Meet the All-new 2021 Hyundai Elantra

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  1. litesong

    litesong litesong

    People always compare Hyundai with Honda. Elantras can be purchased for thousands cheaper than Honda & with less conflict with Honda sales-people.
    If you want a sedan, buy two. Our two Elantras were purchased for less than a large percentage of people pay for 1 vehicle. Both Elantras now have a total of 156,000+ miles with no mechanical problems in 11+ years of vehicle-years of ownership.
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  2. Dorean Clarke

    Dorean Clarke Well-Known Member

    Same here! Ioniq Hybrid has more appeal than Elantra Hybrid. But in specs, I rather go to Elantra.
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  3. JonNC

    JonNC Driving Smarter Since 06/07/2011


    Any idea of when you will get a chance to put the new Elantra through it's paces?
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  4. Dorean Clarke

    Dorean Clarke Well-Known Member

    Hyundai Elantra will be mine soon.
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  5. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi JonNC:

    I am going to request a 21 Elantra Hybrid this coming spring. I could drive the std. Elantra now and would really only be interested in the 33/43 mpgUS city/highway rated SE vs the SEL/Limited's 31/41/35 mpgUS city/highway ratings. If the SEL had arrived with the 15x6 alloys instead of the 16x6.5's, it would have achieved the higher EPA ratings as well. :(

    What I am really interested in however is the Hybrid. They Ioniq drivetrain with the latest and greatest Ioniq interior and equipment including Wirelesss Android Auto and Apple Car Play. THE SEL in particular with its 53/56/54 city/highway/combined mpgUS rating.

    2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid Limited




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  6. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Saying all of that, there is a lot of consumer and journalist pushback on the new 7th gen “Parametric Dynamics” design theme. The first month of sales was devastating albeit we are in the middle of a pandemic and retail units were in short supply. In any case, Elantra U.S. sales in November were just 8,095, down 53.2 percent from the 17,322 sold in November of 2019.

    I still believe the 5th gen "Fluidic Sculpture" shark like look was the best looking Elantra in the history of the model but that is long since just a thought in ones rearview.

    5th gen 2015 Hyundai Elantra Sport

    In Death Valley so many many years ago...​

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  7. JonNC

    JonNC Driving Smarter Since 06/07/2011

    With such slow sales, hopefully there will be plenty of cash on the hood/special financing deals during the 1st quarter of next year.
    The one big thing I can't understand, is why do you lose Wireless Android Auto with the Limited trim's 10+" infotainment screen?
    It's mind boggling.
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  8. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Jon:

    So true. This misstep has me concerned for the 2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid Limited equipment as it is scheduled to arrive with the 10.25" display std. The SEL with the Convenience moves to the 10.25" screen and it may also lose wireless AA. :(

    2021 Hyundai Elantra Trim Specs


  9. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Wouldn't that depend on the vintage of the respective displays? The large display could be the ancient one from 2015. :)
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  10. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hyundai announced pricing for the all-new 2021 Elantra, Elantra Hybrid and Elantra N Line.

    The completely redesigned 2021 Elantra delivers enhanced efficiency, progressive technology, and advanced Hyundai SmartSense standard safety features at a starting price of $19,650 for the SE trim. The SEL model starts at $20,900 and the top-of-the-line Limited begins at $25,450. The Elantra Hybrid SEL starts at $23,550 with the Hybrid Limited running at $28,100. The Elantra N Line is priced at $24,100.

    2021 Hyundai Elantra Limited


    2021 Hyundai Elantra SE ($19,650)
    • Idle Stop & Go
    • 4-wheel discs
    • EPA city/highway of 33/43/37 mpgUS city/highway/combined.
    • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance (BCCW) with Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
    • Forward Collision-Avoidance with Pedestrian Detection (new standard SmartSense feature adds pedestrian detection)
    • Lane Following Assist (LFA)
    • High Beam Assist (HBA)
    • Safe Exit Warning (SEW)
    • 15” alloys
    • Projector headlamps with LED DRLs
    • 4.2-inch color TFT cluster display
    • Auto headlight control
    • 8” Display Audio
    • HD Radio
    • Wireless Android Auto/Apple CarPlay
    • Dual USB Input
    2021 Hyundai Elantra SEL ($20,900 and and includes SE features plus)
    • Proximity key
    • Illuminated vanity mirrors and sliding sun visors
    • Hands-free smart trunk release
    • Blue Link Connected Car Services
    SEL Convenience Package ($950)
    • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian
    • Full 10.25” LCD TFT cluster
    • Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go
    • Electronic Parking Brake (EPB)
    • Leather wrapped wheel & shifter
    • Wireless charging pad
    • Heated front seats
    • Heated outside mirrors
    SEL Premium Package ($3,050 and Requires Convenience Package)
    • 17” alloys
    • Dark chrome exterior accents (grille, lower bumper, emblem)
    • LED + Bulb Taillights
    • Chrome DLO
    • Sunroof
    • Side mirror turn signal indicators
    • 60/40 split folding rear seatback with armrest & cup holders
    • Power driver’s seat with lumbar
    • Hyundai Digital Key
    • Passenger seat back pocket
    2021 Hyundai Elantra SEL Hybrid


    2021 Elantra SEL Hybrid features ($23,550 and includes SEL features plus)
    • Hybrid powertrain (53/56/54 city/highway/combined mpgUS)
    • 6-speed DCT
    • Electronic Parking Brake (EPB)
    • Multi-link rear suspension
    Elantra Limited ($25,450 and includes SEL with Convenience and Premium Packages plus)
    • Parking Distance Warning – Reverse
    • Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist Reverse (PCAA-R)
    • Navigation (10.25”) (replaces wireless Apple CarPlay with and Android Auto with cabled version :()
    • Highway Drive Assist
    • Dynamic Voice Recognition
    2021 Elantra Limited Hybrid ($28,100 and includes Limited features plus)
    • LED Taillights
    • Integrated Memory seating system (Driver)
    • Ventilated front seat
    2021 Hyundai Elantra Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Pricing

    SE - $19,650

    SEL - $20,900
    SEL + Convenience Pkg. - $21,850
    SEL + Convenience Pkg. + Premium Pkg. - $23,950
    SEL Hybrid - $23,550

    N Line MT - $24,100
    N Line DCT - $25,200

    Limited - $25,450
    Limited Hybrid - $28,100

    All the prices above exclude D&H of $995.

    2021 Hyundai Elantra SE/SEL with std. 8" display


    The bezel finish and ungainly empty area to the left of the display may turn off buyers. :(
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  11. Trollbait

    Trollbait Well-Known Member

    Something of the like. The large display in the Prius Prime can't support CarPlay or Andriod Auto at all.
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  12. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Thanks for the good info , Wayne. Sure , the design is polarizing , but I like it.
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  13. MaxxMPG

    MaxxMPG Hasta Lavista AAA-Vee Von't Be Bach

    Hyundai has been dipping into the late 60s Mopar portfolio - at least in the rear taillights.
    The Elantra updates the familiar 1968 Dodge Monaco -


    The Sonata updates the familiar 1967 Plymouth Barracuda -


    I wonder if they'll take the Accent in the direction of the '68 Dart - that'd be a nice clean look.
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  14. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    The 2021 Hyundai Elantra was just named a finalist for the 2021 North American Car of the Year thanks in part to its segment-first wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in the non-Limited trims, segment-first Hyundai Digital Key, and 54 and 50 MPG combined ratings for the SEL and Limited trim first-ever Elantra Hybrids respectively.

    2021 Hyundai Elantra


    The winner will be announced in January during a virtual event.

    This year’s finalists were picked by a jury of 50 respected jurors from print, online, radio and broadcast media across the U.S. and Canada. Jurors evaluate the finalists based on segment leadership, innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value for the dollar.

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  15. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Here is some of the technology in real time. This one is "Stay Connected" including both remote smartphone control of basic pre-drive functions and voice control over infotainment. It also introduces what one can do with the segment first Digital Key...

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  16. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    The 2021 Hyundai Elantra is now the 2021 North American Car of the Year


    Earlier today, the 2021 Hyundai Elantra was named winner of the 2021 North American Car of the Year award by the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) automotive media jury.

    While the C-segment is vastly less popular today than it was just 5 years ago as evidenced by how many OEMs have abandoned the segment, Hyundai pushed forward with an all-new design.

    With its “Parametric Dynamics” design theme front and center, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Hyundai Digital Key and a 54-mpg combined rated Elantra Hybrid variant added to its desirability.

    This is the second time the Hyundai sedan has won Car of the Year (2012). Only two cars have won the award more than once (Chevrolet Corvette and Honda Civic) and this marks Hyundai’s third Car of the Year category win.

    The jurors tested and evaluated 43 new vehicles before narrowing them down to 27 semifinalists and then nine finalists in Car, SUV, and Truck categories through two rounds of voting. To determine the winners, jurors voted based on segment leadership, innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value for the dollar.

    The Nissan Sentra and Genesis G80 were the other car finalists.

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