyundai offers a driver mode selector where the driver can choose between Normal, Sport, or Smart, which will adjust the throttle response and steering feel slightly to offer some dynamic character. However, if you prefer a sportier ride, you should choose the N Line, which has a suspension that has been adjusted for performance.

Model

2023 Hyundai Elantra

2023 Honda Civic

2023 Kia Forte

2023 Toyota Corolla

MSRP

$21,500

$23,365

$20,400

$21,475

Engine

2.0L inline-4

2.0L inline-4

2.0L inline-4

1.8L inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

AWD

Transmission

CVT

CVT

CVT

CVT

Power (Hp)

147 hp @ 6200 rpm

158 hp @ 6500 rpm

147 hp @ 6200 rpm

139 hp @ 6100 rpm

Torque (lb.-ft)

132 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm

138 lb-ft @ 4200 rpm

132 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm

126 lb-ft @ 3900 rpm

0-60 MPH (seconds)

8.1 seconds

8.2 seconds

8.1 seconds

8.3 seconds

Quarter-mile (seconds)

16.3 seconds

16.4 seconds

16.3 seconds

16.4 seconds

Top Speed (MPH)

124 MPH

130 MPH

124 MPH

118 MPH

Despite not having the most powerful engine, the Elantra puts out the best 0-60 timing along with the Kia Forte as both these sedans are based on the same platform. However, the more powerful Honda Civic has a better top speed. In terms of the powertrain, all the cars offer a similar setup except for the Toyota Corolla, which uses a slightly smaller engine and offers AWD without keeping its price high.

2023 Hyundai Elantra Ride and Handling

Timing is necessary for freeway passes, and the powertrain contributes to road and engine noise. Despite this, the Elantra handles reasonably well, with a sharp turn-in of the steering counterbalancing occasional wandering at high speeds. The 16- and 17-inch wheels that come with SEL and Limited fit well with the front strut and rear torsion beam suspension, which isn't the dream setup but is adjusted here for overall compliance. The smaller 15-inch wheels on the base variant do show some downsides in terms of ride damping and road noise, making it slightly uncomfortable.

2023 Hyundai Elantra Braking Performance

All the models get automatic emergency braking and to successfully support such tech on the Elantra, Hyundai has offered a 4-wheel disc setup with ABS that manages to get the sedan to a complete stop from 60 mph in just 110 feet, which is an amazing distance regardless of the type of vehicle. The Elantra houses 11-inch rotors in the front and 10.3 rotors in the rear, making it large enough for a compact sedan to stop.

Model

2023 Hyundai Elantra

2023 Honda Civic

2023 Kia Forte

2023 Toyota Corolla

Brake Rotors (front) (in.) 

11.0

11.1

11.0

10.8

Brake Rotors (rear) (in.) 

10.3

10.2

10.3

10.2

Curb Weight (lbs)

2,868

2,935

2,908

2,910

60-0 (.-ft)

110

119

118

128

The Hyundai clearly outperforms its rivals in terms of braking and the lower curb weight definitely has worked as an advantage in getting the car to stand still from 60 mph in the shortest distance. The Toyota comes with the smallest brake assembly here and hence suffers in the performance and takes 18 additional feet than the Elantra to complete stop.

Fuel Economy

Fuel economy is clearly something that this sedan is good at as the average claim in a combined drive condition is 37 mpg and stick to just highways to obtain 43 mpg. These numbers are impressive and at times, Elantra also offers more range than what has been claimed. A 12.4-liter fuel tank isn’t the largest but it sure is ample when the gas mileage is on the higher side.

Model

2023 Hyundai Elantra

2023 Honda Civic

2023 Kia Forte

2023 Toyota Corolla

MPG (city)

33

30

29

30

MPG (highway)

43

38

40

38

MPG (combined)

37

33

33

33

Fuel capacity (gallons)

12.4

12.4

14.0

13.2

Range (City, highway, combined, in miles)

409/533/458

372/471/409

406/560/462

396/502/435

The Hyundai Elantra yet again tops the table with class-leading gas mileage and overall range despite having a smaller tank than its rivals. The Elantra will run for at least 458 miles without needing to stop for a fuel break. The sibling brand Kia offers to push out a great overall range due to its larger tank. Both Toyota and Honda offer identical gas mileage but the ranges differ as the Toyota carries a larger fuel tank.

Interior

The Elantra has a lower seating position than the previous generation model and expands to almost mid-size dimensions. The inside is larger, but the seats could need more padding, and the interior trim is unappealing. Keeping the mediocre quality aside, the cabin comes in the shades of Melange, Black, and Gray with the SE and SEL receiving a cloth treatment for their seats. Move up to the Limited and users get leather upholstered seats with a heating function on the front thrones. The Limited trim is further enhanced by a black headliner and sporty alloy foot pedals. The steering wheel comes with tilt and telescopic adjustment while the driver seat can be height adjusted to find the right posture for various drivers. Users picking the SEL trim can also opt for the Convenience package which costs almost $1,000 and will bring in features like the heated front seats and leather-wrapped steering wheel into the mid-segment.

Model

2023 Hyundai Elantra

2023 Honda Civic

2023 Kia Forte

2023 Toyota Corolla

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

5

First Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

40.6/56.5/42.3

39.3/57.0/42.3

38.8/56.1/42.2

38.3/54.0/42.0

Second Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

37.3/55.6/38.0

37.1/56.0/37.4

37.5/55.3/35.7

37.1/51.7/34.8

Cargo Capacity to rear row (cu.-ft)

14.2

14.8

15.3

13.1

The Hyundai and Honda sedans offer the largest passenger space with almost similar dimensions, making these cars very comfortable. Kia has chosen to keep the passenger space a bit limited in order to offer the largest cargo space among the group but the Toyota in general is smaller and hence is tighter in terms of space it offers.

Some standout interior features on the 2023 Hyundai Elantra include

  • Height adjustable driver seat
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Heated front seats
  • Alloy sport pedal
  • Leather upholstery

How intuitive is the 2023 Hyundai Elantra infotainment system?

The twin display displays in the Elantra Limited, one for the infotainment system and the other for the instruments, are easy to operate. Menus and instructions on the infotainment screen are simple to understand and navigate. In addition, the Elantra earns bonus points for offering wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but this is offered only on the 8-inch touchscreen screen. Confusingly, the smartphone integration method needs a wired connection to operate on the larger 10.25-inch screen. Users will also get an 8-speaker Bose audio system on the Limited but can also be availed on the SEL trim as an additional option. The voice activation function is by far one of the best ever experienced as it picks commands and instructions without any delay and needs to repeat sentences.

Some of the standout infotainment features on the 2023 Hyundai Elantra are

  • 8-speaker premium Bose audio system
  • Dynamic voice recognition
  • 8.0-inch / 10.25 touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Exterior

The 2023 Elantra retains the design and it doesn’t look dated by any means as the aggressive and angular look that this sedan wears makes other modern sedans look old-school. The Elantra carries a diamond-stamped design on the sides that it managed to pull off elegantly without making it look like the car has been overdone in terms of design. The face carries a large grille tastefully integrated and a DRL that compliments the overall design very well. The base Elantra gets 15-inch wheels that become 16-inches on the SEL and 17-inches on the Limited trim. Users picking the Limited trim also gets full LED taillights and a power sunroof.

Model

2023 Hyundai Elantra

2023 Honda Civic

2023 Kia Forte

2023 Toyota Corolla

Curb Weight (lbs)

2,868

2,935

2,908

2,910

Length (in.)

184.1

184.0

182.7

182.5

Width (in.)

71.9

70.9

70.9

70.1

Height (in.)

55.7

55.7

56.5

56.5

Ground Clearance (in.)

5.3

6.7

5.3

5.3

Wheelbase (in.)

107.1

107.7

106.3

106.3

Both the Elantra and Civic are on the larger side when it comes to the proportions, making them feel much more spacious while the Corolla and Forte feel slightly smaller. The Civic carries the highest ground clearance here while all the other sedans carry identical gaps between the asphalt and the belly of the vehicle.

Some of the standout exterior features include

  • LED headlights and taillights
  • Sunroof
  • Heated side mirrors
  • LED DRLs
  • 15/16/17-inch wheels
Safety

Automatic emergency braking, active lane control, and automatic high beams are included on all Elantra models. Both adaptive cruise control and blind-spot monitoring are available. Since the Elantra has wide rear roof pillars that restrict vision, we'd like to see a surround-view camera system option, but none is provided. Taking about the crash test scores, NHTSA has given the 2023 Hyundai Elantra a 5-star rating while IIHS hasn’t rated the car yet. However, since the Elantra is a carryover, the previous year’s score can be analyzed and the 2022 Elantra was given the “Top Safety Pick” award, suggesting the 2023 model might have a similar result.

Some of the standout safety features available with the 2023 Hyundai Elantra are

  • Driver attention warning
  • Lane keep assist
  • Forward collision avoidance
  • Blind-spot collision avoidance
  • Safe exit warning
  • Smart cruise control
Competition

2023 Hyundai Elantra vs 2023 Honda Civic

Both these sedans hold completely different characteristics as the Civic feels much better in terms of drive and handling while the Elantra is much more composed and relaxed. The Civic offers a slightly larger trunk space while the Elantra comes with class-leading gas mileage. Ultimately, it comes down to whether you need a car that is fun to drive or you prefer more gas mileage and a very refined sedan.

2023 Hyundai Elantra vs 2023 Kia Forte

The Kia Forte is a close cousin of the Hyundai Elantra and hence, they both share the same powertrain. The Kia offers a better overall range due to the larger gas tank that the sedan is equipped with but Elantra still has the better gas mileage. The major aspect where the Forte loses out is in terms of the features and the way the vehicle feels as the Elantra is a much more modern and updated vehicle in comparison.

2023 Hyundai Elantra vs 2023 Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Corolla takes a massive punch when put against the Hyundai Elantra as the vehicle is smaller, both in terms of size as well as the power it makes. The Corolla also has lesser gas mileage and majorly suffers in terms of the cabin finish despite the Elantra carrying a mediocre finish in its interior. Considering both these vehicles cost a similar amount, it is advisable to pick the Elantra.

Final Verdict

The 2023 Hyundai Elantra is a sedan that can catch your attention through your peripheral vision due to its harp and angular design. The sedan also offers a good list of features that comes as standard, making this a value-for-money purchase regardless of which trim you pick. Hyundai has kept the character on a composed side and hence, the Elantra might not be the most thrilling sedan to be behind the wheel of but it feels very smooth and pleasant to drive this vehicle as the cabin is well insulated and lets a very minimal external noise seep in. The Elantra manages to outrun its rivals from an overall standpoint as this is a well-balanced sedan in comparison.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$22495

body style

dr Sedan

engine type
displacement

122 cu in

horse power

260 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

132 lb.-ft. @ 4500 rpm

transmission

Continuously Variable Transmission

dimensions
length

184.1 in

wheelbase

107.1 in

width

71.9 in

curb weight

2725 lbs

Height

55.7 in

Ground Clearance

5.3 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

99.4 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

33/37/33 mpg

highway range

602.00 mi


Hyundai Elantra 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$22,684
5 Year Cost To Own
$35,913
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $35,913
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$5,826$1,451$1,390$1,633$1,496$11,796
Insurance$1,341$1,394$1,428$1,547$1,539$7,249
Fuel$1,235$1,281$1,350$1,399$1,414$6,679
Maintenance$86$149$373$795$1,481$2,884
Repairs$48$15$21$-48$653$689
Financing Interest$1,423$1,089$834$553$176$4,075
Taxes and Fees$1,951$158$134$183$115$2,541
Total Cost-To-Own$11,910$5,537$5,530$6,062$6,874$35,913
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