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Elantra 2016 GT base or Elantra GT 2013 w/style package (same mileage/price

Hi guys. First post here. As the title says... I've had my eye on a Elantra 2016. Then I saw a 2013 with style package. The panoramic sunroof looks amazing. It also has leather seats, 17" alloy wheels, sports tuned suspension, leather wrapped steering wheel & shift knob, etc... The 2016 is completely base. No options at all.

So they're both basically the same price (just over 14k) and have the same mileage and both are CPO. Which one would you choose?

The 2016 was a rental and it's red with black interior and the 2013 was a lease and it's black with black interior.

I feel like the 2016 might be the more reliable/better buy since it's newer, will hold value longer (maybe), more time under warranty, less wear. But also has lots of miles for being just a year old. What do you guys think?
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I'd go with the 16. If you do some searching on the forum here you'll find that the 13 had more issues than newer models. I think Hyundai was still working out the bugs. I also think the 2.0 in the 16 is more fun to drive than the 1.8 in the 13. But that's just my 2 cents
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Morning I just bought a 2013 Elantra GT fully Loaded , Love the car, Yeah it has the 1.8 with 148 hp but its pretty strong for a lighter car and better on fuel then the 2.0, So keep that in mind if u want more fun get the 2016 base model with losing 3 to 5 mpg or want better features like the leather and pam sunroof which I love in my car and 17" wheels too, also with the style package you get a little better handling with sport tuned suspension
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I'd go with the 16. If you do some searching on the forum here you'll find that the 13 had more issues than newer models. I think Hyundai was still working out the bugs. I also think the 2.0 in the 16 is more fun to drive than the 1.8 in the 13. But that's just my 2 cents
Is there really a big noticable difference on power? Do you think it makes more financial sense to buy the 2016?
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There is definitely a power difference but unless your all about hp the 13 isn't bad. I know most people on the forums who have a 13 seem to be satisfied with the pick up. Personally I chose a 16 over a 13 when I bought my gt because I knew the 1.8 wasn't going to be enough for me. Even the 2.0 could use better top end in my opinion. If options are more important to you that 13 with the style package might be the way to go.
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Financially speaking the 13 will get you more mileage for the dollar but might wash out on more maintanece. You'll have to research and make that call yourself.
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Yeah as 16sixspdelantra said do the research, if dealer cars get the Carfax on them both. Good Luck Elantra Gt is very well made car 2.0 and 1.8 motors are dependable, You will be very happy with either one
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Thanks guys! Ya they're both CPOs, so I have the carfax for both. I'll let you guys know what I do. So far, I'm leaning towards the 2013...
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How long do you plan to keep the car?

How much do you drive?

Hyundai has had issues with the pano roofs in some models - but it's also a cool feature ...

If you don't drive much and plan to trade in a few years, the 2016 might have a better resale value. If you are going to keep either one of them 8-10 years, it hardly matters.

If you drive a lot, you will be out of warranty on either one soon, so the 2016 doesn't gain you anything there.

Conclusion - if you drive a lot or plan to keep the car long term, but model year doesn't really matter and just get the one you like best - which seems like the 2013.
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Well the car will be used for shopping and just getting around. Will not get used everyday. To be honest, I'm not sure how long I will keep the car. Definitely 5 years or longer.

My heart is telling 2013. I should go with my heart. What can go wrong right?

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How long do you plan to keep the car?

How much do you drive?

Hyundai has had issues with the pano roofs in some models - but it's also a cool feature ...

If you don't drive much and plan to trade in a few years, the 2016 might have a better resale value. If you are going to keep either one of them 8-10 years, it hardly matters.

If you drive a lot, you will be out of warranty on either one soon, so the 2016 doesn't gain you anything there.

Conclusion - if you drive a lot or plan to keep the car long term, but model year doesn't really matter and just get the one you like best - which seems like the 2013.
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