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Hyundai Se vs. Sel vs. Limited

1. Overview

Pricing is a big factor when deciding which trim to pick. The SE has an MSRP of $19,550; for the SEL, it is $21,750, and the Denim has a cost of $23,450. The difference between SE and SEL, for only $2,200, allows the buyer to have much freedom in choosing to apply the extra cash to purchase the Hyundai SmartSense add-on for more safety features or an optional Convenience package that costs $1,750. Meanwhile, the added price of $1,700 upgrading from SEL to Denim does have a larger selection of add-ons available that will benefit the buyer. However, since the total expense for the Denim is already reaching $25,200 at minimum, it is better to consider what add-ons will be available compared to the SEL that will benefit the increase in insurance cost and decreased fuel economy. Buyers that are seeking to save money and maintain good vehicle expenses in the long run may need to consider the costs of better add-ons available with the price difference from their current model of choice. An example can be the Denim trim cost between the SEL and Denim trim can use the extra money to purchase an optional Premium Package or LED Interior Lights or for the SEL purchase an add-on with the money saved can be the SmartSense add-on that costs $1,750.

For fuel economy, the SE trim has the highest fuel economy with 30 mpg city and 33 mpg highway, while the Denim, which is the most expensive, has the lowest fuel economy at 27 mpg city and 35 mpg highway. All trims come with the same interior and exterior colors available, with the exception of the exclusive Interstellar color, which is only available with the Denim trim. The other two trims will not be able to purchase it. With this notable difference and huge gap between their city and highway mpg, buyers that are looking to get a specific color of the Interstellar may need to spend a bit more on better fuel and insurance for the Denim trim. [1][2]

Hyundai offers the 2022 Venue in three trims: SE, SEL, and Denim. They all come with a 1.6L inline-4 engine that produces 121 hp at 113 lb-ft of torque. All trims also come with an automatic CVT transmission system. However, there are differences in price, ranging fuel economy, and available colors.

1.1. Hyundai SE

Unlike the trim levels to follow, the SE is offered only with a 1.6-liter gasoline direct-injection four-cylinder and seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and retains the predominantly torsion-beam rear axle of the previous-generation Elantra GT. Transmissions are exclusively front-wheel drive. The SE's standard feature list mirrors the outgoing Base model and includes remote keyless entry, six-way manually adjustable front seats, a six-speaker audio system with a 7.0-inch display, and Bluetooth connectivity. Automatic headlamps with high-beam assist and a rearview camera system are also standard. Safety feature content such as forward-collision warning, automated emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control is optional, as is a technology package that includes dual-zone climate control, a rear-seat armrest with cup holders, and a three-year subscription for Hyundai's Blue Link remote-services platform. All GTs have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, and the SE can be enhanced with 17-inch alloy wheels, blind-spot detection, and push-button ignition. Step one trim level to the SEL, however, and GT buyers must have a SEL or higher.

1.2. Hyundai SEL

Hyundai SEL is a trim level on the 2018 Hyundai Elantra. The SEL builds off the SE with popular equipment, which is a package on the SE. The 2018 Hyundai Elantra SEL comes as a sedan. The only North American Elantra with a trunk is the sedan; all other trims are compacts with a hatchback. The Elantra SEL offers the Popular Equipment Package with the sporty-looking SEL and includes many premium features at an attractive price. Buyers today mainly shop for compact sporty-looking cars or compact SUVs. Although the Elantra SEL has a sleek sporty look, which is most popular on midsize and full-size sedans, the price point for a full-size sedan is not very attractive for most buyers. While the compact SUVs mainly have front-wheel drive and have become a tall wagon, very few compact SUVs have much more ground clearance than compact cars today. The Elantra SEL is more of a middle ground between the two; it is an attractive option for buyers looking for a car either in the sporty compact class or those looking for a compact SUV to downgrade in size and increase fuel efficiency without much compromise in terms of ground clearance. The Elantra SEL will likely have to compete with compact crossover SUVs and lower/midrange compact cars in today’s more diverse automotive market. Hyundai SEL is an option that enhances the car in a way that doesn’t necessarily affect its performance but rather makes it more convenient to drive. So for a sporty compact sedan, it is most ideal for what the model of car is meant to be like, i.e., a sporty sedan that is not a family car but it is also not a kid’s first car. The Elantra SEL comes with a DOHC 16v I4 with Dual CVVT, which is a sophisticated engine for a compact car, and its gas mileage numbers are ideal for what a family car should typically have; there is no need for an Elantra to have extra power as it will most likely be used for one of the two idealists looking for the car. A fun-to-drive car with great gas mileage, or a fuel-efficient downgrade from a larger car or an SUV. The Elantra SEL will also come with a new 6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC as opposed to a CVT transmission. This is one of the main benefits of the Elantra; it gives drivers who want a sporty compact car an affordable option for automatic transmission when they don’t want to compromise fuel efficiency for power with an automatic. The Elantra SEL does not have the proximity key; thus, the SE has the option for keyless entry to the car. Keyless entry is largely a luxury for many people, and it is generally considered to be a convenience feature that adds to a vehicle’s price. It is said above that the Elantra SEL is a middle ground between compact cars and compact SUVs, and keyless entry being more popular in larger cars and in less sporty compact cars, it is not something the ideal Elantra SEL buyer would consider detrimental to their purchase. [3]

1.3. Hyundai Limited

In all, it's a bit much for someone who just wants basic transportation and value, which is not bad for that "something more" crowd. But if it's full-on luxury and convenience features you're after, the Sonata falls short of the mark. With no rear sunshades, power rear door, or moon roof options, the Limited Sonata doesn't have some key features found on other cars these buyers might want competitive brands. And though it's not a highly trimmed luxury car, the relatively small gap between the Limited and the closely priced SE models means you might want to spring the extra and get the top-line version.

Hyundai Limited is the highest trim level of the three options. It includes all of the features from the SE and SEL trims, plus people and cargo mover's luxury items appealing to the "just a little bit more" crowd. The big-ticket items are heated leather seats, a four-way power passenger seat, and a cross-traffic-avoidance system that's included with the optional sensor package. Other Limited exclusives include a heated steering wheel and a driver seat integrated memory system. The dual-zone climate control is upgraded to an auto unit, and the Audio package that adds a navigation system and an external amplifier is the Limited's only factory option. Buyers who get everything will find themselves in a well-equipped and competitively priced Sonata.

2. Features

Hyundai SE comes with features like its 185-hp inline-four, 2.4L GDI engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission and SHIFTRONIC, 17-inch alloy wheels, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with 4-wheel disc brakes and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Drive mode select, simulated leather steering wheel and shift knob, YES Essentials premium seat fabric, 40/20/40 split-folding rear seatback with recline, auto-up and down on driver window, 3.5-inch LCD multi-information display, and Bluetooth hands-free phone system. These features certainly are a good amount for its base model. Hyundai SEL comes with the same features as SE but some more added features are added price of course. This car comes with a 7-inch display audio and rearview monitor with parking guidelines, Dual automatic temperature control with CleanAir ionizer and Auto Defogging System, Proximity Key with push-button start and hands-free smart liftgate with auto open which is a good amount for the small price difference between the two of them. Hyundai Limited comes with the same features as both SE and SEL. What is added to this spec sheet is a different engine: a 240-hp inline-four, 2.0L GDI Turbo engine with an 8-speed automatic transmission and SHIFTRONIC, and also a bigger and more expensive package offering features that are not offered on the other models such as a Panoramic sunroof, heated steering wheel, leather seats, power and heated front seats, and an upgraded Infinity Premium Audio with Quantum Logic Surround and Clarifi Music Restoration Technology. Overall, the Limited package has more to offer but at its own price.

2.1. Hyundai SE

Standard features include 3.5" mono LCD cluster display, infotainment display audio with a 7" touch screen, rearview camera with dynamic guidelines, Bluetooth hands-free phone system, steering wheel audio, Bluetooth and cruise controls, power windows with driver auto-down/up, air conditioning, remote keyless entry, and an integrated mbrace hands-free smartphone system with a 6 month trial. A smattering of other features can be added via the addition of the Style package for $1300. This package includes a sliding armrest storage box, blind spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert, lane change assist, dual automatic temperature control, a clean air ionizer, tilt and slide sunroof, and an additional power outlet for the rear seat. The SEL and Limited are equipped strictly with the faster Traction Control System 4.0 and will have no acceleration options. The SE comes standard with the slower Traction Control System 4.0 and also has the option of TCS 3.0 that comes coupled with an upcharge.

The SE is the base model, so without adding any packages or options, it comes standard with a 2.0L 147hp engine, 17" wheels with all-season tires which is the only trim in the lineup with the option of 16" wheels and Michelin Selfseal tires. The Selfseal tires eliminate the need for a spare tire to change in the event of a flat, as this is a feature found on many vehicles to come moving forward. The SEL and Limited are equipped with 17" and 18" wheels using 235/45 and 235/40 tires, respectively. A 16" spare tire will replace the Tire Mobility kit found on the SEL and Limited as these models do not have a tire change feature like the Selfseal tires. The Essential package can be added for an additional $850, though the 16" wheel option will be replaced with tires in the aforementioned size. There are no standalone options offered for the SE, while a couple of packages each can be added to the SEL and Limited. This will be covered in greater detail in the features and benefits section and the packages will also be listed at the bottom of this article.

2.2. Hyundai SEL

The 2019 Hyundai SEL builds upon some of the SE's with the addition of its own. SEL steps up from the SE with a standard Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-traffic Alert. While SEL has many features as standard equipment, there's only one package shoppers can add to this trim. The SEL Tech Package includes features like smart cruise control, forward collision-avoidance assist, automatic high beam assist, power tilt-and-slide sunroof, 8-way power adjustable passenger seat, leather seating surfaces, steering wheel and shift knob, auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink and compass, and the Blue Link Connected Car System with 3 years of complimentary Blue Link services, featuring things like remote start with climate control, in-car maintenance scheduling and more. By this point, the SEL is usually referred to as the best value for the range of value features that are offered to the consumer. If BlueLink and sunroofs are important to you, consider upgrading to the SEL and opt for the Tech Package.

2.3. Hyundai Limited

Limited Hyundai Santa Fe models are the top of the line models. These vehicles include unique and innovative features that are not part of the standard vehicle and in some cases not even offered with competitor small SUVs. For the first time ever in an SUV, Hyundai plans to offer the pre-safe technologies that are only available on the Limited vehicles. The first of these technologies is the Lane Departure Warning System, which is a camera located between the rear view mirror and windshield designed to prevent unintended lane changes at speeds above 43 mph. The camera monitors the position of the vehicle within the lane. If the system detects the vehicle is headed outside the lane, the lamps on the instrument cluster flash and a warning chime sound alert the driver so that the driver can steer the vehicle back to the center of the lane. This system can be turned off by the button located to the left of the steering wheel if the driver decides that he/she does not want to use it. Another Pre-Safe feature only available on the Limited vehicle is the Smart Cruise Control with Stop/Start. This feature is designed to maintain a set distance between the vehicle and the vehicle ahead of it in the same lane and will adjust vehicle speed to match the speed of the vehicle in front. If the vehicle ahead stops, the Smart Cruise Control system will stop the vehicle without driver input then accelerate to the driver's set speed. If the stopped position of the vehicle ahead is longer than 3 seconds, the driver has to push the RES/+ button or the accelerator pedal to accelerate the vehicle. With the stop/start feature, the vehicle will start moving without the driver having to do anything if the stopped position of the vehicle ahead was less than 3 seconds. This system can be deactivated by the Smart Cruise Control ON/OFF button located inside the vehicle to the left of the steering wheel.

3. Pricing

The SE's introductory Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is $17,250. The pricing seen here is the base price while an additional $125 floor mats can be added to the car. The car contains standard features such as a 6-speed manual transmission, remote keyless entry, rear spoiler, a 6-way adjustable seat, and a 160 horsepower engine. These features are considered great for the pricing of the car. Starting with the SEL, the features become more high tech. These features would include Android Auto, Apple CarPlay support, and an automatic transmission with a 10-year powertrain warranty. The added features cost an additional $800 to the base price featured by the SE. Pricing for the Limited is the most expensive by far. The base price is $22,900 with added features totaling $24,150. These features include leather seating, a power driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support, heated front seats, a 7-inch display with a multi-camera system, dual automatic temperature control, and a push start with a proximity key. Any one of these model cars is very affordable with any budget, the pricing fitting the features and quality of the car. With the added technology to newer model cars, it is more beneficial to purchase a newer model car when looking for a long-term investment.

3.1. Hyundai SE

Base price - $23,200. The most affordable model. It is only available in FWD. 2.0L Atkinson cycle engine with 147hp and 132lb.-ft. torque. The engine is a 4-cylinder. It runs on a combination of gasoline and electric motor. This is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. This is the only model to offer a manual transmission at no cost. EPA fuel economy is 30/40/34 (city/highway/combined) with the FWD and 30/30/34 with AWD. This is the only model that offers an AWD option. 16" alloy wheels. This model comes with the standard 7-inch touchscreen, with the standard audio and smartphone/USB to still only be offered in SEL. The only audio upgrade still being only in the SEL is the 6-speaker audio system to the more premium feature, 7-speaker system. It does have the option to add the tech package which offers a power tilt-and-slide sunroof, blind-spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert and lane change assist, a door handle welcome light, and auto up/down rear windows. But, to get the tech package an automatic transmission must also be added to the vehicle. This would then take the MSRP to $23,850. This would also include the safety features that will only be offered in the SE with the tech package or SEL and those will be described in a later paragraph. Additional options are the Popular Equipment Package ($1,600) and the Style Package ($1,000). These will still only be offered in the SE and higher. Please refer to the SEL section to see the Popular Equipment Package, and the style package will add 17". This model offers many additional add-on features that are offered in the pricing options for the SE, also offered in the lower MSRP SEL and Limited. There will be a description of the specific add-on for the SE. This model is eligible for additional incentives and available offers. Available incentives/offers will be a description in a later post.

3.2. Hyundai SEL

The SEL sits in kind of a middle ground between the other two trims. It has some more premium features that are not included in the base SE, but it lacks many features that are considered standard in the Limited. A thorough breakdown of the features and pricing can be found on Hyundai's website, this breakdown will help potential buyers to make the right choice of trim for their needs.

The most striking difference between the SEL and the base SE is the addition of all-wheel drive for $1,400. All-wheel drive is not available on the SE. In addition to the all-wheel drive and its added functionality, the SEL includes features such as keyless entry, push button start, and heated front seats. These are features that the Limited trim also has, but they help to set the SEL apart from the base model. Heated seats can be a must-have for some people, and it may be the feature that persuades a buyer to choose the SEL. The value of these features may depend on the climate the car will be used in and whether or not the driver sees the value in all-wheel drive.

Despite its naming, the Hyundai SEL is actually less expensive than the SE model. The SEL begins at around $24,000, and that price can increase to around $30,000. The SEL comes with 17-inch wheels, which are a step up from the base's 16-inch wheels. The SEL also includes the Hyundai Smart Sense suite. This is a safety package which includes features such as lane keeping assist, driver attention warning, forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection, smart cruise control with stop and go, and high beam assist. The SEL is a good value car not only for the price, but for the added features although it does not reach the quality of the Limited trim.

3.3. Hyundai Limited

The Limited is the top trim level and is priced at $26,250, which is $4,500 more than the SEL. It features the same engine and drivetrain as the SEL, so performance is not any different, but there is a difference in fuel economy. The 2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited offers an unprecedented level of sophistication and high-end content in the compact car. The Elantra Limited adds to the GLS Preferred Package a sunroof, leather seating, and door trim. With the Elantra offering modern style and roomy interior space for a compact car, the Limited trim level is likely to be a top pick for Elantra buyers. Leather seating surfaces and heated front and rear seats provide occupants added refinement and comfort. A power-adjustable driver seat is also included for the Limited. A leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob offer the touch of a luxury car. The Limited also has a 360-watt premium audio system with an external amp and the option for an integrated navigation and rearview camera. One thing that is missing from the Limited model is suspension tuning. Although not a sporty car per se, an upgraded suspension for the Limited could likely make it more competitive in terms of ride quality with similar sporty compact cars. The gas mileage for the Limited is 28/38 mpg due to the increased weight from added content and different wheels. Overall, the added content and premium feel of the Limited model is substantial and is likely to be worth the price for those looking for a compact car with a feel of luxury at an affordable price.

4. Comparison

Interior Inside, the Elantra offers some characteristics normally found in large sedans like standard power windows with illuminated switches, power door locks, and dual remote power mirrors. However, most impressive is the interior space. Despite being compact vehicles, Hyundai has engineered large and usable interior space in the Elantra. Actually, the Elantra has more interior space and total space than the Acura TL, a vehicle classified as a midsize car. All Elantras are standard with a 6-way adjustable driver seat and 4-way adjustable passenger seat. The SE's and Limited's have the option of adding a power sunroof with tilt and a sunshade. A premium package adds in a few other useful odds and ends like an anti-theft system with remote keyless entry and heated mirrors. The only available interior option on the SEL edition is carpeted floor mats.

Performance The SE and SEL Elantras are powered by a 2.0-liter, 138hp I4 engine. This engine has continuously proven itself to be reliable and efficient. It is the same power plant used in all of the base model economy cars like the Hyundai Tiburon and the base model Kia Optima. The Limited has an entirely different powertrain. It is powered by a 2.0-liter I4 engine (although rated at 132hp) and an automatic transaxle. The big difference is the addition of the continuously variable valve timing, CVVT, to this power plant, bumping engine torque from 136lbs/ft to 138lbs/ft and raising fuel economy notably. The CVVT engine is only available with the Elantra when coupled with the automatic transaxle. In that respect, this is the only Elantra with an automatic that is not a 4-speed. For those who require automatic power and efficiency from their vehicle, the Limited is the choice between these three models.

Comparison shopping can be an intimidating task. Hyundai makes it easy to understand the SE, SEL, and Limited Elantras with side-by-side comparisons. A quick look at the performance specifications and available features and options might help you decide which Elantra fits your wants and needs.

4.1. Performance

All 3 variants get Drive Mode Select, which has 3 modes: normal, sport, smart. This feature changes engine and transmission response. This is tested on the Hyundai Limited variant. This feature is only available on the Hyundai Limited variant. This is a type of feature that you very rarely see in this segment of cars. This feature has EcoShift, which enhances fuel economy when you are driving in the city. Then it has hill-start assist control, which prevents the car from rolling backwards when you move your foot from the brake to the accelerator on steep hills. This feature is very helpful when you are driving in hilly areas. Then it has AWD lock, which provides torque to all wheels for better driving on off-roads. This feature is very helpful when you are driving in snow or on muddy roads. This feature also has DBC (Downhill Brake Control), which allows the driver to move slowly in steep downhill without pressing the brake. This feature is also very helpful when you are driving in hilly areas.

The top variant, which is the Hyundai Limited, gets a 1.6L turbocharged inline-4 engine. This powerful engine churns out 175 hp at 5500 RPM and a torque of 195 lb/ft. This engine is mated to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. This combination provides a thrilling driving experience on hills and on the go. This car did 0-100 km/h in 9 seconds and returned a mileage of 10-14 km/L in the city.

On 7th May 2019, we did a performance test for the base variant (Hyundai SE) on the Lahore-Sheikhupura road. The car did 0-100 km/h in 11 seconds and returned a mileage of 8-12 km/L in the city. The mid variant gets the same 2.0L engine, but it is a slightly tuned version. This engine produces 161 hp at 6200 RPM and a maximum torque of 150 lb/ft at 4700 RPM. However, the difference is that it gets an IVT (Intelligent Variable Transmission) gearbox. This gearbox provides good fuel economy and smooth performance. In the performance test, the car did 0-100 km/h in 10 seconds and returned a mileage of 13-17 km/L in the city.

In this part of the table, we are comparing the 2019 Hyundai SE vs SEL vs Limited. So, the base and mid variants get the 2.0L inline 4-cylinder motor. This engine produces 161 hp at 6200 RPM and a maximum torque of 150 lb/ft at 4700 RPM. The base variant (Hyundai SE) gets a 6-speed automatic SHIFTRONIC transmission. This gearbox provides smooth gear shifts and a driving experience on the go.

4.2. Interior

The Hyundai SE is really just your basic car. However, the interior design, while still nothing fancy, is actually a lot better than most of the base model cars I've seen. The interior on the SEL is pretty much the same, other than adding a tilt and telescope steering wheel, a microphone on the front map lights, and a 6-way adjustable seat. Where the fun really starts is the interior on the Limited. With all sorts of new gadgets, the most noticeable is the 7-inch display audio system. This adds Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as well as dual charging USB and rearview camera. A feature that a lot of people are a fan of, including me, is the push-button start with proximity key. This feature is usually found on a luxury car, which really gives a premium feel to the car. This car also has dual climate control, power driver seat with power lumbar support, and heated front seats. The leather-wrapped wheel and shift knob, as well as the door handle approach lights, are just minor details that make the interior superior to the other two models. Finally, there are two features that the Limited has that I have never even seen before. These include the auto up and down windows. At first, I didn't think this was a big deal, but as I was racing someone to roll up windows due to an impending rain, this would have come in handy. Also, there is a feature that I can't even believe has been invented. The 3rd row USB outlet. This is great if you have kids, or really anyone sitting in the back, as now everything can charge without having to run long wires to the front of the car. These little details are what make the Limited stand out.

4.3. Technology

Are you ready to step into the future? Well, with the Elantra and a trip to the official Hyundai website, you can essentially take a look at the technology that will be arriving across the industry in a few years. Really, it's that impressive. It is rare that an auto manufacturer travels far outside the box and integrates tech that isn't already available in some shape or form, but that is the case here. I will not cover every tech feature included in the new Elantra, only the most significant. All Elantra models will come standard with Bluetooth connectivity. This is definitely an essential these days, especially for a car that starts under $20,000. Bluetooth allows for hands-free phone calls and music streaming from a phone to the car's speaker system. It is clear that nearly everyone owns a cell phone and with most states' hands-free laws, Bluetooth capabilities are very important as of late. The fact that it comes standard is a huge plus, as it is often an option on other cars. A minor but impressive tech feature that is standard on the Elantra Limited and optional on the SEL is a wireless phone charger located in the center console. With mobile electronics being essential to everyday life and constant usage draining battery life, this is a very convenient extra that will save the driver the hassle of plugging their phone in every time they are in the car. An 8-inch infotainment touch screen will come standard on the SEL and Limited models with navigation also being available. At the center of the dash, it is easily accessible and user-friendly. Smartphone/smartwatch integration is available through Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. This will allow for use of popular smartphone apps via the touch screen or voice commands. An adequate 6-speaker audio system is included on these two models. And finally, the most important tech feature that the Elantra will have is a suite of advanced safety features that is optional on the SEL and included on the Limited. This package includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision avoidance assist, lane keep assist, and driver attention warning. These features are usually only found on higher-end luxury vehicles, so the fact that the Elantra will have them is very significant in the compact car segment and a great value add for someone willing to shell out a little extra money. It's quite impressive to see all of this tech available in a compact car, much more than the usual standard. In terms of tech features for the price point, the Elantra is arguably the best in its segment.

4.4. Safety

The 2018 Hyundai SE is a front-wheel drive (FWD) four-door SUV with a 3.3-liter V6 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. This trim level includes essential safety features, such as blind spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert and lane change assist. The blind spot detection helps the driver be more aware of their surroundings on the road and change lanes more safely. This system uses sonar sensors to detect other vehicles on either side of the vehicle. If the driver uses their turn signal to change lanes while a vehicle is detected in the blind spot, the system will produce an audible and visual alert. This is a very important feature for reducing the amount of car accidents caused by lane changes on highways. Also, the rear cross-traffic alert works the same way, utilizing the same sensors. Whether the vehicle is in reverse and not moving, the sensors are activated. If a vehicle is detected approaching from the left or right, the driver is alerted with the same signals. If necessary, all safety features on the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe have the ability to be turned off using a button on the dash. This is useful if towing a trailer, the driver could disable all safety features so as to not set off alarms when other cars are behind it. The Santa Fe SE is also equipped with an anti-theft system with remote keyless entry. The keyless entry can also be used on the liftgate of the vehicle. With the press of a button, the liftgate automatically opens, making it easier for the driver to access the rear of the vehicle. This is very useful when carrying groceries or any other cargo in both hands. The best cargo safety feature is that the liftgate has a safety stop in case it comes into contact with a foreign object. This prevents the gate from closing and damaging the object that is in the way. So, there are safety features for both the driver and outside of the vehicle on this trim level.


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