The 2021 Hyundai Elantra compact sedan goes lengthier in practically each way: it casts a lengthier shadow compared to the outgoing sedan, it travels lengthier on a tank of gasoline, it has a lengthier infotainment monitor, and arrives with a lengthier listing of choices. 

The only issue that is shorter? Shoppers’ focus to small vehicles. 

Not considerably about the 2021 Elantra is small any longer. The up-to-date sedan, which raided the even larger Sonata’s closet for some of its new digs, is lengthier, reduced, and broader than the product it replaces and has a lot more house inside for passengers. Its historic value may well be ample to get buyers’ focus. 

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Hyundai has not nevertheless stated how considerably it will charge when the Elantra goes on sale in late 2020, although it is very likely to hover all-around $twenty,000 for foundation models, which include vacation spot. The 2021 Elantra will be readily available in SE, SEL, and Restricted trims. An Elantra Hybrid, which is new for Hyundai’s compact sedan array, will be readily available far too, although Hyundai is not speaking about the price tag for that possibly. The automaker is also mum on whether or not the Elantra GT will return for now. Keep tuned. 

Type and general performance

The 2021 Elantra borrows its modern profile and lengthier hood from the Sonata sedan that was overhauled for 2020. The Elantra’s front bumper is closer to the front wheels, but the cowl has been pushed again by about 2 inches, which would make the very low hood glance lengthier. 

Along the sides, the Elantra’s deep creases mimic the diamond designs located in other spots on the motor vehicle which include the grille. The very low roofline is about an inch reduced than the outgoing edition, although Hyundai claims head room is not compromised for passenger convenience.

Close to again, the house involving the rear wheels and rear bumper is lengthier than the outgoing product, and the very low trunk is punctuated by a extensive, skinny strip that spans the trunk. 

Inside of, the extensive sprint and console are canted towards the driver, with grab handles in the front passenger seat that trace at a sportier Elantra. 

The initial powertrains in depth by Hyundai really do not always deliver on that sporty innuendo, nevertheless. Most Elantras will be run by a 2.-liter inline-4 that would make 147 horsepower and drives the front wheels only through a consistently variable automated transmission (CVT). That CVT simulates stepped gears like a traditional automated transmission but will assistance the Elantra deliver 35 mpg combined or far better on the EPA cycle, in accordance to Hyundai.

The new Elantra Hybrid depends on a 1.six-liter inline-4 and an electrical motor to make 139 hp and push the front wheels through a six-velocity dual-clutch automated transmission. Hyundai claims the electrical motor is run by a 1.3-kwh lithium-ion battery and can vacation shorter distances on electricity by itself at very low speeds. The blend ought to return a lot more than 50 mpg combined, in accordance to Hyundai, which rivals its other hybrid-run small motor vehicle, the Hyundai Ioniq. 

The Elantra rides on fifteen-, sixteen-, or seventeen-inch wheels, while the Elantra Hybrid claims sixteen-inch wheels. 

Consolation, security, and options

The new Elantra is a lot more than 2 inches lengthier, 1 inch broader, and about 1 inch reduced than the 2020 sedan that it replaces. Concerning the wheels, the 2021 Elantra spans a lot more than 107 inches, which is about 1 inch lengthier than just before. 

Rear-seat riders get 38 inches of leg room in the Elantra, which is equivalent to many sedans that are a dimensions up from the compact Hyundai. 

Hyundai claims head room is not compromised by the Elantra’s sleeker profile, which may well mean a reduced seating place than just before. May we propose a lot more yoga just before the motor vehicle arrives later this 12 months?

There are 14.2 cubic toes of storage house in the trunk, which is very similar to the recent model’s 14.4 cubic toes. The Elantra GT was tops for flexibility in the Elantra array, although we have not heard a term about that edition in 2021. 

Hyundai stated the Elantra’s new construction ought to execute perfectly in a crash, although formal knowledge is a strategies off. 

Every sedan is equipped with automated crisis braking with pedestrian detection, energetic lane handle, and automated substantial beams. Adaptive cruise handle, blind-place monitors, and rear automated crisis braking are readily available choices. 

Twin 10.3-inch screens that take care of driver info and infotainment individually are readily available, but many a lot more Elantras will be equipped with an 8.-inch touchscreen for infotainment with wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Car compatibility and Bluetooth connectivity. A new voice-recognition system will understand natural instructions, in accordance to Hyundai, this sort of as “Turn on the air conditioner,” and will also hook up to the internet to response inquiries this sort of as “What’s the temperature in Columbus, Ohio?”

Hyundai has not nevertheless in depth what regular machines will be bundled in the Elantra outside of an 8.-inch touchscreen, but we suspect cloth upholstery, electricity options, adjustable seats, and climate handle are on the menu. 

A wi-fi smartphone charger, inside ambient lighting, high quality audio by Bose, and navigation are confirmed for the choices listing, nevertheless.

Like the Sonata, the Elantra also will provide a smartphone-dependent key that can unlock and commence the motor vehicle with no a bodily key.