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 Hyundai Elantra and the Sonata have been solid contenders for Troy-area car shoppers over the years. The Elantra is a compact car that is loaded with personality and desired features. The Hyundai Sonata sits directly above the Elantra in the 2021 lineup, and it is a midsize sedan with a comparable appeal. With exciting updates on full display across both models, you need to get familiar with all of their current similarities and standout traits before making your model selection confidently.


The 2021 Hyundai Elantra has six trim options with three available powertrains. In addition to the hybrid engine, you can choose between the 147-horsepower, 2.0-liter option, and the 201-horsepower, 1.6-liter turbo option. The 2021 Sonata, on the other hand, has four trim levels with two powertrains available. Lower Sonata trim levels have a 191-horsepower, 2.5-liter engine. A turbocharged 1.6-liter gas engine that produces 180 horsepower is also available.


Thanks to recent style updates, the 2021 Elantra and the 2021 Sonata are easy to differentiate on the road. The smaller Elantra has fascinating character lines on the sides that trend inward toward each other. The nose shows off a radiating mesh style on the grille as well as integrated headlights. In comparison, the Sonata has more traditional side contouring and a bold front-end design. The black grille is separated from the headlights. These headlights have a series of four bulbs that are underlined by a bold LED ribbon. This LED light angles sharply upward to follow the hood's outline for a dramatic touch of individuality.


You can appreciate many of the same high-quality features in both of these Hyundai cars at different trim levels. Both models' features include a 10.25-inch display screen with touch functionality, collision avoidance assistance, voice recognition, heated seats, and more. The Sonata has a few features that are not available in the Elantra, and these include wireless device charging, a surround-view monitor, and others.

Are you ready to finalize your comparison of the 2021 Sonata and the 2021 Elantra with a test drive? Please make arrangements for your visit to our Troy dealership by contacting our sales team today.

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