2021 Hyundai Elantra for Sale in Springfield, MA
The Hyundai Elantra has been redesigned for the 2021 model year – or as the Korean automaker puts it, “fully reimagined.” The reliable compact four-door starts its seventh generation with a look that’s anything but ordinary: it looks equal parts race-ready and space-age. Immediately, you’ll notice a daring new look, thanks to an all-new platform that delivers an spirited, coupe-like appearance with a confident stance: this is the longest and widest Elantra ever. This novel design is based on a cutting-edge principle called Parametric Dynamics, which accentuates the athletic looks of a vehicle. To Hyundai, the Elantra was the perfect model to test it out on, and sure enough, it looks like a big winner.
Besides this sharper exterior with commanding lines and all-new exterior elements (front grille, LED headlights, and sportier wheels), the ’21 Elantra gets more standard safety equipment and a first-ever hybrid powertrain. There will also be a performance-oriented N Line variation aimed at driving enthusiasts. You’ll have your chance to get behind the wheel of the brand-new 2021 Hyundai Elantra later this fall.
Trims and Powertrain
The 2021 Hyundai Elantra will be offered in five trim levels: SE, SEL, Hybrid, Limited, and N Line. Under the hood of the first three is a 147 hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, partnered with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The Hybrid edition gets a 1.6-liter four-cylinder and electric motor combo that make 139 hp together; gear changes are handled by a six-speed automatic transmission. While we know there will be an N Line variation, we don’t know its powertrain specifics yet. Rumors say it’ll be a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. A six-speed manual may be available too, but that too is just speculation as of this writing.
The 2021 Hyundai Elantra’s cabin has been completely restructured. The digital gauge cluster has grown to 10.25 inches, and a single LED stripe traces the dashboard’s air vents from the steering column to the passenger’s-side door panel. The standard infotainment setup will involve an 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus voice recognition. There will be an available 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen with navigation that extends from the top of the dashboard. Music lovers can look forward to a premium Bose audio system with availability on the higher trims. Hyundai’s Digital Key will also be introduced, allowing you to use your smartphone or designated keycard to lock/unlock the doors and start the engine, and a hands-free trunk will be offered.
Safety and Technology
The 2021 Hyundai Elantra will come with the automaker’s SmartSense suite of active safety features. The technologies it includes are high beam assist, forward collision avoidance assist, a driver attention warning system, lane keeping assist, and lane following assist. Some additional advanced driver aids (which should be standard on higher trim levels) consist of adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and highway drive assist.