Hyundai continues to elevate their game with the Elantra Limited. Unique and bold design elements and technology advancements helped Hyundai win the 2021 North American Car of the Year Award. This sporty sedan is in its 7th generation and starting at MSRP of $19,650 you get a lot of car for your money. The trim I tested was the Limited and overall I like this car and if you are going with the Elantra I recommend going all in on the upgrades and a higher trim level.
The Elantra is full of innovation and the exterior design are big standouts with this car. The Limited Trim has some nice features like 17-inch alloy wheels, Dark chrome exterior accents (grille, lower bumper, emblem) , Bose premium audio with 8 speakers and the Hyundai Digital Key. Overall the 2021 Hyundai Elantra Limited is a good blend of style and technological innovation and very affordable MSRP starting at $25,450.
My Elantra Limited had comfortable leather seats. The 10.3-inch digital gauge cluster with touchscreen including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There is a wireless smartphone charging station standard. The interior is roomy and you feel like you are in a cockpit. The technology is easy to access and driver centric. One really cool feature I like is the customizable ambient interior lighting. Hyundai does a great job with this and it adds a lot to the cabin, especially at night.
Engine / Powertrain
The 2021 Hyundai Elantra Limited has an inline 4-cylinder engine type which delivers 147 horsepower with a torque of 132 lb.-ft. It uses MPI (multi point fuel injection). It is a front wheel drive vehicle. The 35 MPG combined is the result of innovative engineering that promotes better fuel efficiency. I was surprised at the amount of power you get with the Elantra.
Interior of any vehicle holds paramount importance as comfort has always been preferred. Therefore, the 2021 Hyundai Elantra Limited is given an aesthetic look without compromising on comfort. Hyundai Elantra Limited can accommodate up to 5 persons. Total interior volume of the car is 113.6 cubic-feet, out of which 99.4 cubic-feet is passenger volume so that they have enough space to sit and enjoy the ride. Huge cargo space 14.2 cubic-feet will help drivers keep all the necessary belongings in it while going on a long journey or road trip.
The vehicle has heated front seats to make the car warm and cozy during winters with a huge legroom of 42.3 inches. Head room, shoulder room and hip room of the car are 40.6 inches, 56.5 inches and 53.4 inches respectively. The rear seats are 38.0 inches, 38.7 inches, 55.6 inches and 50.5 inches. For the driver, the power driver seat with lumbar support is installed to help the driver sit perfectly and comfortably which supports the back by adjusting according to the lumbar spines. The rear seat of the vehicle is split folding to accommodate extra stuff, if there is any. For the rear passengers, armrest and cupholders are given on each side. Additionally, a seatback pocket is also embedded for rear seat passengers.
2021 Hyundai Elantra Limited is a combination of excellent features that makes it a first choice. The smart cruise control in the vehicle aids the driver to drive with extreme safety that guides on every stop and go. It has forward collision detection to avoid events of accidents. It has a 10.25 inch digital gauge cluster with an electronic parking brake. The vehicle can be unlocked using Hyundai digital key to make it easier for you to open and sit in the car after shopping. One can go miles and miles with a huge fuel tank capacity of 12.4 gal.
The Hyundai Elantra has won IIHS Top Safety Pick for 10 straight years, the last in 2020 when equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights. There is Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian (FCA-Ped), Cyclist and Junction-Turning Detection. Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go , Lane Keeping Assistance (LKA) and Driver Attention Warning (DAW). If safety is a priority, Hyundai is a top consideration.
The Hyundai 2021 Limited is a lot of car for the money. There is a good amount of tech built in and it gets great gas mileage. Hyundai adds to the appeal with their warranty (5yr / 60,000 mile limited warranty plus 10yr/100,000 mile powertrain) and complimentary maintenance for 3 years or 36,000 miles.
2021 Hyundai Elantra Limited
MSRP Starting at 25,450
As tested $26,600