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Elantra Value Edition Offers Abundance of Tech for Relatively Affordable Price

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The 2017 Elantra Value Edition is priced in the low $20,000s and comes with features like heated seats and a 7-inch touchscreen

The Elantra Value Edition will cost approximately $3,000 more than the entry-level Elantra SE

Hyundai has added yet another new trim level for its Elantra compact sedan, which the South Korean automaker is calling the Value Edition.

This new model carries a starting MSRP of $20,250. In comparison, the entry-level Elantra SE’s starting MSRP is only $17,150, but that model comes with fewer standard features than the new Value Edition model.

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Inside the cabin, every Elantra Value Edition comes standard with a 7-inch display audio system that supports both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The interior also boasts heated front seats, a leather wrapped steering wheel, and a leather shift knob. All of these features are either optional or not even available on the SE, which could make the Value Edition a desirable middle ground between the SE and the more expensive Elantra Sport.

“It’s critically important to give our customers a wide variety of options so there’s an Elantra to meet their needs.” said Product Planning Manager Mike Evanoff. “The Value Edition lands at a real sweet spot on the spectrum of amenities and price tag.”

Hyundai also equipped each Elantra Value Edition with a rearview camera with dynamic guidelines, as well as blind spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert and lane change assist. Those advanced safety systems add to the Elantra’s reputation for safety, which was enhanced when the 2017 model earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Besides announcing its new Value Edition, Hyundai also shared in a press release that all 2017 Elantra compacts will come standard with cruise control and Bluetooth technology. In addition, the range-topping Limited trim will feature HID headlights with dynamic bending light.

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Gallery: 2017 Hyundai Elantra Value Edition Photos