What’s New For Hyundai In 2023

December 7th, 2022 by

Major changes are underway at Hyundai. The innovative manufacturer is retooling its lineup of vehicles as it keeps developing the Ioniq EV sub-brand, which began with the Ioniq hybrid and fully electric hatchback for the 2017 model year. Read on to see the changes made to the different Hyundai models.

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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5

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2023 Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai discontinued the subcompact Accent, making the Hyundai Elantra the entry-level model within the brand’s car lineup. The Elantra receives slight upgrades to keep it fresh after its redesign in 2021. The SEL models with the Convenience package now get a 10.3 touch-screen display, 17-inch alloy wheels, and a built-in navigation system. The Elantra’s N Line trim loses its available manual transmission but gets a 10.3-inch infotainment display with a built-in navigation system. In addition, the Elantra models with the base 2.0L engine are no longer available with the SEL Premium package.

Hyundai Ioniq 5

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a small crossover electric vehicle introduced for the 2022 model year. For 2023, expect a little more strength from the Ionic 5s with all-wheel drive, with a towing capacity that increases from about 1,650 pounds to around 2,300 pounds and 10 more miles of range, which results in 266 miles of range on a single charge. Hyundai also adds a new Gravity Gold Matte exterior paint.

Hyundai Palisade

Hyundai’s spacious midsize Palisade SUV, which continues to sell like hotcakes, receives a mid-cycle refresh for the year 2023, sporting a new front bumper and fascia, daytime running lights, headlights, and wheels. Also, you’ll see some upgrades around the rear bumper. Inside the Palisade, Hyundai enhances the dashboard and cabin materials.

In some trim levels, you may also see an improvement in comfort amenities, such as a cooled and heated second-row bench seat and a heated third-row seat. A large 12.3-inch touch screen controls the infotainment system, which also comes with a new Wi-Fi hotspot.

Finally, Hyundai offers a new XRT variant, making the Palisade look a little more rugged, with a darkened front grille, wheels, and unique side cladding.

Hyundai Sonata

This midsize sedan carries over into 2023 with minor modifications on the hybrid and gas variants. The Hyundai Sonata SEL trims with all drivetrains get a new 10.3-inch infotainment display with voice control and navigation capability. On the other hand, the SEL Plus trim loses its highway driving assist, which is now only offered in the Sonata Limited. Hyundai Sonata’s hybrid models now come with a panoramic sunroof instead of the solar roof that came in the previous model year.

Hyundai Kona

Few upgrades are in store for the subcompact Hyundai Kona crossover in 2023. Some of its features get shuffled to different Kona trim levels, while useful features such as a safe-exit warning, rear cross-traffic warning, and blind-spot warning system become standard across the line. For the Kona Electric, heated front seats and an eight-way power driver’s seat are now standard.

Hyundai Tucson Hybrid

The 2023 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid replaces the Quartz White color with the Serenity White Pearl. However, it’ll retain the Amazon Gray, Shimmering Silver, Deep Sea, and Phantom Black shades. The interior color options will also be the same: gray and black.

There are no changes to the trim structure of the 2023 Tucson Hybrid. As with the current model, it’ll be available in the Limited, SEL Convenience, and Blue trims. However, there are some changes in the feature content of each trim. For instance, there’s a new standard feature that enhances safety called intelligent speed limit assist. The SEL Convenience and Blue trims have several additional modifications.

Furthermore, the Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Blue has lost its wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay with the 2023 model update. However, it gained a wireless smartphone charger, Hyundai digital key support, and a hands-free Smart Liftgate with an auto-open and adjustable height setting for more convenience.

Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai used the 2022 model year to launch the all-new Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid model, so the upgrades for the year 2023 are very few and focus on adding more standard equipment to the SUV. For instance, Highway Driving Assist technology, dynamic voice recognition, and a bigger 10.25-inch touch screen are all included in the SEL and higher trims. The new Santa Fe also gets over-the-air map upgrades in all trims but the base SE.

Other features of the Hyundai Santa Fe carry over largely unchanged. You still have the choice of three powertrain options. The 191-hp, 2.5L four-cylinder still serves as Santa Fe’s base engine, with Calligraphy and Limited trims using a 281-hp, turbocharged version of the same engine.

Hyundai Venue

The Hyundai Venue gets some welcome changes for the 2023 model year. A rear occupant alert wasn’t available in the previous year, but now it comes standard. Previously optional features, such as a center console armrest, a map lamp, and a 4.2-inch color instrument cluster display, are all standard now. In addition, the upscale Limited trim now comes with a wireless charging pad.

Hyundai Santa Cruz

Funky styling sets the Hyundai Santa Cruz apart from other small or midsize pickups. For the 2023 model year, this compact truck gets a new Night trim with dark exterior accents. Also, feature availability for the SEL Premium trim has been expanded. This trim now gets speed limit assist technology, dynamic voice recognition, a 10.3-inch infotainment touch screen with built-in navigation, and navigation-based adaptive cruise control with curve assist.

Hyundai also adds more standard safety features in the Santa Cruz. Safe exit warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and blind-spot monitoring with collision-avoidance assist technology are now equipped on every model within the range. Lastly, color options have also been slightly modified. The 2022 model’s Mojave Sand and Ice White paints have been replaced with California Sand and Atlas White for 2023.


So, there you have it. Allen Turner Hyundai just shared changes that have been made to the different Hyundai models. How did you like our list? Did we miss a favorite model of yours? If we did, please let us know. Contact us so that we can add it to our list. If you want to get behind the wheel of one of the Hyundai vehicles mentioned above, consider checking our vast inventory. Visit us at our dealership, conveniently located at 6501 Pensacola Blvd., Pensacola, Florida.