2021 Hyundai Elantra vs 2021 Hyundai Sonata
2021 Hyundai Elantra 2021 Hyundai Sonata


2.0L I-4 2.5L I-4


147 191

  MPG (City/Highway)

33/43 * 28/38 *

2021 Hyundai Elantra vs 2021 Hyundai Sonata

Serving Troy, MI

The undeniable appeal of Hyundai's sedans can make it difficult to choose between the Elantra and the Sonata. The compact Elantra and the midsize Sonata for the 2021 model year have both been redesigned significantly and are smart options for many local drivers. A look at their many differences will help you to decide which Hyundai model is the right sedan for you.


The latest Hyundai Elantra is available in six trims, and these include gas-powered, hybrid, and N Line versions. The 2021 model year's entry-level engine is a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter design that aims to please with 147 horsepower. The N Line trim level receives 201 horsepower from its turbo 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine. In comparison, the 2021 Sonata is available with two powertrains across its four trim levels. One of these engines is a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that generates 191 horsepower. The other engine is a four-cylinder, turbo 1.6-liter powertrain that delivers 180 horsepower.


The Elantra is the smaller of these two models, and this is visible in a shorter nose and a steeper angle down the rear windshield. Both of these lovely sedans have eye-catching definition across the hood and angled stretched headlights. The Sonata also adds a modified spoiler on the trunk lid. Available wheel designs vary across both models' trim levels.


The modern cabin of the 2021 Elantra is appropriately outfitted to deliver a comfortable driving experience. Some of the Elantra's included or trim-dependent features include memory and heating functions for the front row, voice recognition, collision avoidance assistance, a 10.25-inch touch display screen, and others. The 2021 Sonata comes with all of these features at various trim levels. It also adds a surround-view monitor, wireless device charging, and a few other perks.

Suburban Hyundai is the local auto dealership that you can connect with for full details on the Sonata and the Elantra's latest versions. To inquire about these sedans' availability for a test drive, contact our Suburban Hyundai associates today.

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