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2021 Hyundai Elantra
Eco Sedan FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The Hyundai Elantra has gradually gone from being an alternative, cheap choice to a sought-after, highly competitive option in the compact sedan segment. These days, it warrants a good...

2021 Hyundai Sonata
Limited FWD
No Expert Reviews

Specs

2021 Hyundai Elantra
Eco Sedan FWD
2021 Hyundai Sonata
Limited FWD
Powertrain 7-Speed Dual Clutch 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
--
27 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
--
37 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14 gal 15.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
128 hp @ 5,500 RPM
180 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque
156 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
195 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10.5:1
Displacement
1,400 cc
1,600 cc
Bore x Stroke
2.82 in x 3.31 in
2.98 in x 3.5 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.2 in 46.1 in
Back Legroom 35.7 in 34.8 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.4 cu ft 16.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,023 lbs 1,018 lbs
Exterior
Length 181.9 in 192.9 in
Width 70.9 in 73.2 in
Height 56.5 in 56.9 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in 111.8 in

Available Options

2021 Hyundai Elantra
Eco Sedan FWD
2021 Hyundai Sonata
Limited FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Calypso Red
  • Hampton Gray
  • PORTOFINO Gray
  • Phantom Black
  • Quartz White
  • Shimmering Silver Pearl
  • Stormy Sea

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