2021 Hyundai Elantra vs 2021 Hyundai Sonata

2021 Hyundai Elantra

Engine: 2.0L I-4
Horsepower: 147
MPG (City/Highway): 33/43 *

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2021 Hyundai Sonata

Engine: 2.5L I-4
Horsepower: 191
MPG (City/Highway): 28/38 *

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2021 Hyundai Elantra vs 2021 Hyundai Sonata

Serving Memphis, TN

For 2021, the popular Hyundai Elantra and its larger sibling, the Sonata, show off stunning updates. The many updates across both models elevate their appeal to a new level. If you are preparing to make a new sedan purchase soon, you need to check out all the midsize Sonata sedan and the compact Elantra sedan offer. Our associates are happy to help with your Hyundai model comparison.


The performance capabilities of the Elantra and the Sonata for 2021 vary considerably. The Elantra is available with two gas engines and a hybrid engine across six trims, and the Sonata is offered with two gas engines across four trims. One of the Elantra’s engines is a 147-horsepower, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine. The other one is a 201-horsepower, four-cylinder, 1.6-liter turbo engine. In comparison, one of the engines in the 2021 Sonata is a 191-horsepower, four-cylinder, 2.5-liter design. The other possibility is a 180-horsepower, four-cylinder, 1.6-liter turbo engine.


If you are searching for a sedan that stands apart from others, you will not be disappointed with the impressive styling of the Sonata or the Elantra for the new model year. In contrast, these vehicles have familial traits across the exterior; the Elantra’s smaller stature results in a shorter nose and a sharper angle on the rear windshield. The Elantra’s side definition also has a modest angle, and this is compared to the relatively horizontal definition across the Sonata’s sides. The wheel styles vary across both vehicles on a trim-by-trim basis.


Many of the exciting features found in the 2021 Hyundai Elantra’s trim lineup are also in the Sonata. These may include up to a 10.25-inch display screen, collision avoidance assistance, voice recognition, heat and memory functions in the front row, and others. In select trims, the 2021 Sonata adds a few optional or included features that are not in the Elantra. These include wireless device charging, a surround-view monitor, and others.

The Wolfchase Hyundai team is honored to serve you as you get familiar with the 2021 Sonata and the 2021 Elantra in person. Contact our sales team today to make test drive plans for these two beautiful sedans.


* EPA estimates for comparison. Your actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and vehicle’s condition.
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