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Small but Mighty - The Redesigned 2021 Hyundai Elantra

Small but Mighty - The Redesigned 2021 Hyundai Elantra

Though the 2021 Hyundai Elantra be but little, it is a fierce competitor in the compact sedan class. A new redesign brought modernity to both the interior and exterior styling of the Elantra, as well as an upgrade to its technology features.


In the same class as the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, it might be easy to overlook the Hyundai Elantra. However, that would be a mistake as it offers the most unique looks in the class, as well as the newest generational update. The best part is that drivers can get all of this for less than $18,000.

New Features


Hyundai wiped the slate clean and started fresh for the 2021 Elantra. Both the exterior and interior designs were modernized. Both inside the vehicle and under the hood, Hyundai updated the technology to the latest and greatest option. Hyundai's commitment to quality has not gone unnoticed--the all-new Elantra was named the 2021 North American Car of the Year by a distinguished group of automotive journalists from across North America.




The 2021 Hyundai Elantra's new look starts with angled lines and a bold front grille and extends the entire way around the vehicle. Angular LED headlights, a connected strip of LED taillights, and alloy wheels really set off the new, futuristic design.


Hyundai did not forget about the Elantra's interior with its upgrades. The Elantra now features a cockpit-inspired wraparound dashboard, keeping all controls easily within a driver's reach while providing a more minimalist look for the passenger.




The 2021 Hyundai Elantra is powered with a standard 2.0-litre Smartstream four-cylinder engine that produces 147 horsepower. A manual transmission comes standard on the base model, but an automatic intelligent variable transmission is available for all configurations.


Hyundai also introduced the first-ever Elantra Hybrid for 2021. With a full-parallel hybrid drive system, the Elantra Hybrid allows drivers to realize 4.4 L/100km combined fuel economy.




The Elantra's standard infotainment setup includes Hyundai's latest infotainment interface, 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a Wi-Fi connection. For drivers looking for something beautiful, they should consider the 10.3-inch digital gauge display paired with a 10.3-inch infotainment touchscreen.




The base-level Essential model includes standard passive safety features but not many active ones. However, that is quickly rectified on the higher-level models, which include such driver-assist technologies are forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot collision-avoidance assist, and more.


The 2021 Hyundai Elantra offers excellent value to drivers looking for a unique, stylish, and fuel-efficient compact sedan for sale in Canada.

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