If we compare the latest 2021 Hyundai Elantra to its previous models then it is a completely new vehicle. It has compact front-wheel drive, a 5 seater sedan with an amazing couple roof & distinctive lighting front & rear. Well, it reminded us of the Hyundai Vision T concept which was revealed last year at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show.
The new 2021 Hyundai Elantra is fuel efficient & much longer, lower & even wider from most of its competitors. It is also better sporty & athletic, very similar to Nissan Sentra. The Elantra SE, SEL & other limited models, all powered by a 147 HP which is mated with 2.0 liter engine for a continuously automatic transmission which gives around 40 miles per gallon on highway.
Hyundai has already launched all new Hyundai Elantra Hybrid models which are powered by a 1.6 liter 4 cylinder engine & 32 kilowatt electric motor. It has a 139 HP which produces 195 lb-ft of torque, & also equipped with a 6 speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
You will also see Hyundai Elantra N Line 2021 model, which is a more sporty & turbocharged 1.6 liter 4 cylinder engine which generates 201 HP. It has also arrived in the market, but is not available till now due to coronavirus.
What’s New in Hyundai Elantra 2021?
It’s the 7th generation Hyundai Elantra, and comparatively is an all new vehicle which we are going to see in the 2021 model. As we have mentioned that it’s a 5-seat compact sedan with superb fuel economy & attractive look include exterior & interior. It is for the first time, Hyundai is selling its Hybrid & sporty model in Elantra N-line.
What We Like in This Model
- Imported Styling
- New Elantra Hybrid Model
- New Elantra N-Line
- Sporty & track ready look in Elantra N
- Roomier Back Seat
- 43 MPG on the Highway
- Fuel Economy
- Price Range between $19,000 – $28,000
What we don’t Like About This Vehicle
- Trunk is smaller as expected
- Is Blind-spot monitoring is not upto standards on all the Elantra Models
Others Aspects to Look out For
As we have already mentioned, Hyundai has hugely impacted its fuel economy in the most positive way.
The Elantra SE base model has an efficient 2.0 liter 4 cylinder engine which has generated 147 HP at and 6,200 RPM & 132 lb-ft of torque. As per the EPA, SE can produce 33 MPG city/ 43 MPG highway/ 37 MPG combines. If we talk about the SEL & limited Elantras, they are also coming with the same engine & CVT a bit heavier. It can give 31 MPG city/41 MPG highway/35 MPG combined.
The new 2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid is equipped with a 1.6 liter Atkinson cycle 4 cylinder engine. The amazing thing about Hyundai SEL is that it is rated at 53 MPG city/56 MPG highway/54 MPG combined by the EPA. It’s heavier limited model can easily give 49 MPG city/52 MPG highway/50 MPG combined.
The new Hyundai Elantra N-Line is equipped with 201 HP, 1.6 liter 4 cylinder engine which can produce 23 MPG in city, 30 MPG on the highway.
Standard Features & Options
The base level 2021 Hyundai Elantra SE is priced at $19,000 with standard features like 8 inch color display, wireless Apple CarPlay, SmartSense Safety suite. The Elantra SEL model is priced at $20,000 which is equipped with blue link connectivity, hands free trunk release, push starter button. The Elantra Limited is priced at $25,000, it comes with leather upholstery, 10 inch navigation screen rear parking assist.
The Elantra SEL Hybrid is priced at $23,000 and also includes hybrid powertrain & cloth upholstery, parking brake, LED tail light and electronic parking brake. The sporty Hyundai Elantra N-line is priced at $24,000 with similar features & it is equipped with 1.6 liter sends 201 HP to the front wheels via 6 speed manual transmission or an options 7-speed dual clutch automatic.
As per Hyundai, all of their Elantras are equipped with SmartSense. It takes care of the forward collision warning, emergency braking system, lane keeping assist that makes Elantras a safe vehicle to drive on city streets & highways. However, the 2021 Hyundai Elantra has not been tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
This is the 7th generation Hyundai Elantras. As we have seen that they have come a long way. These Elantra has great fuel-efficiency, attractive looks & many more which makes it worth to invest your money in. With superb fuel economy you can think to have this vehicle in your garage.