The seventh-generation Hyundai Elantra marks the debut of the Korean brand's radical new design language. Slotting below the midsize Sonata, the compact Elantra remains one of Hyundai's most popular models, constantly selling more than 100,000 units per year.
The 2021 Hyundai Elantra is powered by a 2.0-liter I-4 with 147 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque. Hyundai's in-house-built CVT automatic is the only transmission available with the base engine. Both are carryovers from the previous generation Elantra.
The 2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid borrows its powertrain from the Ioniq. That unit couples a 1.6-liter I-4 to a lithium-ion battery, an electric motor, and a six-speed dual-clutch automatic. Total system output is 139 hp and 195 lb-ft. Hyundai claims that the 2021 Elantra Hybrid should get an EPA fuel economy rating of at least 50 mpg in combined city/highway driving.
For performance enthusiasts, Hyundai will offer the 2021 Elantra N Line, which should receive suspension upgrades to improve handling. An upgraded version of Hyundai's new 1.6-liter turbo-four, which first debuted in the 2020 Sonata, will likely power the sporty Elantra.
The 2021 Elantra's standard SmartSense safety suite includes forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, front automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist with centering function, driver attention warning, and automatic high beams. You can upgrade the suite with blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, rear automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and highway driving assist (improves lane keeping assist's centering function when adaptive cruise control is active).
The base infotainment system in the 2021 Hyundai Elantra features an 8.0-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. On higher trims, you can upgrade to a fully digital layout with dual 10.3-inch displays, a faster processor, an eight-speaker Bose audio system, and wireless charging. Hyundai upgraded the voice command system, allowing you to change everything from climate control settings to the heated front seats' intensity using natural speech. The digital key feature, which allows you to open the vehicle via a smartphone (Android-only for now) or a near field communications (NFC) key card, will also be available on the 2021 Elantra.
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