2021 Hyundai Elantra

Key Figures

  • Price range in Canada: $17,899 to $28,499
  • Price range in the United States: $19,650 to $28,450
  • Three engine choices with output ranging from 147 to 201 horsepower
  • Combined fuel economy: 4.4 L/100 km to 7.8 L/100 km, 28 to 54 mpg

The 2021 Hyundai Elantra is a compact car available uniquely as a four-door sedan in North America. Up until the 2020 model year, a five-door hatchback was also offered, but has since been discontinued.

There are three engine choices for the 2021 Hyundai Elantra. The sedan features a naturally aspirated 2.0L inline-four that develops 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque, matched to either a six-speed manual in the base Canadian-market trim level, or a continuously variable automatic in all other trims, or what Hyundai calls its IVT (for Intelligent Variable Transmission).

The sporty Elantra N Line gets a turbocharged 1.6L four, good for 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque, connected to either a six-speed manual or a dual-clutch, seven-speed automatic, although the manual gearbox is reserved for the U.S. market for now. A hybrid powertrain is new for 2021, consisting of a 1.6L four, an electric motor and a six-speed automatic, producing a combined 139 horsepower and delivering fuel economy as low as 4.4 L/100 km, or as low as 58 mpg.

A high-performance 2021 Hyundai Elantra N is expected to arrive at a later date, equipped with a turbocharged 2.0L four that develops about 275 horsepower.

In the United States, the Elantra is available in SE, SEL and Limited trim levels with the 2.0L engine, in addition to the N Line. There’s also the Blue HEV and Limited HEV variants with the hybrid system. In Canada, the 2021 Hyundai Elantra is offered in Essential, Preferred and Ultimate trims, with a couple of option packages, in addition to the N Line, the Preferred Hybrid and the Ultimate Hybrid.


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2021 Hyundai Elantra Pricing In Canada

Trim LevelMotorTransmissionMSRPFreight & PDINet Price
Essential2.0L I46-speed manual$17,899$1,725$19,624
Essential2.0L I4Automatic CVT$19,799$1,725$21,524
Preferred2.0L I4Automatic CVT$21,899$1,725$23,624
Preferred Sun and Tech Package2.0L I4Automatic CVT$23,399$1,725$25,124
Preferred HybridHybrid 1.6L I46-speed automatic DCT$24,699$1,725$26,424
Ultimate2.0L I4Automatic CVT$25,599$1,725$27,324
Ultimate HybridHybrid 1.6L I46-speed automatic DCT$26,999$1,725$28,724
N LineTurbo 1.6L I47-speed automatic DCT$27,599$1,725$29,324
Ultimate Tech Package2.0L I4Automatic CVT$28,299$1,725$30,024

2021 Hyundai Elantra Pricing In The United States

Trim LevelMotorTransmissionMSRPDestination & HandlingNet Price
SE2.0L I4Automatic CVT$19,650$1,005$20,655
SEL2.0L I4Automatic CVT$20,900$1,005$21,905
Blue HEVHybrid 1.6L I46-speed automatic DCT$23,550$1,005$24,555
N LineTurbo 1.6L I46-speed manual$24,100$1,005$25,105
N LineTurbo 1.6L I47-speed automatic DCT$25,200$1,005$26,205
Limited2.0L I4Automatic CVT$25,450$1,005$26,455
Limited HEVHybrid 1.6L I46-speed automatic DCT$28,100$1,005$29,105

2021 Hyundai Elantra Powertrains In Canada

Trim LevelMotorTransmissionDisplacement, ccPower (hp @ rpm)Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm)Total System Power (hp)Toyota System Torque (lb.-ft.)
Essential2.0L I46-speed manual1,999147 @ 6,200132 @ 4,500
Essential2.0L I4Automatic CVT1,999147 @ 6,200132 @ 4,500
Preferred2.0L I4Automatic CVT1,999147 @ 6,200132 @ 4,500
Preferred Sun and Tech Package2.0L I4Automatic CVT1,999147 @ 6,200132 @ 4,500
Preferred HybridHybrid 1.6L I46-speed automatic DCT1,580104 @5,700109 @ 4,000139195
Ultimate2.0L I4Automatic CVT1,999147 @ 6,200132 @ 4,500
Ultimate HybridHybrid 1.6L I46-speed automatic DCT1,580104 @5,700109 @ 4,000139195
N LineTurbo 1.6L I47-speed automatic DCT1,598201 @ 6,000195 @ 1,500 to 4,500
Ultimate Tech Package2.0L I4Automatic CVT1,999147 @ 6,200132 @ 4,500

2021 Hyundai Elantra Powertrains In The United States

Trim LevelMotorTransmissionDisplacement, ccPower (hp @ rpm)Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm)Total System Power (hp)Toyota System Torque (lb.-ft.)
SE2.0L I4Automatic CVT1,999147 @ 6,200132 @ 4,500
SEL2.0L I4Automatic CVT1,999147 @ 6,200132 @ 4,500
Blue HEVHybrid 1.6L I46-speed automatic DCT1,580104 @5,700109 @ 4,000139195
N LineTurbo 1.6L I46-speed manual1,598201 @ 6,000195 @ 1,500 to 4,500
N LineTurbo 1.6L I47-speed automatic DCT1,598201 @ 6,000195 @ 1,500 to 4,500
Limited2.0L I4Automatic CVT1,999147 @ 6,200132 @ 4,500
Limited HEVHybrid 1.6L I46-speed automatic DCT1,580104 @5,700109 @ 4,000139195

2021 Hyundai Elantra Fuel Economy In Canada

Trim LevelMotorTransmissionFuel TypeCity L/100 kmHighway L/100 kmCombined L/100 km
Essential2.0L I46-speed manualRegular9.16.37.8
Essential2.0L I4Automatic CVTRegular7.15.56.4
Preferred2.0L I4Automatic CVTRegular7.55.76.7
Preferred Sun and Tech Package2.0L I4Automatic CVTRegular7.55.76.7
Preferred HybridHybrid 1.6L I46-speed automatic DCTRegular4.54.24.4
Ultimate2.0L I4Automatic CVTRegular7.55.76.7
Ultimate HybridHybrid 1.6L I46-speed automatic DCTRegular4.54.24.4
N LineTurbo 1.6L I47-speed automatic DCTRegular8.46.67.6
Ultimate Tech Package2.0L I4Automatic CVTRegular7.55.76.7

2021 Hyundai Elantra Fuel Economy In The United States

Trim LevelMotorTransmissionFuel TypeCity MPGHighway MPGCombined MPG
SE2.0L I4Automatic CVTRegular334337
SEL2.0L I4Automatic CVTRegular314135
Blue HEVHybrid 1.6L I46-speed automatic DCTRegular535654
N LineTurbo 1.6L I46-speed manualRegular253428
N LineTurbo 1.6L I47-speed automatic DCTRegular283631
Limited2.0L I4Automatic CVTRegular314135
Limited HEVHybrid 1.6L I46-speed automatic DCTRegular495250

2021 Hyundai Elantra Competition

The 2021 Hyundai Elantra competes with the following models in the compact car category:
Honda Civic, Honda Insight, Hyundai Ioniq, Kia Forte, Mazda3, Nissan Sentra, Subaru Impreza, Subaru WRX, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Prius, Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Jetta.