TRIM LEVELS & FEATURES
The 2017 Hyundai Elantra is a four-door compact sedan offered in four main trim levels: SE, Eco, Limited and Sport. As the base trim level, the SE is sparsely equipped, especially if you get it with the standard six-speed manual transmission. It comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (147 horsepower, 132 pound-feet of torque), 15-inch steel wheels, air-conditioning, full power accessories, cloth upholstery, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 60/40-split folding rear seatback, and a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio and a CD player. If you upgrade to the SE's six-speed automatic transmission, the Elantra adds Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, cruise control and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls.
Automatic-transmission SE models also offer a Popular Equipment package that adds a lot of desirable features. It's our recommendation for the one to buy if you're getting into an Elantra. It includes 16-inch alloy wheels, heated side mirrors, automatic headlights, a 7-inch touchscreen (but no CD player), a rearview camera, and smartphone integration with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Next up in the Elantra lineup is the SE Value Edition. It's basically an SE with the Popular Equipment package and a few more extras added on. Those extras include LED daytime running lights, keyless ignition and entry, a hands-free trunk opener, a sunroof, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats and dual-zone automatic climate control.