In comparing the Hyundai ELANTRA SE's and the Hyundai ELANTRA SEL's specifications and ratings, the Hyundai ELANTRA SE has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. The Hyundai ELANTRA SE and Hyundai ELANTRA SEL have the same interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Hyundai ELANTRA SE's and the Hyundai ELANTRA SEL's specifications and ratings, the Hyundai ELANTRA SE is a better car than the Hyundai ELANTRA SEL.
Hyundai ELANTRA Pricing
A used 2023 Hyundai ELANTRA SE ranges from $20,034 to $24,999 while a used 2023 Hyundai ELANTRA SEL is priced between $21,963 to $26,997. For a new model, the Hyundai ELANTRA SE's price is between $21,671 and $23,072, with the Hyundai ELANTRA SEL priced between $23,077 and $26,100.
Hyundai ELANTRA Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate, the Hyundai ELANTRA SE and the Hyundai ELANTRA SEL both lose 41.1 percent of their value.
Hyundai ELANTRA Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Hyundai ELANTRA is 8.1 out of 10. Hyundai ELANTRA is ranked 12 out of 26 Best Compact Cars based on its reliability, retained value, and safety ratings. Out of 43 Best Small Cars, the Hyundai ELANTRA is ranked 17 and the Hyundai ELANTRA is ranked com.omnisee.entity.bestcars.BestCarsQualityRanking@64bf9256 based on its reliability, retained value, and safety ratings.
Hyundai ELANTRA Reliability Rating
iSeeCars' Reliability Rating for the Hyundai ELANTRA is 7.8 out of 10.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the base engine of both the Hyundai ELANTRA SE and the Hyundai ELANTRA SEL makes 147 horsepower. The SE is rated to deliver an average of 37 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 521 miles. The SEL is rated to deliver an average of 34 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 496 miles. This gives the Hyundai ELANTRA SE the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Hyundai ELANTRA SEL. Both models use regular unleaded.
The Hyundai ELANTRA has an average safety rating of 4.64 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings. The Hyundai ELANTRA has a Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS.