Susan Frissell

If you’re not opposed to opting out for last year’s Hyundai Elantra (forgoing a few upgrades) car-in our case, the 2023 Elantra limited, then choosing that over the 2024, just available, might be right you your alley.

This writer hasn’t been inside the Elantra in a while, and has it changed. The updates are many, including great interior, ride and updated gadgets. It’s the ‘right size’ too; big enough to not worry about being run over by one of today’s heavy-duty machines, but big enough-and roomy-to offer just about any driver the right amount of room.

If you don’t carry your friends, or kids around, the back seat is plenty big enough for whatever you might want to throw back there. And the trunk is very large and deep.
The Elantra lines itself up with plenty of competitors, including the Chevrolet Cruze, 2023 Ionia 6, 2023 Sonata Hybrid, Toyota Atlas, Corola Sentra, V6 Jeta, Honda Civic, and other not-so-well-known sedans. The Elantra can be had in 3 trim levels, SE, SEC and Hybrid.

For the sake of choice, one could also consider the 2024 Mazda3 and 2024 Honda Civic. Plenty of good choices in the 2023 Elantra, especially the Limited edition.
The 2024 Hyundai Elantra Compact will be available in the fall. It looks a little sportier and refreshed some. With its modern style, the 2024 version will offer advanced technology. The 2023 we are driving looks high tech, certainly in comparison to other cars in this category.

The 2024 Hyundai Elantra will come with Edgier, more sporty, and more hi-tech version, is a 1.6 Line DCT, an Limited IVT and 2.0 SETVT (21, 475). It’s looks have been modernized and refreshed. As mentioned above, opting for the 2023 version may save you a few bucks and won’t look all that much different.
Some of the stats include a 132-195 ft. lbs fuel tank, FWD, 132-195 ft. 1b torque and 12 gal fuel tank. FWD auto trans is standard. When rated by some, the Elantra brings in 4.8 ratings in
performance, and exterior styling. Seating for five includes somewhat cramped rear back seat space, but is certainly manageable. It would be interesting for this reviewer to know how many owners of the handsome sedan carry passengers on a regular basis. For most people’s needs, it is adequate.

Starting at $ 20,950, our top-of-the-line Limited model came equipped with lots of standard goodies, including a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, 17-inch alloy wheels, heated side mirrors, 17-inch alloy wheels, 10-25-inch Navigation system with Resolution touchscreen, and 10-25-inch fully digital TFT LCD Instrument Cluster.

Apple Carplay, Android Auto, Bose premium audio system, Rearview camera w/dynamic guidelines, electric parking brake, driver’s seat with lumbar, 60/40 split folding rear seatback with armrest and cup holders! Also included are auto-diming rearview mirror, and wireless charging pad, etc.

Fuel economy is 30 city and 40 highway. Added features at separate cost included carpet floor mats ($210), and Dual automatic temperature control ($28,350). One isn’t wanting for much in the new Elantra, and at limited status around $27,655, you get a lot of high-end modern equipment.

The newish color “Electric shadow” may take some getting used to: just a little-we ended up really liking it and it’s a departure from colors one sees everywhere (blues).
The 2024 Hyundai Elantra is coming in the Fall 2023. Looks don’t change much; maybe a little sportier and high tech. Most of what’s new was done in the current 2023 model.

The 2023 Hyundai Elantra is a spacious car that feels upscale. It’s got everything and all the updated features one looks for in a sedan. The limited offers a hybrid (52 mpg), the ride is smooth and quiet, promises good fuel economy, up-to-date technology and a roomy cabin. As we’ve noted, the competition includes the Honda Civic and 2024 Mazda3, and has kept it u-to-date with several added updates.

Mindful of raising the bar, the 2023 Elantra has made several new changes, including ones for the 20224 that follows. No more manual tranny in the N Line model for those who like shifting, but you can opt for an optional available only with a dCT (dual-clutch transmission).

One significant revision to the Elantra is the deletion of the manual transmission option for the N Line model; now only available with the DCT dual-clutch transmission. The N Line and SELs equipped with the Convenience Package are available with a standard 10.3-inch digital gauge cluster and as a 10.3-inch information.

Daily driving in the 2023 Hyundai Elantra is easy and relaxing. While there remains more than a few in competition with the Elantra, it stands out in providing several standard safety teck, lots of comfort. It’s modified exterior design is unique and for some folks, it may take some getting used to. We like it. It appears to be a mix and match of the other HyundaiS in the stable, providing that peppy four- cylinder engine. Mixing it up, the Elantra borrows four-cylinder engines, turbochargers, electric motors, etc. A model ‘mix’, the Elantra includes a sporty choice (N Model, or a relaxed higher-level feel Limited).

Both the N Line and SELs equipped with the Convenience Package now come with a standard 10.3-inch digital gauge cluster as well as a 10.3-inch infotainment display. Additionally, SEL Convenience Package models get 17-inch wheels instead of 16s, and the EL Premium Package is no longer offered.

Offering a balance of price and features, the 2023 Elantra has impressive standard content, including hands-free trunk release and Sirius XM. You also get more worthwhile options. SEL convenience package offer a 10.3 inch digital cluster in addition to a 10.3 inch center display for infotainment system with built in nav, adaptive cruise control , a leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, wireless smartphone charging pad, and dated front seats, heated mirror, among other goodies.


2.0L 4-sylynder engine

Intelligent variable transmission, automatic

4 door, seating for 5

33/42 mpg.

Available in 3 trim levels: 1.6 N Line DCT ($28,317); 2.0 lImited IVT $26, 915; 2.0 EIVT, $21, 475
Fuel Tank: 132-195 ft.; 12-gallon fuel tank, up to 33/42 mpg
1320195 Ft. Lb Torq
17-inch alloy wheels
5 year/60,000 miles New Vehicle Warranty; 10-year/100,000 mile power train; 7 yr./unlimited
Anti-perforation; 3 yr. 36,000 mile complimentary; advanced safety technology, forward collision avoidance assist, parking distance warning, parking collision avoidance assist, Blind spot collision avoidance; rear cross-traffic collision avoidance assist; Large following-assist lane keeping assist.