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Hyundai offers one of the best fuel-efficient cars you can buy on the market. For an affordable price, you can get just about everything you need with the hybrid version of the Elantra compact sedan. However, many Hyundai enthusiasts question how much they can spend on a fully loaded 2023 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid. Will it put them too far into debt?

The Hyundai Elantra Hybrid’s trim levels

The 2023 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid comes in two trim levels. The first version is the Blue trim, which is the base model. For $24,550, you get excellent fuel economy ratings at 54 mpg combined. Powering it up is a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine paired with an electric motor hybrid setup. 

You also get a hands-free trunk release, projector headlights, black front grille and window trim, dual power side mirrors, cloth seating, heated front seats, an 8-inch display, and a dual temperature control system. 

Upgrading to the Limited trim will cost you $29,150, according to Hyundai. This model has many of the same features as the Blue version. Still, it also provides LED headlights, a dark chrome front grille and window trim, side mirrors with turn signal indicators, a sunroof, leather-trimmed seats, a power driver’s seat with lumbar support, heated and ventilated front seats, an integrated memory system, and a 10.25-inch display screen. However, fuel economy ratings dip slightly with this version, only offering 50 mpg combined.

How much does a fully loaded 2023 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid model cost?

To find the price of a fully loaded Hyundai Elantra Hybrid model, we’ll have to begin with the Limited trim, which starts with a price tag of $29,150. Next, we’ll choose a white body color, adding $450 to the price. Then, let’s look at the accessory packages:

  • Alloy door sills – $180
  • Wheel locks – $70
  • Cargo package – $195 (includes cargo tray, net, and blocks)
  • Carpeted floor mats – $210
  • Interior light kit – $250
  • Preferred accessory package – $140 (includes cargo hooks, cargo side bins, and first aid kit)
  • Rear bumper applique – $75 (to protect bumper from scratches when loading and unloading cargo)
  • Winter weather package – $335 (includes front and rear mudguards and interior floor liners)

Now, if we calculate all these items, the price goes up to $31,085. Keep in mind that the destination fees and other costs will need to be added to that at the time of purchase. 

Which Elantra Hybrid trim level offers the most value?

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While both trims offer excellent features, you might wonder which will give you the most bang for your buck. To determine this, it will all boil down to what you’re looking to get from your 2023 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid model. For example, if fuel economy ratings are a huge part of your decision, the Blue trim would be the right choice as it offers 56 mpg when traveling on the highway and 53 mpg on city roads. That’s 4 mpg more than the Limited trim provides.

Overall, the Blue trim is the best choice because Hyundai offers plenty of standard features for an affordable price. Both trims have the same engine as well as many other similar amenities. So, the base model will give you the best value if you don’t need the extra convenience items from the Limited version, which is almost $5,000 more. 

However, if you’re more interested in leather-trimmed seats and the larger touchscreen, spending the extra money for the top trim would be worth it to buy the Elantra Limited version. Surprisingly, by adding accessories to this model, you won’t break the bank.