Hyundai Elantra 2021: still affordable prices

Hyundai Elantra 2021: still affordable prices

Hyundai has just announced Canadian pricing for the completely redesigned 2021 Elantra and there is some great news for consumers.

Retaining its entry-level six-speed manual, the popular Korean compact will now sell for $ 17,899, an increase of just $ 750 from the outgoing model. By opting for the continuously variable transmission, the price is set at $ 19,799. Remember that the five-door Elantra GT is not back.

The Hyundai Elantra thus remains one of the few cars still available for less than $ 20,000 in Canada. Its standard equipment includes an eight-inch multimedia display compatible with Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay – a first in the category. A large 10.25-inch high-definition screen with integrated navigation is also available, as is a fully digital, customizable 10.25-inch instrument panel with high-definition graphics.

The engine under the hood remains a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that develops 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. The Hyundai SmartSense advanced safety features are added to the menu, including front collision avoidance assistance with detection of pedestrians / cyclists / junction turns, rear occupant alerts and safe exit as well as semi-autonomous highway driving technology with automatic turn retardation.

The most equipped version, which includes a wireless charger for phones and ventilated front seats, for example, peaks at $ 28,299.

Make way for the hybrid!

One of the big news for 2021 is the addition of the Elantra hybrid. It will sell for $ 24,699, a tad cheaper than its main direct competitor, the Toyota Corolla Hybrid ($ 24,990). It remains to be seen how close it will get to consumption of the latter, as its official ratings for Canada have yet to be announced. Hyundai’s estimate so far is 4.7 L / 100 km.

Its system combines a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine and a 32-kilowatt electric motor powered by a 1.32-kWh battery housed under the back seat. In total, horsepower and torque are 139 horsepower and 195 lb-ft, respectively. Instead of a continuously variable transmission, it’s more of a six-speed dual-clutch automatic that we find here.

And for athletes …

The 2021 Hyundai Elantra lineup is rounded out with the Elantra N Line (formerly Elantra Sport) starting at $ 27,599. For this price, you get a sleeker design, an improved chassis (especially with multi-link rear suspension) and a decidedly sportier interior with exclusive sports seats.

Not to mention, of course, the turbocharged 1.6-liter engine that delivers 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque, exclusively via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with paddle shifters. Unlike our American neighbors, we won’t be entitled to the manual transmission with this version, which doesn’t make much sense in our opinion. A Sport mode, however, provides a little more heightened sensations with more aggressive gear change points and the possibility of maintaining a report longer.

The 2021 2.0-liter Hyundai Elantra goes on sale in late fall, with the Elantra Hybrid and Elantra N Line to follow in the first months of 2021.

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