Hyundai has been spreading its Value Edition trim across its lineup – we recently saw this with the 2017 Accent. Now, the automaker’s resident midsize sedan gets in on the fun, as Hyundai has revealed the 2017 Elantra Value Edition. Much like the models that preceded it, the Elantra Value Edition has a handful of desirable features at a relative bargain.
Given the Elantra starts with more standard equipment than the Accent, Hyundai had to open is wallet a bit to create this rig. By tossing a little cash at it, the Value Edition trim gains LED daytime running lights, the hands-free Smart Trunk, a sunroof, heated front seats, a 7-inch Display Audio system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a power driver’s seat, Bluetooth connectivity, dual-zone auto cruise control, a proximity key with push-button start, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink, and a leather-wrapped shifter knob and steering wheel.
In addition to the aforementioned creature comforts, the Elantra Value Edition also has a few extra standard safety features. These include blind-spot detection, rear cross-traffic assist and lane-change assist.
The Value Edition trim checks in at $20,250, which represents a $1,215 discount if you added all the extra standard features separately. This puts the Value Edition smack between the SE trim with the auto transmission and the Eco trim.
This new trim isn’t all Hyundai has changed on the new Elantra. The SE trim also gains standard Bluetooth phone and audio capabilities, cruise, and steering-wheel-mounted controls. As for the range-topping Limited, it gains HID headlights with Dynamic Bending Light.